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Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Siblings

March 27th, 2014 1:26am EDT
Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Siblings
Hollywood is full of sexy celebrity siblings who share the spotlight, often in the same discipline.

Sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles have both demonstrated their musical chops over the years, but Beyonce is by far the bigger star. However, Solange has made a dent in the fashion industry and is often watched for her clothing and hairstyle choices.

The Hemsworth brothers stormed Hollywood in recent years for their work in popular film franchises such as "The Hunger Games" and "The Avengers." The Australian-born brothers will likely continue to produce box office hits in years to come.

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Joaquin Phoenix And Casey Affleck Team Up For 'An Uplifting' Death Documentary

March 25th, 2013 3:37pm EDT
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Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck are re-teaming for a new documentary investigating death.

The brothers-in-law first joined forces for the 2010 'mockumentary' I'm Still Here, which tracked Phoenix's spoof retirement from acting to pursue a rap career.

Phoenix previously admitted he almost fell out with Affleck over the elaborate stunt, and insisted the film was so convincing his script offers dried up - but now he is set to work with his friend again, according to Deadline.com.

The duo will chronicle subjects in their last days before death and include home movie foot...
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Casey Affleck Joins IFFBoston As Creative Advisor

February 22nd, 2013 12:39pm EST
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I just found out some very cool news about Independent Film Festival Boston, the awesome Boston film festival that I cover each year. IFFBoston has recently announced that actor Casey Affleck has been named Creative Advisor to the festival.

According to IFFBoston's recent press release, Affleck will have a multifaceted role, which will include outreach to studios, filmmakers, and talent on behalf of the festival, offering programming input, connecting the festival with local charities, and advising on festival growth. He'll also make an annual appearance there, something I'm looking forwar...
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Casey Affleck Supports Farm Animal Cruelty Bill

January 30th, 2013 2:41pm EST
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Casey Affleck headed home to his native Massachusetts this week to implore state lawmakers to pass a bill protecting farm animals from cruelty.

The Gone Baby Gone star, who hails from Cambridge, is an enthusiastic animal rights activist and he has thrown his support behind the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. The proposals aim to outlaw inhumane treatment at factory farms such as shutting calves up in veal crates and keeping egg-producing hens in tiny battery cages.

Affleck, who is a vegan, wrote a letter in support of the bill and hand delivered it to the offices of...
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Casey Affleck To Head Back To School For Milk Awareness Campaign

September 18th, 2012 8:48pm EDT
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Actor Casey Affleck is going back to school on Tuesday to hand out dairy-free milk and ice cream to students at his alma mater.

The Ocean's Eleven star will greet kids at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts as they arrive at school with animal-friendly treats as part of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' launch of a hard-hitting new video about the dehorning of dairy calves.

Vegan Affleck is hoping the short film, which he narrates and appears in, will persuade more and more people to boycott dairy products as a protest.

He tells WENN, "Cows and calves st...
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Who Should Play Josh Hamilton In Casey Affleck's Movie?

June 23rd, 2012 11:21pm EDT
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According to NBC Hardball Talk, we may see a movie about Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton - written and directed by Casey Affleck - but there's no idea yet who'd play the MVP.

Rangers outfielder Hamilton is one of Major League Baseball's most popular players, whose outstanding on-field performance - he currently leads all of baseball in home runs - is matched by a compelling personal story of a struggle with substance abuse and a strong religious faith. He's a four-time All Star and was the American League Most Valuable Player in 2010.

Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) is shopping the project...
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Casey Affleck To Direct Baseball Film

June 23rd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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Casey Affleck is set to write and direct a new biopic about embattled baseball star Josh Hamilton.

The Texas Rangers prodigy fell from grace at the beginning of his professional career after struggling with alcohol and drug addiction issues.

After several stints in rehab, outfielder Hamilton got his life back on track and he has since earned a name for himself as one of the best home-run hitters in the league.

And now Hamilton's story is set to get the big screen treatment from the "Gone Baby Gone" star, who will also serve as executive producer of the biopic.

"The Town" producer Basil ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Tower Heist'

February 22nd, 2012 12:10pm EST
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Is legendary funnyman Eddie Murphy still, well, funny? We’re gonna answer that one with a review of his latest outing that teams the comedian with a wry Ben Stiller in "Tower Heist," out Feb. 21 from Universal Home Video. Check out the stolen goods below!

Title: "Tower Heist"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick

Director: Brett Ratner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: While not one of Eddie Murphy’s most amazing outings, "Tower Heist" is by far his bes...
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Bradley Cooper's 'Paradise Lost' Shut Down

February 10th, 2012 12:45pm EST
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Production on a film adaptation of John Milton's classical poem "Paradise Lost" has been shut down due to budget constraints.

Bradley Cooper was to lead the cast as Lucifer in the Biblical tale, but Legendary Pictures bosses have axed the film over costing concerns.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio bosses feared the $120 million budget would not cover the special effects technology required to bring the epic to the big screen.

Djimon Hounsou, Casey Affleck, Camilla Belle and Rufus Sewell were all set to star in director Alex Proyas' movie.
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Two Jews' Review 'Tower Heist' And Find This Caper Comedy Not Very Funny (Video)

November 5th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: All I can say is thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy because he single handedly put the funny in this new so-called, comedy entitled, 'Tower Heist,' directed by Brett Ratner.

So here's the story in a nut shell.

There's this super sleazy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) - No, this film isn't a fantasy. Sleazy Wall Street dudes really do exist.

Arthur occupies the Penthouse apartment of New York City's tallest high rise called 'The Tower.' Arthur is charming, friendly to the staff, loves to play chess with the...
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Jessica Alba's Tall Platform Boots - Thumbs Up Or Down?

January 25th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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We spotted Jessica Alba indulging in some luxury retail therapy at the Gucci store in Paris today. The actress managed to negotiate the Parisien pavements in a daredevil pair of sexy, sky-high platform ankle boots.

She stars in the upcoming film "The Killer Inside Me," an unflinching, psychosexual post-noir stars that Casey Affleck as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, a stoic small-town lawman leading a secret life as a serial killer.

She also will appear in "An Invisible Sign Of My Own" about a young girl who turns to mathematics as a means of dealing with a devastating family illness. Years late...
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Celebrity Vegetarians Adopt Turkeys, Don't Eat Them

November 25th, 2010 8:00am EST
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"Save a life this Thanksgiving, and join me in starting a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one through Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project." – Ellen DeGeneres, Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Adopt-A-Turkey Project spokesperson.

"Turkeys are among the most abused animals on earth. The horrors these smart, sensitive birds routinely endure behind closed doors on our nation's factory farms, all so that their tortured bodies can be the centerpiece of a holiday celebration about gratitude, are appalling and incongruent with most Americans' values of compassion." - John Salley, 4-t...
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Kate Hudson Resembles 1940s Blonde Bombshell Veronica Lake

November 9th, 2010 1:00pm EST
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Kate Hudson attended the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in New York City wearing an ivory dress with gold pumps.

We think Kate resembles 1940s actress Veronica Lake, who was a notable femme fatale and well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle.

Kate stars in the upcoming film "The Killer Inside Me," the second feature-length adaptation of author Jim Thompson's acclaimed 1952 crime novel. Michael Winterbottom's unflinching, psychosexual post-noir stars Casey Affleck as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, a stoic small-town lawman leading a secret life as a serial killer.

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Joaquin Phoenix 'Wanted Out' Of 'I'm Still Here'

October 1st, 2010 11:26am EDT
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Joaquin Phoenix was desperate to quit work on his hoax documentary I'm Still Here after the first few months of pretending he was a wannabe rapper - because he longed for a return to normal life.

The Oscar-nominee stunned fans in 2008 by announcing he was quitting acting to forge a new career as a rapper and hit headlines with a series of strange stunts, including a shambolic appearance on David Letterman's talk show and falling off stage at his first gig.

It was all filmed by his brother-in-law Casey Affleck for their new film I'm Still Here and Phoenix recently confirmed the whole pro...
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Joaquin Phoenix Apologizes To David Letterman

September 23rd, 2010 8:33am EDT
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Joaquin Phoenix publicly apologized to talk show host David Letterman on Wednesday when he returned to the Late Show and revealed all about his odd antics on the program last year.

The Walk The Line star appeared disheveled and uncomfortable as he attempted to promote what he claimed would be his final film, Two Lovers, on the show in 2009. He evoked the presenter's wrath by refusing to remove his sunglasses for the studio interview and chewing gum as he spoke. Phoenix's brother-in-law, director Casey Affleck, has since admitted the appearance was part of an elaborate "social experiment" ...
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'The Town' With It All: The Best Boston Based Films

September 17th, 2010 11:00am EDT
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On Tuesday night, Boston’s historical Fenway Park switched it up a bit and went from baseball to the box office, as Ben Affleck held the premiere of his highly anticipated crime thriller, The Town, inside the world famous stadium.

Along with the cast and crew of The Town, Matt Damon was also in attendance to support his long-time pal. Set in Charlestown, MA, The Town centers upon four masked bank robbers that have romantic, legal, and life threatening problems surrounding them. Affleck wrote, directed, and starred in the thriller, and with its Friday opening, it won’t take long to find out...
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Casey Affleck Confesses Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Is A Hoax

September 17th, 2010 8:39am EDT
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Casey Affleck has revealed his new movie about brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's efforts to quit acting and become a rapper is one big hoax.

Affleck and Phoenix fooled fans and the media last year as the star announced he was turning his back on Hollywood and then grew a bushy beard and started acting strangely on a series of chat shows, and at appearances.

The madcap scenes were shot by Affleck for his newly-released "I'm Still Here" documentary.

And during recent interviews at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Affleck insisted the documentary was for real - and his pal and sub...
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Ben Affleck Is Terrified Of Flying

September 16th, 2010 10:55pm EDT
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Ben Affleck has been terrified of flying ever since his airplane caught fire in mid-air when he was nine.

"The Town" director flew alone from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. for an acting job, but he was left fearing for his life when the plane was struck by lightning.

He recalls, "The pilot came on and said, 'One of the engines is on fire.' So I got really scared and really nervous."

To make matters worse, the young star had just watched a frightening TV program about child molesters that "scared the lights out of me the night before."

And he can't shake the memory of crying ...
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Casey Affleck Settles Sexual Harassment Suits

September 15th, 2010 8:01am EDT
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Actor Casey Affleck has settled two sexual harassment cases filed by female crewmembers on his Joaquin Phoenix documentary.

Earlier this year Amanda White, a producer on Affleck's I'm Still Here, filed a $2 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the star, alleging she endured "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace" while making the movie.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka filed a separate sexual harassment lawsuit against Affleck, seeking $2.25 million in damages. The deadline in the case was postponed in August as the parties met for mediation, which has resulted in...
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Joaquin Phoenix Documentary 'I'm Still Here': Hoax or Not?

September 14th, 2010 11:20am EDT
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In late 2008, Joaquin Phoenix announced that he was retiring from acting and going to try his hand at being a rap artist. The general response was: is this a hoax and/or what the heck is he thinking? Since then, neither opinion has changed in the least. The hoax idea really became more prevalent when it was said that his brother-in-law Casey Affleck was following him around with cameras and filming everything. Now their film I'm Still Here is being released to wide audiences on September 17th, and reviewers are still not absolutely certain if the film is a hoax or a real look at an actor l...
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Joaquin Phoenix Impersonator Hits Toronto Film Festival

September 9th, 2010 9:32pm EDT
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A celebrity impostor has sparked more mystery surrounding Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre new documentary "I'm Still Here" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada - by showing up to events as the eccentric actor.

The hoaxer has been showing up on the red carpet at events and screenings, accompanied by a large entourage of bodyguards and groupies.

"I'm Still Here" director Casey Affleck insists the doppelganger is not part of the press onslaught connected to the movie, which debuts at the festival on Friday night, and he doesn't want film fans to be duped.

Affleck plans to address ...
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Joaquin Phoenix: 'I'm A Laughing Stock. My Life Is Ruined'

September 9th, 2010 8:27am EDT
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Joaquin Phoenix was filled with remorse and regret following his humiliating appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in 2009, and feared his own eccentric behavior would wreck his career.

The actor appeared dishevelled and odd as he attempted to promote what he claimed would be his final film, "Two Lovers."

With a bushy beard and uncombed hair, he evoked the host's wrath by refusing to remove his sunglasses for the studio interview and chewing gum as he spoke.

Letterman even poked fun at his appearance, asking his guest, "What can you tell us about your days with the Unibomber...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Resident Evil Afterlife,' 'The Virginity Hit,' & More

September 7th, 2010 9:32am EDT
Resident Evil Afterlife
Over the Labor Day weekend, I caught Robert Rodriguez’s action epic “Machete,” which is bullet riddled, eye candy, not intended for the faint of heart. Originally a fake movie trailer in the 2007 double feature “Grindhouse,” it wowed audiences with its brutal subject matter and wild visuals. It was not long afterward, that viewers demanded that “Machete” be made into a feature length film however it took Rodriguez a couple of years to make the project happen.

“Machete” is delightfully over-the-top with its many explosions and extensive gore that skillfully pay homage to the exploitation ...
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Joaquin Phoenix Walks The Line Of Reality And Performance Art In Trailer For 'I'm Still Here' (Video)

August 18th, 2010 11:01am EDT
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Did Joaquin Phoenix really tumble off the edge and let himself go last year? Or did he simply stay "in-character" for several months? The trailer for I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix offers a sneak peek at what's to come, with little answers.

We are either watching a man's tragic downfall towards Howard Hughes levels of insanity, or a brilliant actor taking on a role of himself in another life. In the trailer we see Phoenix gain weight, allow his hair to grow thick and unkempt along with a beard - but we also see him apparently thrive on the streets, on a speeding boat, and...
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Casey Affleck's Rep Brands Second Lawsuit 'Fishy'

August 2nd, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Casey Affleck's rep has branded a second sexual harassment lawsuit levied at the actor "total fiction," dismissing the fresh allegations as "fishy".

The Hollywood star has been hit with a second lawsuit in as many weeks relating to his time working on his documentary I'm Still Here, which follows his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to launch a rap career.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka filed suit on Friday alleging Affleck's brother climbed into bed with her and groped her while she slept during a stay at Phoenix's New York apartment. She also claims she was subjected to a ho...
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A Second Woman Accuses Casey Affleck Of Groping Her

July 31st, 2010 9:29am EDT
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A second woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Casey Affleck, alleging the star climbed into bed with her and groped her while she slept.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka filed a $2.25 million lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, alleging Ben Affleck's brother harassed her during work on his documentary "I'm Still Here," which follows Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to launch a rap career.

Gorka claims she was forced to leave the project without proper pay or a production credit after Affleck "crawled" into her bed at Phoenix's New York apartment, where they were stayi...
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Casey Affleck's Lawyer Calls Sexual Harassment Accuser 'Extortionate'

July 30th, 2010 5:23pm EDT
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The producer suing Casey Affleck for sexual harassment has been accused of withholding "key production documents" from her bosses while trying to negotiate a higher salary, according to new legal filings.

Affleck is being sued for $2 million by Amanda White, a producer on his documentary "I'm Still Here," which follows actor Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to launch a rap career.

In a new court submission, Affleck's attorney Marty Singer claims White refused to hand over important paperwork until her contract was finalized, describing her move as "extortionate."

Singer includes an email in wh...
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Casey Affleck's Lawyer Wants Sexual Harassment Case To Be Arbitrated

July 29th, 2010 8:05am EDT
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A lawyer representing Casey Affleck filed a request on Wednesday asking for the sexual harassment case against the actor to be moved away from the court system and into arbitration.

Ben Affleck's brother is being sued for $2 million by Amanda White, a producer on his documentary I'm Still Here, which follows actor Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to become a rap star. White filed suit last week alleging she endured "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace" while making the movie. The producer has a list of accusations, which include sexual harassment, breach of oral contract an...
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Casey Affleck Denies 'Preposterous' Sexual Assault Claims (Video)

July 26th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
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Casey Affleck has denied claims that he sexually assaulted a woman while working on a documentary with Joaquin Phoenix.

Amanda White claims Affleck refused to pay her salary because she would not spend a night in a hotel room with him. She is suing for $2 million dollars for claims of "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace."

Affleck is married to Joaquin Phoenix' sister Summer. The alleged assault occurred during work on a documentary titled "Joaquin Phoenix: I'm Still Here," detailing the behavior of Joaquin as he grew out his beard and attempted to be a rap artist in ...
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Casey Affleck Sued For Sexual Harassment

July 24th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Actor Casey Affleck has been accused of sexual harassment by a producer of his quirky documentary about brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to become a rap star.

Amanda White claims Affleck acted inappropriately while directing I'm Still Here and she is suing him for $2 million.

In papers filed in Los Angeles on Friday, White alleges she endured "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace" while making the movie.

She claims Affleck referred to women as 'cows' and discussed his sexual exploits in front of her. The producer also alleges Affleck, who is married to Phoeni...
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