HOLLYWOOD – James Bond fans have been preparing their surprised faces when the inevitable revelation comes that Christoph Waltz is actually playing Blofeld in the new James Bond film Spectre.

Although the makers are being coy about the casting of Christoph Waltz, the chances are everybody already knows that Christoph Waltz is playing the famous recurring Bond villian Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of the criminal organisation Spectre, from which the new film derives its title. James Bond fan supreme C. told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

We’re all very excited about Spectre following the success of Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and because it is introducing a key element to the Bond mythology. The name being Spectre there has to be Blofeld. Blofeld has been played in the past by Donald Pleasance and Telly Savalas, among others, and we think that Christoph… I mean whoever plays him in this version will add an illustrious name to the gallery of Bond villains. It is going to be a real shock.

Fans of James Bond and Star Trek will be able to use the face they wore to watch Benedict Cumberbatch reveal himself to be Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Spectre will be released in October, 2015.


HOLLYWOOD- Sir Edwin Fluffer once again delves into his personal memoirs – soon to be published as ‘Not THAT Kind of Fluffer!!!’ – to recall Messrs. Telly Savalas and Yul Brynner.

It was one of those moments when you wish the ground would swallow you up. I’d just committed one of Hollywood’s cardinal sins: I’d managed to get Telly Savalas confused with Yul Brynner. Or was it Yul Brynner with Telly Savalas? Even now, all these years later, my heart sinks to the pit of my stomach and my hands start to shake; but that may be something to do with the medication I’ve been prescribed for my arthritis. 

What was it that made these two fine actors so hard to tell apart? Was it their eyes? No, Telly’s were a deep dark brown, Yul’s eyes were of the most piercing blue.

Was it their ears? No. Telly’s were battered like a heavyweight boxer, whereas Yul Brynner’s ears were like a pair of delicate conch shells. 
Then it hit me: Their teeth! Telly Savalas and Yul Brynner looked so alike because they had identical teeth! Many years later, none other than Shirley Maclaine let it slip that for a while these two gnarled veterans of the big screen had actually shared the same dentist; so that’s why they looked so alike! I actually overheard her telling this to Anthony Perkins at a gala dinner in aid of Telly and Yul’s barber who’d fallen on hard times, since both stars were now completely bald.
I had to ask Tony three times to please pass me the salt, but that’s another story…


HOLLYWOOD – Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel is to appear next as Kojak in a new feature film and today the Studio Exec got an EXCLUSIVE look at the first poster.

Vin Diesel has long wanted to take on the role of Theo Kojak, the lollipop sucking cop with the mystical ability to find parking spaces wherever he goes in New York.

Vin popped by the Studio Exec bungalow to discuss his new role:

Many actors would love to be James Bond, or Indiana Jones,  but for bald actors the choices are limited. Elmer Fudd was a great role but now I’m willing to stretch myself a little and the peak of bald guy roles has to be either The King and I or Kojak. I can’t sing so… who loves ya baby?

My wife.

No that’s my catchphrase. Who Loves ya baby?

Ah okay. Well yes absolutely.

Telly Savalas was for me an idol who encapsulated what it means to be a folically challenged leading man. Yul Brynner was far too exotic. I mean fantastic but I could never do that. Telly was the man. He was basically like me. Growing up that was who I watched on TV.

Philip Gawthrone, who cut his teeth writing episodes of BBC soap opera Eastenders, has been signed to write the screenplay.

Kojak: Who Loves Ya Baby will be released in 2016.

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