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2009-08-14 20:06:17

A California woman plans to list the crypt now occupied by her husband on eBay with a unique selling point: It is just above the one where Marilyn Monroe rests. Elsie Poncher told the Los Angeles Times the minimum bid will be $500,000 for the crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. She wants the money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her house in Beverly Hills. I can't be more honest than that, she said. I want to leave it free and clear for my kids. Poncher said her...

2006-09-04 21:37:09

By Anne Thompson TELLURIDE, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar hopefuls such as "Volver," "Babel," "Little Children," "The Last King of Scotland," "Infamous" and "Fur" had movie fans buzzing at the 33rd annual Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped in the Colorado Rockies resort Monday. Festival organizers Bill Pence, who announced his retirement, and Tom Luddy knew it was going to be a tall order to top last year's event, which launched successful Oscar campaigns for "Brokeback...

2006-08-31 15:07:34

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Telluride Film Festival officials, who always keep their four days of Labor Day weekend programming under wraps until the last possible minute, revealed the lineup Thursday for their 33rd annual event in the Colorado Rockies. Like last year's festival, which debuted eventual Oscar winners "Capote," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk the Line," this year's program, which begins Friday and runs through Monday, boasts a bevy of...

2006-08-31 08:25:01

By Silvia Aloisi VENICE (Reuters) - Truman Capote returns to the big screen with a new star-packed Hollywood film about the brilliant but conflicted writer and an "abrasive" kiss between its two main male characters. Douglas McGrath's "Infamous," presented at the Venice film festival, comes hard on the heels of Bennett Miller's critically acclaimed "Capote," which won Philip Seymour Hoffman an Oscar as best actor for his portrait of the fey, elfin-like author. Both films, which...

2006-03-10 13:57:15

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nostalgic New Yorkers, film fans and Eloise enthusiasts can buy a little piece of history next week when Christie's auction house sells select items from The Plaza hotel to the public. The landmark hotel overlooking a corner of Central Park since 1907 was sold in 2004 and is undergoing a major renovation, leading the new owners to empty the hotel of its classic furnishings. Among the items on sale on Wednesday: a humidor the size of a china...

2006-03-06 16:41:56

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gritty race relations drama "Crash" pulled a stunning upset at the Oscars winning the best film award over highly favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" in a night heavy with political messages. On the home front it was a good, if not overwhelming night for Britain -- Rachel Weisz won the best supporting actress award for playing a social activist who is murdered for her beliefs in thriller "The Constant Gardener, although Judi Dench and...

2006-03-06 03:25:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES -- The Oscars opened the closet door to gay-themed films but shut it almost as quickly. "Brokeback Mountain," the much-ballyhooed favorite about two gay cowboys, won best director for Ang Lee on Sunday but stunningly lost the best picture prize to race drama "Crash." Additionally Philip Seymour Hoffman won best actor for playing gay novelist Truman Capote in "Capote." The victory for "Crash" suggested Oscar voters were more comfortable with a tale that...

2006-03-06 02:11:18

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gritty race relations drama "Crash" pulled a stunning upset at the Oscars on Sunday, winning the best film award over highly favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" in a night heavy with political messages. Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor playing homosexual writer Truman Capote in "Capote," while Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon's performance as country singer June Carter in the Johnny Cash biographical film, "Walk the...

2006-03-06 00:27:15

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Crash," the race relations drama that has captivated Hollywood, pulled off a stunning upset at the Oscars on Sunday winning the best film honor over heavily favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain." Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor playing homosexual writer Truman Capote in "Capote," and Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon's performance as country singer June Carter in the Johnny Cash biographical film, "Walk the Line,"...


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