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12 items from 2000

Jodie Foster Disagrees About Song Lyrics

18 December 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Jodie Foster is a huge fan of veteran Irish rockers The Saw Doctors - and caught them in action twice on their recent American tour. She even bought their CDs from the merchandising stand after the shows. But Jodie apparently was baffled by a new song from the band. Bass player Pearse Doherty says, "We played a new song called 'A Big Bag of Chips and A Burger to Go.' After the show she asked if we could settle an argument as she thought it was called A Big Bag Of Chips and a Bourbon To Go!" »

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Jodie's Film In Tatters

2 November 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Russell Crowe has wrecked Jodie Foster's latest movie project after badly injuring his shoulder on the set. The actor was playing a circus freak in the film Flora Plum (2001) when he fell during a stunt and shattered his shoulder, and despite hopes that his recovery would be fast, it now looks as if Foster will have to scrap the project or find a replacement. And if Jodie opts to continue she'll have to find a replacement for her female lead, Claire Danes, too - the actress was shooting the movie during a break from her studies at Yale University, but she's now back in class. Crowe's injured shoulder is likely to take nine months to mend - prompting Ron Howard to stall his movie A Beautiful Mind, which was to be the New Zealand actor's next project. A spokesman for studio Universal says, "Everything depends on when Crowe's shoulder mends and that's unknown at this point." »

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Jodie Foster Gets Heavy In Gym

25 October 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Touchy actress and director Jodie Foster has been throwing her weight around at the gym - banning staff from looking at or speaking to her. Workers at the Pilates Studio in Los Angeles are stunned by the star's mute rules. Other regulars like Drew Barrymore and Angela Bassett are reported to be much more relaxed and happily talk to staff. »

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Jodie Foster's Nazi Film Upsets Hollywood

6 October 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jodie Foster is being slammed by tinseltown bosses over her new movie about Adolf Hitler's favorite film-maker. Jodie is involved with production of the controversial movie about Leni Riefenstahl, now 97. British film-maker Arnold Schwartzman says, "A lot of people in Hollywood are horrified at this. Leni used her skills to rouse the German people into going along with Hitler." Foster says, "I've talked to her on the telephone several times. She was a tremendously gifted woman, but made a lot of ugly choices at a terrible time in history." »

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Crowe To Take Giant Step?

4 October 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Russell Crowe has reportedly been offered $20 million to star in the new World War II movie, Giant. The film, written by DAN GORDON - the man responsible for Hurricane, The (1999) - tells the story of a soldier who helps save disabled children from the Nazis by smuggling them into neutral Switzerland. The movie is inspired by Gordon's real-life stepfather, who served in the Jewish Brigade during WWII. John Frankenheimer is in line to direct the epic drama which, it is said, will contain shades of Schindler's List (1993) and Sound of Music, The (1965). Crowe recently finished filming Proof of Life (2000) with current girlfriend Meg Ryan and is soon to begin work on Flora Plum (2001) for Jodie Foster. He's then set to begin work on A Beautiful Mind, although it's not yet confirmed that he'll star in Giant. »

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Filming Delayed After Crowe Hurts Shoulder

8 September 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Russell Crowe's new film has been put on hold after he hurt his shoulder while training for his role as a circus freak. Flora Plum (2001), directed by Jodie Foster, was due to begin filming in Florida later this month. However, Crowe hurt his shoulder while training for the part in Austin, Texas, where he's on tour with his band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. It's not known how he hurt his shoulder, but doctors have advised him he'll have to undergo an operation at the end of the month. Flora Plum (2001) is a love story set during the Depression about a circus freak, played by Crowe, who takes pity on a penniless waif, Claire Danes, with whom he falls in love while helping her achieve fame. Sources say filming has been pushed back because of Crowe's accident and no new date has been decided on. »

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Jodie Foster Defends Sperm Donor Dad

17 July 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jodie Foster is heartbroken over the firing of the man who is allegedly the sperm donor dad of her two year old child - Charles. Randy Stone recently fired from his job as a casting executive for 20th Century Fox, is widely believed to be the man that fathered Foster's much loved son. And Foster is now supporting Stone in slapping a complaint on 20th Century Fox president Sandy Grushow for allegedly questioning his sexual orientation. A source says, "Jodie is up in arms over Randy's troubles. She's always hurt when a good friend is treated badly. You can bet she's peeved at the treatment Randy received. She has a very tight knit group of friends and Randy is right there at the top - and Jodie's loyalty to her friends is legendary." »

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Jodie Foster Denies She's Pregnant Again

1 June 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jodie Foster has pooh-poohed claims she's pregnant for the second time - although she would like a sibling for her young son CHARLES. Reports earlier this week claimed the 37-year-old Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) star was 11 weeks pregnant. But Foster herself says there's no truth to the rumour - and she ought to know. A spokesperson for the celebrated actress says she's baffled as to where the story originated - but admits someone must have overheard Jodie saying how she might like to have a playmate for Charlie, who's almost two-years-old. »

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Jodie Foster Stalker "Still Obsessed With Star"

26 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A stalker obsessed with Jodie Foster has ruined his chances of being let out alone from a mental hospital - after being found with a smuggled book on the star. JOHN HINCKLEY, who shot Ronald Reagan 19 years ago to impress Jodie, is banned from having material about her. Guards at the security ward where the 44-year-old is being held also found racist hate materials in his room. The discovery comes as doctors claimed Hinckley had recovered from his obsession with Jodie. They allowed him to make escorted trips into Washington and last month applied to let him make the trips alone. Now, Hinckley has been ordered to stay in his ward 24 hours a day. A spokesman at the St Elizabeth's hospital where he is being held says, "He's blown it now. He is forbidden from having any kind of material connected with Jodie Foster." Hinckley admitted after his assassination bid on Reagan that he had spent months stalking Jodie while she was a student. »

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Jodie Foster Dispels Gay Rumors With New Love

22 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Gladiator (2000) star Russell Crowe has stunned Hollywood by adding Jodie Foster to his long list of beautiful lovers. Jodie, who has never denied or confirmed rumors about being gay, has never before been spotted publicly escorting a man. The Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) star has been seen throwing her arms around the New Zealand born hunk and kissing him passionately. A stunned source says, "If Jodie's falling for him, there isn't a woman in Hollywood he can't win." Crowe, who made his major acting debut as a neo- Nazi skinhead in Romper Stomper (1992), also has Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone in his long list of past love conquests. Basic Instinct (1992) star Sharon told friends, "He's a real he-man and an incredible lover." Besotted Jodie, 37, also has the handsome actor starring in her new film Flora Plum (2001), in which he plays a circus freak. A friend told an American magazine, "Jodie's shocked all her female friends by expressing her feelings for Russell. They've gone shopping together and shared barbecues. He's even done DIY jobs for her." »

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Stone And Foster Compete For Nazi Role

19 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sharon Stone and Jodie Foster are competing for the role of HITLER's favorite movie-maker. The pair ate both desperate to play the lead in the story of LENI RIEFENSTAL, director of Nazi propaganda movies like Triumph of the Will (1934) and Olympia (1938). Foster has even been to visit Riefenstal who is now 97-years-old. But according to reports, the director is co-operating with German producer THOMAS SCHUHLY, who wants Sharon Stone and Oliver Stone to be involved in the biopic. A production source says, "They're hoping to beat Jodie's project to the punch and think they can do her one better." »

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Julianne Moore Gets Engaged On Oscar Night

3 April 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Even though Julianne Moore lost out to Hilary Swank for a BEST ACTRESS Oscar on Sunday night she didn't go home empty handed - her boyfriend gave her an engagement ring. Moore, who was nominated for her performance in End of the Affair, The (1999) was given the ring by director BART FRUENDLICH, the father of her 19-month son CALEB just moments after she lost the award. The actress will next be seen starring alongside Anthony Hopkins in the Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) sequel HANNIBAL after his former co-star Jodie Foster pulled out of the project. »

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