EVEN IN DEATH, Tony Curtis was one of "The
The Hollywood legend, who died in September at 85, has dissed his five kids in his will.
"Inside Edition" got a copy of Tony's last will and testament, and reported yesterday that in his final days, "Houdini" rewrote the will to make them disappear.
Guess Jamie Lee will have to keep wolfing down Activia.
The will, written five months before his death from cardiac arrest, lists his children's names with the statement: "I acknowledge the existence of my children . . . and have intentionally and with full knowledge chosen not to provide for them."
"Inside Edition" says that Tony's oldest daughter, Kelly Lee Curtis, contested the will and tried to have Tony's widow, Jill, removed as trustee of the estate, but was denied.
Jill's statement to "Inside Edition" said, "Tony's last will and testament and his passing wishes . . . are private family matters."
Jill was the sixth Mrs. Curtis. Tony's children were born to wives one, two and three.
In 2,000+ columns, Tattle never used the words "tax breaks," and now twice in two days.
It turns out that rich folk aren't just getting to keep a little more of their money because they're rich; they're also enriched (not just spiritually) by working their land.
The Denver Post reported yesterday that Goldie Hawn and Tom Cruise are among those benefiting from agricultural tax breaks in Colorado, where people can qualify for the lower agriculture property-tax rate simply by cutting hay or allowing livestock to graze on their land.
Cruise, for instance, allows sheep to graze for brief periods each year on the 248 acres of land he owns near Telluride.
Although he paid nearly $18 million for the property, Cruise pays only about $400 in taxes.
If such an arrangement existed here, there would be a lot of grazing goats in Lower Merion.
You've got to be taught . . .
"Shoah," the 9-hour French documentary about the Holocaust, has been dubbed into Farsi so it can be broadcast on a satellite channel in Iran.
The airing is part of a campaign to promote understanding between Jews and Muslims, and to fight Holocaust denial.
The Aladdin Project, a Paris-based group, says that the film began airing yesterday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has questioned historical accounts of the Holocaust, and has called for Israel's destruction.
Director Claude Lanzmann says that the documentary may be an effective vehicle to counter the Holocaust denial.
"Truth is transmitted by [such] works. . . . It is works of art that are the true building stones of memory," Lanzmann said. At the very least, Iranians "will have the chance to form their own opinions."
If this works, perhaps there will be a documentary about the moon landing or that President Obama was born in Hawaii.
The Aladdin Project has also dubbed the film into Arabic and Turkish. It will be shown in Turkey at the Istanbul film festival next month. A broadcast in Egypt had been planned, but then all hell broke loose.
The Daily Sheen
Warner Bros. yesterday fired Charlie Sheen from "Two and a Half Men" and issued the following statement: "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on 'Two and a Half Men,' effective immediately."
Gee, what does a fella have to do to get fired in Hollywood?
Possibly expecting just such a question from Tattle, TMZ.com obtained the letter that Warner Bros. sent to Charlie's attorney, stating that he was being terminated because he had committed a felony involving "moral turpitude."
In the 11-page letter, Warner Bros. states: "Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill."
The letter then rehashes Charlie's trashing the Plaza Hotel, coke binges, on-set failures because of drug fatigue and his rants against "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre.
The letter says that Charlie shut down production when he went into rehab, but then he fired his sobriety coach. Chief enabler Warner Bros. was so concerned about Charlie's well-being, it says, the studio "had an airplane waiting" to take Charlie to a treatment facility.
Charlie's massive-balled lawyer, Marty Singer, has demanded that Warner Bros. pay Charlie for the sitcom's eight canceled episodes. Shortly after his firing, TMZ.com received a statement from Goodtime Charlie: "This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshis---- again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."
* In other Charlie news, he could soon have a home on Mark Cuban's HDNet.
Cuban said Sunday that a decision of whether to make it a reality show, a talk show or something else will be up to Sheen.
Good idea. Leave it up to him.
* There really is a drug called "Charlie Sheen."
TMZ weed sources say that Cali marijuana dispensaries are now moving a new strain named after the actor.
* Charlie, or at least his legal reps, will be in court today.
TMZ.com says that his lawyer just gave ex-wife Brooke Mueller's attorneys notice that they will ask a judge to undo the restraining order prohibiting Charlie from seeing his kids.
Brooke sources, meanwhile, are saying that she is ready, willing and able to take drug tests every week until her kids turn 18.
Charlie is willing to test drugs for the same length of time.
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.