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Tony Scott's Estate Hit With $1 Million Claim From Talent Agency

January 31st, 2013 11:14am EST
Tony Scott
The estate of late director Tony Scott has been hit with a creditor's claim from executives of a Hollywood talent agency for more than $1 million in unpaid commissions.

Lawyers for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court stating company bosses are entitled to 10 per cent of Scott's fees for projects he was involved with before he jumped to his death from a bridge in California last August.

The suit claims the company is owed $450,000 for Man on Fire, $110,000 for The Taking of Pelham 123, $400,000 for Deja Vu and $70,000 for Unstoppable.

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...
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'Top Gun' Flying Back To Cinemas In 3D

December 12th, 2012 11:23am EST
Top Gun
Tom Cruise is jetting back onto the big screen in a 3D update of his hit film Top Gun.

The 1986 classic helped make Cruise a superstar and raked in more $353 million at the box office.

Now, bosses at Paramount studio have announced the film has been digitally re-mastered and will be released in 3D in February.

The update was overseen by tragic director Tony Scott, who committed suicide by jumping to his death from a bridge in California in August.

A Top Gun sequel has been put on hold following Scott's death out of respect for the filmmaker's legacy.
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Report: Filmmaker Tony Scott Died From Blunt-Force Trauma, Had Drugs In His System

October 23rd, 2012 10:37am EDT
Tony Scott
The circumstances surrounding filmmaker Tony Scott's suicide are still puzzling. As more findings about his death are released, police officials are still baffled as to why he jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California in August.

Toxicology tests show Scott died from multiple blunt-force injuries as a result of jumping off the bridge, and forensics experts found therapeutic levels of sleeping medication Lunesta and the anti-depressant Mirtazapine in his system.

According to the Los Angeles Times, drowning was also considered a factor in his death.

Interviews with Sc...
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Tony Scott Leaves 1.2 Million To Wife And Kids

September 23rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
Tony Scott
Tragic director Tony Scott left a fortune of more than $1.2 million for his wife and children following his death last month .

The Top Gun moviemaker fell to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on August 19 in an apparent suicide, and it has now been revealed he left his money to be placed in trust for his wife, Donna W. Scott, and his 12-year old twins Max and Frank.

According to documents filed at a probate court in L.A. County earlier this week, Scott's will dictates that his estate of $1,250,000 shall be left in the Tony Scott Family Trust for his family, accordi...
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Director Tony Scott Cremated; Cause Of Death Not Released

August 28th, 2012 12:39pm EDT
Tony Scott
"Top Gun" director Tony Scott has been cremated, and his remains will be kept by his widow Donna Wilson.

The moviemaker died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on August 19 and was remembered by family and friends at a private funeral service last week.

The 68-year-old's death certificate was released on Monday. According to the Associated Press, Scott's official cause of death was not listed because an investigation into the tragedy is ongoing. Initial reports suggested he had inoperable brain cancer, but a family spokesman denied the claims.

Scott, who is the b...
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Ridley Scott Jets To LA To Attend Brother's Funeral

August 26th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Ridley Scott
Filmmaker Ridley Scott joined family members and friends in Los Angeles on Friday to mourn the death of his brother, director Tony, who jumped to his death from a bridge in San Pedro, California on August 19.

The private funeral service was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Prometheus directed Ridley flew in from his home in London for the funeral.

The 68-year-old Top Gun moviemaker appears to have taken his life but police officials are still unclear as to what drove him to suicide.

Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Ed Winters tells The Hollywood Reporter that Scott left two...
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Director Tony Scott's Funeral And Memorial Details Announced

August 23rd, 2012 10:26am EDT
Tony Scott
Tony Scott will be laid to rest at a private family funeral in Los Angeles this weekend.

The Top Gun filmmaker committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in California on Sunday afternoon. His family has now announced that Scott's burial will be a private affair, but fans will be able to pay their respects at a separate memorial to be scheduled in due course.

A representative for Scott's relatives says in a statement, "(Scott will be) honored at a private, family only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles."

"The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering...
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Tony Scott Did NOT Have Brain Cancer, Says Family Spokesperson

August 21st, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Tony Scott
A growing rumor that Tony Scott took his life due to the fact he had inoperable brain cancer or a tumor has been denied by a family spokesperson.

The Top Gun filmmaker jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, aged 68. His body was recovered by divers several hours later.

A source told ABC News Tony had been battling cancer, fueling speculation that he took his own life instead of suffering from the disease.

However, Rumor Fix reports that the director was not suffering from brain cancer. "Through a family spokesperson, we have been advised ...
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Tony Scott Suffered From Inoperable Brain Cancer, According To Report

August 20th, 2012 3:34pm EDT
Tony Scott
Director Tony Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, according to reports.

The Top Gun filmmaker jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, aged 68. His body was recovered by divers several hours later.

Authorities are investigating his death as a suicide after discovering a handful of letters, intended for Scott's family, in his car and at his office, according to Craig Harvey, the coroner's Chief of Operations.

A source tells ABC News the star had been battling cancer, although Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los...
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1944-2012: A Tribute To Tony Scott

August 20th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Tony Scott
The film world has lost one of its greatest visual artists. Director and filmmaker Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, was tragically found dead after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge. It’s a truly sad end to the life of one of cinema’s most amazing master craftsman. The 68-year-old filmmaker was responsible for some of the most iconic, stylistic, gritty and highly memorable work to ever grace the silver screen. And while he may not have received the same respect and accolades as brother Ridley, Tony’s work will live on as a reminder of what one can achieve with a passion for f...
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'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Dies In Apparent Suicide

August 20th, 2012 8:16am EDT
Tony Scott
Top Gun director Tony Scott has died in an apparent suicide. He was 68.

The Los Angeles coroner states that Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach, California on Sunday. His body was recovered from the water four hours later.

Scott, who is the brother of fellow director Ridley Scott, is famous for his hit action movies, including Tom Cruise classic Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, and the Enemy of the State.

He recently announced plans for a sequel to the Air Force movie. Scott's other projects include Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide and Unstoppable.

An array of Holl...
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Tom Cruise On Board For 'Top Gun' Sequel

April 26th, 2012 9:26am EDT
Top Gun
The sequel to 1986 classic "Top Gun" is soaring ahead - Paramount studios' top man insists Tom Cruise is on board to hit new heights as an ageing Maverick.

Cruise was thrust onto the A-list thanks to his role as the cocky fighter pilot in Tony Scott's 1986 blockbuster, and now movie executive Adam Goodman has confirmed the star is set to don the flight jacket once again.

He let the big news slip during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about a fifth "Mission: Impossible" film, stating, "We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first. Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with ...
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Exclusive: 'Stake Land's' Danielle Harris Talks Acting, Tony Scott And Becoming A Director

August 1st, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Danielle Harris photo
From successful child star to famed scream queen, charismatic actress Danielle Harris has actually defied the odds by simply being a talented performer. Her work of late especially has shown some serious diversity in a genre that tends to pigeonhole its stars. Whether she’s playing a young gal on the run from evil, a vengeance seeking tough woman with an axe to grind or even a hard-hitting sleazy tabloid reporter hunting for a story, Harris chooses roles that have shown her fans there’s big talent in her small frame. Her latest project "Stake Land" (hitting DVD/Blu-ray on August 2 from D...
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'Unstoppable' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't On The Same Track (Video)

November 11th, 2010 11:00am EST
Unstoppable
'Unstoppable', inspired by actual events, is one big adrenaline rush, thanks to director Tony Scott's ability to mix non-stop action with story telling that captures ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. A veteran train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) race against the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train and prevent a disaster in a heavily populated town. The first half of the film is nothing to write home about - mostly setting up the action and meeting the characters...But half way through, 'Unstoppable' really picks up steam and it's...
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Review: You Will Laugh At The Sheer Lunacy Of 'Unstoppable'

November 10th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
Let’s face it, real life is not very interesting most days. That is one of the reasons movies have such power over us; they offer a fantastic escape from reality. Thanks to the magic of special effects and suspension of disbelief, films have the ability to take us places our lives cannot. Usually we have that concept in mind when we hear that a film is “based on actual events.” We assume that the filmmakers have taken some liberties with the story to make it more exciting.

The best movies based on real life however keep a balance between the true account and the sensationalized version...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Unstoppable,' 'Morning Glory,' & More

November 8th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of AMC’s new series “The Walking Dead” last Sunday. I’m excited to see the next episode and I am hopeful that the series will continue to sustain the dramatic tension and strong human focus present in the first episode.

On the movie front, I had the opportunity to see the Todd Philips comedy “Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. While the plot itself is formulaic, the film is quite funny due to the performances by Downey Jr. and Galifianakis. Check out my review here, if you have not already.

This week at the box office you’ll h...
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Tom Cruise Ready For 'Top Gun 2'

October 14th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is reportedly flying back to the big screen in a sequel to 1986 classic Top Gun.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer hinted last year that he was working on a follow-up to a hugely popular "aviation" movie, sparking rumors the hit film would be revived for a new generation of cinema-goers.

Bosses at Paramount Pictures have now kick-started work on the sequel, by hiring original director Tony Scott and the film's star Cruise, according to NYmag.com's Vulture blog.

The website reports the Hollywood actor will reprise his role as pilot Maverick but will play a smaller part in the follo...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 8th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Imagine That
Following up from last week, "The Hangover" turned out to be a hilarious movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I liked it so much that I actually ended up seeing it twice. For a more in-depth discussion of the movie, feel free to check out my review.

This week there are four movies premiering - two thrillers, a comedy, and a drama. We have "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Moon," "Imagine That," and "Tetro."

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

In this remake of the 1974 film, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" a New York City subway dispatcher named Walter Garber (D...
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Val Kilmer To Guest Star On Season Premiere Of 'Numb3rs'

July 27th, 2007 9:44am EDT
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer will reunite with director Tony Scott, with whom he worked on the features "Deja Vu," "Top Gun" and "True Romance," in the season premiere of Numb3Rs, to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on CBS.

Kilmer will play Mason Lancer, the mastermind behind the events of last season that led to the discovery that Agent Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) was a mole within the FBI. Now Granger has escaped from FBI custody, and it is up to Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and the rest of his team, including his mathematician brother, Charlie (David Krumholtz), to track him down ...
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A&E Teams With Ridley Scott & Tony Scott On 'The Andromeda Strain'

May 1st, 2007 12:30pm EDT
Ridley Scott
A&E Network is set to team up with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott to recreate the Michael Crichton medical thriller The Andromeda Strain. Production on the four-hour miniseries will commence Summer 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A deadly bacteria code named The Andromeda Strain - is let loose after a U.S. government satellite crash-lands in Arizona. The bacteria unleashes a lethal plague that wipes out an entire town leaving only two survivors - an old man and an infant to provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military tries to contain the spreading disaster, only a has...
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