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Casey Affleck's Lawyer Wants Sexual Harassment Case To Be Arbitrated

7/29/2010 8:05am EDT
Casey Affleck
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...

Casey Affleck Denies 'Preposterous' Sexual Assault Claims (Video)

7/26/2010 2:10pm EDT
Casey Affleck
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 ...

Casey Affleck Sued For Sexual Harassment

7/24/2010 12:00pm EDT
Casey Affleck
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...

Film Company Buys Into Joaquin Phoenix Documentary

7/16/2010 3:18pm EDT
Film Company Buys Into Joaquin Phoenix Documentary
Remember in 2008 when Joaquin Phoenix seemed to go off the deep end? He announced his retirement from acting on his knuckles, launched a rap career and grew a pretty awesome looking homeless man beard.

Apparently Magnolia Pictures has acquired the film "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix" which was filmed and directed by brother in law Casey Affleck. The film will hit theaters on September 10 of this year with plans to go wide the following week.

Was the whole thing a prank or was it real? Apparently there is some pretty outlandish stuff in this film that leaves the viewer u...

Jonah Hill Made Casey Affleck Pee All Over Himself

5/27/2010 11:48pm EDT
Jonah Hill
Funnyman Jonah Hill once mistook Casey Affleck for a drunken pal in a hotel restroom - and made the actor pee all over himself.

The "SuperBad" star was doing some underage drinking at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel years ago when he decided to play a trick on his friend Schmidt when he spotted him at a urinal during a trip to the toilet.

He says, "We used to play this game called earthquake, which is where you violently shake whoever is peeing at the urinal and scream out 'earthquake' as loud as you can.

"So Schmidt's peeing there and I'm really drunk and I grabbed his shoulders... and I'm ...

Kate Hudson Giggled Through Spanking Scene

5/17/2010 1:00pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson struggled to film a disturbing scene in new movie The Killer Inside Me - because she couldn't stop laughing as her co-star Casey Affleck spanked her.

The actress takes a serious turn in the dark crime film, in which she plays the girlfriend of a psychotic killer, played by Affleck. However, she found it difficult to make one graphic scene, in which she is spanked while lying semi-naked on a bed, seem convincing.

She explains, "There were a couple (of spankings) in there when I thought, 'God, Casey!' He got a bit of power behind it. It was definitely real. It depends on your ...

Kate Hudson Looks Fabulous - With Or Without Those Rumored Implants

4/30/2010 4:31pm EDT
Kate Hudson
There have been rampant rumors about Kate Hudson getting breast enhancements, being pregnant, or gaining weight recently. Well, she was spotted in New York City yesterday for an event held by jewelers Chopard looking her usual perky self in a pretty purple dress with spagetti straps. Does she look bigger up there?

Take a look at the photos, and you decide.

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

The film i...

Matt Damon: "RFK Role Is A Big Responsibility'

3/10/2010 5:00pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is feeling the pressure of playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic, because the role comes with "a lot of responsibility."

Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. The movie will be directed by "Seabiscuit" helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled His Life.

Damon has confirmed he'll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he's intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.

Matt Damon Lands RFK Role

2/24/2010 12:41pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is preparing to follow in the footsteps of stars including Casey Affleck and Martin Sheen by playing U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

The actor is in talks to star in a new biopic about the politician, who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

Kennedy has previously been portrayed on screen by Sheen in 1974 TV movie The Missiles of October, by Affleck in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006's Bobby.

Now, Damon is considering tackling the role in the untitled...

'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

2/12/2010 2:50pm EST
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...

Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

12/4/2009 10:04am EST
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...

Spotlight On Celebrities Who Practice The Vegan Lifestyle

11/19/2009 10:15am EST
Celebrity Vegans
Whether you practice the vegan lifestyle (consuming no animal products) or not, it is a craze that is more common than you think. Here are a few celebrities that choose to eat leafy greens instead of our furry friends.

Alicia Silverstone would definitely rather go naked than wear fur- literally. This hot vegan bared it all in PETA's first-ever naked veggie testimonial PSA. Alicia has followed a strict vegan diet for ten years and told PETA that is has made her feel physically and spiritually better than she could have ever imagined.

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The Toast Of Beantown: Boston's Best Movies

10/30/2009 10:32am EDT
The Boondock Saints
In 1999, Troy Duffy showed audiences that New York City isn't the only major metropolitan place where mob violence and nefarious dealings happen on film. Using Boston as a backdrop for his cult hit "Boondock Saints," Duffy gave the city a gritty image that reignited interest in the area.

"Boondock Saints" follows the MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes who decide to carry out their own brand of violent justice on the criminals of Boston. As a proud Boston resident, I'm thrilled to announce the premiere today of "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which brings the MacManus brother...

Unexpected Celebrity Career Changes

4/7/2009 9:30am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
In the celebrity world, career dabbling is a relatively common occurrence. Once a person has risen to celebrity status, they have easy access to the necessary resources, such as agents, publicists, and various other in-the-biz connections, that will allow them to change careers almost as often as they change their bed sheets - think celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Hilary Duff who oscillate between being actresses and singers. Career changes like these are made especially possible in today's celebrity world thanks to contraptions like auto-tune, which has lead to the replacement of talen...

Joaquin Phoenix: 'What People Think Has Never Affected My Decisions'

2/9/2009 9:25am EST
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix showed up for his last ever press junket for the film Two Lovers, filmed by his friend Casey Affleck, for a documentary chronicling his burgeoning hip hop career. Many have been speculating that this is just an act, but if it is, Phoenix is committed to staying in character.

"Part of me understands that people are going to say that and I realize that part of it might seem ridiculous to people but I can't concern myself with that," he said. "I'm not going to be worried about what people think that my life is and I've never conducted myself that way. What people think has...

Famous Celebrity Brothers

11/18/2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...

Slideshow: Hair Challenged Actors

10/21/2008 12:12pm EDT
Teutonic Dream boat
Having a bad hair day? well try having a bad hair week, or year, or life or career. Not everyone can have a mane like David Hasselhoff or locks like Brad Pitt or the thick and lustrous head of hair like Burt Reynolds, well maybe not Burt.

Here are some actors who have carried on, persevered and triumphed despite being focally handicapped.

Gary Busey

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Mickey Rourke

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Famous June Brides: Happily Ever After?

6/3/2008 8:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Historically, some married in the month of June to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn't interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their "annual bath" - you read right - thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.

Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM's 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song "June Bride" trills: "Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."


Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

5/20/2008 11:17am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:



Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...

Minute-By-Minute Account Of The 80th Academy Awards

2/25/2008 8:35am EST
Jon Stewart
Only about 3,000 lucky spectators get to experience the majesty of Oscar night from inside the Kodak Theater, while the rest of us follow the action from our couch.

The following is minute-by-minute account from my couch. The snack of choice - frozen TGI Friday's Potato Skins. The drink of choice - selection of Henry Weinhardt's finest soft drinks.

For photos from the red carpet and show go here.

Now let's go to the play-by-play:

5:30 - So it appears the Oscars are delivered to the Kodak Theater by UPS through a digital dream world inhabited by all movie chase scenes. ...

Celebrity Spotlight: Casey Affleck

2/4/2008 1:36pm EST
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck is an Academy Award-nominated actor, but many people know him as Ben Affleck's little brother. Affleck was born Caleb Casey Affleck on August 12, 1975, in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Affleck attended George Washington University and later transferred to Columbia University where he studied Physics, Astronomy and Western Philosophy.

Affleck's first film role was in the 1995 Gus Van Sant dark comedy "To Die For," which also starred Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix. He than appeared in the box office flop "Race the Sun."

In 1997, Ben, Casey and Matt Damon's career ...

Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

1/23/2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

1/22/2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

1/8/2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

Nick Cave And Warren Ellis' Score For 'The Assassination Of Jesse James' Out Feb. 5

12/9/2007 10:00am EST
The Assassination of Jesse James
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman – release the soundtrack to the film The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford on Mute February 5th, 2008. February 5, 2008 also sees the film released on DVD. The soundtrack is currently available via digital download.

"The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" is a savage tale of the true American West. Director Andrew Dominik, who also directed the 2000 cult classic Chopper, brings his distinctive vision to this project;...

Starpulse's Can't-Miss Movie List: Films You Must See Now Through 2009

10/22/2007 2:10pm EDT
Indiana Jones
According to several recent polls, the most anticipated movie of 2008 is Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. While details of the film remain under wraps, moviegoers are anticipating the return of the franchise and seeing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones once again.

However, for those who aren’t interested in seeing Indiana Jones, there are many other highly anticipated movies that are on the verge of being released, some starting as early as October. Others we will have to wait to see until May 2008 and even 2009. Here’s a list of some current and upcoming movies that sho...

Opening October 19: Gone Baby Gone

10/16/2007 2:09pm EDT
Gone Baby Gone
Ben Affleck's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone, Baby, Gone stars Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie, a private investigator from working-class Boston who takes on a case involving a kidnapped girl. The girl's mother begs Patrick to take the case because he has connections to criminal Boston that the police do not. He agrees and along with his partner... Continue Summary

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Ben Affleck Opens Up About JLo, Directing & More

10/1/2007 11:01am EDT
Ben Affleck
Though Ben Affleck snagged an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting nearly a decade ago, you can find his more recent work in the direct-to-video bin. But the poker-playing alpha male is putting all that behind him with Gone Baby Gone, his directorial debut—and even an incontinent dog can’t stop him.

Affleck recently spoke to Details magazine, which hits newstands tomorrow.

On Jennifer Lopez:

“It was probably bad for my career. What happens in this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet a...

Opening September 15: The Last Kiss

9/13/2006 4:46pm EDT
The Last Kiss
A successful 30-year-old (Zach Braff) with a the perfect girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) and a lucrative outlook on life struggles with the increasing pressures of adulthood as he weighs the merits of settling down with the woman who loves him against risking it all to be with a comely co-ed (Rachel Bilson) Continue summary...

Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Blythe Danner