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Demi Moore avoids Bruce Willis at show

April 9th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Demi Moore avoided ex-husband Bruce Willis when the pair watched their daughter Rumer perform in Hollywood.
The former couple, who split in 2000 after 13 years of marriage, were at DBA in West Hollywood on Saturday (05.04.14), but decided to sit in different areas rather than socialise with each other.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "They stayed after to congratulate her and chat for a bit. Bruce and Demi did not interact with each other."
Demi, 50, was accompanied by a male friend and two women for the night, while Bruce, 59, was joined by his pregnant wife Emma Heming-Willis.
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Quentin Tarantino staging live reading of leaked script

April 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is staging a live reading of his leaked script The Hateful Eight later this month (Apr14).

The Pulp Fiction writer/director decided to scrap plans to shoot the western in January (14) after an early draft of his screenplay hit the Internet without his permission.

Following the leak, the director filed a $1 million (GBP625,000) copyright infringement lawsuit against editors at Gawker.com accusing them of having "crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire screenplay illegally".

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Uma Thurman was poorly prepared for first Tarantino meeting

March 19th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Uma Thurman
Actress Uma Thurman became best friends with Quentin Tarantino during an awkward meeting about Pulp Fiction.

An eye infection forced the movie star to cancel two planned meetings with the director and when they eventually met up, she hadn't read his script.

She recalls, "I'd been swimming in this pool in Los Angeles and I got an eye infection, so I couldn't read and I couldn't be seen. As soon as it was away, we scheduled a meeting but the infection went into the other eye, so then I had to delay the meeting (again).

"Finally, I go to have the meeting... and of course I hadn't really bee...
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Gawker bosses ask judge to throw out Tarantino lawsuit

March 10th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Bosses at Gawker Media have asked a California judge to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against them by Quentin Tarantino over the leaked script for his movie The Hateful Eight.

The Pulp Fiction filmmaker decided to scrap plans to shoot the western in January (14) after an early draft of his screenplay hit the Internet without his permission.

Editors at Gawker.com published a report about the leak, and shared links to other websites where the scripts had already been uploaded, but Tarantino took issue with their actions and accused them of having "crossed the journalistic l...
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Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Laurie Have A Blast At Mardi Gras

March 4th, 2014 6:00pm EST
Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Laurie Have A Blast At Mardi Gras
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino helped kick off the carnival celebrations for Mardi Gras by reigning over the annual Orpheus Parade in New Orleans, La., on Monday.

The Greek figure Orpheus, son of Apollo and Calliope, was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet.

Tarantino was chosen as the 2014 Celebrity Monarch and led a 27-float procession through the city's streets the night before Mardi Gras.

The Orpheus event was co-founded by New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr. in 1993. Mardi Gras traces its history back to medieval Europe, originating in Italy before gaining speed in France in the 1...
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Quentin Tarantino sparks Grace Jones romance rumour

February 10th, 2014 12:11pm EST
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Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino has sparked rumours he is romancing singer/actress Grace Jones after they were reportedly spotted getting close in a nightclub.

The Pulp Fiction director was attending a New York Fashion Week party at Up and Down in Manhattan on Friday when he hooked up with Jones.

The pair stunned onlookers with their tactile behaviour and were "all over each other", according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

A source tells the publication, "They were making out in the middle of the club."

Jones reportedly has an open relationship with Danish actor Sven-Ole Thorsen...
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Demi Lovato: Stop glamorizing drugs

February 3rd, 2014 6:20pm EST
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has hit out at celebrities who glamorize drug use.
The 'Skyscraper' singer - who has struggled with marijuana and cocaine abuse in the past - hit out against filmmakers, singers and other stars in a post on Twitter, in reaction to the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose, which was discovered yesterday (02.02.14).
She wrote: "I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is. Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It's not cute, ...
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Quentin Tarantino To Film 'Hateful Eight' After All?

February 3rd, 2014 3:03pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Despite the script leak, the lawsuits, and swearing it off, Quentin Tarantino may make "The Hateful Eight" into a movie after all.

TheWrap reporter Jeff Sneider has quoted a source claiming Tarantino has contacted Samuel L. Jackson even though the director said he would sell the story as a book rather than make it into a film.

Sneider admitted he is not allowed to officially report it via TheWrap due to the source, but he shared in a series of tweets, "RUMOR: THE HATEFUL EIGHT is back on, as sources tell ME that Quentin has reached out to Sam Jackson in the wk since he called off the movi...
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Quentin Tarantino To Lead Mardi Gras Eve Parade

February 1st, 2014 4:30pm EST
Quentin Tarantino To Lead Mardi Gras Eve Parade
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will help to kick off the carnival celebrations for the 2014 Mardi Gras by reigning over the annual Orpheus Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana in March.

The Django Unchained director has been selected as the 2014 Celebrity Monarch and will lead a 27-float procession through the city's streets on the Monday night before Mardi Gras.

R&B and rock icon Fats Domino was previously named the honorary grand marshal of the Lundi Gras parade, but his eldest son, Antoine Domino III, will attend in the reclusive star's place.

Veteran rockers Cheap Trick and Big Bad Voodoo D...
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Gawker bosses vow to fight Quentin Tarantino copyright lawsuit

January 28th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Editors at Gawker Media have vowed to fight a copyright lawsuit filed against them by Quentin Tarantino amid allegations they facilitated the leak of his The Hateful Eight script online.

The Pulp Fiction filmmaker declared he had scrapped plans to shoot the new western last week (ends24Jan14) after an early draft of his screenplay was released on the Internet without his permission.

The news was picked up by Gawker editors, who then published links to the websites where the scripts had been uploaded - but their actions infuriated Tarantino, who accused publication bosses of having "crosse...
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Gawker Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Lawsuit, Claims He Wanted 'Hateful Eight' To Leak

January 28th, 2014 12:03pm EST
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Gawker has written a public response to the news of Quentin Tarantino suing the company over the leak of his script for The Hateful Eight.

Editor John Cook has typed a six-point response to Tarantino's lawsuit, alleging not only did the director want to turn the leak into a story and give himself publicity but also claiming he wanted The Hateful Eight to be published on the Internet.

In Gawker's defense, Cook notes that the website was not the source of the leak and it had nothing to do with the script appearing on the Internet. He also says Gawker offered the link as it was part of a dev...
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Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over 'Hateful Eight' Script Leak

January 27th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino still isn't sure who leaked his script for "Hateful Eight," but he's suing Gawker for providing copies of it online.

Tarantino has filed suit against Gawker Media in California for copyright infringement and contributory copyright infringement after the website posted a story with a link to download Tarantinos' script.

In the legal complaint, obtained by Deadline, Tarantino alleges, "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck. This time they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Pla...
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Sharon Osbourne overheard Quentin Tarantino fuming about script leak

January 23rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Sharon Osbourne was among the first to learn that Quentin Tarantino was scrapping plans for a new Western after overhearing the furious director discuss the script leak with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein at a bar before the news hit headlines.

The rock matriarch reveals she was not surprised when it emerged on Wednesday (22Jan14) that Tarantino had shelved plans for The Hateful Eight after the first draft of his screenplay emerged online, because she had been eavesdropping on his conversation at The Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, California the night before (21Jan14).

Discussing the inc...
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Quentin Tarantino Scraps 'Hateful Eight’ After Script Leak, Names Possible Culprits

January 22nd, 2014 11:57am EST
Quentin Tarantino
We all know how obsessive and private one can get when writing a screenplay. For someone to leak Quentin Tarantino's script for his new western film titled, ‘The Hateful Eight’ is absolutely ridiculous.

Here’s what Tarantino had to say about this:

“I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now,” said the Oscar-winning film-maker to Deadline.com. “I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.

“I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it. That’...
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Harvey Weinstein pledges to make less violent films

January 19th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Harvey Weinstein
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is taking a stand against violence on film by pledging to make less bloody projects to reflect his support for anti-gun campaigners.

The producer is known for his work on films like the Scream horror franchise and Quentin Tarantino's heavily-violent action epics Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, but he is now planning to take his career in a new direction with his upcoming Meryl Streep collaboration The Senator's Wife - a hard-hitting project he hopes will tackle the controversial issue of gun control in America.

Weinstein revealed details of the movi...
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Quentin Tarantino rules out third Kill Bill movie

December 20th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has ruled out a third installment of his popular franchise Kill Bill.

The Django Unchained director reveals he was keen to bring the Kung fu film series back to the big screen in the past, but no longer has a desire to move forward with a new movie.

He tells Ireland's Independent, "I don't think about Kill Bill 3 that much, as... we already visited them. If there was something I would like to work on would be... a horror movie, perhaps."

Last month (Nov13), the director told U.S. talk show host Jay Leno that his next project would be a western, but was secret...
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Quentin Tarantino's Next Movie Will Be Western

November 30th, 2013 5:04pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino has confirmed his next movie will be a Western.

The director enjoyed making his latest hit movie 'Django Unchained' - which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay earlier this year - so much he has decided to make another film in the same genre, but it won't be a sequel to the Jamie Foxx-starring flick.

Appearing on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday, he said: "I haven't told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre ... it's a Western.

"I had so much fun doing 'Django', and I love Westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it's...
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Quentin Tarantino bitten by taxi driver

November 27th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Quentin Tarantino was bitten by a taxi driver on his nipple after the pair got into a fight outside a New York nightclub.

The 50-year-old director was attempting to pay his fare when a fracas broke out between himself and the driver.

Quentin admits he attacked the man after he made an offensive comment towards his date for the night but the guy retaliated by biting him on his chest.

During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he revealed: "I was in the back of this cab and this taxi driver who was a big guy - he was a real jerk. So he was such a jerk I said, 'Pull over to t...
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Don Johnson To Star In 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Adaptation

November 7th, 2013 8:00pm EST
Don Johnson
Don Johnson has joined the TV adaptation of Robert Rodriguez's cult film "From Dusk Till Dawn." The 1996 film was written by Quentin Tarantino, who starred alongside George Clooney as criminals who end up in a nightclub filled with vampires.

Johnson will play Sheriff Earl McGraw, while D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz will fill the roles originally played by Clooney and Tarantino.

The 10-episode series will air on the El Rey Network,an English-language cable channel set to launch next month.

Rodriguez will serve as executive producer and will also direct the first two installments. He explain...
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Quentin Tarantino Honoured With Prestigious Prix Lumiere Prize

October 20th, 2013 11:03am EDT
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Uma Thurman reunited with Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth on Friday to honor their Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino at an emotional tribute in France.

The filmmaker was praised by colleagues and collaborators at a ceremony in Lyon as he received the prestigious Prix Lumiere accolade in recognition of his Hollywood career.

Keitel was moved to tears as he spoke about his relationship with Tarantino, telling the audience, "Damn, I'm not going to make it through this... I always felt we were meant for each other and nothing could keep us apart. Maybe if he had been a woman we could have got...
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Quentin Tarantino Shares His Top 10 Films of 2013, Includes Flops 'Lone Ranger' And 'Kick-Ass 2'

October 7th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
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Quentin Tarantino's list of personal film favorites has become an anticipated event, one we were sadly not able to enjoy in 2012 due to his work on Django Unchained. However, the renowned director graced us with a top 10 list of his favorite films of the year so far - and there were a few surprises.

Quentin writes on his website, "I think last year was a great year for movies, and 2013 so far continues this upward trend, aside from the usual fiascos (not naming names here)." After giving Scandal and Kerry Washington a shout-out ("amazing as usual," he writes), he offered his top 10 in alph...
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Samuel L. Jackson & Spike Lee agreed not to talk about movie grumbles

September 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Spike Lee
Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee stuck to an unspoken rule not to dredge up the past on the set of their new movie Oldboy - the actor didn't ask his director about his war of words with Quentin Tarantino and Lee didn't ask his leading man about the awful Soul Men, directed by his cousin Malcolm.

Lee has been very vocal about his feelings towards Jackson's pal Tarantino and his films, and he went into overdrive when the moviemaker's slavery western Django Unchained, which featured the Pulp Fiction star, came out late last year (12), calling on African-Americans to boycott the film and insist...
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Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell nominated for Humanitas Prize

July 18th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell have been shortlisted for a top honour at the 39th annual Humanitas Prize awards.

The accolades, split into nine categories, celebrate the best in TV and film writing and both directors have earned nods in the Feature Film section for Tarantino's Django Unchained and Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. They will compete with Flight's John Gatins for the title.

Writer/filmmaker Jeff Nichols has landed a mention in the Sundance Feature Film category for his coming-of-age movie Mud, going up against Ryan Coogler for independent drama Fruitvale Station an...
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Diane Kruger still so embarrassed about Don Johnson meeting

July 10th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Diane Kruger
German actress Diane Kruger is still mortified by her behaviour at this year's (13) Vanity Fair post-Oscars party after meeting her childhood crush Don Johnson for the first time.

The Inglourious Basterds star turned down the chance to visit Quentin Tarantino on the set of Django Unchained and meet Johnson because she wasn't sure how she'd react to coming face to face with the man she once idolised, and she admits she wasn't prepared for the encounter at the party.

She says, "I'm standing with Quentin and (Inglourious Basterds co-star) Christoph Waltz and Quentin goes, 'Look who's here......
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Quentin Tarantino wins lifetime achievement award

June 20th, 2013 1:14pm EDT
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Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino is set to pick up a lifetime achievement award at France's upcoming Lumiere Film Festival.

The Pulp Fiction director will be feted for his "radiant passion for cinema" when he picks up the prestigious Lumiere Award at a ceremony in Lyon on October 18.

A statement from organisers reads, "Although worldwide audiences know his films by heart, Tarantino, who is just coming off a great success with Django Unchained, remains a filmmaker whose work is personal, unique, brilliant and mysterious."

Tarantino is the fifth winner of the accolade, following in the footste...
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After Two Decades, Cops Find Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' Chevy

April 27th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
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The 1965 Chevy director Quentin Tarantino used for the film Pulp Fiction has been found by police in Oakland, California.

Tarantino cast the car for the 1994 cult classic, then decided to buy the car for his personal collection. Two decades ago, the car was stolen.

An seperate ongoing investigation turned up the car, and according to TMZ the car's indentification numbers were changed - but it's definitely Quentin's car.

Cops have so far been unable to get a hold of the director to give him his car back.
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'Django Unchained' Pulled From Chinese Cinemas Due To 'Technical Reasons'

April 11th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Django Unchained
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's smash hit movie Django Unchained has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its first day of release.

Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga is the first of his films to be released in China as his previous offerings, including Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, were banned due to their gory and gruesome content.

The Oscar winning director even edited the film's violence to meet the country's stern censure rules. The film had some "slight adjustments" according to Zhang Miao, director of Sony Pictures' Chinese branch.

In a statement obtained by Britain's...
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Will Smith Turned Down 'Django Unchained' Because He 'Needed' To Be The Lead

March 25th, 2013 4:33pm EDT
Will Smith
Before Jamie Foxx landed the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained there was actually another star the director had his sights on to play the titular slave-turned-assassin: Will Smith.

Smith hadn't revealed why he turned down the role in the Oscar winning film (a Best Director win for Tarantino and a Best Supporting Actor win for Christoph Waltz) until recently, when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly during an interview for his upcoming film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (uh-oh).

"Django wasn't the lead," he tells EW, "so it was like, I need to be the lead. The o...
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'Django Unchained' Cast Raises Money For Icelandic Arm Transplant Patient

January 29th, 2013 8:40am EST
Django Unchained
Director Quentin Tarantino and the stars of his acclaimed Western Django Unchained have sold off a signed clapperboard to raise money for an Icelandic man preparing to undergo a double arm transplant.

Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington and Tarantino signed the autographed film slate and handed it to Gudmundur Felix when they heard of his ongoing fundraising efforts.

The one-of-a-kind clapperboard went under the hammer on auction website eBay.com and pulled in $4,250 for Felix, who is moving from Iceland to France in March  to await the...
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Samuel L. Jackson Defends Quentin Tarantino Over 'Django Unchained'

January 16th, 2013 12:33pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has stepped up to defend director Quentin Tarantino over the racially-charged language in his acclaimed new movie Django Unchained.

The movie, which is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, is set in slavery-era Mississippi in 1858 and has drawn heavy criticism as well as praise.

Many critics have accused Tarantino of over-using controversial language and racial slurs, and even fellow director Spike Lee branded the movie "disrespectful" and vowed to boycott it.

However, Jackson, who plays a head slave on a plantation in the fil...
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