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Shirley Maclaine vows to never return to Broadway

Shirley Maclaine

Shirley MacLaine has vowed never to return to Broadway – because she feels too old to sing and dance on stage.

MacLaine began her film career following a stint on the New York stage in 1954′s The Pajama Game.

But at 74-years-old, MacLaine insists her lifelong career in entertainment has suppressed her desire to return to Broadway.

She says, “I can barely walk across town now. I don’t think so (I will return). When you start (dancing) at three like I did, it becomes second nature and it’s not necessarily such a wonderful thing when you get older. I don’t like the exercise.”

Can you blame her? At her age, I’d feel like I’ve worked all of my life. It’s time for a break!



Posted Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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Celebrities at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Calvin Klein


Pictured: Eva Mendes (above), Kevin Bacon with 16 year old daughter Sosie Ruth, Ellen Pompeo & husband, Cynthia Nixon, Leighton Meester, Rosario Dawson & Jared Leto.



Posted Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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A pregnant Naomi Watts at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Calvin Klein



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Keira Knightley slams the paparazzi

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has hit out at photographers who follow her – because too much attention is not good for her film career.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star insists the biggest stars are hardly ever pictured in public, and that over-exposure of Hollywood A-listers puts people off seeing their movies.

And she claims some snappers deliberately hurl insults at her to try to provoke a reaction and get a better picture.

She says, “I know that I am very lucky, but sometimes the intrusion is a very predatory force. When you are leaving your front door and paparazzi who are a lot bigger than you are shouting, ‘You’re a whore’ to try and make you cry – that obviously is not great. I am told by a lot of the paparazzi who follow me that they are helping my career but, by that logic, Paris Hilton should be the biggest box-office catch in the world and she isn’t.”

And Knightley adds: “It is not good for any actor when your life becomes the story because, in your acting work, you are trying to tell a different story. What’s more, there is actual proof that if actors get too much attention, people just don’t go and see the film. That sort of over-exposure is something to be wary of.”



Posted Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Thandie Newton turned down Charlie’s Angels role

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton turned down a role in Charlie’s Angels – because she was worried it would make her too famous.

The Crash star was about to start filming alongside Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore on the 2000 action film – but pulled out when she realized it would catapult her to a higher level of fame.

She was replaced by Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu.

Newton says, “In career terms it was a platinum opportunity. Or, as my agent put it, ‘a one-two punch’. I was going to do it for about 24 hours. But then I woke up and it just didn’t feel right. It would have meant entering that virtual world of stardom, but I’d been away from home for nine months (filming Mission: Impossible II) and it would have meant another six months away.”

And although Newton was pleased with the decision, her agent and manager weren’t – and she soon parted company with them.

She adds, “They were appalled. They thought I was committing career suicide.”



Posted Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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