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Posts Tagged ‘Warren Beatty’

Barbara Walters Reveals Her Least Fascinating Interview

“And then there are the interviews you never want to do again.” So segued Barbara Walters last night on The Tonight Show, leading into a realm that sits at the opposite end of what she swears will be her very last Most Fascinating People TV special.

Walters gently revealed to Jimmy Fallon that actor Warren Beatty is the most boring interview she has done, adding that she has told him this and so can talk about it. The Hollywood crown prince, absent from the screen as an actor since Town & Country and still wading in rarefied waters far from social media, has not yet responded.

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THR Tests Josh Flagg’s Star Maps App

For a Hollywood Reporter piece about Million Dollar Listing host Josh Flagg’s recently released Star Maps App, reporter Daniel Miller compared the 99-cent product’s data with that of a couple of the more conventional six-dollar paper products. Miller discovered that the westside mobility of past and present celebs can be a hazard of this specialized trade:

The comparison revealed that only a handful of about two dozen randomly selected notables were listed on all three products: Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty, Aaron Spelling and Frank Sinatra. And each map gave a different address for Sinatra and Beatty. Flagg and [Movie Star Homes and Notorious Crime Scenes publisher Marko] Joelson say their Sinatra and Beatty addresses are correct, though they concede the stars lived at multiple properties.

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Author Learns a Thing or Two About Hollywood Conservatives

The title of USC professor Steven Ross‘ upcoming book is hard to ignore – Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics.

The concept is equally intriguing. He chooses to examine the topic by focusing on ten individuals: Charlie Chaplin, Edward G. Robinson, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, Harry Belafonte, Jane Fonda, Charlton Heston, Warren Beatty, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ahead of the book’s publication in September via Oxford University Press, the Australian caught up with Ross in Sydney, where he was recently a visiting professor:

Ross found two things that defied conventional wisdom. First, conservatives had a longer history in Hollywood than liberals, beginning with MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer, who developed a relationship with the Republican party in the late 1920s, effectively turning MGM studios into a publicity wing.

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Warren Beatty Beats Out Tribune Company For Dick Tracy Rights

Despite the relative inactivity of the franchise in recent years, the character rights to Dick Tracy will continue to belong to Warren Beatty. Tribune Company, who owned the rights to the comic strip before giving them to Beatty to make the 1990 film Dick Tracy, sued Beatty back in 2005 in an effort to wrest back control of the franchise in court.

The Wrap spoke with Beatty’s lawyer Chuck Shepheard who explained that Tribune’s deal with Beatty “said that as long as Warren continued to make Dick Tracy programs, he would be able to keep the rights. If a period of time went by without him doing Dick Tracy programs, then Tribune could give him a notice giving him two more years within which to start a project … or he would lose the rights.”

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Finke and Beatty: Phone Buddies

wbea.jpgIn her latest LA Weekly column, Nikki Finke chastises Warren Beatty for his recent peacocky speech at Berkeley, in which he slammed Arnold Schwarzenegger and hinted at his own political ambitions. Finke also recounts some of her own personal history with Beatty (bold is ours):

…[T]here was a time when I, too, was wowed by Beatty’s wattage. I was writing a book, and Warren would call me frequently at 11 p.m. to talk about The Biz. He voiced what I thought were bizarre opinions, like how the press shouldn’t report on what movies cost, or why talent agencies were the replacements for actor unions.”

But I listened nevertheless, because it was Warren Beatty, for chrissakes. So many reporters have been seduced by that mellifluous voice, but none can say what I can: that I told a boyfriend who was on the phone proposing marriage that I’d call him back because Warren Beatty was on the other line. That I did that still horrifies me.

Good lord, who proposes marriage on the phone!?