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The Hunger Games cast pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 3rd, 2014 3:20pm EST
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'The Hunger Games' cast and crew have paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The actor was said to be just seven days away from wrapping filming on the final part of the sci-fi film when he was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his home in New York yesterday (02.02.14), and a statement on behalf of the entire cast and crew has been composed by actress Jennifer Lawrence, director Francis Lawrence and author of the original 'Hunger Games' novels, Suzanne Collins.
It reads: "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an ...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-stars pay tribute

February 3rd, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-stars pay tribute
Robert De Niro is "so saddened" by Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.

The legendary actor has paid tribute to his 'Flawless' co-star - who was found dead aged 46 of an apparent drugs overdose yesterday (02.02.14) - describing him as "gifted" and a "wonderful" actor.

He said: "I'm very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say 'this just shouldn't be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for'. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family."

De Niro was one of many of the actor's co-stars...
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Jeff Bridges backs plastics campaign

January 2nd, 2014 3:10am EST
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Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges is urging fans to shun the use of plastic bottles in the new year (14) to help save the planet.

The Oscar winner has thrown his support behind the Plastic Pollution Coalition's Resolve to Refuse campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of plastic packaging which is wasted every year.

Bridges has promised not to waste plastic bottles, and wants fans to do the same.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he shares a link to the drive, adding, "Let's make 2014 the year we Resolve 2 refuse! Join me & Plastic Pollutes... I resolve to refuse disposable plas...
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Katie Holmes joins Twitter

October 25th, 2013 10:20am EDT
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Katie Holmes has joined Twitter.
The former 'Dawson's Creek' star signed up to the social networking site this morning (10.25.13), and has sent her first messages from the set of her new movie 'The Giver' in South Africa.
For her first tweet, the 34-year-old beauty re-tweeted a picture posted by one of the film's producers, Nikki Silver, which features her and the rest of the cast of the upcoming sci-fi movie - including country singer Taylor Swift.
In the picture, Katie looks jubilant in the snap as she wraps her arm around the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker for a group shot.
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Jeff Bridges 'underwhelmed' by R.I.P.D.

September 19th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
Movie star Jeff Bridges was not a fan of his flop 2013 film R.I.P.D. when he eventually saw the film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book.

The Oscar winner teamed up with Ryan Reynolds for the action comedy, in which he plays a dead cowboy who returns to earth as an afterlife cop, and although he had a blast on set,he wasn't thrilled with the final result.

He tells GQ magazine, "I had such a great time working on that movie... I thought, 'This could be fun to see', and when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some choices that I wouldn't have made."

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Jeff Bridges Says 'R.I.P.D.' Was Underwhelming

September 19th, 2013 12:54pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges admits he was underwhelmed with 'R.I.P.D.' The summer blockbuster, which starred the 63-year-old actor and Ryan Reynolds as an afterlife police team, flopped at the box office earlier this year, grossing just $33 million in the US despite its $130 million budget.

He told the new issue of US GQ magazine: "I remember what we were doing ... I thought, 'This could be fun to see.' And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made.

"I remember when someone pitched me the project, I couldn't quite grasp what they...
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Jennifer Lawrence Starstruck By Jeff Bridges At Comic-Con

July 25th, 2013 8:21am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
During red carpet interviews at Comic-Con, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was left starstruck when she was given the chance to interview Jeff Bridges.

Last weekend, the 22 year old actress attended the annual convention in San Diego, to promote her new film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

She  was about to leave the press area when she saw The Big Lebowski actor talking to a reporter, and elatedly ran up to him, before running away.

Bridges spotted her and asked her to come over, prompting Lawrence to say, "Oh my God, I'm such a huge f...
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Hollywood's Top Men Honored At 2013 Spike Guys Awards

June 9th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
On Saturday night, Ben Affleck, Jeff Bridges and Vince Vaughn were among the winners at the annual Spike Guys Choice Awards in California.

The awards show, honoring all things men love, named Ben Affleck the Guy of the Year in honor of his stellar success on the back of his critically-acclaimed hit Argo.

Vaughn was voted the Guycon - Guy Icon, while Bridges was honored with Outstanding Literary Achievement award for his book The Dude and the Zen Master.

The new Superman movie, starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, was named Most Highly Anticipated Movie, while Breaking Bad's drug...
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'R.I.P.D.' Looks Like A Ghostbusting 'M.I.B.' - Watch The Trailer Here

April 18th, 2013 11:26am EDT
RIPD
The first trailer for R.I.P.D. (no, not the Rhode Island Police Department) has just surfaced, and boy, does it look cool.

The plot centers on Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), a police officer killed in the line of duty. But instead of just dying and fading away, he is contacted by the other-worldly RIPD, or "Rest In Peace Department," because of his unique skills -- apparently good cops make for excellent ghost busters.

The RIPD is dedicated to keeping the living world filled with the living and making sure the dead stay dead.

Walker teams up with a former wild-west sheriff known as Roy Pul...
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'The Dictator' And 15 Other Beards That Steal Movies

May 16th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
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Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show.

He plays Admiral General Aladeen, deposed dictator of the (fictional) Republic of Wadiya, who flees to the U.S. when his country converts to democracy. As a dictator, he's used to ruling with an iron fist, an incorrigible sense of righteous cruelty, and a thick, bushy beard that could house several terrified baby sparrows.

Aladeen may feel like a fish out of water in New York City, but he'd feel right at home among Hollywood's most magnificent beards of a...
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Coming Soon: Jeff Bridges' Book 'The Dude And The Zen Master'

March 13th, 2012 8:49am EDT
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is writing a spiritual guidebook. "The Big Lebowski" star will team up with social activist Bernie Glassman to release "The Dude and the Zen Master" through publishing house Blue Rider Press this autumn.

The pair will share its best tips for leading a happy and fulfilling life and advice on how to leave a positive mark on the world.

The 62-year-old actor/musician is thrilled about imparting his wisdom on others.

He tells the New York Times, "On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open. My favourite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, gett...
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Marisa Miller To Play Jeff Bridges In Police Ghost Movie

August 25th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
Marisa Miller
Supermodel Marisa Miller is to offer up her stunning body to Oscar winner Jeff Bridges in a new movie.

The Victoria's Secret star will be the human form Bridges' ghost cop character takes in the film R.I.P.D.

In the film, Bridges and Ryan Reynolds play representatives of the Rest in Peace Department, who track down misbehaving spooks causing chaos as they leave the earth, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Miller isn't the only Victoria's Secret hottie to land a major movie role in recent years - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley played the leading lady in the latest Transformers sequel.
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Jennifer Lawrence To Sing On 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

August 18th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is heading for the pop charts after recording a new tune for The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The actress, who plays literary heroine Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestseller, has teamed up with award-winning producer T Bone Burnett to record Rue's Lullaby, a song her character sings in the film.

And Burnett, who recently produced actor Jeff Bridges' debut album, admits he was charmed by the pretty actress: "It was beautiful and she did great. She's singing great. Killer actor too."
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Stars Of The Big Lebowski Reunite At DVD Launch (Pics)

August 17th, 2011 9:55pm EDT
The Big Lebowski
Veteran Actor Jeff Bridges Reunited With his The Big Lebowski castmates John Goodman and Steve Buscemi on Tuesday to celebrate the film's DVD relaunch.

The trio was also joined by co-stars Julianne Moore and John Turturro, as well as soundtrack producer T-Bone Burnett, to mark the cult comedy's release on Blu-ray disc, 13 years after it hit movie theatres.

And Bridges was overjoyed to see his old pals at the New York event.

He says, "All the guys from the movie were there - John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Turturro... It was a ball."
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Big Lebowski Limited Edition'

August 17th, 2011 10:30am EDT
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Still not rolling on Shabbos? Well, then sit on at home and feast your eyes on the glory that is the extras and frills ridden new Blu-ray "The Big Lebowski Limited Edition," which hits shelves on August 16 from Universal Home Entertainment. We’re keeping score so dry your hands, line it up, lick the ball and follow us down the review lanes below!

Title: "The Big Lebowski" (Limited Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Turturro

Director: Joel Coen

Rating: R

Runtime: 119 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com.com ...
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Miley Cyrus Inducted Into The Bowling Hall Of Fame

August 16th, 2011 9:49am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Actress/singer Miley Cyrus has triumphed over Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber to bowl her way to a bizarre new accolade - she has been inducted into the International Bowling Hall of Fame.

Last month officials at the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) gave the public the chance to vote for their favorite celebrity bowler, with names including Kardashian, Bieber, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga and Jeff Bridges.

And now Hannah Montana star Cyrus has been named as the winner, after securing 42 per cent of the votes. Meanwhile, Bieber lost out after landing in the number two slot for ...
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Jeff Bridges Feared Being Typecast As The Dude

August 12th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Jeff Bridges
Once upon a time Jeff Bridges feared you'd always think of him as The Dude from The Big Lebowski. Now he's 61. Things have changed.

Jeff Bridges is over worrying about being typecast in the public's mind as The Dude. Though the actor and musician used to worry he'd never outgrow his beloved character in The Big Lebowski, age has assured him it's not worth worrying over.

The release of The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray coincides with the latest musical work of Jeff Bridges, a self-titled album.

"I love that movie, I loved making it, I love the Coen brothers," Jeff Bridges tells USA Today. "I...
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Buy The 'Big Lebowski' Bungalow For $2.2 Million

July 27th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Big Lebowski Bungalow
The bungalow that The Dude from "The Big Lebowski" lived in has been put on the market. The price includes six one-bedroom cottages.

The house where Jeff Bridges' character lived is on sale for $2,295,000. The property is over 10,000 square feet, includes spacious side-yards and is a short distance from the beach.

"The Big Lebowski Limited Edition" debuts on Blu-ray August 16 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film centers around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians.
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Jeff Bridges Debuts New Music At Starry Troubadour Show

July 3rd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
True Grit star Jeff Bridges packed Los Angeles' fabled Troubadour venue with movie stars last week as he debuted new material from his upcoming studio album.

Pierce Brosnan, Ryan Reynolds and his Tron Legacy co-star Olivia Wilde were among the famous faces in the crowd for the gig.

The highlight of the set came when the Oscar winner dedicated a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Man In Me" to his wife.

Bridges' new album will be released in August.
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Jeff Bridges To Star As 'The Giver'?

June 30th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
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Jeff Bridges is planning to adapt classic sci-fi book The Giver for the big screen - and he wants to star in the title role.

The Big Lebowski actor has purchased the film rights to Lois Lowry's young adult novel, which his daughter introduced to him after she read it in high school.

The Giver tells the story of a futuristic society where all human memories have been wiped to eliminate pain and sadness. A 12-year-old boy is selected to bear his community's entire collection of emotions and receives them from the ageing Giver.

Bridges, who has been working on the project for more than a...
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'Inception,' 'Fringe' Win Big At Saturn Awards

June 24th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Inception
Christopher Nolan's hit movie "Inception" was the big winner at the 37th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday night, picking up a total of five prizes.

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was awarded trophies including Best Science Fiction Film, while Nolan was handed titles for Best Director and Best Writing at the annual science fiction, fantasy and horror ceremony.

Other winners on the night included Jeff Bridges, who won Best Actor for his role in "Tron: Legacy," while Natalie Portman picked up the female equivalent for "Black Swan." Meanwhile, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress gong...
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Own 'The Big Lebowski' Limited Edition on Blu-ray August 16

May 24th, 2011 12:18pm EDT
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition
Bowling, nihilists, a stolen rug and the occasional acid flashback have never been funnier when one of the most popular cult classics in history, The Big Lebowski Limited Edition, debuts on Blu-ray™ August 16, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. From the Oscar®-winning Coen Brothers
(True Grit, Fargo) and starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Crazy Heart), this acclaimed comedy has been newly remastered in high definition to provide longtime fans and first-time viewers alike with the ultimate Lebowski experience.

Available for a limited time with an all-ne...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
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An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Jeff Bridges Lands Record Deal

April 19th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
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Actor Jeff Bridges has landed a record deal - the Crazy Heart star has signed a contract with EMI's Blue Note Records.

The 61-year-old actor will team up with his Grammy Award-winning music producer pal T Bone Burnett, who co-wrote the music for Crazy Heart, to create a new album, which is set to be released later this summer.

Bridges, who will write original songs for the record, has also recruited the talents of a number of artists including Roseanne Cash and Sam Phillips for the project. Bridges has been writing and recording music for years and releasing it through his website.

The...
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New 'Tron: Legacy' Blu-ray Reviews/Interviews!

April 4th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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“I fight for the users!” – Bruce Boxleitner aka "Tron"

Any movie/video game fanatic who doesn't claim to love all things "Tron" is lying their cyber rear off. We at Starpulse.com are fully secure within our "Tron" geek-dom and that’s why for the awesome DVD/Blu-ray release of both "Tron: Legacy" and "Tron: The Original Classic" on April 5, we’re giving the fans something special. We’re not only gonna review BOTH films on Special Edition Blu-ray (the format they were MEANT to be seen on!), but we’ve got THREE new exclusive one-on-one interviews with "Tron: Legacy" Director Joseph Kosins...
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Check Out 'Tron: Legacy' On Blu-ray & DVD April 5

April 2nd, 2011 7:00am EDT
Tron Legacy
The Master Control Program is booted back up in "Tron: Legacy," a revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.

Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the origin...
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'True Grit' Shoots Onto DVD & Blu-ray On June 7

March 13th, 2011 7:35am EDT
True Grit
The gritty and memorable film "True Grit" has been embraced by audiences and critics alike, earning over $165 million at the U.S. box office. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and named by more than 75 reviewers as one of the top 10 films of the year.

Jeff Bridges stars as Rooster Cogburn, an irascible U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) to bring her father’s killer (Josh Brolin) to justice. Matt Damon is an overzealous Texas Ranger who is also tracking the killer, hoping to capture him and bring him to trial for another murder.

The "True Grit" Blu...
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2011 Oscars: Candid Backstage and Governors Ball Photos

February 28th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Natalie Portman backstage 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards
For those of you that still haven't gotten your fill of the Oscars, here is one last look at the 83rd Academy Awards from backstage and at the after party from the Governors Ball where some 1500 guests attended. We would like to thank the Academy for supplying such great candid photos. Enjoy.

Natalie Portman, Oscar® winner for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Black Swan” backstage during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards® from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Iain Canning (2nd f...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

February 28th, 2011 12:30am EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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And The Oscar Will (Probably) Go To...

February 27th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Oh, the pesky business of predicting Oscar winners. Depending on Academy voters’ moods, a pundit can come off as brilliant or dumb as a post. This seems to be an awfully predictable year – but be warned, that could mean upsets are in the air.

That said, here are my predictions for who will take home the gold at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in the major categories. I’ve devised my own odds system, which is completely made up; but, it does give a sense of how strongly I view the chances of each nominee.

What do you think? Am I way off base anywhere? Which categories are easiest to pred...
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