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2008-10-06 09:00:31

By Nick Drainey THAILAND An underdog in today's election for governor of Bangkok punched and kicked a television journalist, saying he was provoked by tough questions during a live interview. Chuwit Kamolwisit, dubbed Bangkok's massage-parlour king by the Thai press, later apologised for assaulting host Visarn Dilokwanich. "I admit I did it. I couldn't stand it when he humiliated me on air," said Chuwit, a stocky former bodybuilder who owned a strip of bars before entering politics a...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

The couch on which Hollywood film star Glenn Ford said he had sex with Marilyn Monroe is to go up for sale next month, Heritage Auction Galleries said. The sofa is among the dozens of personal items, costumes and documents from the late Ford's estate that are to be offered in a public auction in Dallas and online by Heritage Auction Galleries from Oct. 4-6. The storied 8-foot long, tartan-design couch comes with Ford's account of his night with Monroe, which he wrote on the back of what...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

A remarkable 2 1/2 minute amateur film of screen goddess, Marilyn Monroe, has surfaced almost 50 years after it was presumed lost. The 8mm film is still in its original Kodak box and includes candid images on the set of "Some Like It Hot", which the American Film Institute listed as the greatest American comedy film of all time. It was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The footage, featuring Monroe, Wilder and Curtis, was taken in early 1959 by a young...

2008-08-22 21:00:17

"THE HOUSE BUNNY" Rated PG-13. At the AMC Loews Boston Common and Regal Fenway Stadium. Grade: B+ For more than 50 years Hollywood has been trying to re-create Marilyn Monroe's magic. Who would have thought that Anna Faris as Shelley, a Playboy bunny bumped from the mansion to become a sorority's housemother, would manage to do it so comically? Shelley is, like Monroe, a child/woman and a truly dumb blonde (think Monroe in "How to Marry a Millionaire"). She mangles vocabulary -...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

Tuesday will be the 46th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, whose light burns as brightly as ever. Jean Harlow was more a vamp, Carole Lombard more an actress, and both died younger than Marilyn, who was 36. Yet they are remembered mainly by film buffs whereas she is known by just about anyone with ideas of sexiness and glamour. But "known" is, of course, the wrong word. Her image is known, and that, as she ruefully said, was an invention. Even now, with the facts of her life...

2008-07-25 12:00:54

By Blake Hannon, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 25--Last weekend, "The Dark Knight" made history by becoming the film with the largest opening weekend gross ever with $158.4 million. Without a doubt, a large part of that was achieved thanks to the posthumous performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Ledger died of a drug overdose in January 2008 at the age of 28. Because of the nature of Ledger's death and his untimely demise, there is a good chance that he, like many actors and...

2008-07-08 18:00:22

ONE of the most famous and controversial links between the White House and Hollywood sprang from screen legend Marilyn Monroe's connections to the Kennedy brothers. Alleged to have been involved with both the president and his attorney general brother, she even made her last significant public appearance with John F Kennedy, famously singing 'Happy Birthday' to the president in 1962. Though JFK was often likened to a Hollywood actor, the relationship between the the world of politics...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 4--Michael Jackson performs his dance moves for a roomful of elderly folks in a Paris nursing home. He then meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to join her in the Scottish castle she shares with Abraham Lincoln, James Dean, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis Jr., Little Red Riding Hood, Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II and the Three Stooges. Oops -- I forgot to mention that Marilyn is married to Charlie Chaplin. Their daughter is Shirley...

2006-08-23 10:06:36

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who mixed martinis for Marilyn Monroe and poured Scotch for John Lennon was feted as New York's oldest bartender when he turned 90 this week, and he vowed to keep working. Hoy Wong, who was born in Hong Kong and served in the U.S. military in World War II, is known simply as Mr. Hoy at the historic Algonquin Hotel where he has served Manhattans and martinis for the past 27 years in the dimly lit Blue Bar. The hotel is best known as the...

2006-06-22 16:52:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - His paintings sell for millions but fans of Andy Warhol picked up some bargains at an auction of memorabilia on Thursday, including one of the artist's trademark silver wigs that sold for $10,800. Auction house Christie's said the wig was part of sale of film and entertainment memorabilia that raised a total of $839,670, with 231 of the 283 lots on offer sold at the auction in New York. A pair of the late artist's paint-splattered Ferragamo shoes went for $7,800...


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