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Actress Suzanna Leigh, who was Elvis Presley's leading lady in Paradise Hawaiian Style, is embroiled in a distasteful legal battle with the son of a deceased model who claims Leigh stole a ring from his mother. The heirloom was given to his mom by the late actress Sharon Tate, who died at the hands of Charles Manson's gang in 1969. The son, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, claims Leigh had stolen the ring on the pretense of having it appraised. She allegedly never returned it. When his mother passed away recently, Leigh sold the ring at auction. The son is now taking legal steps to have that sale nullified. Leigh denies any wrongdoing. For more click here »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Murdered actress Sharon Tate's engagement ring from Roman Polanski, the one she was wearing when she was stabbed to death by the Manson Family, has sold for just over $21K at an auction. TMZ reports: The ring was surrounded in controversy -- with Tate's sister insisting it wasn't Sharon's "official" engagement ring -- but rather an "unofficial symbol of her relationship" with Polanski. The auction house later produced a letter signed by Polanski, contradicting Tate's sister. The controversy didn't seem to matter when the ring hit the block at the GottaHaveRockandRoll.com auction -- because the item sold for $21,260 ... well over the $10,000 starting bid. No word yet on the winning bidder. »
The ring was surrounded in controversy, with Tate's sister insisting it wasn't Sharon's 'official' engagement ring but an 'unofficial symbol of her relationship' with Polanski.
The auction house later produced a letter signed by Polanski, contradicting the claim, Tmz.com reported.
The ring was put up for sale at the GottaHaveRockandRoll.com auction, with a starting price of 10,000 dollars, but eventually raked in 21,260 dollars
So far, the identity. »
- Amith Ostwal
Sharon Tate's engagement ring has fetched more than $21,000 (£13,125) at a New York auction.
The gold ruby ring Roman Polanski allegedly gave Tate after proposing to the star in 1967 recently went under the hammer, with auction bosses behind the Gotta Have Rock and Roll pop culture memorabilia sale claiming Tate was wearing the piece when she was killed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969.
The authenticity of the ring was later called into question by Tate's sister Debra, who refuted the claims and insisted her sibling wasn't wearing any jewellery at the time of her murder as her fingers had swollen during pregnancy, but auction house officials ultimately produced a letter signed by director Polanski to back up the claim.
And now the piece has been sold to a mystery bidder for $21,260 (£13,288) - well over the $10,000 (£6,250) starting bid, according to TMZ.com. »
An engagement ring Roman Polanski gave to Sharon Tate before she was murdered by the Manson family in 1969 has been auctioned off ... and TMZ has learned it raked in more than $21k. The ring was surrounded in controversy -- with Tate's sister insisting it wasn't Sharon's "official" engagement ring -- but rather an "unofficial symbol of her relationship" with Polanski. The auction house later produced a letter signed by Polanski, contradicting Tate's sister. The controversy »
- TMZ Staff
For an episode with the most predictable of outcomes, this week’s Survivor: South Pacific contained plenty of juicy intrigue. If your DVR gorged on Kardashian marathons over Thanksgiving (horror!) and didn’t have room for Days of Our Te Tunas, here’s a shortlist of things you’ll need to know:
* Coach returned from last week’s Tribal Council and asked his six remaining tribemates: “Doesn’t this feel great?” Um, yeah, if your idea of a kumbaya experience is hanging in a septet of hungry, unwashed, paranoid people are getting ready to turn on each other for a chance at $1 million. »
- Michael Slezak
When we last left our "Survivor: South Pacific" castaways, the Upolus were picking off the Savaiis one by one, leaving Ozzy, Dawn and Whitney at Redemption Island together.
In the morning after Tribal, Sophie is not too keen on Cochran anymore. Then Cochran talking-heads about the Upolu family saying that the use of the word "family" makes him think of the Manson family and he doesn't want to be the Sharon Tate in this scenario. Um, let's not get carried away, dude.
He then asks the Upolus to save him for one Tribal as a way to repay him for helping them. Coach and Albert think he's being ridiculous, but Sophie thinks they owe Edna just as much.
The Redemption challenge is a balancing-dishes challenge. Sadly, Dawn is out first. I loved her, I'm so bummed about that. Whitney then falls shortly thereafter and Ozzy stays alive. In her exit speech, »
The auction house behind the controversial Sharon Tate "engagement ring" tells TMZ ... it has written confirmation from Roman Polanski verifying the authenticity of the jewelry ... and claims it Will Not yank the item from the auction block. TMZ broke the story ... Sharon's sister Debra insisted the ring wasn't Sharon's "official" engagement ring -- and also claimed it was Not on her finger the night she was murdered by the Manson family. But a rep for the auction house GottaHaveRockAndRoll. »
- TMZ Staff
The engagement ring Sharon Tate was wearing on the night of her murder in 1969 is being auctioned, TMZ is reporting. Beginning on November 30, 2011, interested buyers can place bids of at least $10,000 on Gotta Have Rock and Roll’s official website. The actress had the engagement ring, which was given to her by her husband Roman Polanski in 1967, when she was stabbed to death by Charles Manson’s followers. Julien’s Auction house, which is in charge of the bidding, is claiming that Polanski removed the ring from Tate’s finger when he identified her body at the morgue. However, conflicting reports claim that the director’s agent, William Tennant, identified »
Sharon Tate's sister is adamant the engagement ring due to be auctioned next week (beg28Nov11) was not on the tragic actress' hand when she was murdered.
The gold ruby ring Roman Polanski allegedly handed the star when he proposed in 1967 is set to go under the hammer in New York, with auction bosses claiming Tate was wearing the piece when she was killed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969.
According to the sale, Polanski removed the jewellery from Tate's finger when he was called to identify her body and subsequently gave the ring away to one of her close friends.
However, her sister Debra has refuted the claims, insisting the actress gave away the item before her death because it didn't suit her style.
She tells TMZ.com, "The ring was not Sharon's style and she never wore it."
Debra goes on to tell the website that the ring was not her official engagement band from Polanski, and that she wasn't wearing any jewellery on her hands at the time of her murder because her fingers had swollen through pregnancy.
She adds, "Because Sharon was pregnant, she couldn't fit any rings on her finger."
The ring, estimated to be worth at least $10,000 (£6,250), is one of the many items up for auction as part of the Gotta Have Rock and Roll pop culture memorabilia sale, which kicks off on 30 November and runs until 9 December. »
The Sharon Tate "engagement ring" hitting the auction block next week was Not taken off the actresses' dead hand after she was murdered ... because she was Not wearing any rings at the time of her death ... this according to Sharon's sister Debra. Debra tells TMZ ... the ring featured in an upcoming auction on GottaHaveRockndRoll.com Did belong to the actress ... but she gave it away to a family friend long before she was killed by »
- TMZ Staff
The director proposed to tragic actress Tate with the gold ruby ring in 1967, two years before the pregnant star was stabbed to death by serial killer Charles Manson and his followers.
Polanski removed the piece of jewellery from Tate's finger when he was called to identify her body and subsequently gave the ring away to one of her close friends.
The pricey piece, estimated to be worth at least $10,000 (£6,250), is now one of the many items up for auction as part of the Gotta Have Rock and Roll pop culture memorabilia sale.
The online auction includes a bustier worn by Madonna, Justin Bieber's jacket from his Super Bowl commercial earlier this year, and a collection of Elvis Presley's shoes and jackets. It kicks off on 30 November and runs until 9 December. »
If you have $10,000 and no soul, I've got the perfect Christmas gift for you: The engagement ring that Roman Polanski bought for Sharon Tate in 1967 -- the one she was wearing when the Manson family murdered her and her unborn child -- can be yours! The website GottaHaveRockandRoll.com is graciously putting the Valley of the Dolls star's jewelry up for auction, and if you wanna go a little helter-skelter this holiday season, I suggest you snatch up the pricey trinket without looking back. Fancy and fun! Coming up next on GottaHaveRockandRoll.com: Some plane debris with Jim Croce's entrails on it. [TMZ] »
Murdered actress Sharon Tate's engagement ring -- the one she was said to be wearing when she was stabbed to death by the Manson Family -- can now be yours, TMZ has learned ... if you're willing to drop at least $10,000.According to the auction house hocking the ring, Tate's husband -- director Roman Polanski -- removed it from her finger when he was identifying her body at the morgue. He proposed to her »
- TMZ Staff
Witness says Wood fought with husband Robert Wagner on fatal night but sheriff's department denies he is suspect
At the time, they called it the curse of Rebel Without a Cause: Natalie Wood's principal co-stars in that seminal film of 1950s teenage rebellion – James Dean and Sal Mineo – had both met untimely deaths, Dean in a car crash and Mineo murdered. On 29 November 1981, it was Wood's turn.
The triple Oscar nominee, who played Maria in West Side Story and turned Warren Beatty's young head in Splendor in the Grass, fell overboard and drowned after a drunken party on the yacht she owned with her husband, Robert Wagner. She was 43.
The incident awakened the armchair Agatha Christie in many newspaper pundits and gossipmongers. Was it significant, they wondered, that Wagner and their guest that evening, the actor Christopher Walken, had argued bitterly? Had either man made enough of »
- Esther Addley, Andrew Gumbel
Authorities have reopened an investigation into Natalie Wood's drowning in 1981 - here's how the Guardian reported on it at the time
The death of any celebrity can lead to conspiracy theories galore, and the death of Natalie Wood, who drowned in 1981, has always been subject to speculation.
Her death was originally ruled an accident, but the Los Angeles County sheriff's department have reopened their investigation in the light of what they are calling "additional evidence", leading many to focus on the events that immediately preceded her death.
Speculation over an argument is not new - at the original inquest, the coroner ruled that Wood had stormed off after a disagreement between her husband Robert Wagner and their guest Christopher Walken.
Wood and Walken had been filming what became her last film, Brainstorm. Read the Guardian's review of it here.
The original inquest was presided over by Dr Thomas Noguchi, »
- Lauren Niland, Guardian Research Department
Sometimes it's best to just leave well enough alone. You don't really expect to visit the scenes of horrible murders, lay in the exact spots bodies were found, while laughing about how it was better them than you, without stirring up some bad mojo, do you?
A new found footage flick has found its way on our radar entitled simply 1666, and we have the trailer for you right here.
The story centers on four friends in their early 20’s who last year on the night before Halloween decided to go on a self-made tour of famous Hollywood murders and celebrity haunted houses. The tour led them to a house known as "1666". They have been missing ever since.
We’ve all done this as teenagers - we’ve all heard stories of a local haunted hot spot. In most cases we’ve gotten into a packed car with a bunch of »
- Uncle Creepy
"She is a double victim: my victim, and a victim of the press," says the subject of Laurent Bouzereau's documentary, Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, which saw its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival last night. Kevin Dolak of ABC News calls this statement Polanski's "first public acknowledgement about Samantha Geimer, the 13-year-old model he sexually assaulted in Los Angeles," even though he goes on to mention the letter of apology Polanski sent to Geimer in 2009. Surely the director would have assumed that this would amount to a public acknowledgment? Regardless, the new documentary evidently consists primarily of interviews Polanski's friend and producer Andrew Braunsberg conducted while the filmmaker was under house arrest in Gstaad and "reportedly shows Polanski's side of the story." IndieWIRE's Nigel M Smith notes that Polanski also discusses his childhood, his work and the violent murder of Sharon Tate.
The premiere capped an »
Succumbing to the most numbing of documentary aesthetics, Laurent Bouzereau’s Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir had its “secret” world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival Tuesday night. Aftering being hyped as a groundbreaking work of filmic autobiography, what unspooled in this most expensive of European cities consisted mainly of footage shot by longtime Polanski friend and former producer Andrew Braunsberg, who convinced Polanski to spend 20 hours talking with him in Polanski’s Gstaad estate during his house arrest following his apprehension at Zurich’s ambitious young festival a few years ago. The film’s cumulative effect is rather enervating given its fascinating subject, who rarely if ever gives interviews. Feeling longer than it actually is and must less relevant than it would like to be, the movie barely flies above the level of propoganda, especially when it arrives at the scandalous case of Mr. Polanski’s dalliance with Samantha Geimer, »
- Brandon Harris
 Between Mad Men, Pan Am, and The Playboy Club, you'd think television would have gotten its fill of glossy dramas about the 1960s, but it seems those shows may soon have to make room for one more. Precious director Lee Daniels is set to develop Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel Valley of the Dolls for NBC. The book follows three women over two decades as they hit highs and lows and eventually self-destruct. More details after the jump. Deadline  reports that NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to the project, by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Daniels will write and direct and the series, which will be inspired by Mark Robson's 1967 film adapted from the novel. Daniels will also executive produce with Chernin and Katherine Pope. The story revolves primarily around three friends: Anne Welles, a beautiful woman who works at a talent agency; Neely O'Hara, »
- Angie Han
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