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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 ...

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 ...

Peter Fonda Weds For Third Time

6/20/2011 2:52pm EDT
Peter Fonda
Easy Rider star Peter Fonda has wed for the third time.

The movie star exchanged vows with Margaret Devogelaere in Hawaii on Sunday.

Fonda, 71, divorced his second wife, Portia Crockett, earlier this year. They were married for 35 years.

The actor ended his first marriage to Susan Brewer in 1974.

They were wed for 12 years.

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...

Peter Fonda Discovers Dead Body

1/13/2011 8:45am EST
Peter Fonda
"Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda had a nasty shock on his way home on Wednesday when he discovered the body of an alleged suicide victim.

The actor was driving through Pacific Palisades, California, when he spotted a suspicious parked car by the side of the road and decided to pull up alongside to check the driver was OK.

According to, Fonda got out of his car and realized the man behind the wheel was dead.

The actor immediately called the police.

No foul play is suspected, reports the website.

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...

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,...

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...

Dennis Hopper Wins Restraining Order Against Estranged Wife

2/11/2010 2:46pm EST
Dennis Hopper Wins Restraining Order Against Estranged Wife
Dennis Hopper has won a restraining order against his estranged wife after his doctor insisted her presence was "hampering his cancer care." The Easy Rider star is currently battling prostate cancer and filed for divorce from Victoria Duffy last month, citing irreconcilable differences.

However, their divorce battle turned nasty this week when Hopper asked a Los Angeles judge to ban Duffy from going anywhere near him and his home as he undergoes cancer treatment. According to court documents obtained by, the 73-year-old's doctor claims Hopper is of sound mind to make his own dec...

Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Black Eyed Peas, Kate Hudson & More!

10/26/2009 10:44am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Fergie and of the band Black Eyed Peas perform during their opening set for U2's 360 world tour stop at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 25. Check out what else celebrities did over the weekend!

Kate Hudson jokes with an unidentified man during Game 6 of the American League Championship baseball series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees Sunday, Oct. 25, in New York.

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The Cineplexes Are Alive With The Sound Of Music: The Return Of The Movie Musical

5/6/2008 8:30am EDT
On April 22's episode of American Idol, renowned composer and lyricist Andrew Lloyd Weber stood patiently trying to teach a blank-eyed Jason Castro the song, "Memory" from one of history's most popular musicals, "Cats." Smiled the clueless Castro, "I didn't even know a cat was singing it."

Quell'horror! Is this the extent of musical theater knowledge possessed by today's generation? In fairness, Castro is from Texas, not exactly around the corner from Broadway. Perhaps had there been a big-screen version of "Cats," more people under the age of 30 would be hip to the magic and majesty...