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|Esther Williams was hospitalized for a minor infection and will remain under observation for the rest of the week, her spokesman said. The 84-year-old actress was said to be "doing fine."
Twentieth Century Fox is slashing the number of theaters in which Borat will debut Nov. 3 by more than half, after finding the film was "soft on awareness," Fox distribution chief Bruce Snyder told the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's follow-up to Borat, in which he'll play a gay Austrian fashionista, generated an
intense bidding war in Hollywood Thursday, with sources claiming Universal Pictures offered more than $42 million for worldwide rights to the film, per the Hollywood Reporter.
Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have upset officials in Jodhpur, India, after chartering a helicopter to land at their hotel without permission. The duo's hired chopper reportedly made an illegal landing at a luxury hotel's private helicopter pad. The penalty for the maneuver was unknown.
Liz Taylor is denying reports that she plans to wed for a ninth time, calling photographer Firooz Zahedi to whom she has been linked, "an old and dear friend" with whom she has "never been and will never be romantically involved."
The Weinstein Co. is blasting NBC and the CW for refusing to take ads for the Dixie Chicks documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, purportedly because the doc contains material disparaging to President Bush. NBC is declining to comment, while the CW is denying the claim.
|Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have finally set a date to swap "I do's," Cruise's rep, Arnold
Robinson, confirmed to "E! News." The couple are planning to wed Nov. 18 in Italy. Meanwhile, Cruise is reportedly eyeing three film projects, per Daily Variety: indie film Lions for Lambs, about a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan; The Ha-Ha, about a Gulf War vet who takes
custody of a nine-year-old boy; and Selling Time, about a man who sells chunks of his life in order to go back and relive his worst day. If Cruise takes on one of the projects, it will mark his first role since the Paramount Debacle of August 2006.
Porn star Mary Carey has dropped out of the California governor's race to be with her injured
mother in Florida, who has been hospitalized since leaping off a four-story building last month.
Half Nelson, an independent film about a drug-addicted junior high school teacher's bond with one of his students, led the nominees for the Gotham Awards, organizers said Monday. The film was nominated for Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, and Breakthrough Actor for star Ryan Gosling.
The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians in a blood feud, conjured up an estimated $14.8 million at the box office in its opening weekend. Martin Scorcese's The Departed held tight at second place with an estimated $13.6
million and Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers opened at number three with an estimated $10.2 million. The remake Flicka galloped into fifth place with an estimated $7.7 million, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette came in eighth place with an estimated $5.3 million, and Disney's the 3-D update of the 1993 animated flick Tim Burton's
The Nightmare Before Christmas came in twelfth place with an estimated $3.2 million.
Paris Hilton topped a Harris Interactive Survey of horror fans as the celebrity respondents would most like to see meet her onscreen demise. Hilton captured 39 percent of the more than 2,500 votes, easily beating out Lindsay Lohan, who earned a lowly 18 percent.
Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Daryl Hannah, Cindy Crawford, Jane Seymour, and Dick Van Dyke were among the high-profile protesters turning out Sunday to rally against a proposed natural gas facility 14 miles off the coast of Malibu. Opponents of the facility claim it doesn't meet clean air requirements and could serve as a target for terrorists.
Nicolas Cage has put his Bel-Air home on the market for $35 million...a pretty hefty price tag, considering he purchased the abode eight years ago for $7 million.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources