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Ralph Macchio Joins 'Hitchcock'

April 18th, 2012 9:39am EDT
Ralph  Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, has joined the all-star cast of Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock & The Making Of Psycho."

The actor will play revered screenwriter Joe Stefano opposite Anthony Hopkins, who will tackle movie legend Alfred Hitchcock in the film.

Macchio has tweeted his excitement about working with Hopkins, telling fans, "Really looking forward to the privilege of working with one of the greatest actors of our time."

Helen Mirren will portray Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville, while Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have signed on to play "Psycho" stars Janet Leigh and Vera...
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Scarlett Johansson Screams For 'The Making Of Psycho'

March 2nd, 2012 8:04am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is ready for her big shower scene.

The shower scene to end all shower scenes, in fact, as the "Avengers" beauty will be playing actress Janet Leigh in the behind-the-scenes Hollywood drama, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Hitchcock" tracks how the renowned filmmaker (Anthony Hopkins) had to raise the funding for his low-budget horror movie himself after no studio would touch such a lowly endeavor. The film, written by John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") from the book by Stephen Rebello, also focuses on the relationship be...
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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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Top TV & Movie Secretaries In Honor Of Administrative Professionals Day

April 21st, 2010 8:56am EDT
Top TV & Movie Secretaries
They work hard. They keep things in order. They are oftentimes unappreciated. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (April 21), here are the 10 best and memorable TV and movie secretaries, receptionists and personal assistants.

TV

Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) Melrose Place

Let's do this list right by starting with some crazy. Sydney was the schizophrenic secretary who made her bitchy boss Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) look like a princess. With all that dying, coming back to life, murdering and plenty of revenge sex, who wouldn't want this chick answering the phone and sc...
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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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'The Last House On The Left': Wrong Place, Wrong Time Movies

March 11th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Last House On The Left
Follow the shocking and terrifying story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who violently attacked their daughter in The Last House on the Left.

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 6

July 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Happy Birthday to "Birth" actor Gregory Smith (1983), "Sister Sister" twins Tia and Tamera Mowry (1978), rapper 50 Cent (1975), Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck (1970), singer Heather Nova (1967), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Jennifer Saunders (1958), singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953), "Shine" star Geoffrey Rush (1951), "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone (1946), 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (1946), singer Jeannie Seely (1940), "Deliverance" actor Ned Beatty (1937), "Touched by an Angel" actress Della Reese (1931), "Psycho" screamer Janet Leigh (1927; d. 2004), 50...
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Liza Minnelli & David Gest Divorce To Be Finalized This Week

April 19th, 2007 9:14am EDT
Liza Minnelli
Singing legend Liza Minnelli and David Gest's long-running divorce battle with finally come to an end this week. The singer, 61, and music producer, 53, married in a star-studded wedding in New York City in March 2002, which included Michael Jackson as best man, Elizabeth Taylor as Matron of Honor and Mia Farrow, Esther Williams, Mya, Petula Clark, Chaka Khan and Janet Leigh among the 17 bridesmaids.

The couple split in July 2003 after 16 months of marriage and in October that

year, Gest filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Cabaret star, claiming she had physically abused him d...
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Famous 'Psycho' House To Be Relocated

December 8th, 2006 1:31pm EST
Psycho
The house made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Psycho is to be moved to make way for thousands of new homes as part of Universal Studios' redevelopment program. The property, where Janet Leigh's character was murdered by Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates in the classic 1960 movie, stands on a hill overlooking a rundown motel, and is a popular tourist attraction at Universal City in Los Angeles, California.

Also being moved is the disaster scene from Steven Spielberg's recent War Of The Worlds. Titled the Vision Plan by the studio giant, the $3 billion development will build ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 6

July 6th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Happy Birthday to "Birth" actor Gregory Smith (1983), "Sister Sister" twins Tia and Tamera Mowry (1978), rapper 50 Cent (1975), Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck (1970), singer Heather Nova (1967), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Jennifer Saunders (1958), singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953), "Shine" star Geoffrey Rush (1951), "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone (1946), 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (1946), singer Jeannie Seely (1940), "Deliverance" actor Ned Beatty (1937), "Touched by an Angel" actress Della Reese (1931), "Psycho" screamer Janet Leigh (1927; d. 2004), 50...
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