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13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents

September 26th, 2014 1:54pm EDT
13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents
There's something about a foreign accent that's incredibly sexy. It makes us dismiss certain flaws if someone's voice has that Irish lilt or Australian inflection.

And let's not forget the sensual Spanish and Latin American accents!

Emma Watson stole our hearts as Hermione in the "Harry Potter" franchise when she was just 10 years old. The actress has matured into a beautiful young woman, and her British accent is sophisticated - likely because her parents are both affluent attorneys.

She's also appeared in films such as "My Week With Marilyn," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "This Is...
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Rumor Patrol: Antonio Banderas Cheats, Joel McHale To Host 'Late Late Show,' More

June 28th, 2014 11:01am EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Antonio Banderas Cheating Rumors: Ever since he and wife of 18 years Melanie Griffith divorced, Banderas has been involved in romantic rumors with several ladies. A couple of them, including Mallika Sherawat and Sharon Stone, were allegedly with Antonio before the breakup. So did he cheat on his wife?

Verdict: Probably false. We weren't the bedroom with Antonio, but the allegations against him are pret...
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Melanie Griffith Files For Divorce From Antonio Banderas After 18 Years Of Marriage

June 8th, 2014 11:01am EDT
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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have called it quits.

The Hollywood couple, who were married for 18 years, are headed for divorce after Griffith filed papers on Friday.

"We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together," the couple said in a statement.

The divorce papers, filed by Griffith's attorney, Laura Wasser, cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up.

Griffith is seeking sole ph...
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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Are Still Together

August 6th, 2012 11:09am EDT
Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith
Amid ongoing rumors of marital strife, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith put on a united front on Saturday while attending a charity gala together in Spain.

In recent weeks the couple has been dogged by speculation of an impending split, with sources claiming the pair was growing apart.

However, Antonio and Melanie, who wed in 1996, walked the red carpet at the Starlite Gala in Marbella. The pair smiled as they posed for photos with their 16-year-old daughter, Stella.

For the third consecutive year Banderas hosted the event, which raises money for a series of charitable foundations.
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Review: 'Ruby Sparks' An Off Beat, Funny, Touching, Fantasy About Love

July 24th, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Ruby Sparks
'Ruby Sparks' directed by the 'Little Miss Sunshine' team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was written by Zoe Kazan (Eli's granddaughter) who also stars in it with her real life boyfriend, Paul Dano.

This is the story of a novelist, Calvin (Paul Dano) who had a mega bestseller when he was 19, but for the last several years, he's had major writer's block.

Poor boy's is worried that he may be a 'one hit wonder.' He's also concerned that his only friend is his dog Scotty. But Calvin's not completely alone... He does have his brother Harry (Chris Messina) and his therapist (Elliot Gould)...
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Exclusive: 'Haywire's' Gina Carano On MMA, Soderbergh And 'Fast And Furious 6'

April 30th, 2012 2:33pm EDT
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Beauty is nothing new for a leading lady, but add a healthy dose of lethal to the mix and you’ve got uniquely killer combination. With her equally exquisite loveliness and fast moving fists, former MMA fighter Gina Carano has both qualities in spades – so much so that famed director Steven Soderbergh cast her as the striking lead in his new film. Hitting Blu-ray on May 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, "Haywire" has Carano playing a black-ops agent double-crossed and looking for a little vengeance. We’re celebrating Soderbergh’s return to his roots with a cool Blu-ray review, but firs...
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Antonio Banderas' $10,000 Fake 'Haywire' Beard

April 20th, 2012 11:42am EDT
Haywire
Antonio Banderas had a $10,000 false beard made for a movie role after shaving his facial hair off before shooting was complete.

The usually clean-shaven actor sported a bushy growth for Steven Soderbergh's 2011 action thriller Haywire and shaved it off when filming wrapped.

He was later left stunned when the director told him there were three new scenes to shoot - so the special effects crew designed a pricey fake beard for the actor to wear.

Banderas tells Total Film, "Steven met me in New York when I was doing a workshop for a musical, Zorba The Greek. I was trying out a beard for ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Antonio Banderas To Play Pablo Picasso

February 21st, 2012 8:36am EST
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Antonio Banderas is set to play famed artist Pablo Picasso in a new biopic.

The star, who was born in the same city of Malaga as Picasso, will portray the celebrated painter and sculptor in "33 Days," about the emotional struggle he endured while working on his 1937 masterpiece, Guernica.

In an interview with Spain's El Pais newspaper, Banderas says, "He is a character that followed me for a long time, but (I) had always rejected it. He deserves a lot of respect because I am Malagan. I was born four blocks from where he was born. It has always fascinated me."

Carlos Saura will direct the...
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Check Out 'Puss In Boots' On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 24

February 20th, 2012 7:12am EST
Puss In Boots
"Puss In Boots" centers on the events preceding the famous sword fighting cat's encounter with Shrek and his friends.

Swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) fights to save his town with the help of Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).

Chris Miller, the writer/director of "Shrek the Third," helms this spinoff about the beloved character. Brian Lynch, David H. Steinberg, Tom Wheeler, and Jon Zach all teamed up to pen the screenplay. Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris also join in the fun.

If you always thought Puss in Boots was on...
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Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Grew To Hate Each Other On 'Puss In Boots' Press Tour

February 8th, 2012 7:59pm EST
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Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek grew to hate each other as they traveled the world promoting Puss in Boots.

The couple conducted 739 interviews in 11 days when the film came out last year, and movie bosses gave them diplomas for enduring the promotional commitments patiently - but inside both Banderas and Hayek were ready to "kill each other."

Banderas reveals, "We travelled to nine countries, nine premieres, three different continents... It was fun and difficult too. It's just weird when you're doing interviews. Basically, they (reporters and interviewers) ask you the same question agai...
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Carano Is Strong AND Sexy in Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

January 23rd, 2012 6:54am EST
Carano in Haywire
Hollywood needs more action heroines like Mallory Kane. The protagonist in Steven Soderbergh’s spy thriller “Haywire” is strong and sexy like Lisbeth Salander, except she doesn’t have to show any skin to prove it. Portrayed by MMA fighter Gina Carano, Kane has the cunning of Jason Bourne combined with the fighting skills of Jackie Chan.

What really separates Kane from her sisters in the genre though, is her lack of emotional attachment. This isn’t to say that she doesn’t care about anyone, because she does love her father. However Kane doesn’t let her emotions cloud her judgment, i...
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Review: 'Haywire' Apt Title For Shaky Action Flick

January 20th, 2012 11:00am EST
Haywire
Haywire is an apt title for a film that comes across more as a work in progress than a finished product.

In its promotional spots, the flick seems like another of the tried-and-true "action hero goes on a rampage to right a wrong" films, and there's nothing wrong with that. Many enjoyable movies have come out of that mold. But Haywire bills itself as having "reinvited the espionage thriller" in its production notes. It doesn't just want to be a popcorn flick, but also something more mysterious, and it doesn't succeed in either category.

Mixed martial artist and former American Gl...
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Two Jews' Review 'Haywire' & Only One Finds It Exciting, Action Packed and Sexy (Video)

January 20th, 2012 8:00am EST
Haywire
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I knew I was going to love 'Haywire' directed by Steven Soderbergh from the first scene.

A girl walks into a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere. She sits down...blows on her hands to warm them. The waitress takes her order.

A few seconds later, a man comes in, sits down opposite her. They briefly chat...and then SUDDENLY...

Its wham...bam...pow-kick-punch....Translation...Girl and Guy get into a very, very exciting, take no prisoners, fight with each other.

And this is no ordinary movie fight...because the girl is Gina Carano, a mixed mart...
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Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' A Welcome Return To The Fabulous Films Of His Past

January 17th, 2012 11:00am EST
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I’ll come clean - I’m more of an early Steven Soderbergh film fan. "Sex, lies, and videotape" was a stunning five-star debut, "Kafka" a fantastically strange experience and "King of the Hill" a nostalgic favorite. But it was his fourth film, the highly underrated masterwork "The Underneath," where the director not only showed some cinematic savvy, but also began to play with what would eventually become (for better or worse!) a Soderbergh staple – playing with time. Over the years it has had varying degrees of effectiveness on his work including adding charm to the Clooney fest "Out of Si...
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Antonio Banderas Shows Off His Sword Fighting Skills

December 11th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas showed off his swashbuckling skills on British TV on Friday night by giving presenter Graham Norton a swordfighting lesson.

"The Mask of Zorro" actor and Salma Hayek were the star guests on the host's BBC chat show to promote their new movie "Puss In Boots."

Banderas voices the adventurous sword-toting feline in the film, and he was presented with a blade by Norton during the interview to show off his skills.

He declared, "Who am I going to swordfight against?" before convincing Norton to limber up too.

Banderas explained, "There are seven positions. You put your leg he...
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Antonio Banderas: 'We Were Witnessing The End Of Civilization'

December 5th, 2011 11:28am EST
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas is convinced the human race is living on borrowed time and he's branded the 9/11 atrocity "the end of civilization as we knew it."

The Spanish actor has been struck by the "pain" of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, who were so angry about the practices of global bankers they resorted to drastic sit-ins in cities across the globe.

He's adamant the advent of the internet could spell the end of the world - and he believes humanity was fundamentally changed forever when terrorists slaughtered nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. on September 11th, 2001.

Banderas tells Britain...
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'Puss In Boots' Wins Second Weekend At Box Office

November 7th, 2011 8:53am EST
Puss in Boots
"Puss In Boots" has dug its claws into the top spot on the box office chart to celebrate a second week at number one.

The animated Shrek spin-off, featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, earned $33 million to shut out Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy's new comedy "Tower Heist," which garnered $25.1 million.

"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" was another new entry at three after grossing $13.1 million.
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'Puss In Boots' Wins Weekend Box Office

October 31st, 2011 9:37am EDT
Puss in Boots
"Puss In Boots" walked all over the competition at the U.S. box office over the weekend after raking in a cool $34 million.

Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek's 3D animated family film bumped last week's winner, horror movie "Paranormal Activity 3," to second place with takings of $18.5 million.

Coming in third was Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried's sci-fi thriller "In Time" with earnings of $12.5 million.

Rounding out the top five were new "Footloose" remake ($5.4 million) and Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" with $5 million.
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Salma Hayek And Antonio Banderas Impressed Their Kids With Their 'Puss In Boots' Voices

October 27th, 2011 10:36am EDT
Salma Hayek And Antonio Bandera
Salma Hayek didn’t want to tell her daughter she was the voice of Kitty Softpaws in the new Puss in Boots movie. She wanted to preserve the magic of animated movies. But just taking her daughter out to another movie exposed her.

“I was worried about that because it’s like the Santa thing in a way because she really thinks there’s cats there,” Hayek said. “I thought I had some time but I took her to see one movie and in the previews, I see his cat and I go, ‘Oh no, I have two seconds to break it to her.’ And before I could say anything, my character came on screen and I spoke.”

It turned o...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Rum Diary,' 'In Time,' & More

October 24th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The Rum Diary - In Time - Puss In Boots
Despite Halloween’s rapid approach, there’s a surprising lack of horror movies hitting theaters this week. You’ll have the chance to see the wacky Johnny Depp romp “The Rum Diary,” the science fiction thriller “In Time,” the Shrek spinoff “Puss In Boots,” the Roland Emmerich period piece “Anonymous,” the romantic drama “Like Crazy,” the darkly erotic tale “Sleeping Beauty,” and the inspirational story “Janie Jones.”

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: The Rum Diary

THE RUM DIARY

During the 1950s, American journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) accepts a freelance post in Puerto Rico for a loca...
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Salma Hayek Sizzles At 'Puss In Boots' Premiere

October 24th, 2011 8:25am EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek, her daughter Valentina and Antonio Banderas attended the "Puss in Boots" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Salma looked sexy in a one-shouldered black, brown and white dress.

Her adorable daughter wore a red frock.

In the film, swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots (Banderas) fights to save his town with the help of Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).
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Review: Almodovar Engrosses With Every Lush And Lurid Frame of Five-Star 'The Skin I Live In'

October 14th, 2011 12:50pm EDT
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Director Pedro Almodovar has always has a flair for taking the usual and making it distinctively and deliciously unusual. But his new odd opus entitled "The Skin I Live In" is so different, so perverse and so jaw dropping that it marks shocking new territory even for the seasoned Almodovar himself – and I loved every twisted minute of it.

Almodovar regular Antonio Banderas plays surgeon Robert Ledgard, a burdened man who becomes obsessed with creating a new skin after his wife is severely burned in a car crash. Add to that a daughter who is slowly become mentally ill and the fact that Ro...
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Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas Open Home For Obama Fundraiser

October 13th, 2011 1:10pm EDT
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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are opening up their home to U.S. President Barack Obama to host an upcoming fundraiser.

The Hollywood couple has agreed to provide the venue for a national Latino gala on 24 October, which will be co-hosted by Eva Longoria at the property in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the event, which will target Obama's Latino supporters to raise cash for his election candidacy, cost between $5,000 and $35,800, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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Fall Movie Preview: October 2011

October 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The Ides of March
October 7

The Ides of March

This weekend has an interesting match-up for the box office: George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” a sure Oscar contender, vs. “Real Steel,” a robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. In “Ides,” Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, stars as a promising presidential candidate whose young, idealistic aid (Ryan Gosling) sees the dark underbelly of what political campaigns are really about. Expect amazing performances from the entire cast which also includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maris Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Real Steel

So why ...
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Celebrities Sizzle At American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards

September 12th, 2011 11:00am EDT
2011 Alma Awards
Demi Lovato and Jessica Alba were among the big winners at Saturday's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.

Lovato bounced back from her recent personal troubles by claiming the favorite comedy actress on TV title for her role in "Sonny With A Chance," coming ahead of her pal Selena Gomez and Naya Rivera to win the prize.

In a post on Twitter, she writes, "YAYYYY!!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank you guys so much!!!!!"

Other winners at the event, which salutes Latino artists in films, music and TV, included Alba, who took home the favorite drama/adventure actress trophy for her "Machet...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Spy Kids' Trilogy

August 4th, 2011 10:12am EDT
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While there may only be two original "Spy Kids" (newbie wave from All The Time In The World not withstanding!), there are three films hitting Blu-ray this week and we’re decoding their family-viewing goodness! So check out "Spy Kids," the Steve Buscemi ridden "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams" and the Sly Stallone infused "Spy Kids 3D: Game Over" all ala filmmaking maverick Robert “El Mariachi” Rodriguez!

Title: "Spy Kids"

Grade: 4

Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Rating: PG

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

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Prince Royce Rules The Univision Awards

July 22nd, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Prince Royce
Latin pop star Prince Royce was the big winner at the Univision Network's Premios Juventud Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday, walking away with four top honors.

The singer opened the show at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center in spectacular style with Daddy Yankee, performing the reggaeton rapper's song Ven conmigo (Come With Me) with 1,200 dancers taking part in a futuristic light show.

The night continued to go well for Royce as he walked away with accolades for Red Hot Artist, The Super Tour, My Tropical Artist and My Favorite Video for his hit Corazon sin Cara (Heart Wit...
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Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Inducted Into Spain's Walk Of Fame

June 28th, 2011 11:58am EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem were inducted into Spain's Walk of Fame on Monday as part of the organization's opening ceremony.

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars showed up to the Calle Martin de los Heros area in Madrid to be honored at the Street of Stars.

The couple took it in turns to pose in front of their own sidewalk plaque, while other celebrities inducted include actor Antonio Banderas, singer Julio Iglesias, tenor Placido Domingo and director Pedro Almodovar.

It is the second street honor for Cruz this year - in April she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Wal...
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