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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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Cedric The Entertainer Directs Movie About A Dancing Martial Artist

November 23rd, 2011 8:59am EST
Cedric The Entertainer
Cedric The Entertainer has made his directorial debut with a new movie about a musical martial art.

The actor/comedian, who also appears in the film, directed Kel Mitchell, Kat Graham and comedy pals Tommy Davidson and Rodney Perry in "Dance Fu."

He says, "It's about a kid who is a choreographer and he has to avenge his uncle's death and he realizes he can't fight unless he hears music, so he has to learn the art of dance fu."

The crazy comedy tells the story of Chicago Pulaski Jones, a dance champion with big dreams of becoming a big star in the big city. But when a crime boss named P...
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Chris Brown Scores Five Soul Train Award Nominations

October 21st, 2011 11:20am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B star Chris Brown will lead the way at the 2011 Soul Train Awards after receiving five nominations.

The singer is poised to dominate the prizegiving after being nominated for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Performance.

Beyonce and Kanye West will also be big competitors with four nominations apiece, while Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Adele and Kelly Rowland each have three.

Funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and soul icon Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards at the Atlanta, Georgia event, which will be hosted by fu...
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Review: 'Larry Crowne' 'Two Jews On Film' Wonder 'What Were They Thinking? (Video)

June 30th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Larry Crowne
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Once upon a time, a Hollywood actor named Tom Hanks decided to write a film about a middle aged average guy who loses his job, goes to college, makes some new friends, joins a motor scooter gang, gets a makeover, and has his house foreclosed on...and...in case I forgot to mention... He meets an alcholic college Professor who looks very much like Julia Roberts. They of course fall in love and live happily ever after.

Don't worry...I'm not spoiling anything. You know that's going to happen the minute Tom walks into Julia's class.

Not only did Tom Hanks write t...
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Cedric The Entertainer Punches Dogs

March 31st, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Cedric the Entertainer
Comedian Cedric The Entertainer was a tough kid growing up in St. Louis, Missouri.

He explained, "I knocked out a German shepherd once. The dog was chasing me, and I hit him right in his nose. I passed this dog all the time and he would never jump the fence, but I had some chicken on me.

"I guess it drove him crazy. That was ghetto right there."
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Tom Hanks Announces 'Larry Crowne' Cast

March 29th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is using his Twitter.com page to give fans a sneak peak into his next movie Larry Crowne - he's posted a photograph showing the actors he's cast in the lead roles.

The Big star has been hard at work on the comedy, which he will star in and direct, and has sneaked several pictures of the set to his virtual followers on the social networking site.

Now, he's given away his biggest clue yet by posting a snap of his office's "Casting Wall," which features his own headshot next to those of George Takei, Taraji P. Henson and his former Charlie Wilson's War co-star Julia Roberts.

He...
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Opening December 5: Cadillac Records

December 3rd, 2008 9:59am EST
Cadillac Records
The story of the blues in 1950s Chicago is told in Sony BMG Film's Cadillac Records, a musical drama written and directed by TV veteran Darnell Martin. The film stars Adrien Brody as Chess Records founder Leonard Chess, with Jeffrey Wright portraying R&B legend Muddy Waters, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, and Mos Def doing his best Chuck Berry.

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Martin Lawrence Stars In The Hilarious 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins'; In Theaters Feb. 8

December 9th, 2007 9:00am EST
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Leading an all-star comedy cast, Martin Lawrence is talk-show sensation RJ Stevens, who left behind his modest Southern upbringing and family name to transform into a self-help guru dispensing his "Team of Me" philosophy to millions of adoring fans. With a reality-TV-star fiancée and money to burn, there's no piece of the Hollywood dream RJ hasn't achieved.

After his parents request that he come home for their 50th wedding anniversary, the TV host packs up his 10-year-old son and diva bride-to-be and heads back to Georgia. It's a chance to prove to his family that he's no longer th...
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Starpulse Q&A With Comedic Actor Jerry Minor

November 12th, 2007 5:09pm EST
Jerry Minor
Jerry Minor is one of the most talented and versatile comedic actors working today and has been ever since his television debut on HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. Whether it's on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central's Crossballs, or HBO's Lucky Louie, Jerry stands out, even when surrounded by some of the biggest names in the industry. Currently, Minor portrays Aubrey on ABC's Carpoolers and will be appearing in the forthcoming Judd Apatow penned-John C.Reilly comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and the Will Ferrell vehicle Semi-Pro. Starpulse spoke with Jerry about the development of h...
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Don Cheadle Stars In True Story Of Legendary 60s Deejay Petey Greene

May 13th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Don Cheadle
Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle portrays the one and only Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr.; Petey's story is funny, dramatic, inspiring – and real. In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Petey to fully express himself – sometimes to outrageous effect – and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell (Taraji P. Henson), the newly minted ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 24

April 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Happy Birthday To All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter (1984), "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson (1982), "Wimbledon" actor Austin Nichols (1980), "Conviction" star Eric Balfour (1977), "The Island" actor Djimon Hounsou (1964), actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (1964), actor Eric Bogosian (1953), prolific singer Barbra Streisand (1942), alphabetic author Sue Grafton (1940), actor Jill Ireland (1936; d. 1990), prolific screen actress Shirley MacLaine (1934), and "Superman - The Movie" director Richard Donner (1930).
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Code Name: The Cleaner In Theaters Today; Win Prizes And Watch An Exclusive Clip

January 5th, 2007 3:12pm EST
Code Name The Cleaner
Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan star in the fast-paced action comedy, Code Name: The Cleaner. Cedric plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself unexpectedly entangled in a high-level government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers begin to believe that he is an undercover agent who subconsciously holds a key piece of information that could expose an arms deal involving the CIA and FBI. Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels) and Nicollette Sheridan ("Desperate Housewives") co-star as t...
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Opening January 5: Code Name: The Cleaner

January 2nd, 2007 11:11am EST
Code Name: The Cleaner
A man who has lost his memory has a new and dangerous life thrust upon him in this comedy thriller. Jake (Cedric the Entertainer) is a janitor who finds himself stricken with a crippling case of amnesia. While Jake struggles to regain his memory and identity, an intelligence agent (Elizabeth Hurley) takes advantage of his dilemma. Continue Summary

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Cedric The Entertainer Stars In "Codename: The Cleaner," In Theaters January 5

December 12th, 2006 12:34pm EST
The Cleaner
Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan star in the fast-paced action comedy, Code Name: The Cleaner.

Cedric plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself unexpectedly entangled in a high-level government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers begin to believe that he is an undercover agent who subconsciously holds a key piece of information that could expose an arms deal involving the CIA and FBI. Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels) and Nicollette Sheridan (“Desperate Housewives”) co-sta...
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Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

December 6th, 2006 4:37pm EST
Charlotte’s Web
Three-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s inspiring score for the motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be released December 5 on Sony Classical’s original soundtrack recording, which will also introduce the original song “Ordinary Miracle,” performed by Sarah McLachlan and written by acclaimed songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard and music legend Dave Stewart.

In the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web from writer E.B. White, someone very small finds that the most powerful force in the world is friendship. In the big-screen adaptation, the characters embar...
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Many Stars To Appear on CBS Special Celebrating The Joys of Adoption

November 18th, 2006 8:00am EST
Katherine McPhee
The "8th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Rod Stewart," a new entertainment special to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS, includes moving performances by Grammy Award winner Rod Stewart and special guests Five for Fighting, John Legend, Katharine McPhee and Mary Mary. Comedian Cedric the Entertainer, Miley Cyrus, Angie Harmon, Melina Kanakaredes, Rene Russo and Jeri Ryan present inspirational stories about adoption.

Following the success of the past seven annual shows, this year's special continues to tell touching stories about adoption to raise awareness o...
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Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

November 8th, 2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...
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Taraji P. Henson, Cedric and Mike Epps Join Cast of 'Talk To Me'

June 20th, 2006 12:47pm EDT
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson, Cedric The Entertainer, and Mike Epps are joining previously announced stars Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the cast of Kasi Lemmons' upcoming film Talk to Me. The film's screenplay is by Michael Genet with revisions by Rick Famuyiwa and Ms. Lemmons. Filming began this week for a theatrical release in 2007.

Talk to Me is the powerful real-life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green (Mr. Cheadle), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s, in Washington, D.C. Sparked by both the era's vibrant soul music and explodin...
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Ice Cube Joins Rap Attack On Oprah Winfrey

May 28th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Ice Cube
Ice Cube has joined Ludacris and 50 Cent as the latest rapper to attack US media mogul Oprah Winfrey for her apparent dislike for hip-hop stars.

Ludacris publicly criticized Winfrey for the way she treated him when he appeared on her talk show as a member of the cast of Oscar-winning movie Crash, and the TV host has since become a target for rap's top stars.

Ludacris, real name Chris Bridges, was stunned when Winfrey took time out of the cast interview to criticise him for his lyrics and then reportedly spent time with the rapper after the show trying to show him the error of hi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 24

April 24th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Happy Birthday To All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter (1984), "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson (1982), "Wimbledon" actor Austin Nichols (1980), "Conviction" star Eric Balfour (1977), "The Island" actor Djimon Hounsou (1964), actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (1964), actor Eric Bogosian (1953), prolific singer Barbra Streisand (1942), alphabetic author Sue Grafton (1940), actor Jill Ireland (1936; d. 1990), prolific screen actress Shirley MacLaine (1934), and "Superman - The Movie" director Richard Donner (1930).
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Mary J. Blige & LL Cool J Among Performers At Essence Music Festival

January 24th, 2006 4:16pm EST
LL Cool J
Essence Festivals, LLC., officials announced today that hip hop veteran LL Cool J, comedian/actor Cedric "The Entertainer" and R&B legend Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will join previously announced Queen Of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, at the 2006 Essence Music Festival, July 1, 2 and 3. The Festival will take place in its new interim home, state-of-the-art Reliant Park in Houston, Texas -- a city with a dynamic melting pot of cultures and a venue for world-class shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Essence will continue to work closely with city and state officials to help rebuild the cit...
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Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, 3 Doors Down, Many More Added to AMAs

November 21st, 2005 2:53pm EST
3 Doors Down
The talent list for the "2005 American Music Awards" continues to grow. Newly added presenters for the special are Pamela Anderson, Michelle Branch, "Desperate Housewives'" James Denton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Eve, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Jenny McCarthy, 3 Doors Down and tennis superstar Serena Williams, airing Tuesday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are... cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Ashanti, Backstreet Boys, Blink 182's Travis Barker, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Ryan Cabr...
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Eurythmics To Reunite For 33rd American Music Awards

November 15th, 2005 10:44am EST
Eurythmics
Multi-million selling duo Eurythmics and Oklahoma rockers The All-American Rejects have been added to the list of performers for the “2005 American Music Awards,” airing Tuesday, November 22 on ABC-TV.

Eurythmics, who are back together for the first time in five years, will perform a medley including their classic hits “Missionary Man” and “Sweet Dreams,” as well as their new single “I’ve Got A Life.” The All-American Rejects are scheduled to perform their current chart hit “Dirty Little Secret.”

They join previously announced performers including the threesome of Bow Wow, Cia...
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Performers Added to American Music Awards Show

October 26th, 2005 9:59am EDT
Tim McGraw
The award-winning men of Country Music will be well represented at the "2005 American Music Awards," airing Tuesday, Nov. 22, on ABC.

Added to the list of performers for the 33rd annual special are five-time American Music Award recipient Tim McGraw; Country Music's reigning Vocal Group of the Year, Rascal Flatts; and Country Music's current Male Vocalist of the Year, Keith Urban, who join previously set Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney.

All join earlier announced performers Mariah Carey, Rob Thomas and The Rolling Stones. Hosting the 33rd annual special is Ced...
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