Katherine Quinn is determined to resolve the 50-year legal battle over the actor's two-acre plot on Rhodes, which he purchased to create a centre for filmmakers and artists.
Greek officials allegedly agreed to sell the isolated bay to the Zorba The Greek star, but the purchase was reportedly annulled and he never obtained the deeds.
Now Katherine is taking charge of the matter, and has recruited U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to raise the issue on a visit to Athens next week (begs07Feb11).
Family lawyer Stefanos Stratis tells Britain's Daily Express, "Katherine is determined to at least get compensation. Quinn was very bitter about it."
Quinn, who died aged 86 in 2001, fell in love with the seaside plot while filming The Guns of Navarone there, but eventually boycotted the island after the feud over the title deeds escalated.
So we have this adaptation of a fairly popular book that had all of Tinsel Town atwitter thinking it’ll be a big blockbuster. The book revolves around an alternate history of one of the United States of America’s (God Bless Her in all her glory) most iconic Presidents and re-imagines him as....a vampire hunter. Ok, I’m cool with that. Abe Lincoln was pretty bad-ass, let's make him more bad-ass in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I think the movie is a great idea, but now 20th Century Fox started to handpick actors that are auditioning and all I can think is... Brit's? You’re seriously considering hiring a British actor to pay Abraham Mother Fucking (that’s his true middle name, look it up) Lincoln?
The shortlist includes the fine red-blooded American actors Timothy Olyphant, Benjamin Walker, Adrien Brody, and Josh Lucas. The Brits they are considering are James D’Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. You really can’t get any more British if your last name is Darcy. I’m not an Anglo-phobe by any stretch of the means. I love Doctor Who. But this is Abraham Lincoln. You just can’t have someone that isn’t American play the part. It’s not like we’re trying to shove one of ours to be James Bond, are we?
The best choices here are Timothy Olyphant and Benjamin Walker. Olyphant because he is such an ass kicker in his own right, he would simply kill the role (and we mean that in a good way). Walker, because he has experience playing a kick-ass Presidents (he debuted as Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) so he knows how to walk the walk.
No word on who's the current front runner, but Fox will have to cast up soon enough; the film needs to be in production soon to meet its June 22, 2012 release date.
The pair checked into the Sea Breeze Cottage in Ventnor for a romantic getaway and they were spotted at a New Year's Eve (31Dec10) party with friends at the nearby Spyglass Inn.
Locals report the reclusive couple were largely left alone as they celebrated 2011, but the couple was mobbed by young fans on New Year's Day.
Pattinson whisked his reported on and off-screen lover to the Isle of Wight to ring in last year (10) too.
The Braveheart star bought the sprawling holiday retreat in 2007 for $25.8 million (£17.2 million) in a bid to get away from the paparazzi in Hollywood.
However, the troubled actor has decided to sell up because snappers are now following him there, according to the real estate agent in charge of selling the property.
Sandra Miller says, “He bought it for a getaway. Now he goes there and paparazzi follow him."
The estate, which is named Hacienda Dorada, includes a seven-bedroom main house and two other homes with two bedrooms each.
Reynolds and Johansson called time on their two-year union earlier this month (Dec10) and a report published in America's Star magazine suggested the actor turned to Bullock in the wake of his marriage breakdown, after they became close on the set of the 2009 romantic comedy.
A source told the publication, "Ryan turned more and more to his close friend Sandra... There were phone calls, date nights and even a secret getaway!"
But Bullock's rep has shot down the story, telling GossipCop.com the actress and Reynolds are "literally nothing except friends".
The Monty Python star was leaving the Old Vic, where he hosted the 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala, with his daughter Camille when the fans pounced, demanding autographs.
Cleese failed to make a quick getaway when his ride home failed to show up, and cops were forced to step in when the crowd grew unruly.
A statement from the star's spokesperson reads, "At the end of the show John left the theatre and discovered that someone else had got into his car by mistake.
"Whilst waiting outside, John was signing autographs for fans, the crowd was growing and the paparazzi photographers started to get a bit out of control.
"A police car stopped and one of the officers asked production staff what was happening - they explained and the police offered to give John a lift home."
Reports have suggested Gyllenhaal whisked his new love off to the romantic Big Sur, California retreat for a weekend getaway on Friday (29Oct10), but neither of the alleged lovers are talking.
However, actress Long appears to have confirmed the rumours after chatting about her 40th birthday break on Thursday's (04Nov10) Access Hollywood Live, but she refused to go into all the details.
Asked how she celebrated her birthday, Long said, "I went to Big Sur, to a place called Post Ranch Inn. It was awesome... Actually Jake (Gyllenhaal) was there."
Realising she may have said too much, she clammed up and refused to answer questions about her fellow celebrity guest's possible date, stating, "That is his personal business. I am not here to spill beans... I didn't see anyone with him."
S7:E5 Of course the biggest mystery this year is how The Office was going to deal with the absence of Steve Carell. Our one lone clue was that Timothy Olyphant would be appearing in the last two episodes of the season as a rival salesman. Lo and behold, Olyphant shows up in “The Sting” and we get our first introduction to the character.
And man, was it funny.
First, our cold open and honestly, not one of my favorite ones. It makes sense that Oscar would be really into cycling and that Michael wouldn’t know how to ride a bike, but it just felt weak. There were some highlights, though. Oscar admitting that cycling makes him want to get up in the morning was pretty funny. But Michael not knowing (or possibly not admitting) to knowing what training wheels are? Not so sure I can buy it. But it is good to see Jim able to teach Michael. He’s going to be such a good dad.
We started off with Jim and Dwight heading out to a joint sales call. These two should go out into the world together more. Their back and forth hasn’t wilted over the years and it still feels fresh. They’re heading off to woo another potential client and much to their dismay, right when they arrive they notice Timothy Olyphant as Danny Cordray, a super rival salesman. And its not his company, it's actually Danny. He himself poses such a threat that it causes both Jim and Dwight to jump back in horror.
They try to play it cool (with Dwight’s imitating casual conversation piece “So, anyway, she says ‘That is the biggest penis I’ve ever seen,’ and I said ‘I know! That’s why I brought you to the penis museum, where tickets are a thousand dollars!’” which was just amazing) but the competition gets the best of them and they call in their best back up plan. They’re ace in the hole. Their secret weapon:
But even the dream trio of Michael, Dwight, and Jim couldn’t convince their client otherwise. Danny was just too good. Convinced there has to be a secret to his success, they set up the an elaborate plan to spy on him. Of course, Dwight already had all of this set up for his building owner’s office. They lure Danny in with a promise of a new client and wait patiently to watch the enemy work.
The only problem though is they had to use someone else to be their “client.” Jim, Dwight, and Michael were out, Danny knew them. Jim couldn’t ask Pam because apparently they dated about 4 years ago. Jim might still be a little hung about it which led to Pam’s hilarious reminder “You do know I have a kid with you, right?” So they settled with their next best choice: Meredith.
But alas, poor Meredith could not resist Danny’s charm. She fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Actually, if she were a fish, she would have basically swam into the boat, gutted herself, and cooked herself in front of Danny. Screw the company, Meredith had someone else to screw. The trio try to salvage the situation by bringing in a replacement by shoving Oscar in there, but Meredith showed some unusual quick wit and deemed him a janitor (even though Oscar was wearing a tie). So they went to their back-up-back-up plan by throwing Ryan in there. Meredith plays her cards again and deems him another janitor.
With the jig up, Michael calls it off and Danny is obviously upset. Michael does the only thing he can think of to salvage the situation: he sells Dunder Mifflin to Danny and convinces himself to join their team. Michael does redeem his rather unusual ability to sell things when he was able to convince Danny to join Dunder Mifflin.
And then we get to the introductions. Most of the office is appreciative of the new addition. I believe Kelly summed it up fairly well when she said, “Fuck me.” Don’t we all, Kelly. Don’t we all. Even better than that was when they started comparing him to Josh Duhamel. Personally, I have been known to confuse the two actors, lord knows it probably happens to them all the time in real life, so I appreciated the sort of meta joke there. The sales team isn’t too thrilled about the addition, they would rather things “stay the same” rather than move forward like Danny.
The B story as far as plot was a little weak. Andy gets jealous of a fellow Cornell graduate who landed a singing gig for a jingle. He vows to come up something better and pays Daryl to jam with him and Kevin. They start and really hit it off. There was a super sweet moment when Daryl waves off Andy’s offer to pay him for an additional half hour because he was enjoying it and Andy’s look was adorable. So the plot was weak but it did lead to a lot of Andy and Daryl singing, which is always amazing. The only other show that could rival The Office in terms of music ability is Community with Donald Glover’s raps, but watching Andy and Daryl jam is always a joy.
This was a shot in the arm for The Office. Plenty of funny moments all around and a definite return to form for the show.
Moore and Kutcher's five-year union has come under the spotlight in recent weeks after America's Star magazine published a report suggesting Kutcher had been caught cheating.
The actor vehemently denied the allegations and threatened to sue over the lurid claims.
He logged on to Twitter.com last month (Sep10), calling reports he cheated "fiction", and Moore replied with a supportive statement, blogging, "Excellent point my love!"
The couple has since put up a united front, making several public appearances together; and now they've jetted to Israel to escape the ongoing gossip.
Kutcher logged on to Twitter.com on Saturday night (09Oct10), hours after the couple left from Los Angeles International Airport, writing, "Sharing Love & Light while in Israel.
"Asking 4 the energy 2 forge bonds with our similarities & find compromise in our differences. (sic)"
The Daily Show star popped the question to American Iraq War veteran Norley on the sunkissed isle of St. Thomas in July (10).
The couple met two years ago at the Republican National Convention, while Norley was still on active service.
Oliver, 33, reveals the pair plans to marry "some time next year".