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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...

Nickelodeon To Honor Ernest Borgnine With Two-Hour 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Marathon

July 10th, 2012 7:38pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
Nickelodeon is set to honor late actor Ernest Borgnine on Wednesday with a two-hour SpongeBob SquarePants marathon from 2-4pm.

The Oscar-winning actor, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, was a regular guest on the hit animated kids' show, reprising his role as the aging, retired superhero Mermaid Man on several episodes.

Mermaid Man's sidekick, Barnacle Boy, was voiced by Borgnine's McHale's Navy co-star Tim Conway.

The network is set to kick off the mini-marathon with the first episode that feature the duo, "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy." The episode centers on SpongeBob & star...

Oscar-Winning Character Actor Ernest Borgnine Dies At 95

July 8th, 2012 6:24pm EDT
Ernest Borgnine
Character actor Ernest Borgnine has died at the age of 95. The actor, best known for his role in 1955 film "Marty" for which he won an Academy Award, passed away on Sunday from kidney failure.

The actor's wife and children were with him at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the time of his death, his spokesman Harry Flynn told the Associated Press.

Borgnine was known for his unique appearance, which included caterpillar eyebrows, bulgy eyes and a gap-toothed grin.

The star, real name Ermes Effron Borgnino, often played villainous roles and killed Frank Sinatra while pl...

2011 SAG Awards List Of Winners

January 31st, 2011 8:15am EST
Colin Firth

Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and the cast of The King's Speech took the top prizes at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Firth won Best Actor for his role in the British monarchy drama, which also took the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Meanwhile Portman claimed the Best Actress award for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's ballet drama Black Swan. The Fighter was also a big winner, with cast mates Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earning honors for Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.

Elsewhere, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Em...

Ernest Borgnine Does WHAT To Stay Active?

October 14th, 2010 8:00am EDT
Ernest Borgnine
Hollywood old-timer Ernest Borgnine is so tired of people asking him how he stays fit at 93 he has started telling them he masturbates twice daily.

The "Marty" star admits his response has got him into trouble a couple of times - especially when he's live on conservative TV talk shows.

Borgnine, who is back on the big screen in new movie "Red," tells WENN, "I answered that question one time on Fox News. This fella kept bothering me all morning: 'What do you do to keep yourself so worked up?' Finally, I got sick and got tired and I forgot that I was miked. I reached over and replied, 'I ma...

Mary Louise Parker & Helen Mirren Worried About Running For 'Red'

October 10th, 2010 3:41pm EDT
Mary Louise Parker
Actresses Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren feared they'd be sacked from new action comedy "Red" once director Robert Schwentke saw them running.

The two thespians were tested to the full when it came to giving chase in the new film - because no matter how hard they tried they struggled to look convincing.

Parker explains, "Helen and I both said that we thought as soon as they saw us run that we'd both be fired. It takes a certain kind of commitment to run and look like there's a lot of drama happening around you and then to fall.

"I don't mind being pulled to the ground if something w...

'The Poseidon Adventure' Adventure Director Dies At 99

June 18th, 2010 2:49pm EDT
British director Ronald Neame has died at the age of 99 after failing to recover from a fall.

The Poseidon Adventure filmmaker passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, his friend Peter Bowes has confirmed.

Born in London to photographer Elwin Neame and actress Ivy Close, Neame began his career in the film industry as a messenger boy at the U.K.'s famous Elstree Studios, where he first met acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock.

He became an assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's 1929 movie Blackmail, before working as a cinematographer on 1933 musical comedy Happy.

He turned to dire...

Sharon Stone Slammed By PETA Over Spider Amputation

July 14th, 2008 9:27am EDT
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is back in trouble with animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), after revelations she forced filmmakers to mutilate a spider.

Acting legend Ernest Borgnine claims Stone - his co-star in 1981 horror film Deadly Blessing - insisted a tarantula have its pincers removed before she would shoot a scene with it. He reveals, "Sharon wanted the spider's pincers removed."

And PETA bosses are furious. Spokesperson Ingrid Newkirk tells the New York Post, "She chose to make a tiny insect an amputee. Perhaps she should change her name legally to 'H...

Ernest Borgnine Angry About Modern Movie Sex & Violence

March 17th, 2008 9:43am EDT
Ernest Borgnine
Film veteran Ernest Borgnine is sick of all the sex and violence in modern movies - and is calling for the biggest stars to join him in urging studios to make better fare. The Oscar-winner insists the golden age of Hollywood is long gone - because too many modern moviemakers and stars just want to make films that titillate and shock.

He fumes, "We have some pretty good actors around but they're all interested now in two things - sex and shooting. It's shameful because, in my day, we had shooting too, but it was for a cause. Now, the bigger the cannon, the better it is. Unless you've g...

Opening February 1: Strange Wilderness

January 29th, 2008 12:41pm EST
Strange Wilderness
A pair of animal enthusiasts desperate to boost the ratings of their failing television series "Strange Wilderness" set out for the Andes in search of the elusive Bigfoot in this comedy directed by Fred Wolf and starring Justin Long, Steve Zahn, Kevin Heffernan, and Ernest Borgnine.

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TV Classics We'd Like To See On the Silver Screen

January 17th, 2008 1:37pm EST
Hoping to exploit rabid fans of a long-lost cult classic? Feeling the need to pump some more revenue out of a long-dead television juggernaut? Fresh out of any and all original film ideas? Look no further!

Film adaptations of former (and occasionally current) TV series have been popular for years - and why not? It makes perfect sense to create a film adaptation of a beloved series. They each have a built-in fan base just waiting to be exploited.

These films usually vary widely. They can be a continuation of the narrative established in the series or they can keep the con...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Ernest Borgnine Upset Over Golden Globes Cancellation

January 10th, 2008 11:44am EST
Ernest Borgnine
Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine is disappointed the Golden Globe Awards ceremony has been canceled - after he was nominated at the age of 90.

Borgnine, who is nominated in the Best Performance By An Actor In A Miniseries Or A Motion Picture Made For Television category for A Grandpa For Christmas, never thought he'd be alive to pick up another big prize.

He tells the New York Post, "It's 52 years since my Oscar for Marty, and it sure brought the people out of the woodwork. At 90, I'm suddenly the fair-haired boy again. I keep the Oscar in our back room. I just polished it up a bit....

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

January 8th, 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 ...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 24

January 24th, 2007 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...

Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 24

January 24th, 2006 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...

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