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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Rent-A-Cop' From 1987

12/18/2015 12:15pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Rent-A-Cop'
We’re back focusing on the tough guys of cinema and with the holiday season in full swing it felt right to add a little Christmas cheer to our bitter bravado – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re following a cop down on his luck hunting a killer. Seems his big bust went bust and he’s taking the fall, so he does the only thing an ex-cop can do. Strap on a Santa suit, check that naughty list and keep your eyes peeled for shoplifters as a…"Rent-A-Cop!"

Tony Church is a Chicago cop on the eve of a big drug bust. The plans are set, the staging in motion and everyone is at th...

Liza Minnelli Enters Rehab

3/19/2015 12:10pm EDT
Liza Minnelli Enters Rehab For Substance Abuse
Liza Minnelli has checked into rehab for the second time to battle her addictions.

"Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so," said her spokesman Scott Gorenstein in a report by CBS. "She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility."

The legendary actress and singer won an Academy Award in 1973 for her performance in "Cabaret."

In September Minnelli underwent back surgery to help heal an injury that prevented her from performing most of the year.

The 69-year-old entertainer is ...

The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

3/3/2014 9:17am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
Stars packed the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Viewers tuned in to see the winners, but the red carpet fashion is always one of the highlights of the show.

Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") stunned in a sky blue Prada gown, while Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") dazzled in Armani Prive.

Although she didn't take home a trophy, Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") was a winner in a crimson strapless Dior dress.

Angelina Jolie disappointed in a sheer, sparkly Elie Saab dress that would have been...

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Premiere Of 'Mistaken For Strangers'

4/18/2013 12:00pm EDT
Robert Di Nero
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rockin' start last night with the world premiere of the film "Mistaken for Strangers," a rockumentary following the indie band The National. The star-studded event was held at New York's downtown BMCC; guests included festival co-founder Robert Di Nero, Liza Minnelli, Adam Goldberg and Mira Sorvino.

The city's staple independent film festival runs from now through April 28th. Limited tickets are still available at

Check out the trailer and more photos from the premiere.

The National

Riley Keough


Liza Minnelli To Guest Star On 'Smash'

11/13/2012 6:31pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Singer/actress Liza Minnelli is heading to the small screen to make a guest appearance on hit music drama Smash.

The TV show revolves around the creation of a Broadway musical and now producers have recruited real-life theatre icon Minnelli to star and perform an original song with actor Christian Borle during an episode entitled The Surprise Party, which will air next spring.

Executive Robert Greenblatt says, "Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway. So what could be more fitting th...

10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

5/21/2012 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez 1
You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...

Ankle Injury Forces Liza Minnelli To Pull Out Of 'Hot In Cleveland'

2/10/2012 11:45am EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has been forced to pull out of her role in "Hot In Cleveland" due to an ankle injury.

The star was due to fly to Los Angeles to shoot a cameo in the sitcom next week but she's bowed out citing health issues.

She has been told not to travel after a recent X-ray scan confirmed her ankle has still not completely healed following an accident at her home in November.

Producers are now scrambling to find a replacement for Minnelli, who was due to play an eccentric talent agent.

A spokesperson tells Minnelli hopes to make a future appearance on the TV series.

10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

2/9/2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...

Liza Minnelli Refused To Let Encephalitis Take Away Her Speech & Ability To Walk

10/12/2011 9:36am EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli "rehearsed" herself back to health after suffering brain encephalitis in 2000 and learning she'd probably never speak or walk again.

The entertainer spent three days laughing uncontrollably before aides realized there was something seriously wrong with her and she was hospitalized.

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Tuesday, she recalled, "I don't remember anything... but I do remember a team of doctors saying, 'Liza... you will not walk again and you may not be able to talk but you're alive, and, for the attacks of brain encephalitis you had - you had 16 seizures, t...

Liza Minnelli Visits 'Wonderful' British Holocaust Center

9/23/2011 4:20pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli paid a visit to Britain's first Holocaust center earlier this week in a bid to raise awareness of the "wonderful" venue.

The Cabaret star listened intently during a question and answer session, hosted by 83-year-old Arek Hersh, who survived concentration camp Auschwitz, as she sat among school students at the facility.

The singer/actress also toured an exhibition at the center in Nottinghamshire, England, as well as a garden covered in white roses in tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Minnelli tells Britain's The One Show, "It...

Liza Minnelli Lands Icon Prize At Silver Clef Awards

7/2/2011 7:00pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli put her superstar status down to "hard work" as she picked up the Icon prize at the Silver Clef awards in London on Friday.

The veteran entertainer was the toast of the annual ceremony, organized in conjunction with music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins, but she remained humble about her success as she accepted her trophy.

She said, "I'm just a hard worker... I say be a hard worker so when luck meets preparation you're ready. It feels weird to be described as an icon but it's flattering. This organization recognizing the power of music is sensational."

The evening also s...

James Franco Honored At AIDS Charity Gala

6/15/2011 8:27am EDT
James Franco
James Franco was honored for his humanitarian work at a star-studded AIDS charity event in New York on Tuesday.

The Spider-Man star received the Piaget Award of Inspiration for his philanthropy and contributions to men's style at amfAR's second annual Inspiration Gala.

He says, "I'm still a little unsure why I'm being honored, but I'm glad that I'm here and I'm glad that I can help. It's certainly a cause that I believe in."

Designer Michael Kors was also among the honorees at the city's Museum of Modern Art and he stepped onstage to accept the Award of Courage.

Jennifer Hudson, Cou...

Alice Cooper Considered Killing Elvis Presley

6/8/2011 7:57am EDT
Alice Cooper
Hell raising rocker Alice Cooper once considered shooting Elvis Presley as The King was showing off his gun collection, but the late legend kicked the pistol out of his hand and pinned him to the floor.

The School's Out hit-maker was once invited to meet Presley in a Las Vegas hotel and knew he was in for bizarre evening when he got into an elevator to the suite with Liza Minnelli and porn star Linda Lovelace.

Cooper was left stunned when the Jailhouse Rock icon showed him a loaded pistol he kept in a kitchen drawer - just moments after Presley's security team had frisked him for weapon...

Liza Minnelli To Duet With Lady Gaga?

2/24/2011 4:28pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli is eager to team up with Lady Gaga in the studio after she was blown away by the pop superstar's "phenomenal" performance in New York on Tuesday.

Gaga personally invited the Cabaret star to her Madison Square Garden gig - and then insisted on a face-to-face meeting backstage before the show.

The 64 year old even received a special shout out from Gaga during her set - the Poker Face singer told fans she would never lip-sync, "not with Liza watching."

And now Minnelli is a big fan: "She was wonderful. She asked me to come backstage before the show, which I thought was pheno...

Happy 70th Birthday, Faye Dunaway!

1/14/2011 9:02am EST
Faye Dunaway
Hollywood legend Faye Dunaway celebrates a milestone birthday on Friday as she turns 70 years old.

The Oscar-winning actress broke into acting in the 1960s on the Broadway stage, before going on to film some of the most iconic movies of all time.

To wish Dunaway a very special 70th birthday, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the onscreen siren:

- She was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941.

- The actress has been married twice - from 1974 to 1979 to Peter Wolf, lead singer of rock group The J. Geils Band, and from 1984 to 1987 to British photographe...

Liza Minnelli: 'I'm Never Getting Married Again'

1/4/2011 12:47pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has ruled out ever walking down the aisle again - because she's convinced she isn't "meant to be married."

The veteran performer is a four-time divorcee but admits she has stopped looking for a fifth husband - because, at the age of 64, she is finally beginning to enjoy being single.

And the Cabaret star reveals she now wants to date a number of different men, instead of settling down with just one partner.

She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I've learned that I'm never getting married again. There's no good reason for it... So I intend to have a 17 year old whose name I d...

Unemployed Lawyer Brandy Kuentzel Wins 'The Apprentice'

12/10/2010 8:17am EST
Brandy Apprentice
The back-to-basics 10th season of NBC's "The Apprentice" came to a nail biting conclusion last night. This past season, Donald Trump put 16 candidates hit hard by the economic times through the ringer and only one of these candidates came out the victor.

Last night, Donald Trump revealed that Brandy Kuentzel, an unemployed lawyer from San Francisco, won the coveted title of "The Apprentice."

Brandy Kuentzel was hired over fellow finalist Clint Robertson, of Ft. Worth, Texas, after a dynamic boardroom showdown. Brandy will now be working closely with Don Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump on mer...

Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

11/23/2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...

Elton John Advises Lindsay Lohan To Ditch 'Pampering' Rehab Centers

10/21/2010 1:21pm EDT
Elton John
Elton John is urging Lindsay Lohan to swap "pampering" rehab centers for a tough "boot camp" treatment course - because the troubled actress needs serious professional help with her problems.

The British singer spent years battling alcohol and drug demons and endured numerous stints in clinics as he attempted to kick his addictions. The Rocket Man admits he can empathize with Lohan, who has spent this year in and out of prison and rehab as she tries to get sober, but fears she may be taking the wrong approach to her treatment.

Lohan is currently a patient at the Betty Ford clinic in Ca...

Donald Trump Is Enthusiastic About New Season Of 'The Apprentice'

9/15/2010 10:20am EDT
The Apprentice 2010
If there is one word to describe Donald Trump’s feelings about the new season of “The Apprentice” it’s optimistic. “Well, I think it’s the best ‘Apprentice’ that we’ve done since Season One,” says Trump who is host and also executive producer. “I think the field [of candidates] is terrific. It’s a better plot in terms of bad times versus good times.”

The plot to which Trump is referring is the new focus of the show in terms of the contestants who are competing for a chance to land a job in the Trump Organization. All 16 contestants have somehow been affected by the recent economic downturn...

Tila Tequila's New Hairstyle Is Better Than Her New Single

7/21/2010 10:00pm EDT
Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila posed for photographs outside of Vendon night club in London on Monday after performing her new single "I Love My DJ" aka "I $#@%ed The DJ." What do you think of her new bob hairstyle? We can't exactly say we're fans of it, but it's gotta be better than her music! (You can find the song on YouTube - it's NSFW).

The reality TV star will not be appearing on the upcoming season of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" despite rumors she was the first one to sign up. However, Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel, Jeremy London and Leif Garrett are among those checking in.

Producers of t...

Bonnie Pointer To Join 'Celebrity Rehab'

6/4/2010 2:30pm EDT
Bonnie Pointer
Pointer Sisters star Bonnie Pointer will join Tila Tequila, former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand and rapper Bizzy Bone on reality TV drama Celebrity Rehab, according to reports.

The 59-year-old Slow Hand singer, who has a history of drug abuse, has signed up for televised lockdown sessions with celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Filming on the latest series of the program was halted earlier this week after producers failed to draw enough big names to tackle their demons in front of the cameras. TV bosses failed to persuade Liza Minnelli and Lindsay Lohan to check in.

However, the sho...

Shauna Sand To Join 'Celebrity Rehab?'

6/4/2010 8:38am EDT
Shauna Sand
TV executives have reportedly signed former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand to appear on "Celebrity Rehab" in a desperate bid to save the shelved reality show.

The latest series of the program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counsellor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was halted earlier this week after producers failed to draw enough big names to tackle their demons in front of the cameras.

TV bosses failed to persuade Liza Minnelli with a reported $500,000 fee to appear as the series' big name, after Lindsay Lohan also rebuffed a $1 million offer.

A rep for Minnelli says, "Liza Minnelli, who is beg...

Liza Minnelli Wanted For 'Celebrity Rehab'

6/2/2010 5:30pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has rejected a six-figure deal to appear on reality show Celebrity Rehab.

The TV program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was shelved earlier this week after producers failed to sign up enough big names for the upcoming season of the show.

Now, a day after Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down $1 million to appear on the show, reports Minnelli has been approached to lead the line-up after allegedly seeking help for alcohol addiction in 2004.

The Cabaret singer/actress has "no interest" in doing the show but Celebrity Rehab producer...

Katy Perry Bares Her Bosom In Peacock-Like Dress, Gets Slimed; Rides An Elephant

3/28/2010 9:41am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry had an extra large surprise for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at his Hollywood birthday party on Saturday night - she showed up on an elephant.

The pop star joined Melanie Brown, Lindsay Lohan, Paula Abdul, Liza Minnelli, Justin Bieber and Leona Lewis among the celebrities at the party, held to mark Hilton's 32nd birthday.

Lewis kicked off the fun at Paramount Studios by singing "Bleeding Love" and "Outta My Head," thanking the blogger for his support, while rapper Eve and Minnelli also performed.

The veteran belted out a medley of hits, including "Cabaret," but the highlight...

The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

2/17/2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:



Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...

Angelina Jolie Named The 'Ultimate Lesbian Heroine'

7/17/2009 10:42am EDT
Angelina Jolie Ultimate Lesbian Heroine
In a recent poll published by, Angelina Jolie was named this year's "Ultimate Lesbian Heroine." The poll results spanned over 2,600 lesbians, and the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star was proclaimed the victor.

"Angelina was the clear winner; and she also has a dark side which many lesbians like too. All of the ladies in the poll appeal to women of all ages," said a spokesman for One Poll who carried out the survey.

She was ranked above Madonna, Pink and former tennis player Martina Navratilova due to her figure, physique and fashion sense.

Some older favorites al...

Quotes: Celebrities React To Michael Jackson Death

6/26/2009 12:33am EDT
Michael Jackson stars remember celebrity quotes
Celebrities are expressing their shock, grief and remembrances after the news of Michael Jackson's death. Below is a collection of quotes from various stars about the King of Pop's tragic death.

"I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless." - Madonna

"I can't find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael's passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only...

Awkward, Self-Deprecating Humor Makes A Return As Conan O'Brien Debuts In LA

6/2/2009 10:58am EDT
Conan O
Last night saw the return of Conan O'Brien, the foremost redheaded Irish talk show host over six feet tall. Armed with a new announcer (old sidekick Andy Richter), two A-list guests (Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam), and a few months to write new material, it was time to hit L.A... sort of.

The show began with a brilliant cold open. Conan went through his checklist of things to do before starting the show before realizing he was still in New York. Queue a five-minute run through the recognizable landmarks between the two cities to "Surrender!" After sprinting through a Cubs game, through Co...

Why Anne Hathaway Is The Perfect Choice To Play Judy Garland

4/27/2009 11:06am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway looks wonderful in all of her magazine pictures, especially when you consider that she's sporting more weight on her shoulders than most actors in Hollywood today. That's because she will play Judy Garland in a bio-picture based on the controversial book by Gerald Clark.

Hathaway is, of course, perfect for the role. Never mind that she can't quite copy the kind of 4-year-old face that became trademark Garland. That's one of those remarkable traits that can't be duplicated. She still has the pouting lips, the miraculous smile, and the charming singing voice. Her face might...