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Rachel Weisz Wants Role In A Judd Apatow Movie

July 28th, 2010 10:51pm EDT
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz fears she may have killed her chance to land a role in a Judd Apatow comedy - because the filmmaker hasn't called since she drunkenly confessed her "passion for him" at a Hollywood party.

"The Mummy" star admits she's a big fan of the "SuperBad" producer, and has been desperate to work on one of Apatow's films for years.

But she worries she went overboard when she professed her love for his work and is now convinced she's lost the opportunity to collaborate with him for good.

She says, "I worship Judd Apatow. I think he's extremely funny. His work is ground-breaking... I lov...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Pee-wee Herman & Chris Brown

July 2nd, 2010 9:18am EDT
Pee-wee Herman
Shining Star of the Week - Pee-wee Herman: Who would've thought that in 2010 Pee-wee could be the "Shining Star of the Week"?

Director Judd Apatow, the guy behind "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up", says he's on board to produce a new movie that would bring back the character from the 80's cult classic T.V. show and movies. Apatow told Variety, “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,".

Pee-wee himself, actor Paul Reubens, is also signed on for the flick (come on, what else is he doing these days?).

The only potential downside of a new Pee-wee movie? Millions of kids ...
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IFC To Air 'Freaks And Geeks' & 'Undeclared'

June 30th, 2010 1:52pm EDT
James Franco
IFC has acquired the complete series of Judd Apatow's Emmy®-winning high school comedy "Freaks and Geeks" (18 episodes) and college spinoff "Undeclared" (17 episodes) from Paramount Pictures Corporation. These two cult TV hits helped launch the careers of Jay Baruchel, Jenna Fischer, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, among other young stars.

"Freaks and Geeks" will premiere on IFC on Friday, July 2 at 11 pm, et/pt, and encore on Mondays at 11 pm and Sundays at 10 pm. "Undeclared" will debut on IFC this fall. A previously unaired episode of "Undeclared" will make its U.S. telev...
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Weekly Fashion Wrap Up: Met Ball, White House Correspondents Dinner & More

May 7th, 2010 11:59am EDT
Weekly Fashion Wrap Up
There was a lot happening this week, including the White House Correspondents Dinner, Operation Smile Event, and the Met Ball! So with all of this good going on we have decided to leave the worst dressed off of our list this week and focus on the best.

Taylor Swift

Taylor is at the top of our list this week, we don’t think she has ever looked better.

Alessandra Ambrosio

We don’t think you even need to see the front of the dress- she really just had a baby?

Gwen Stefani

Gwen is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour in this dress.

Nicole Richie

We think the hair is a little much...
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Jane Lynch Grateful For Permanent 'Glee' Role

April 13th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch is grateful to have been hired as a full-time cast member in the hit show Glee - because she's finally working on a project long enough to personalize her dressing room.

The 49 year old started her career in theatre before moving on to TV and film, with recent turns in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Julie and Julia, alongside Meryl Streep.

However, with some projects wrapping in just weeks, Lynch has never been able to settle on a set - until she landed the role of sports teacher Sue Sylvester in the TV musical.

She tells British morning show GMTV, "I've b...
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What We Were All Thinking - The Full Starpulse Oscars Recap

March 8th, 2010 1:50am EST
Oscar Feature
Tonight's Oscar ceremony is probably the most re-designed ceremony in Academy history.

Just look at all the changes. 10 Best Picture nominees, two hosts, no Best Song performances, more dance, a supposed streamlined show, and, weirdest of all, a request for no "thank yous" during the acceptance speeches.

Plus, a few of last year's tweaks will remain. They're sticking with the abhorrent practice of having five actors come out and sing the praises of the year's present crop of nominees (at least only in the Leading categories this year), and the producers are insistent on further expandin...
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The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
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Tina Fey & Steve Carell To Hit The Big Screen In 'Date Night'

December 3rd, 2009 9:45am EST
Tina Fey
NBC's Thursday night comedy line-up is now home to movie stars. Steve Carell has a hit every summer between seasons of The Office and Tina Fey had Baby Mama and Mean Girls. Now the two star in Date Night together for director Shawn Levy.

"It is a Thursday night wet dream, Date Night," Levy said.

This isn't just a vanity piece either. The film will feature both comedians' unique voices, and the humor you're familiar with from their past work. "Any great comedic star does punch up on the script and does daily punch up on the script via improvisation. So, with Tina and Steve, both of who...
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Fearless Females in Comedy

November 18th, 2009 11:23am EST
Leslie Mann
Buried under a mountain of dick jokes and sweaty, hairy men, the one shining go-to for laughs in Universal Studios' "Funny People" was supporting actress Leslie Mann. No stranger to the boys' club, Mann is a graduate of the "Apatow School" but has proved herself to be more than a worthy opponent when stealing scenes - regardless of whether or not the man behind the camera was in her family (the two have been married since 1997). Though she has been in this business for almost twenty years, Mann has only been getting the critical acclaim she so richly deserves in the last few.

Mann can be...
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'Funny People' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 24

October 25th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
Funny People
Critically-acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of George Simmons, a famous comedian who is given a second chance at life in "Funny People", coming to two-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def, two-disc Collector's Edition DVD, single-disc DVD and digital download on November 24, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All versions deliver even more heartfelt laughs with both the original theatrical movie and a never-before-seen unrated film. The two-disc Blu-ray and DVD versions are also p...
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When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26 - 8/1

August 3rd, 2009 11:08am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Over the weekend, I caught Judd Apatow's new film "Funny People" starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. "Funny People" lived up to my expectations; it's funny at points with an appropriate seriousness that's present throughout the movie.

I thoroughly enjoyed the bond that Sandler and Rogen's characters form over the course of the film. Rogen plays a socially awkward comic struggling to find his way, and Sandler is a jaded celebrity trying to make meaning out of his tragic situation. I was surprised by how unlikable Sandler's character is at points, revealing that his problems in life a...
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Seth Rogen Criticizes Former Co-Star Katherine Heigl

July 31st, 2009 8:58am EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen has taken aim at his Knocked Up co-star Katherine Heigl over her suggestions the pregnancy comedy was a little sexist.

Rogen and "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow have never commented about Heigl's Vanity Fair comments in 2007 - until now, and it seems clear neither will work with the Grey's Anatomy star again.

Appearing on Howard Stern's radio show on Thursday, the two pals, who have re-teamed for Funny People, ganged up on Heigl, who told Vanity Fair she found it hard to "love the movie" which helped launch her movie career because the comedy "paints the women as shrews,"...
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Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...
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Is Adam Sandler Still A Box Office Draw?

July 29th, 2009 9:55am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has been delighting (and annoying) audiences for about 20 years, although in the beginning he was just that guy who did odd voices on "Saturday Night Live." Despite seeming like just a goof, Sandler quickly proved to be a smart business investor, having written and produced several of his most successful films and creating Happy Madison Productions.

Most of Sandler's films in the past 10 years have been out of his own production company, with a few exceptions. Forbes recently named him one of the highest-paid men in hollywood. Anyone who writes this actor off as just a sill...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26/09 - 8/1/09

July 27th, 2009 1:56pm EDT
Funny People
The column formerly known as "This Week's Movie Buzz" has a new name: "Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies." Fear not dear readers, the structure of the article you know and love will not be changing at all.

At Starpulse, we decided to change the name because we believe "Trailer Talk" more accurately reflects the column's subject matter. The insight and advice that I provide you on a weekly basis is based primarily on my viewing of movie trailers.

I do not have a chance to see most of the films before I actually recommend them to you. That being said, I do give confirmation if I ...
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Ne-Yo Sobs, Pattinson Vs. Radcliffe, 'Funny People', Andy Richter Goes Gaga & More (Videos)

July 17th, 2009 3:03pm EDT
Ne-Yo Sobs, Pattinson Vs. Radcliffe,
Today's videos include highlights from last night's Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien shows... Ne-Yo getting upset (like crying upset, not pissed off upset) and walking off stage; a scene from tomorrow night's "Eureka" episode; a Jack's Mannequin 'making-of', and the streaming audio of Miley Cyrus' latest single! Check 'em all out!

Jimmy shows clips of Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe verbally attacking one another.

Robert Pattinson vs. Daniel Radcliffe

Ne-Yo cries on stage at Manchester, U.K. concert and then leaves halfway through...

Ne-Yo's sobbing:

Check ou...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Big Love
The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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Seth Rogen: A Successful, Functioning Stoner

June 19th, 2009 3:33pm EDT
Seth Rogen
"Seth is on top of the world. He has nine movies going on - all of them with (Judd) Apatow. I was like, 'Seth, you changed my definition of success - you are a functioning stoner!" Director Kevin Smith is a big admirer of comedian Seth Rogen.

Image © David Gabber / PR Photos

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This Year's Remakes & Sequels: Not Living Up To Expectations

June 19th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Terminator: Salvation
Take a look at the box office chart below, ranking the top ten films of the year so far:

1. Star Trek - $232,557,467

2. Monsters vs. Aliens - $195,246,609

3. Up - $191,041,612

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - $176,270,686

5. The Fast and Furious - $154,669,230

6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $146,336,178

7. Taken - $144,958,654

8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $144,596,100

9. Angels and Demons - $123,708,539

10. The Hangover - $115,000,000

Notice something missing? Notice a lot of things missing? Namely, many of the high-profile remakes and sequels (Requels, to co...
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Review 'Year One': Everything About This Movie Is Bad

June 18th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Year One
I've heard this theory in the past that once a person reaches a certain age they lose their sense FOR humor. Before today I refused to believe that. Now, I have to at least take it into consideration. Let me say, I am in awe of one Mr. Harold Ramis. Acting, writing, directing... whatever. Christ, this is the man who directed "Groundhog Day"! I can honestly say this is the single hardest thing that I have ever written because I worship the ground that Harold Ramis walks on.

But, I'm sad to report, "Year One" is about enjoyable as putting in your contact lenses when, the night before, you ...
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Going Green: The Marijuana Mainstream

June 12th, 2009 10:57am EDT
The Pineapple Express
With the enormous popularity in recent years of Judd Apatow movies, the image of the stoner in our cultural consciousness is a far cry from the wild, crazed, and fending addict as presented in the movie Reefer Madness. Reefer Madness, first released in 1936 [via imdb], created a caricature of pot smokers in order to deter people from using marijuana, as well as to deter American youth from embracing the "evil" jazz scene dominated by African-Americans.

The movie constructed an image of pot smokers as similar to that of cocaine addicts or heroin junkies. The drug made you go into a mania...
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Russell Brand Released A Hilarious DVD, Win A Copy (And An Epiphone Guitar!)

June 10th, 2009 4:11pm EDT
Russell Brand in New York City: Extended & Uncensored DVD
Russell Brand, who The New York Times recently called "irresistibly salacious," rocks the stage in this first original Comedy Central stand-up special. Filmed at the theatre at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City, Brand details the difficulty of handling his newfound fame in America, recounts the time he met the Queen and instructs women on how to approach him.

"Russell Brand in New York City: Extended & Uncensored" DVD is a single disc and includes the following bonus material: Brand's infamous monologue at the 2008 MTV "Video Music Awards;" "An Englishman in New York," which feat...
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Another Look At the Cast Of 'Star Trek'

May 9th, 2009 10:41am EDT
Star Trek
The reviews for Star Trek have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.

Chris Pine starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2

and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan in Just My Luck. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.

After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto joined ...
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'Ghostbusters 3:' A Dream Or A Reality?

March 19th, 2009 1:13pm EDT
Ghostbusters
On June 8, the Ghostbusters franchise will turn 25. Since the original film's release back in '84 the boys in gray have taken on the paranormal in a sequel, comic book titles, cartoon series, video games, and even one out-of-print novel.

Despite the franchise's popularity, the past decade hasn't been kind to the "Ghostbusters." Like the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, whispers of an impending new installment ran the gauntlet of the internet rumor mill, bogging down the project with half-truths and unverified reports in the process. This is the part where a pun about the franchise d...
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Russell Brand Descends On Comedy Central In His First-Ever Stand-Up Special

March 8th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Russell Brand
Hailed by Time Out as "the most exciting comedian of his generation," Russell Brand, announces his first ever Comedy Central stand-up special, "Russell Brand in New York City." The show premieres this Sunday, March 8th at 10pm/9c with encore presentations Sunday, March 8 at 12 a.m. and Friday, March 13 at 11 p.m.

From the theater at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City comes the latest Comedy Central stand-up special featuring the winner of "Best Live Stand-up" at the 2008 British Comedy Awards, comedian, actor and author Russell Brand. From Brand's scene-stealing performances in For...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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Oscar Red Carpet Pictures

February 22nd, 2009 11:05pm EST
Oscars pictures red carpet fashion style celebrity 2009 academy
The biggest names in Hollywood were all in their finest gowns and tuxedos on the red carpet for the 2009 Academy Awards. Click through the slideshow below to see all the celebs and their fashion & style choices. Who looked hot? Who did not? Leave a comment when you're done!

Just click the picture to go to the next photo!

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Natalie Portman

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2008 Overrated/Underrated Awards

January 16th, 2009 12:55pm EST
Katy Perry
All this year we've used this space to chronicle the annals of pop culture. Specifically, whether or not certain members of this all-encompassing umbrella term are overrated or underrated.

The time has come to focus our microscope a little more sharply and turn our critical eye on the year that was.

So, here they are, the first annual All Overrated/Underrated Awards in the fields of music, television and film.

MUSIC

The "'Everywhere' by Michelle Branch" Award for Most Underrated Record of the Year:

The Winner is: "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) by Gnarls Barkley

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Owen Wilson's Best & Worst Films

October 21st, 2008 9:21am EDT
Owen Wilson
The Frat Pack has been a powerful force in the new Millennium, and for awhile it was like we could not see a comedy without Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. These comedic geniuses are quirky, timely, and have a lasting power that will keep them in movies for years to come. The goofy, charming Owen Wilson has proven himself not only as an actor, but as an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. There's a lot more going on beneath those blonde surfer bangs than one might expect, and with "Marley & Me" coming out this Christmas, let's take a look at some of the fine...
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