Malcolm McDowell Vlad the Impaler, Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Alleged Stalker

Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange
Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange

Move over, Robert Pattinson

Malcolm McDowell, the guy who wreaked havoc in the streets of London in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), has been cast as Vlad the Impaler in Amy Heckerling's horror comedy Vamps, the writer-director's first project since the 2007 Michelle Pfeiffer-Paul Rudd vehicle I Could Never Be Your Woman.

For those ignorant of vampire history, the bloodthirsty Wallachian prince Vlad was presumably the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula. And for those ignorant of Robert Pattinson history, according to Vlad was Pattinson's distant cousin.

Written and directed by Heckerling, among whose credits are Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Look Who's Talking (1989), and Clueless (1995), Vamps follows two hip New York City vampires, Goody and Stacy, who fall in love – with humans, from what I understand. That upsetting turn of events will lead to a crucial decision about their immortality. Clueless star Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter play the lovestruck vampires.

The highly eclectic supporting cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Justin Kirk, Richard Lewis, Kristen Johnston, Marilu Henner, Zak Orth, Wallace Shawn, Dan Stevens, Scott Thomson, and Todd Barry.

Via Dread Central.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard in Christopher Nolan's Inception

Three-time Oscar nominee and Titanic, Shutter Island, and Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio has been granted a temporary restraining order against Livia Bistriceanu, a 41-year-old woman who reportedly has been stalking the actor and claims to be his wife and the expectant mother of his child.

Additionally, according to an AP report, in one letter Bistriceanu sent to DiCaprio she indicated the belief that he was the father of baby Jesus.

“Given this obsessive and harassing behavior, I am frightened of Ms. Bistriceanu and feel that my personal safety, and the personal safety of those around me, is in jeopardy,” DiCaprio wrote in a sworn declaration.

On Thursday, a Canadian woman, Aretha Wilson, pleaded not guilty to a charge of slashing DiCaprio's face and neck with a piece of glass at a party in 2005.

Photo: Inception (Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros.)

Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act
Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg, who won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Ghost (1990), has quit the London production of the musical Sister Act. After learning that her mother had suffered a stroke, the actress decided to fly back to the U.S.

Replacing veteran stage performer Sheila Hancock, Goldberg, 54, was scheduled to play the Mother Superior in the musical until the end of the month.

Maggie Smith played the role in the 1992 sleeper hit, which starred Goldberg as a singer on the run who finds a convenient hideout at a convent. Emile Ardolino directed.

Goldberg is also one of Sister Act's producers. The musical is slated to open on Broadway in 2011.

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1 Comment to Malcolm McDowell Vlad the Impaler, Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Alleged Stalker

  1. Emma S.

    Love Leonardo DiCaprio, he's one of the best actors of this generation. Wish him all the best…..