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Mark Wahlberg Makes Moonshine In Iceland

6 October 2009 12:23 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mark Wahlberg is going to what is possibly the least thrilling place on Earth to find his next thriller. I suppose it can.t possibly be less thrilling than the killer plants. THR says he.s set to star in a remake of Reykjavik-Rotterdam, an .Icelandic thriller.. When I think Icelandic thriller I think environmentalists whining about dying polar bears, but apparently this is about a rum runner turned security guard lured back into the bootlegging business by financial trouble. I guess it.s kind of like Smokey and the Bandit, except on skis. The movie Wahlberg.s version will be based on is responsible for that horrible name which someone will definitely change since they.re not stupid enough to set a thriller in Iceland and will thus locate it to somewhere more exciting. Malibu maybe. The original movie, though, is Iceland.s 2009 submission for the foreign language Oscar »

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Inspiration Behind Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the U.S.A' Music Video Revealed

25 September 2009 8:33 PM, PDT | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Some days after the music video for Miley Cyrus' single entitled "Party in the U.S.A" came out, the clip's director Chris Applebaum has revealed the inspiration behind the making of the video. According to Chris, the teen sensation created the video based on 1978 movie "Grease".

"Miley did have an idea - one of her favorite movies is 'Grease,' " Chris said in an interview with MTV News. "Everything kind of sprang forward from that scene in 'Grease' where John Travolta is singing ... and he gets out of the car and goes to jungle gym and sits in one of the swings and sings the song at night as projections go in the background - she came to me [with that]."

In the same interview, the director admitted that the Disney star made the music video to pay tribute to her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus. »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Bye Bye Birdie! Hello, Lada!

18 September 2009 9:35 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

. With Paul Lynde on the set of Bye Bye Birdie Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 If you came of age during the Sixties, you may well remember the name Lada Edmund, Jr.  who was one of the original gyrating, mini-skirted go-go girls who danced in a cage on NBC-tv’s music program, Hullabaloo 1965-66.  Similar to ABC’s Shindig, Hullabaloo featured a different celebrity host each week to introduce some of the most popular musical performers of the day.  However, the show received most of its press not for the rock groups or vocalists that guest starred but for Lada and fellow dancers who bumped, grinded and twisted their way into the homes of teenagers every week.  So popular was she that she landed on the cover of TV Guide magazine.

Before she found TV fame, Lada began her career dancing on Broadway. She was one of »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Rehabbing Burt Reynolds Knew He Needed Help

17 September 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Burt Reynolds may be known for his macho roles, but the veteran leading man, who is rehabilitating from an addiction to prescription drugs, says he sought help because he couldn't do it by himself. "I felt that in spite of the fact I am supposedly a big tough guy, I couldn't beat prescription drugs on my own," Reynolds, 73, told People Thursday. "I've worked hard to get off of them and really hope other people will realize they need to seek professional help, rather than ignoring the problem or trying to get off of the prescriptions on their own. Related: Burt »

- Linda Marx

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Reynolds Released From Rehab

17 September 2009 5:16 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds has been discharged from a drug rehabilitation centre following treatment for his addiction to painkillers.

The 73-year-old actor was admitted to the Hanley Center in Florida last month after a nasty fall at his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound led him to realise he'd become "a prisoner of prescription pain pills".

According to the National Enquirer, the Smokey and the Bandit star agreed to undergo detox and a 30-day rehab programme after doctors raised fears for his mental health in the aftermath of the accident.

The actor has previously confessed to a reliance on sleeping aid Halcion after turning to the drug to ease the terrible pain he felt from temporomandibular joint disorder (Tmj) in the 1980s.

Reynolds' manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the rehab stint, insisting the star relapsed after undergoing painful surgery on his back and "checked himself into rehab in order to regain control of his life."

Kritzer also revealed Reynolds has now left the facility, but no further details were given. »

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Burt Reynolds In Rehab

16 September 2009 12:16 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds is seeking treatment in a rehabilitation facility for alleged addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol after an accident at his Florida home last month sparked fears for his mental state.

According to the National Enquirer, the veteran star, 73, was admitted to hospital on 21 August after he was found semi-conscious and covered in blood following a fall at his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound.

A source tells the tabloid, "The houseman found Burt lying in a pool of blood. He'd fallen and was badly cut. The houseman drove him to the hospital. But this time, Burt was behaving strangely, and doctors were so concerned about his state of mind that they sent him to the county mental health facility in West Palm Beach."

The Smokey and the Bandit actor then agreed to check straight into rehab after medics refused to discharge him unless he sought professional help for his alleged addictions at the nearby Hanley Center.

The insider says, "The facility refused to release him unless he agreed to go immediately into drug and alcohol rehab.

"He's been increasingly abusing booze and prescription drugs, mainly painkillers. There have been many times recently when he's been completely out of it, and twice in the last few months he's ended up at the ER (emergency room).

"...Burt wasn't happy about it, but he checked in, went through detox and then joined a regular 30-day rehab programme."

Photographs published in the magazine show Reynolds looking relaxed on the grounds of the Hanley Center.

The actor has previously confessed to a reliance on sleeping aid Halcion after turning to the drug to ease the terrible pain he felt from temporomandibular joint disorder (Tmj) in the 1980s.

A spokesperson had not responded to requests for a comment as WENN went to press. »

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Burt Reynolds In Rehab

16 September 2009 11:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds is seeking treatment in a rehabilitation facility for alleged addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol after an accident at his Florida home last month sparked fears for his mental state.

According to the National Enquirer, the veteran star, 73, was admitted to hospital on 21 August after he was found semi-conscious and covered in blood following a fall at his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound.

A source tells the tabloid, "The houseman found Burt lying in a pool of blood. He'd fallen and was badly cut. The houseman drove him to the hospital. But this time, Burt was behaving strangely, and doctors were so concerned about his state of mind that they sent him to the county mental health facility in West Palm Beach."

The Smokey and the Bandit actor then agreed to check straight into rehab after medics refused to discharge him unless he sought professional help for his alleged addictions at the nearby Hanley Center.

The insider says, "The facility refused to release him unless he agreed to go immediately into drug and alcohol rehab.

"He's been increasingly abusing booze and prescription drugs, mainly painkillers. There have been many times recently when he's been completely out of it, and twice in the last few months he's ended up at the ER (emergency room).

"...Burt wasn't happy about it, but he checked in, went through detox and then joined a regular 30-day rehab programme."

Photographs published in the magazine show Reynolds looking relaxed on the grounds of the Hanley Center.

The actor has previously confessed to a reliance on sleeping aid Halcion after turning to the drug to ease the terrible pain he felt from temporomandibular joint disorder (Tmj) in the 1980s.

A spokesperson had not responded to requests for a comment as WENN went to press. »

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

1 July 2009 2:05 AM, PDT | Latemag.com/film | See recent LateFilmFull news »

A few years ago I picked up a book called Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters. On page 42 and 43 are the posters for Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and Vanishing point. Also on page 42 is a flyer for a 1975 (Drive-in I assume) double bill of with both films. The flyer / poster bears the slogan "3 1/2 hours of high performance action as two of the great chase films return ... together". Now I've seen both films  over the years (Vanishing Point more, because its the better movie), but ever since I picked up the book I have wanted to watch them back to back as a double bill. With cult movie magpie Quentin Tarantino referencing both films in his "Grindhouse" movie Death Proof it reminded me of this, love or hate Qt he does have the effect of putting older movies back in the public consciousness. Anyway you have obviously figured out where this is leading, »

- Leigh

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