Claudia Schiffer says she turned down £1 million date

Claudia Schiffer says she turned down £1 million date

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Claudia Schiffer tells "The Johnathan Ross Show" that an Arab prince once offered her £1 million for a date -- and she turned it down.
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LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- British soul singer Adele is in talks to make her film acting debut in an upcoming espionage thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth, The Sun said.
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Claudia Schiffer gives birth to daughter

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- German-born model Claudia Schiffer has given birth in London to her third child, a daughter whose name she has not yet announced.
Schiffer pregnant with baby No. 3

Schiffer pregnant with baby No. 3

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- German-born fashion model Claudia Schiffer has announced she is pregnant with her third child at the age of 39.
Lionsgate to distribute 'Kick-Ass'

Lionsgate to distribute 'Kick-Ass'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to "Kick-Ass," the new action-comedy from writer/director Matthew Vaughn.
Nicolas Cage set for Marvel Comics role

Nicolas Cage set for Marvel Comics role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Nicolas Cage has signed on to appear in an indie movie adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Kick-Ass" book imprint, sources say.

Ian McKellen joins fantasy film 'Stardust'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen is set to narrate the new Paramount fantasy film "Stardust" based on the fairy tale by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess.

Crowe expected to rise in 'Bloody Ashes'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is expected to sign onto the upcoming film, "The Bloody Ashes," based on the life of Australian cricket star Donald Bradman.

Schiffer gets second warning over dogs

IPSWICH, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- For the second time this year, model Claudia Schiffer has received a warning from local British officials in Suffolk about her rambunctious dogs.

British town in fear of Schiffer's dogs

NORWICH, England, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Neighbors of model Claudia Schiffer and her husband in the British town of Stanningfield are in an uproar after the couple's two huge dogs became violent.

De Niro, Pfeiffer sign on to 'Stardust'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- An all-star cast of Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller and Charlie Cox has been assembled for the fantasy "Stardust."

Brett Ratner to direct 'X3' movie

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner has been tapped to direct "X-Men 3" for 20th Century Fox.

Vaughn withdraws as director of X-Men 3

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- British film director Matthew Vaughn has quit the X-Men 3 project to spend more time with his family, 20th Century Fox announced.
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Matthew Vaughn
Actress Claire Danes, a cast member in the motion picture drama fantasy "Stardust," and director Matthew Vaughn attend the premiere of the film at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on July 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Matthew Vaughn (born 7 March 1971) is an English film producer and director known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and directing the films Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass.

Vaughn was born in London, England. He was brought up to believe that his biological father was the actor Robert Vaughn, who played Napoleon Solo in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Matthew's mother, the actress Kathy Ceaton, had been in a relationship with Robert Vaughn at the time of Matthew's conception and birth, but the relationship was at its breaking point and Robert Vaughn had always denied that he was Matthew's father. The paternity of Matthew Vaughn was resolved in the 1980s both scientifically and legally, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. Matthew's biological father is in fact George Albert Harley Drummond (also known as George de Vere Drummond) a minor British aristocrat whose Godfather was the late King George VI. Following the resolution, Matthew adopted (for private use) the name Matthew de Vere Drummond.

At the time of their marriage, there was some confusion in the press about the possibility of Vaughn's wife eventually becoming the Countess of Oxford, because her father in-law was in line of succession to the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. In fact, however, George Drummond is descended from the Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer through his son Thomas Harley (1730–1804) whose daughter Martha Harley (1760–1788) married one George Drummond (1758–1789) in 1779. Matthew's illegitimacy would bar him from succession. George Harley Drummond himself would not be in line for succession as he is not descended from the male line and furthermore the Harley family are no longer holders of the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. The male line ended with the death of Alfred Harley, 6th Earl of Oxford and Mortimer in 1853 and the title became extinct. A similarly named earldom, that of Oxford and Asquith, is now held by family of Herbert Asquith under the creation of 1925. George Albert Harley Drummond adopted the name 'de Vere' because that is the surname of the famous earls of Oxford who held the title (with interruptions) from 1135 to 1702, and he is a descendant of the 20th and last De Vere Earl of Oxford through his daughter Lady Diana de Vere, wife of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans.

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