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Kathleen Turner says Burt Reynolds was her worst on-screen kiss

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Nov. 14 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Kathleen Turner is opening up about her worst on-screen kiss. In a new interview, the actress revealed that her worst kiss took place in the 1988 film "Switching Channels" with late actor Burt Reynolds. "He sucked," Turner said in an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."


The Bandit rides again

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The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978 example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. This will be Reynolds' fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original "Smokey and the Bandit" promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by the sale of a "tribute" car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000. And finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up fetching $550,000.


Burt reveals 'Smokey' secret

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"Smokey and the Bandit" became a sensation when it hit theaters in 1977, but Burt Reynolds revealed that things could have been completely different without his leading lady. The 81-year-old actor told Closer Weekly that while he wanted Sally Field to star alongside him, the studio initially said no. "I was told she was not sexy -- she was the Flying Nun," he recalled. "Trust me, talent is sexy. She is talented and sexy." Fortunately for Reynolds, the now 70-year-old actress not only appeared in the car-chase comedy, but the film raced to the top of the box office, even beating "Star Wars." "Smokey and the Bandit" continues to be a fan favorite 40 years later.


Burt Reynold's 'Bandit' Pontiac Firebird Trans Am lookalike sold for small fortune

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A 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds that was customized to look like the one he drove in "Smokey and The Bandit" was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction on Saturday for $192,500. It was a high price for a tribute car that wasn't even the same model year as the black and gold Trans Am in the film, but having been commissioned and owned by Reynolds himself it came with a unique cache, not to mention his signature on the glove compartment door. A similar recreation of the late actor's Firebird Formula from "Hooper" was also sold for $88,000, as was a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup modified to look like the GMC Indy Hauler pickup from 1981's "Cannonball Run" that went for $49,500. If you're wondering what happened to the authentic "Bandit" car from the movie, well, there were about 12 used during filming and Reynolds said they were all scrapped because they got so beat up from all of the stunts. There is one car, however, that didn't appear on screen but that Universal Pictures took on tour to promote the film, which was last sold in 2016 for $550,000.


Sally Field reveals she 'didn't speak' to Burt Reynolds 'for the last 30 years of his life'

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Sally Field reveals she'didn't speak' to Burt Reynolds'for the last 30 years of his life' in a new interview with "The View" on Tuesday. Sally Field is opening up about her relationship with the late Burt Reynolds. In an interview with "The View" on Tuesday for her new memoir "In Pieces," Field revealed that she didn't speak to Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6 from cardiac arrest, for the last three decades of his life. "He was a hugely important part of my life, but for a very short period of my life," she said, noting that the two dated for three years and were on-and-off for two. She continued: "I really didn't speak to him for the last 30 years of his life.