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Gabriel Byrne joins trapped miners drama

January 29th, 2014 3:10am EST
Gabriel Byrne
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has signed on to play the engineer who masterminded the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 in a new movie about the drama.

His character, Andre Sougarret, was hailed a hero after pulling the miners' leader Mario Sepulveda and his team to safety following a collapse at the San Jose Mine in Chile.

Antonio Banderas has already signed on as Sepulveda, while Rodrigo Santoro, Martin Sheen, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin and Lou Diamond Philips have also been cast.

The 33 is currently filming on location in Colombia and Chile's Atacama ...

Prepare To Be Tempted: The 12 Best Portrayals Of The Devil In The Movies

January 30th, 2013 4:05pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled
The Devil is always trying to tempt people to sell their souls, and when he comes in the form of Elizabeth Hurley, who starred as the prince, er, princess of darkness in the 2000 remake of Bedazzled the offer can sometimes be pretty enticing.

Resisting temptation can be pretty tough when it comes to the Devil, especially when he shows up himself, either to blackmail, influence, or just plain collect the souls of those he's won through his deals.

Movie depictions of the dark angel have ranged from serious to hilarious to downright chilling.

Here are our picks for the 12 best portrayals of...

Check Out 'In Treatment: The Complete Third Season' On DVD Oct. 4

October 3rd, 2011 7:00am EDT
In Treatment
Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, "In Treatment: The Complete Third Season" continues to center around Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne).

Weston continues to cope with the after-effects of his recent divorce, as well as his move to Brooklyn to continue his practice.

In the midst of new emotional and physical challenges (including hand tremors he fears might be the onset of Parkinson’s Disease, which killed his father), Paul will be treating three new patients (Debra Winger, Irrfan Khan, and Dane DeHaan), and will see a new therapist (Amy Ryan) in N...

Ellen Barkin's Publicist Slams Wedding Rumors

September 23rd, 2011 2:27pm EDT
Ellen Barkin
Actress Ellen Barkin's representative has shut down reports suggesting the actress is set to wed for the third time.

The Ocean's Thirteen star found her love life under scrutiny earlier this year when it emerged the 57 year old was dating writer/director Sam Levinson, the 26-year-old son of moviemaker Barry Levinson, who directed Barkin in her breakthrough 1980s film Diner.

The couple has been in a low-key relationship for three years and editors at the National Enquirer this week suggested Barkin was so taken by Levinson, she had proposed to her young beau. They went on to allege the l...

Spotted: Goldie Hawn Looking Warm & Toasty In Aspen

December 22nd, 2010 1:01pm EST
Goldie Hawn
We spotted Goldie Hawn bundled up in a long, fur lined coat as she went Christmas shopping at an antique store in Aspen.

Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie have signed TV deals with media queen Oprah Winfrey to develop documentaries for the mogul's new network.

The trio, along with Mariel Hemingway and Gabriel Byrne, will produce documentaries for Winfrey's new OWN TV network, set to launch next year.

The shows will be part of a monthly Documentary Film Club.

See more photos of Goldie here!

Gabriel Byrne Was Sexually Molested During Priest Training

January 21st, 2010 8:26am EST
Gabriel Byrne Was Sexually Molested
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne was sexually abused and viciously beaten during his training to become a Catholic priest. The In Treatment star joined the Irish Christian Brothers as an 11-year-old altar boy, and undertook his seminary to become a priest for over five years.

However, the 59 year old reveals his days training to become a member of the clergy were tarnished by sexual molestations and classroom beatings.

In an interview with Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne, he reveals, "Unfortunately, I experienced some sexual abuse. It was a known and admitted fact of life amongst us that there...

The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...

Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...

Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:



"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"



"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"





"Mad Men"


Bryan Cr...

Celebrities Who Should Spend Time On Dr. Paul's 'In Treatment' Couch

April 5th, 2009 8:08am EDT
In Treatment
Season two of HBO's underrated and addicting therapy drama In Treatment starts Sunday, April 5, with new cast members Hope Davis and John Mahoney upping the star power. Just in case Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) gets bored with the real-life problems of his patients, here's a look at what other celebs could use a little time venting on his couch:

Miley Cyrus

During season one Paul spent his Wednesday afternoons with Sophie, a talented a relationship with an older man...who had some father issues...and a bratty attitude. Sound familiar, Miley?

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Slideshow: Irish Celebrities - Who Is Your Favorite?

March 17th, 2009 8:47am EDT
Colin Farrell
Happy St. Patrick's Day! In honor of Irish actors and musicians, Starpulse salutes those who have brought a wee bit of luck and whimsy to fans across the world:


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Who Will & Who Should Win An Emmy

September 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
30 Rock
Ah, the Emmys, the most entertaining awards show and often the most frustrating. Why is it so frustrating? Because the voters get it wrong. They get the winners wrong more often than casual sports bettors. In fact, they get it so wrong that predicting the winners is often a fool's errand since it's impossible to determine what will strike the Academy's fancy as the reasons for their choices are as mystifying as the results.

Luckily, has one such fool. So it's time for a round of everybody's favorite game: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

Best Comedy Series Nomine...

Emmy Nominations Reaction: Who Was Snubbed, Who Shouldn't Be A Nominee

July 18th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
With the writer's strike a distant memory and an exciting new fall season dead ahead, we're finally ready to celebrate TV again. And what better way than with a lavish awards show?

Yes, the Emmy nominations were revealed at dawn in Los Angeles Thursday morning in a delightful little ceremony that saw Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth squeeze about two-dozen jokes in between their reading off the teleprompter.

There were surprises leading to gasps from the press, and plenty of nominations they all saw coming. Newcomer "Mad Men" led the drama category with 16 nominations w...

TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...

'In Treatment' Features Stellar Writing, Directing & Performances

March 21st, 2008 9:06am EDT
In Treatment
In Treatment, the powerful HBO series, stars Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Westin, a middle-aged therapist who runs a practice out of his home, and it's probably the best thing on television. Although the series is nearing the end of its first season, it's something you should watch on demand, next season, or if and when there is a DVD release.

There are no car chases. There are no scenes at the 'Bing with strippers on poles perved on by older, Italian Americans. There are no sex scenes or ones with Sharon Stone crossing her legs with the guy who played Newman on Seinfeld squirming in h...

A Salute To Irish Actors On St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Colin Farrell
There’s something undeniably sexy about an Irish accent. Add celebrity into the mix, and you have a pretty powerful combination. Here are some of the Irish actors whose charisma, talent and lilting speech have made them favorites among moviegoers and TV fans:

When you think "Irish actor," Colin Farrell immediately comes to mind. A reformed bad boy who reportedly dated Britney Spears and made an infamous sex tape with former girlfriend and Playboy model Nicole Narain, Farrell has altered his priorities in the past few years.

Farrell recently showed his tender side when he opened...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

January 28th, 2008 8:16am EST
Gossip Girl
Monday, Jan. 28

Fashion Police (E!, 8 p.m.) - Relive all the fashion blunders and triumphs from the 2008 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with hosts Debbie Matenopoulos, Jay Manuel and Peter Ishkhans.

Gossip Girl Revealed (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The CW reairs the pilot with exclusive cast interviews, deleted scenes, commentaries, fashion scoop and more. Perfect for the uninitiated and loyal fans starving for more.

In Treatment (HBO, 9:30 p.m.) - Gabriel Byrne stars as a therapist dealing with four patients and a therapist of his own. The series, co-starring Dianne Wiest, Melissa G...

'Played,' An Indie Film With A $30 Million Cast, On DVD July 31

July 18th, 2007 3:45pm EDT
After a successful stint on the punk rock scene as guitarist for the 80's cult British band Slaughter And The Dogs, Mick Rossi took a turn at acting. He eventually conceived the idea for a "guerilla" style crime caper, but knew he would need the right cast to pull it off.

Powerfully connected to the Anglo/Irish ex-pat community, he persuaded Gabriel Byrne to sign-up for his hard-boiled gangster film. Through Byrne’s connections, other A-listers including Val Kilmer and Vinnie Jones signed-on to bring Rossi’s passion project to light.

Now nearly 20 years in the making, Played will...

Ellen Barkin Turns Blind Eye To Son's Cannabis Use

June 19th, 2007 9:16am EDT
Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin refuses to chastise her 18-year-old son when he comes home smelling of marijuana because she used to smoke cannabis with her family. The 53-year-old turns a blind eye to Jack, her son with former husband Gabriel Byrne, when the teenager has obviously been indulging.

She says, "I used to smoke with my family. On Passover we would all smoke pot as a family."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Gabriel Byrne Has A Brush With Death In The Outback

June 15th, 2007 1:25pm EDT
Gabriel Byrne
Actor Gabriel Byrne narrowly avoided a fatal snakebite while filming his new movie in the Australian outback. The star was left shaken by the incident, on the set of Jindabyne, but his laid back director wasn't worried.

Byrne says, "I was walking through the Bush one day and I stepped on a Brown-headed snake. If I'd stepped on the other end he'd have bitten me - and the bite can be deadly. I said to Ray (Lawrence, director), 'I was almost killed!' And he said, 'No worries mate. You would have had 24 hours.'"

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Gabriel Byrne Blasts Oprah And Her Magazine

May 18th, 2007 10:02am EDT
Gabriel Byrnes
Gabriel Byrne has launched a scathing attack on U.S. talk show queen Oprah Winfrey for promoting 'unrealistic' beauty. The 57-year-old actor blasts O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, for its use of heavily doctored images, insisting it gives the public a distorted idea of how a normal person should look.

Byrne also criticized TV host Winfrey for looking "impossibly youthful" on the cover of the publication. He says, "Every single picture was airbrushed. Women look at those pictures and say, 'Why don't I look like that?' and husbands say, 'Why doesn't my wife look like that at 50?'


Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Biggs
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...

Ellen Barkin Still Fond Of 'Spectacular' Ex Gabriel Byrne

May 8th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Ellen Barkin
Actress Ellen Barkin is convinced her seven-year marriage to Gabriel Byrne was a huge success - because they're still the best of friends. The Sea of Love star divorced the Irish actor in 1999 after a lengthy separation, but she can never accept the marriage failed.

Barkin has huge regrets about marrying Revlon boss Ron Perelman, stating, "It's certainly not the shining moment of my 53 years on this planet," but she'll never feel bad about her romance with Byrne.

She tells Parade magazine, "Gabriel Byrne is a spectacular man! He's a very smart, very moral guy from a big Irish fami...

Gabriel Byrne Notices 'Unspoken Fear' That Hangs Above NYC

April 16th, 2007 3:43pm EDT
Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne insists a "pall of fear" still hangs over his adopted New York City as the sixth anniversary of 9/11 approaches. The star has really started to notice the concern on faces he passes in the street after shooting stirring new film Jindabyne, in which the Irish actor plays the leader of a community on the brink of despair.

He says, "Living in a city like New York, I'm very much aware that over the city hangs this invisible pall of fear; people in New York are afraid. Sometimes they'll come out and they'll talk about it, but most of the time there's an unconscious, unspoken ...

Gabriel Byrne Is Touched By Irish Honor

April 16th, 2007 10:11am EDT
Gabriel Byrne
Actor Gabriel Byrne was overwhelmed with the honorary philosophy degree he received from Trinity College Dublin earlier this year - after realizing he was one of 300 greats. The star was honored by the university's Philosophy Society, and received only the 300th medal the college's top minds had handed out since the late 1700s.

Byrne says, "The medal they gave me said I was the 300th recipient of since 1770 and I looked down the list of people who had been awarded this medal - Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde... Being recognized in your own town with an honor like that from a prestigious u...

Pierce Brosnan Plans All-Irish Western

March 17th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Pierce Brosnan
Movie star Pierce Brosnan has his sights set on making a new epic western full of his Irish friends.

The former James Bond star so enjoyed making post-American Civil War period movie Seraphim Falls with countryman Liam Neeson he wants to go further back into US history to visit the Wild West - and he hopes to take a few pals with him.

The Irish actor says, "It's always in the cards. There's a bunch of us Irish fellows who keep saying we should get together and make a western - myself, Gabriel Byrne, Colm Meaney and people like that. We'd just like to do an Irish film about the W...

Gabriel Byrne Joins Al Pacino & Oliver Stone With University Honor

February 20th, 2007 9:25am EST
Gabriel Byrne
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne will join the ranks of Hollywood heavyweights Al Pacino and Oliver Stone when he's awarded one of Trinity College, Dublin's highest accolades. Byrne also picked up a lifetime achievement award at the Fifth Dublin International Film Festival last week.

The Usual Suspects star will pick up an Honorary Patronage from the University Philosophical Society later today. Both Pacino and moviemaker Stone are already recipients of the prestigious award.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yogi Berra
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...

Ellen Barkin Gets Hefty Divorce Settlement

February 23rd, 2006 1:28pm EST
Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin reportedly received $20 million in her quickie divorce from billionaire Ron Perelman. The Revlon boss, 62, and the star, 51, reportedly ended their marriage on February 14, only a month after Perelman served Barkin divorce papers, according to the New York Daily News.

Perelman's lawyer Adria Hillman asked for an order to seal the case earlier this month, which was granted by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager. Barkin and Perelman signed a pre-nuptial agreement before their June 2000 wedding.

The newspaper claims Perelman has lost $118 million in settlements ...

Ellen Barkin & Husband Reportedly Break Up

January 20th, 2006 2:43pm EST
Ellen Barkin
Actress Ellen Barkin and Revlon boss Ron Perelman have reportedly split after five years of marriage. The New York Post reports the billionaire tycoon, 62, served the 51-year-old film star divorce papers at their Manhattan mansion yesterday.

Under the couple's prenuptial agreement - signed before their June 2000 marriage - Barkin is rumored to receive $20 million in the event of a split, before a specific date. However, sources close to the couple tell the Post the predetermined date is fast approaching and Perelman, who has a $6 billion fortune, is keen to divorce his fourth wife a...

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