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Peter Fonda's bike from 'Easy Rider' up for sale

The customised Harley-Davidson Peter Fonda rode in the 1969 cult film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than £600,000 in an auction in California.

Peter Fonda rides the Captain America chopper. Credit: Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

The Captain America chopper is one of the most recognisable motorcycles of all time.

The bike is the only surviving from the four customized choppers created for the film.

New Star Wars film set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VII will begin filming in May at Pinewood Studios in London and is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it has been confirmed.

The new film will 'star a trio of new young leads', according to the website. Credit: Bay Area News Group/ABACA

The official Star Wars website also said the film will "star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."

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Quentin Tarantino 'very depressed' after 'script leaked'

Quentin Tarantino is reportedly so "depressed" about his latest script apparently being leaked that he is considering not making the film at all.

Film director Quentin Tarantino Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA/Press Association Images

In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, the film director is quoted as saying: "I finished a script, a first draft ... I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.”

He reportedly gave the script - entitled The Hateful Eight - to producer Reggie Hudlin in addition to three actors: Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.

Ruling out the former two, the director surmises that "one of the others let their agent read it and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood".

He is quoted as saying: "I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it."

Meryl Streep 'shocked' at Emma Thompson Oscar snub

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has expressed her "shock" at Emma Thompson's omission from this year's Oscars shortlist.

Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Dame Judi Dench, Amy Adams and Streep have all been nominated for Actress in a Leading Role at the 86th Academy Awards.

Thompson did not make the grade, despite being heavily tipped for her role in the Mary Poppins film Saving Mr Banks.

Streep, who was nominated for August: Osage County, told The Ellen DeGeneres Show she had emailed Thompson to express her dismay over the "injustice".

The Iron Lady actress told the host, "I was really shocked. I wrote her a long, heartfelt email about how bad I felt. She wrote back and just said, 'Good'."

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