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Previously Unseen Marilyn Monroe Photos Up For Auction

December 2nd, 2011 8:43am EST
Marilyn Monroe
Previously unseen photos of late screen icon Marilyn Monroe enjoying a celebrity party at the start of her career are to go under the hammer at auction.

The 10 images depict the Some Like It Hot beauty at legendary bandleader Ray Anthony's launch for the hit song Marilyn in San Diego, California in 1952.

The pictures, which were taken by sound engineer and amateur photographer Lani Carlson, show Monroe in a pink cocktail dress posing in front of guests and also exiting a helicopter.

The collection is expected to fetch $96,000 when it is sold at Bonhams' Entertainment Memorabilia aucti...
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Q&A: Genevieve Farrell Makes Her Move With 'Angela Wright'

November 8th, 2011 2:56pm EST
Genevieve Farrell
Actress Genevieve Farrell didn't wait for her big break to come - she decided to make it herself. She is the star, writer and producer of Angela Wright, a short film that was a recent selection at the Hollywood Film Festival.

In Angela Wright, she plays the title character, described as "a high school student whose rash decision to cheat on a math test leads to a desperate altercation with her math teacher," played by Bodhi Elfman (Collateral).

It's the latest step forward for a young woman who graduated high school at sixteen and continues to have an active hand in her growing car...
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Naomi Watts Uncertain How To Play Marilyn Monroe

October 19th, 2010 10:14am EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts is daunted by her upcoming role as Marilyn Monroe - admitting she doesn't know how to play the iconic sex symbol.

The actress portrays the Some Like It Hot siren in new biopic Blonde, but confesses she can't figure out how to tackle the role - because no one really knew the real Monroe.

She says, "I don't have a plan yet on how to do it. It's going to be a huge undertaking because everyone obviously has their own idea about who she was."

"It's a high-pressure thing to take on because of how iconic she was. I don't know how I'll go about it."

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Hairdresser Recalls Tony Curtis' Wig, Super Glue & Ripped Scalp Experience

October 3rd, 2010 12:29pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis once required emergency treatment from a doctor after one of his love interests ripped off a wig which the star had glued to his head.

The "Some Like It Hot" legend passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and his London-based hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, admits he'll always remember the veteran actor fondly.

And one visit from Curtis was particularly memorable for Lewis.

He recalls, "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the...
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Hairdresser Shares Amusing Story About The Late Tony Curtis

October 2nd, 2010 7:46pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis once required emergency treatment from a doctor after one of his love interests ripped off a wig which the star had glued to his head.

The "Some Like It Hot" legend passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and his London-based hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, admits he'll always remember the veteran actor fondly.

And one visit from Curtis was particularly memorable for Lewis.

He recalls, "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the...
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Tony Curtis' Memorial Service Set For Monday

October 2nd, 2010 8:00am EDT
Tony Curtis
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis will be honored by close friends and family at a private memorial service in Las Vegas on Monday.

The Some Like It Hot star passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his sixth wife Jill Vandenberg Curtis, who he wed in 1998, and his five children, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee delivered a touching tribute to her father following the tragedy, insisting his legacy will live on through his "great performances". And the family will gather to pay tribute to the star in a small ceremony next week, reports CNN.

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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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Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Ray To Be Auctioned Off

April 13th, 2010 8:00am EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Fans of Marilyn Monroe will be able to bid for an intimate snap of the Hollywood icon at an upcoming auction - an X-ray of the star's chest is set to go under the hammer.

The medical photograph was taken at a Florida hospital in 1954 when the Some Like It Hot actress was being treated for womb condition endometriosis.

The X-ray, which shows the star's ribs as well as the outline of her famed cleavage, was printed with her married name DiMaggio - at the time she was going through a divorce from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

The bizarre lot is one of many Monroe-linked items up for sale...
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Debbie Reynolds: 'Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered'

April 12th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Debbie Reynolds
Veteran performer Debbie Reynolds is convinced Marilyn Monroe was "murdered" - because the tragic screen icon knew too many of Hollywood's secrets.

The Some Like it Hot star was found dead aged 36 at her home in Brentwood, California in 1962, and it was widely believed she committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.

However, many theories have circulated since her death, alleging the star was killed because of her affairs with powerful men. Reynolds is also adamant the actress was murdered - and reveals she even tried to warn her friend to be careful just 48 hours before her death....
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

June 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

June 3rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Here's Looking At You, Kid: 'Casablanca' Named Greatest Screenplay of All Time

April 7th, 2006 1:14pm EDT
Casablanca
For the first time ever, the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West are celebrating the best screenwriters and their timeless works with the release of the 101 Greatest Screenplays list. The finest achievement in film writing? The classic 1942 love story Casablanca. Rounding out the top three are The Godfather and Chinatown.

Any film, past or present, English-language or otherwise, was eligible. The resulting list is like a travelogue of the greatest films of the century, with all decades from the 1930s on represented among the rankings.

"101 Greates...
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