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Gina Gershon to play Donatella Versace in fashion family drama

August 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Donatella Versace
Gina Gershon has been cast as fashion mogul Donatella Versace in a new TV movie about the death of her brother.

House of Versace will also feature Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace and Raquel Welch as the siblings' Aunt Lucia.

The film, which will chronicle Donatella's efforts to keep the family's fashion empire alive following the death of her brother in 1997, will be based on Deborah Ball's book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival.

The movie will premiere in the U.S. on 5 October (13).

Raquel Welch Talks Sex, Sex & More Sex With MensHealth.com

March 9th, 2012 11:56am EST
Raquel Welch
Movie legend and the second Hottest Woman of All Time Raquel Welch has opened up to MensHealth.com about sex, wearing a strap-on in "Myra Breckenridge," and complaining to the movie studio about doing that "dinosaur movie" "One Million Years B.C."

Raquel on her role in the 1970 film "Myra Breckenridge," in which she wore a strap-on and raped a guy:

"[Director] Michael [Sarne] used to torture me on the set a lot. He would come around with this red rectangular box of a certain length and a certain width. And it was clear, you know… what might be in the box… Finally the big day arrives and w...

Raquel Welch Thinks Mae West Was A Man & Looked Like 'A Dock Worker In Drag'

February 17th, 2012 9:18am EST
Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch still has her suspicions that Mae West was a male drag queen after getting up close and personal to the silver screen icon during one of her final films, "Myra Breckinridge."

The two goddesses spent a lot of time in each other's company on the set of the 1970 film - and Welch admits she started to think there was something more than a little odd about her co-star.

During a Raquel Welch film retrospective in New York at the weekend, the still-stunning actress explained, "She never worked before 5 p.m. and... she also never moved by herself, so the limo that took her to the stu...

Raquel Welch Suffers Finger Injury On 'CSI: Miami' Set

January 25th, 2012 7:07pm EST
Raquel Welch
Screen icon Raquel Welch is reportedly nursing an injured finger after an onset fall while filming a guest appearance on hit TV series CSI: Miami.

The actress, 71, was having trouble trying to walk across a cobbled driveway in her high heels in between scenes for the crime show, which was being shot in Manhattan Beach, California.

A heavyweight production assistant spotted her struggle and offered to help. Welch graciously accepted, and the unnamed crew member picked her up and began to carry her across the path.

But, according to the National Enquirer, the assistant tripped and fell for...

Is Jennifer Aniston The Hottest Woman Of All Time?

December 9th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston tops the list of MensHealth.com's "100 Hottest Women Of All Time." Rounding out the top 5 on the list are Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, and Madonna. (Click here to read the full list!)

Five Questions With Jennifer Aniston:

If you could name one woman the sexiest of all-time, who would you have picked?
It’s a tie between Bridgette Bardot and Gloria Steinem. But if I had to choose one, I’d say Gloria because, well, she’s the full package. That’s sexy.

Looking back, who is the least sexy character you’ve ever played?
The least sexy character was Jeannie Bue...

Raquel Welch Says She's Too 'Independent' To Marry Again

September 7th, 2011 11:33am EDT
Raquel Welch
Screen icon Raquel Welch is adamant she won't ever walk down the aisle again, because she's too "independent" to wed for a fifth time.

The 71-year-old beauty has been married four times - for five years to agent James Welch until 1964, to producer Patrick Curtis for five years until 1972, and in 1980 she began a 10-year marriage to Andre Weinfeld.

Welch wed her fourth husband, Richard Palmer, in 1999 and the pair have been separated since 2008 - but the Hollywood star is adamant she won't become a bride again.

She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "I'm just not suited for it any longer. ...

Hot Body Female Celebrities Over 40

July 24th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Hot Body Female Celebrities Over 40

Hollywood and media loves to place emphasis on what’s young when it comes to celebrity and status; however, amongst the youth of the glitz and glam, there are still very hot female celebrities over 40 on the scene who deserve as much attention.

Halle Berry (43)

Halle has got to be the quintessential over 40 hottie in Hollywood. From only looking at her, one cannot easily tell that she is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter. Doesn’t she wear motherhood well? Oh, Halle!!!

Demi Moore (47)

There is probably an abundance of men who wish they were Ashton Kutcher - Demi Moore is ...

Ryan O'Neal Dating Cheryl Tiegs?

May 26th, 2010 11:38am EDT
Ryan O
Actor Ryan O'Neal has found love with former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, almost a year after losing his longtime partner Farrah Fawcett to cancer.

The Love Story star, 69, reconnected with old pal Tiegs last June when they paid their last respects to the Charlie's Angels star at her funeral. But their relationship soon took a romantic turn as the 62-year-old beauty comforted a grieving O'Neal and they are now an item, according to the National Enquirer.

The stars went public with the romance earlier this month when they attended the Hollywood launch of Raquel Welch's new book, Beyond the C...

Teenage Modeling Shots Of Angelina Jolie Are Big Hit At Auction (Video)

April 3rd, 2010 8:49am EDT
Teen Age Modeling Shots Of Angelina Jolie
Modeling shots of a teenage Angelina Jolie were big hits at a vintage Hollywood photo auction last weekend, selling for more than six times their expected sale price.

The early photos of a 15-year-old Jolie were part of Profiles in History's Vintage Glamour Photography auction.

Some of the Harry Langdon shots were featured in a lot that also included rare shots of Raquel Welch, Halle Berry, Richard Burton, George Clooney and Farrah Fawcett. These went under the hammer for $122,400.

But other Jolie pictures were sold separately and became highlights of the sale. A Profiles in History spok...

Raquel Welch: 'Modeling Agents Hated My Body'

March 31st, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Raquel Welch
Legendary beauty Raquel Welch struggled to land jobs as a model when she first arrived in Hollywood - because agents "hated" her celebrated curves.

The 69-year-old first showed off her impressive body in One Million Years B.C. and soon became a pin-up for the 1960s.

However, the sultry star admits industry bosses weren't immediately taken with her figure - and regularly turned her down for jobs.

Welch tells Oprah Winfrey, "When I tried to do some modeling after I first came to L.A. - just to get a job - they hated my body. Everything was wrong. I had no idea that was the path I was go...

Raquel Welch's Bustier Sets Off Airport Alarms

March 8th, 2010 6:00pm EST
Raquel Welch
Veteran actress Raquel Welch turned heads at a U.S. airport security checkpoint last week - after her bustier set off metal detectors.

The former Hollywood pin-up activated alarms after arriving at Chicago's O'Hare International airport, and held up the security checkpoint line while a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent patted down her garments in full view of waiting passengers.

According to the New York Post, the agent blamed the problem on the boning in Welch's bustier.

However, a spokesperson for Welch has laughed off the incident, adding, "She probably isn't going...

Our Favorite Girls With Guns

October 30th, 2008 2:34pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Long before Angelina Jolie (or Sarah Palin for that matter) ever picked up a gun, hot chicks in movies and TV have been packing heat. Kate Jackson (who turns 60 this week!) and the other stars of the original "Charlie’s Angels" inspired a generation of girls to feather their hair and kick butt.

Here’s our list of the top 15 gun-toting beauties, past and present. Doesn’t matter what side of the law they’re on. All that counts here is how they look wielding a piece.

See our Girls With Guns Flipbook here.

15. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson in Charlie’s Angels


The Sexiest Women Of All Time Are....Huh?

October 16th, 2008 8:47am EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith, Lisa Bonet and Swimming Pool stars Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier have been named among the "25 Sexiest Women of All Time" in a new poll.

The quartet joins film icons Julie Christie, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress, Nastassja Kinski, Faye Dunaway, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Karen Allen and latter day pin-ups Scarlett Johansson, Eva Green, Sienna Miller and Penelope Cruz on the GQ magazine hotlist.

Do you agree with 'GQ's list? Who do you think is the sexiest woman of all time? Leave a comment!

(This ...

Ursula Andress Tops Bikini Poll

August 3rd, 2008 9:00am EDT
Dr. No
Actress Ursula Andress' iconic beach scene in 007 movie Dr. No has been voted the most inspirational bikini moment in a new poll. The 1962 movie, which starred Sean Connery as the English spy, features the famous scene when Bond girl Andress emerges from the sea in her white two-piece swimsuit.

That moment topped Carrie Fisher's metal bikini look in Return of the Jedi, which came in second place, while another Bond girl, Halle Berry, was third with her take on Andress' scene for 2002's Die Another Day.

Pamela Anderson is at four for her performance in Baywatch, and Raquel Welch is...

Raquel Welch Still Hopeful For 'Desperate Housewives' Role

February 15th, 2008 11:17am EST
Raquel Welch
Veteran actress Raquel Welch still hopes to land a role in the TV series Desperate Housewives after coming close to signing up to the show last year.

The 67-year-old was approached to make an appearance in the show but the deal fell through at the last minute, which led the veteran siren to work on new sitcom Welcome To The Captain. However Welch admits she would love to get involved with the smash-hit show and is grateful to be still working despite her advancing years.

She says, "There was talk, but nothing materialized. I've often thought that I would like to play a relative ...

Notes & Quotes

February 12th, 2008 9:00pm EST
Iggy Pop
"I got the idea to sing shirtless from a book I read on Egyptology. I kept looking at the pharaohs and thought, 'These guys look bitchin' - they never wear shirts.'" Iggy Pop reveals his inspiration.

"My nails are absolutely ruined. I can't be a lady and regrout the bathroom at the same time." Keira Knightley refused to show off her nails at the BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday because she arrived at the event fresh from regrouting the tiles in her bathroom.

Moonstruck director Norman Jewison will collect the Golden Eddie filmmaker of the year award at the American Cinema Edi...

Joanna Garcia Discusses Her New Show 'Welcome To The Captain'

February 11th, 2008 2:23pm EST
Joanna Garcia
At last, some relief from bad reality and game shows. Joanna Garcia stars in "Welcome to the Captain," a new wacky comedy series on CBS, along with Fran Kranz, Chris Klein, Jeffrey Tambor, and Raquel Welch. We talked to Joanna this week and found her to be as bright and fresh as her character on "Captain."

We've just seen the of pilot "Welcome to the Captain." It is a very cute show.

Thank you! I'm excited about it and very proud to be a part of it.

Tell us more about it.

It's kind of a wacky ensemble set in an apartment building. It's a nice backdrop to all these diffe...

Raquel Welch Looks For Man Her Age

January 30th, 2008 5:55pm EST
Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch has given up dating younger men - she wants to find love with someone the same age as her so she no longer feels a "terrible failure." The 67-year-old former sex symbol is currently separated from her fourth husband, Richard Palmer, who is 14 years her junior.

Welch claims she hasn't worked out what type of man she is attracted to - but is convinced she needs to stop being tempted by younger beaus.

Welch says, "I haven't made up my mind yet. I've been married four times and I still haven't worked out what it is that I want. I feel a terrible failure. I don't go for mu...

Racquel Welch Plans A Costume Museum

January 30th, 2008 2:54pm EST
Racquel Welch
Veteran movie beauty Racquel Welch has kept every sexy movie costume she has ever worn, and plans to show them off in a museum.

The 67-year-old is proud of the collection, most of which were made especially to fit her curves, and includes the cave girl bikini she wore in her breakthrough role in 1966 film One Million Years B.C.

She says, "I kept all of my costumes over the years, because they built them especially for me. I was a part of creating them. One day I will create a little museum."

-More Racquel Welch Pictures

(This news article provided by World Enter...

Despite The Strike, TV's Mid-Season Offerings Are Promising

December 19th, 2007 10:13am EST
American Idol
With DVR "To Do" lists rapidly shrinking as most shows head into reruns and no new episodes in sight, it might seem like there's nothing to watch.

For the next couple of weeks that may be true, but the broadcast networks have rolled out new, strike-edited winter schedules for our viewing pleasure. A multitude of reality shows provide cheap and easy ways to fill in scheduling holes.

Before you groan or let hours of your life disappear while you watch "The Baby Borrowers," take a look at some of the new and returning scripted offerings coming to your television as early as January...

Premiere Dates Of 'Welcome To The Captain' & 'New Adventures Of Old Christine' Changed

December 14th, 2007 1:19pm EST
The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Due to the State of the Union Address on Monday, Jan. 28, "Welcome To The Captain" (formerly known as "The Captain") and "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" will now premiere on Monday, Feb. 4.

"Welcome To The Captain," premiering Monday, Feb 4 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all call home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan, which they've dubbed "The Captain." It stars Fran Kranz, Chris Klein, Jeffrey Tambor, Raquel Welch, comedian Al Madrigal, Valerie Azlynn and Joanna Garci...

CBS Details January/February Programing

December 4th, 2007 9:25am EST
The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Game shows, news magazines, the return of two popular reality series, the season premieres of two returning scripted programs and the debut of a new comedy highlight new programing to CBS's prime time lineup in January and February.

Ushering in the New Year is the game show "Power Of 10," reality favorites Big Brother and Survivor, the return of The New Adventures Of Old Christine and Jericho, the series premiere of the comedy "The Captain" and original episodes of "48 Hours Mystery."

"Power Of 10," hosted by Drew Carey, returning Wednesday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is a high...

Magazine Poll Finds The 'Ultimate Hotties'

November 3rd, 2007 12:00pm EDT
Wentworth Miller
Angelina Jolie and Prison Break star Wentworth Miller have topped a new online "Ultimate Hotties poll." Readers of magazine Entertainment Weekly and its Internet site EW.com spent a month voting for the sexiest stars, and after tens of thousands of votes were counted, Jolie and Miller came out tops.

They were chosen from a list of 200 fellow sex symbols - Jolie garnered 20 percent of the vote and Miller 13 percent.

Raquel Welch was the female runner-up, while Christian Bale came in second behind Miller. Among the other icons who made the cut were Marilyn Monroe , Sophia Loren, D...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...

Salma Hayek Is Considered The Hottest Celebrity In America

July 18th, 2007 9:53am EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek has been voted the hottest celebrity in the world by a new internet poll. A total of 3,000 celebrities were ranked by E-Poll who discovered a staggering 65 per cent of the U.S. population would describe Hayek as sexy.

The pregnant 40-year-old edged out younger contender Jessica Alba into second place - but the poll discovered older stars are the hottest, with 36 being the average age of the top 15 actresses.

The top fifteen sexy celebrities - and the percentage of the population who found them sexy - is as follows:

1. Salma Hayek - 65 per cent - Picture Gallery


Big & Rich Honored By Vietnam Veterans

July 16th, 2007 9:26am EDT
Big & Rich
Country duo Big & Rich are to receive the Vietnam Veterans of America's President's Award for Excellence in the Arts. The hit makers will attend the organization's annual convention in Springfield, Illinois next week, when they'll receive their new accolade.

The veterans chose to honor Big & Rich after the duo scored a hit with 8th of November, a song inspired by a battle U.S. troops fought in Vietnam in 1965.

Previous recipients of the award include Kris Kristofferson, Bob Hope, George Jones and Raquel Welch.

-More Big & Rich Pictures

(This news article provided b...

Raquel Welch In Femme Fatale Role

July 3rd, 2007 3:03pm EDT
Raquel Welch
Veteran actress Raquel Welch is set to play a seductive female lead role in an upcoming TV show - despite being 66 years old. Welch landed her first TV role in a new CBS show, The Captain, alongside Jeffrey Tambor and Chris Klein - but was stunned to even be considered.

She says, "It's wonderful to be breaking fresh ground at this stage of my career. I did remind them of my age but they still said they wanted me to play a femme fatale."

-Check out Raquel Welch's Filmography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

UK Paper Apologizes To Raquel Welch & Her Daughter

April 17th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Raquel Welch
British newspaper The Mail On Sunday has apologized to actress Raquel Welch after claiming her daughter Tahnee had suffered a drug problem. Instead of negotiating through lawyers, the actress, 66, wrote to the London-based publication's Letters page from her Los Angeles home address.

Welch said she was unhappy that a March feature on her in the newspaper's You magazine supplement claimed Tahnee "had once suffered with a drug problem."

Welch writes, "The questionable source of this information appears to be one of those baseless rumors that surface on the internet and it's entire...

Raquel Welch: 'It's So Sad That People Torture Themselves To Look Half Their Age'

September 19th, 2006 8:57am EDT
Raquel Welch
Veteran beauty Raquel Welch is upset with the number of women who succumb to temptation and undergo plastic surgery to look younger. The actress believes women should shun reconstruction and love themselves for who they are.

She says, "It's so sad that people torture themselves to look half their age. If you sit there examining your body with a magnifying glass you find many little imperfections but no one else notices them. And they're outweighed by the sexiness and confidence you develop as an older woman."

-See photos of Raquel.

(This news article provided by World Entert...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...

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