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Tuesday, 5 September, 2000, 14:40 GMT 15:40 UK
Stars out for Scary première
Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra
Elizabeth and Electra: 'No idea' film would be successful
Former Baywatch star Carmen Electra was in London for the UK première of her film Scary Movie, which has been an unexpected hit in the US.

The film is a parody of numerous recent blockbusters like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, the Blair Witch Project and The Sixth Sense.

The 28-year-old actress said: "Scary movies are so silly - it's always some glamorous girl running from the killer and then she trips up.

"We had no idea it would blow up the way it did."

Also at the screening was her co-star Shannon Elizabeth - best known for her role in the teenage hit American Pie - racing driver Jenson Button and singer Dane Bowers.

Robbie, 'you're so vain'

Robbie Williams, David Beckham and Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen have been named top of the poseurs in a roundup of the vainest stars.

She magazine assembled a panel of female celebrities, including Anthea Turner, Alice Beer and Smack The Pony's Fiona Allen to hand out the honours.

Allen laid into Williams, currently number one in the album charts, saying: "He can't dance and he looks like a rent boy. Oh, and his music is rubbish."

Special tribute for UK director Frears

British director Stephen Frears is to be honoured with a special tribute at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

Frears, who directed High Fidelity, will be joined by fellow Brit Kenneth Branagh whose comedy How to Kill Your Neighbour's Dog will close the festival.

The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with stars like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino expected to attend.

Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous will be among the premières at the festival.

France and Australia share best picture

Two love stories from Australia and France shared the best picture award at the Montreal Film Festival.

Innocence, a film about a pair of long-lost lovers, shared the top prize with France's Le Goût Des Autres about a businessman who falls for an actress.

Best actress award was shared by Gong Li for China's Breaking the Silence and Isabelle Huppert for France's Nightcap.

US star Mark Ruffalo won best actor for You Can Count on Me.

Jackson Pollock film hit by injunction

Ed Harris' much-anticipated film Pollock about the fiery painter Jackson Pollock has been slapped with a lawsuit by Pollock's last mistress, Ruth Kligman.

She is asking a New York federal court judge for an injunction banning the film from being shown.

Kligman, who was 26 years old in 1956 when she survived the car crash that killed Pollock, claims Harris, who wrote, directed and stars in the film with his wife Amy Madigan, has infringed the copyright of her book, Love Affair, which details her nine months with Pollock.

"Ruth is suing because they left her with no choice," says her lawyer, Christopher Jaskiewicz. "This lawsuit is not about money. It's about copyright infringement."

Stevie Wonder back to studio

Stevie Wonder, who has contributed two songs to the soundtrack of Spike Lee's forthcoming film Bamboozled, is at work on his first studio album in five years.

He promises it will be different from anything he has done before.

"I'm actually doing some rap stuff but differently from how it's done today.

"It's kind of a new form of it and I'm really excited about it," he tells the Los Angeles Times.

"I'm not saying I'm a rapper now - I'm just taking it to another place."

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