Rhett Butler Tops AFI's Movie Quotes, E! Drops Howard Stern, Celebrity Maid Swipes While She Sweeps

Rhett Butler Tops Movie Quotes
They do give a damn after all. The American Film Institute has announced its top movie quotes of all time, with Rhett Butler's famous "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" (from Gone with the Wind) getting top honors. The Godfather's "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" was number two, followed by another Brando line, from On the Waterfront: "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am." The classic "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," from The Wizard of OZ came in fourth, followed by Bogie's "Here's looking at you kid" from Casablanca. Somehow, the likes of Charlie's Angels and Garfield: The Movie didn't make the cut, with the most recent film being 1983's Sudden Impact, in which Clint Eastwood (as Dirty Harry) says, "Go ahead, make my day."

E! Pulls Plug on Howard Stern
Howard's days at E! are numbered. E! Entertainment Television said that it will stop airing new episodes of The Howard Stern Show on July 8. The TV version of his radio show had been on the network since 1994. But fans of Stern and his raucous crew can't be too sad -- E! will have about 2,000 reruns of old shows to offer, and of course Stern's radio show will move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January.

Celebrity Maid Really Cleans Up
A housekeeper to the stars in Manhattan has been charged with swiping when she was supposed to be sweeping. The housekeeper, Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz, is said to have stolen property from clients such as Candice Bergen and Robert De Niro's wife, Grace Hightower. She was arraigned on charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, forgery and coercion. A search of the defendant's home in Queens turned up property belonging to De Niro's wife. Turyk-Wawrynowicz is said to have taken diamond earrings and expensive shoes from Hightower. Two more victims allege that she robbed them as well.

Blabber Bits
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Plan B production company has signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, whose head, Brad Grey, is Pitt's former manager. Tom Cruise won't be pressing charges against those water-pistol pranksters in London. But Scotland Yard said that doesn't necessarily mean the four pranksters, working for a comedy TV show, won't face assault charges. They're out on bail and will report back to the police on July 4. Actor Tom Sizemore has reportedly violated his probation on drug charges. The Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death trial kicked off with Tupac Shakur's former bodyguard testifying on Wednesday. Kevin Hackie took the stand to say that Reginald Wright, the former head of security of Death Row Records, threatened to "get" Biggie in retaliation for the death of Death Row star Tupac. The man who wanted to pray with Mel Gibson has been sentenced to three years in prison for stalking. Zack Sinclair was recommended for psychiatric treatment as part of his term. He became obsessed with Gibson after The Passion of the Christ.


 

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