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17 items from 2011

Hotel Confidential

5 June 2011 7:24 PM, PDT | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

Many married men expect sex along with their room service, according to a Newsweek poll. But will the Strauss-Kahn scandal change the rules of the game? Jacob Bernstein and Jesse Ellison investigate the dirty secret about business travel in the current issue of Newsweek.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn won't go down in history as the next president of France, but he may well be remembered as the man who made the "hospitality industry" a lot less hospitable.

Related story on The Daily Beast: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Life in Jail at Rikers Island

More than a few business travelers think of sex as a hotel amenity, like free shampoo or chocolates on the pillow, and before Strauss-Kahn's perp walk on charges that he sexually assaulted a cleaning woman, most hotels looked the other way. Not anymore. After an Egyptian businessman was carted out of New York's swanky Pierre hotel by the NYPD late »

- Jacob Bernstein & Jesse Ellison

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Close up: The man who wasn't there

26 May 2011 8:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Smothered in sunshine, dripping with glitz and jingling with cash, the Cannes festival is the place for film folk to be unseen

The big story

The secret to success at a film festival? Well, first of all, don't make films, or, if you must, do so only sparingly. Then forget about all that red carpet nonsense; in fact forget about publicising your work completely – the artist doesn't have to be a salesman. And lastly, when the festival offers you its top prize, don't, whatever you do, go along to pick it up. The event will lap up any photo non-opportunities you can throw its way. If you can follow these basic rules you are well on the road to glory, as Terrence Malick proved at Cannes at the weekend.

The enigmatic American auteur scooped the Palme d'Or in the south of France this week with his fifth film in 38 years, »

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Joseph Brooks' 'You Light Up My Life' Oscar Ceremony Controversy

23 May 2011 7:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joseph Brooks, who killed himself yesterday at his Manhattan apartment, won an Oscar for the bestselling song "You Light Up My Life," from the movie of the same name which Brooks himself directed. Accompanied by several young girls, Debby Boone (photo), who reportedly claimed she dedicated the song to God every time she sang it, performed "You Light Up My Life" at the 1978 Academy Awards ceremony. Though nothing compared to the furor following Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave's acceptance speech, the wholesome "You Light Up My Life" engendered its own bit of ungodly controversy. After Boone's performance, host Bob Hope announced that the [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Songwriter Joseph Brooks Commits Suicide in NYC

23 May 2011 9:10 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and eleven counts of rape, is dead of an apparent suicide.

The suicide comes five months after his son, musician Nicholas Brooks, was arrested after being charged for allegedly murdering his fashion designer girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay, whose body was discovered in a bathtub at an upscale SoHo hotel last December.

Brooks, 73, was discovered on Sunday inside his 15th-floor Upper »

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Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks found dead

23 May 2011 6:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Writer of You Light Up My Life, who was awaiting trial on sexual assault charges, apparently took his own life

Joseph Brooks, an Oscar-winning songwriter and film-maker accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women during fake movie auditions at his New York apartment, has been found dead after apparently taking his own life, police said.

Brooks, who won the Academy Award for best song in 1977 for You Light Up My Life, was awaiting trial on more than 90 charges, all of which he denied. He was found at his Manhattan apartment on Sunday by a friend with whom he had arranged to have lunch. Police said it was not clear how long the body had been there, but indicated that a suicide note had been found.

Brooks wrote You Light Up My Life for his own film of the same title, a romantic comedy about a female comedian who »

- Ben Child

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Oscar And Grammy Winner Joseph Brooks Found Dead; Faced Trial On Rape Charges

23 May 2011 3:27 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Joseph Brooks, the Oscar and Grammy winning producer, director, screenwriter and composer, was found dead today of an apparent suicide. Brooks was in poor health and about to stand trial on charges that he lured women for acting auditions, drugged them and then raped them. Brooks had plead innocent to the charges. In 1977, Brooks was the creative force behind You Light Up My Life, a low-budget romance that was cleverly marketed around a title song that won him and Oscar and a Grammy. The film was also a major hit, but Brooks' follow-up efforts never repeated the success. Ironically, Brooks son Nicholas is also in legal trouble, charged with murdering his girlfriend. For more click here »

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Joseph Brooks, 'You Light Up My Light' songwriter, dies awaiting rape trial

22 May 2011 10:48 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Joseph Brooks, the man who won an Academy Award and a Grammy for writing "You Light Up My Life" was found dead, May 22.

The AP reports Brooks' body was found in his New York City apartment by a friend, with a plastic bag tied around his head, connect to a helium tank. Police are also said to have found a suicide note, though the contents of it were not available.

Brooks was 73.

Though he had a great deal of success earlier in his life, writing the theme song to 1977's "You Light Up My Life" -- which he also wrote and directed -- Brooks' later life was marred by tragedy and scandal.

He suffered a stroke that left him unable to play the piano. And in 2009, he was formally accused of raping 13 women, who he allegedly lured to his apartment and drugged. His trial had still not been set at his time of death. »


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Oscar winner Joseph Brooks dies in apparent suicide, police say

22 May 2011 6:44 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

New York - Oscar winner Joseph Brooks died Sunday after apparently committing suicide, media reports said. The 73-year-old Us director, songwriter and scriptwriter was found dead in his New York flat, the New York Daily News reported citing the police. He reportedly had a plastic bag over his head and a hose connected to a tank of helium was close by. Brooks rose to prominence as producer, director and songwriter with the 1977 film You Light Up My Life. His song of the same name won an Oscar. The film was about an actress who had a one-night stand with a director. In 2009, he was accused of raping a string of young actresses, sexual abuse, assault and theft »

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Oscar-Winner Joseph Brooks Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

22 May 2011 4:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joseph Brooks, who won an Oscar in 1977 for the song "You Light Up My Life," was found dead Sunday in his East Village apartment after an apparent suicide. Brooks, 73, was facing trial on 82 counts of sexual abuse. He is alleged to have raped 11 young women after luring them to his residence with the pretense of auditioning them for movie roles. It was a rather difficult fall for a man who not only wrote the tune "You Light Up My Life, which singer Debby Boone turned into a syrupy »

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Joseph Brooks Dead, Wrote 'You Light Up My Life'

22 May 2011 3:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Joseph Brooks, a one-time ad-jingle writer whose 1977 song "You Light Up My Life" won him an Oscar, a Grammy and a spot on the pop charts, apparently killed himself in his Manhattan apartment Sunday, according to multiple news reports. Brooks was 73 and facing trial on 82 counts of sexual abuse for allegedly raping 11 young actresses whom he reputedly lured to his Upper East Side residence with the promise to audition them for screen roles. In addition, his estranged son, Nicholas Brooks, 25, was awaiting trial for allegedly strangling his girlfriend, swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, in a bathtub within the private club Soho House last year. »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Joseph Brooks Dies: 'You Light Up My Life' Oscar-winning Composer Apparently Kills Self

22 May 2011 3:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joseph Brooks, who won an Academy Award for the song "You Light Up My Life," was found dead today in his Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. Brooks, who was awaiting trial for the rape of several women, apparently killed himself using a helium tank hooked up to a dry-cleaning bag placed around his head. He was 73. His body was discovered by a friend with whom the songwriter had planned to have lunch. A suicide note was found, but police refused to divulge its contents. The rape charges against Brooks, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2008, stemmed from allegations that he drugged and [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Joseph Brooks, "You Light Up My Life" Songwriter, Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

22 May 2011 2:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Grammy-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks was found dead today in his Manhattan apartment at age 73, authorities confirm to E! News. The police are calling it a suicide. Brooks, who famously penned the Academy Award-winning ballad "You Light Up My Life," was awaiting trial for more than 80 sex-related charges. The police reportedly found Brooks with a plastic bag wrapped around his head near a hose attached to a tank of helium gas. A suicide note was also found on the scene. Brooks was awaiting trial for the sexual assault of 11 young actresses whom he allegedly lured to his apartment by falsely promising auditions for movie roles. Last December, Brooks' 24-year-old son, Nicholas, was arrested for »

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'You Light Up My Life' writer 'commits suicide'

22 May 2011 1:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

American film director and songwriter Joseph Brooks has reportedly committed suicide. According to The AP, Brooks was found dead earlier today at his apartment in Manhattan, New York by a close friend. He is said to have been found with a plastic bag wrapped around his head, along with a hose connected to a helium tank. Brooks was best known for his 1977 romantic comedy You Light Up My Life, which featured the film's titular Grammy and Academy Award-winning song. 'You Light Up My Life' was later covered (more) »

- By Tom Ayres

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Grey's Anatomy Music From "It's a Long Way Back"

2 May 2011 7:31 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, "It's A Long Way Back," marked the return of the show from a lengthy break, and set the stage for a great end to the season.

Below is a list of the Grey's Anatomy music from Thursday night's show. Click to listen and purchase. If we missed any songs, leave a comment and let us know!

Little Red - "Slow Motion" Joe Brooks - "These Broken Hands of Mine" Now Now - "Neighbors" Amy Stroup - "Love You Strongly" The National - "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks"


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Accused rapist, Oscar-winner Joseph Brooks ‘attacked many more women’

29 January 2011 3:47 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

New York, Jan 29 – Already accused of raping and sexually assaulting 13 women, Joseph Brooks, an Oscar-winning composer attacked at least a dozen other women, prosecutors said Friday.

Although the Da’s office is barred by statute of limitation rules from lodging charges related to the additional victims, prosecutors want the women to testify against the aging composer.

The allegations come after Brooks’ son was charged for the murder of sexy swimsuit. »

- News

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Brooks' Son Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

5 January 2011 8:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge following the death of his fashion designer girlfriend at a New York hotel.

Nicholas Brooks appeared in court in Manhattan on Tuesday and denied killing Sylvie Cachay, whose body was found in an overflowing bathtub in her room at SoHo House in the early hours of 9 December.

Brooks, 24, was initially accused of strangulation and attempted murder, but the charge was upgraded to second-degree murder after officials ruled Cachay died from a combination of strangulation and drowning. »

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Brooks' Son Charged With Murder

4 January 2011 4:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks has been charged with murder after a medical expert ruled his girlfriend was strangled and drowned in a bath.

Nicholas Brooks was held by cops on charges of strangulation and attempted murder after the body of Sylvie Cachay was found at a luxury hotel in New York City last month.

Tests last week (ends31Dec10) revealed the swimsuit designer was killed by a combination of strangulation and drowning - and the charge against Brooks has now been upgraded to second-degree murder, according to the New York Daily News. »

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