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Hayden Christensen settles legal dispute with Royal Pains bosses

May 28th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Actor Hayden Christensen has settled his legal battle with bosses behind U.S. TV series Royal Pains.

The Jumper star and his brother Tove, who own production company Forest Park Pictures, accused executives at USA Network of stealing their 2005 idea for a show based on a "concierge" doctor who makes home visits to rich and famous clients.

The siblings filed a lawsuit against USA chiefs in 2010 after Royal Pains premiered, claiming the show was strikingly similar to their pitch, entitled Housecall, but a judge ultimately dismissed the case.

The Christensens won the right to an appeal last...
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Who Is the Greatest 'Star Wars' Character Of All Time?

September 3rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Star Wars
Ever since "Star Wars" first hit theaters in 1977 and became an instant international phenomenon, fans have been arguing over who the coolest character is. And considering its been over 30 years now, we figure it's about time to settle it once and for all. So who will get to pass final judgment on the most important pop culture debate of our time?

You.

Yes, to celebrate the September 16 release of the entire series on Blu-ray, it's the ultimate "Star Wars" poll, where you get to decide who the most awesome "Star Wars" character of all time is. Love yourself some Luke Skywalker? Can't resi...
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Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

July 26th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...
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Keanu Reeves Named The Worst Actor In Hollywood History (See Who Else Sucks)

February 23rd, 2011 9:34am EST
Keanu Reeves
The editors at Complex Media Network just released the "50 Worst Actors in Hollywood History." The list includes some of the worst performances by several well-known actors, including Keanu Reeves, Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel and William Shatner.

Check out the top ten below and the full list here.

1. Keanu Reeves
2. Hayden Christensen
3. William Shatner
4. Orlando Bloom
5. Brendan Fraser
6. Hugh Grant
7. Paul Walker
8. David Arquette
9. David Caruso
10. Matthew Lillard

Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments.

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Thandie Newton Is Rosy On BAFTAs Red Carpet

February 14th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton was pretty in pink at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday. What do you think of her rose patterned gown?

She stars in "Vanishing on 7th Street," a horror film about four survivors of a mysterious plague of darkness who flee the shadows that seem to have consumed all of society. The thriller is from "Session 9" director Brad Anderson.

Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo also star. The film hits theaters Friday, Feb. 18.

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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'I Am Number Four,' 'Unkown' & More

February 14th, 2011 10:39am EST
I am Number Four
The latest Best Picture Oscar nominee I've had the chance to watch is “The King's Speech,” starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. This period piece, which takes place in the 1930s leading into World War II, follows the soon-to-be crowned King George VI (Colin Firth), a man who suffers from a stammer.

George's speech impediment severely limits him in the numerous public speaking engagements he must attend, and leaves him without confidence as a leader. When traditional speech therapy fails him, his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) seeks out the unorthodox Li...
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Hayden Christensen Fuels Rachel Bilson Reconciliation Reports

February 9th, 2011 8:43am EST
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen has fuelled rumors his romance with former fiancee Rachel Bilson is back on - by admitting there is "photographic evidence" of them together.

The couple reportedly rekindled its relationship in November, three months after calling off the engagement.

New pictures of the pair emerged over the weekend, and now Christensen has refused to shoot down reports their romance is back on.

He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "(Those images are) photographic evidence, you can't deny that."

The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August amid rep...
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Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' 'Two Jews On Film' Say Stay Far Away From This One (Video)

February 7th, 2011 11:13am EST
Vanishing
'Vanishing on 7th Street' is directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinest) and stars Hayden Christenson, (Luke) Thandie Newton(Rosemary) and John Leguizamo(Paul). An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness. By the time the sun rises, only a few people remain, surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening dark shadows.

Luke, Rosemarie and Paul each find their way to a rundown bar where they're greeted by a boy, James(newcomer Jacob Latimore) holding a shotgun. James informs the trio that his mother manages the place, she's gone for a help a...
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Eligible Bachelors We'd Like To See Hook Up With Scarlett Johansson

December 17th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds shocked their fans earlier this week when they announced their divorce. Johansson, 26, began dating Reynolds, 34, in 2007. The stars tied the knot in September 2008 in a remote wilderness retreat in Vancouver, B.C.

After just two years together the couple came to the decision to end their marriage. A source says their work and distance from each other led to the split.

So this makes Scarlett one of the most eligible bachelorettes in Hollywood. Check out our list of some of the men she may want to hook up with - and who cares if it's a rebound relation...
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Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen Are Back Together

November 9th, 2010 11:46pm EST
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Hollywood stars Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have reportedly rekindled their romance - three months after calling off their engagement.

The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August, amid reports they were struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, with the former "O.C." star living in California and the "Star Wars" hunk in his native Canada.

Now the stars, who met on the set of the 2007 sci-fi movie "Jumper," are said to be giving their romance another try.

A source tells People.com, "They're dating again."

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Rep: Rachel Bilson & Chace Crawford 'Are Not Dating'

September 17th, 2010 8:14am EDT
Rachel Bilson
A spokesperson for Rachel Bilson has dismissed reports the actress is dating "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford, insisting they're just friends.

The longtime pals sparked romance rumors when they were spotted getting cosy during a group dinner in New York City on Friday - but her representative has brushed off the claims.

Her rep tells UsMagazine.com, "She's friends with his manager and has known Chace for a while. The dinner was with a bunch of people, and it was simply a friendly dinner. I can say with 100 percent certainty they are not dating."

Bilson called off her engagement to actor...
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New Couple Alert: Jake Gyllenhaal & Rachel Bilson?

September 9th, 2010 9:13am EDT
Rachel Bilson & Jake Gyllenhaal
Hollywood serial daters Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel Bilson are reportedly a couple, according to new romance reports.

Gyllenhaal, who has dated Reese Witherspoon and Kirsten Dunst, and Bilson, who recently split from fiance Hayden Christensen, are an item, according to HollyScoop.com.

A source close to the couple tells the website, "They're trying to keep a low profile but they're definitely dating."

Bilson also dated her "The O.C." co-star Adam Brody.

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'Last Exorcism' Wins Weekend Box Office; 'Avatar' Re-Release Is A Flop

August 30th, 2010 9:50am EDT
Last Exorcism
James Cameron's re-release of sci-fi epic "Avatar" was a flop at the box office over the weekend, as "The Last Exorcism" held on to a thin lead over bank heist movie "Takers."

The horror film came out on top, debuting with $21.3 million in earnings, followed closely by "Takers" - the crime drama starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon opened with $21 million.

But the figures were so close, experts have warned the films could make a switch in the number one and two spots ahead of Monday's final weekend results.

Meanwhile, Cameron's 3-D special edition of "Avatar," which i...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Takers,' 'The Last Exorcism,' & More

August 23rd, 2010 8:56am EDT
Takers
I took a breather from the theaters last week to catch some movies on DVD that I had not seen yet. I was quite impressed with last year’s indie drama “Uncertainty” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film focuses on a couple (Levitt and Lynn Collins) that is unsure how to spend their 4th of July. They flip a coin to determine their fate, and after the coin hits the ground, they run in opposite directions into separate stories.

Both tales include the couple attempting to reach a critical decision while grappling with the potential repercussions of this choice. In the first storyline, Bo...
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Hayden Christensen & Rachel Bilson's Engagement Is Definitely Over

August 10th, 2010 8:27am EDT
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson have officially called off their engagement and ended their relationship.

The couple, which announced plans to wed in early 2009, was rumored to be taking a break to re-evaluate its romance after Bilson was spotted out in Los Angeles without her engagement ring in June.

When asked about her planned nuptials, she told reporters: "No, no (wedding) plans...No nothing."

Now a spokesperson for the former The O.C. star has confirmed she is no longer dating "Star Wars" hunk Christensen. Her rep simply tells People.com, "Yes, the engagement is off."

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Single Life Does A Body Good For Rachel Bilson

July 19th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson stopped by Cocolaca studios in LA for an audition over the weekend. She looked fab in wedge heels and a simple black dress with a shoulder bag.

The former "O.C." star and wooden actor Hayden Christensen called off their engagement last month. A source claimed the couple, who got engaged at the beginning of last year, are "taking about a month off" so they can re-evaluate their relationship.

She recently starred in "Waiting for Forever," a Hollywood-set romantic tale about a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

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Hayden Christensen Files Lawsuit Over 'Royal Pains'

July 7th, 2010 11:25am EDT
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen has filed a lawsuit against TV bosses at the USA Network alleging they stole his idea for a comedy series.

The Canadian actor and his brother, Tove, claim they contacted the network in 2005 and pitched a proposal for a show called Housecall, about a "concierge" doctor who makes home visits to rich and famous clients.

The siblings allege USA Network bosses took the idea and turned it into their own series, Royal Pains, which is now in its second season.

The pair filed legal papers at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on Tuesday, claiming an unnamed executive a...
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Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen Call Off Engagement

June 18th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Hayden Christensen
Hollywood couple Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have temporarily called off their engagement, according to new reports.

Bilson sparked gossip about the current status of her romance with the Star Wars hunk when she showed up to a "Take No Prisoners" event she co-hosted in Los Angeles on Wednesday night without her engagement ring.

And when she was asked about her marriage plans, the actress flashed her ringless finger to reporters and told UsMagazine.com, "No, no plans...No nothing."

A source claims the couple, who became engaged at the beginning of last year, are "taking about a m...
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We Can't Figure Out Where Rachel Bilson Wants Us To Look

May 31st, 2010 2:15pm EDT
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson showed up at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala in France last week, and we couldn't help but notice how she drew attention to her ta-tas with feathers and sequins. If you've got it, flaunt it. If you don't...decorate it?

Facts you may not know about Rachel:
-She has Hollywood in her blood, dating back to her great grandparents. They were a producer and writer.
-She landed the role of Summer in "The O.C." with barely any acting experience.
-She is obsessed with shoes and loves to shop at Target.

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Rachel Bilson Has A Couple Of Black Belts

April 29th, 2010 1:57pm EDT
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson looked radiant in New York City on Wednesday in a blue asymmetrical dress that was cinched at the waist with a couple of black belts.

The actress was out on to town to celebrate the grand opening of Sunglass Hut's new flagship store on Manhattan's famed Fifth Avenue. She is a new ambassador for the eyewear brand.

Rachel told Women's Wear Daily, "I can't say what makes me a good style adviser for them, but I am a huge sunglasses addict. I don't leave the house without [a pair]."

Rachel Bilson and Mark Weikel. We have no clue who Mark Weikel is, but he still wears Ray-B...
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Vanessa Hudgens Named 'Star Of Tomorrow'

February 17th, 2010 8:35am EST
Vanessa Hudgens Named
Actress Vanessa Hudgens will be honored with the ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow award at the annual cinema owners convention in Las Vegas in March. The 21 year old has landed the coveted accolade after impressing movie bosses with her turn in the High School Musical franchise, and her more recent roles, including the upcoming film Beastly.

Her co-star in the fantasy movie, Alex Pettyfer, has been named the Male Star of Tomorrow, with ShoWest managing director Robert Sunshine branding the pair "outstanding young talents."

Katherine Heigl will receive the Female Star of the Year awar...
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Hollywood's Cutest Couples

February 13th, 2010 8:00am EST
Hollywood
All together now: Aww.

We all love a cute couple even if they make millions of dollars for only being entertainers because they are just so darn cute! Whether it be a stud with an adorable no name actress or perhaps it might be two superstar entertainers, the only thing that matters is how cute the couple is.

What makes a cute couple? We are not exactly sure but you must look good together, be well kept, and be worth millions of dollars. OK, everything but the last one and we hope you enjoy "Hollywood's Cutest Couples."

Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt

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In Honor Of The Festival of Lights: Hottest Jewish Celebrities

December 11th, 2009 10:00am EST
Best Looking Jewish Celebrities
In honor of the Festival of Lights starting December 12 we here at Starpulse wanted to link the Jewish Holiday with Hollywood and we came up with … The Best Looking Jewish Celebrities!

It is a very extensive list and to make the top ten is a distinct honor as there are more than a few good looking Jewish Celebs in Hollywood right now. A few may surprise you and being half-Jewish counts.

10. Amanda Bynes

Besides having one of the best pairs of gams in Hollywood Amanda Bynes is a very successful 23 year old. In 2006 she was named one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 and ra...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Stepfather,' 'Where The Wild Things Are' & More

October 12th, 2009 9:44am EDT
Where the Wild Things Are
Spike Jonze aficionados have been waiting a long time to see his latest project "Where the Wild Things Are" come to fruition. The release has been delayed over a year while Jonze fought through creative differences with Warner Brothers to make a picture both loyal to the Maurice Sendak's book and appealing to the general public.

In addition to Jonze's dark imaginary childhood tale, the films coming to theaters this week include "The Stepfather," "Law Abiding Citizen," "New York, I Love You," and "Black Dynamite."

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Rachel Bilson: 'There Was No Secret Wedding'

September 10th, 2009 11:47am EDT
Rachel Bilson
Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson has denied she wed her fiancé Hayden Christensen in a secret ceremony over the weekend.

The couple, who met on the set of 2006 movie Jumper, became engaged in December and speculation is rife over when they will tie the knot.

Bilson sparked reports she had already exchanged vows with Christensen after she was spotted at a New York City fashion event sporting two gold bands around her engagement ring.

However, a rep for Bilson insists the couple is still waiting to walk down the aisle, telling celebrity blogger Just Jared, "They were not married ov...
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Hayden Christensen's Brother Arrested For Dragging His Girlfriend With His Car

September 2nd, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Hayden Christensen
Actor Hayden Christensen's producer brother Tove Christensen has been arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Christensen, 36, was arrested early on Wednesday morning after reportedly dragging his girlfriend 30 feet as she clung to the side of his car after a heated argument, according to TMZ.com.

Witnesses allege the Shattered Glass producer was behind the wheel when the unidentified woman reached into the vehicle to grab her purse, and Christensen hit the accelerator. The woman reportedly suffered visible marks on her arm but did not sustain serious injuries.

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Slideshow: Actors Who Have Battled Gay Rumors

August 12th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Tom Cruise
Even though many have girlfriends, wives or children, several male celebrities have been accused of being gay. Check out our slideshow of hot male stars who've battled gay rumors...

South Park did an episode with Tom Cruise coming out of the closet. Richard Gere, well, you know the gerbil story. Daniel Radcliffe recently handed over a "generous" donation to homosexual support group The Trevor Project.

Are these guys gay? Are they straight? Does it really matter? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Daniel Radcliffe

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Rachel Bilson Denies Hayden Christensen Break-Up Rumors

August 4th, 2009 11:46am EDT
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson has denied reports she's split from fiance Hayden Christensen - after she was photographed without her engagement ring.

The couple, who met on the set of 2006 movie Jumper, became engaged in December.

The pair has been dogged by rumors of a split in recent weeks and the former O.C. actress fueled speculation when she was recently spotted without her precious diamond band.

But her representatives have blasted the claims, insisting Bilson sometimes leaves her expensive jewellery at home.

A spokesperson tells the New York Daily News, "The engagement is on; she jus...
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Thieves Stole 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Dollars Worth Of Rachel Bilson's Stuff

May 21st, 2009 1:41pm EDT
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson lost hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of clothes and jewelry in a raid on her home. The actress was left devastated after her home in Los Angeles was ransacked while she was visiting fiance Hayden Christensen in his native Canada earlier this month.

Now the fashion icon, who recently became a columnist for InStyle magazine, has begun to rifle through the mess to total up the value of the looted items for police and insurance reports. And the distraught star's estimated losses are skyrocketing as she recalls more and more missing treasures, which include priceless f...
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Rachel Bilson's Home Raided

May 20th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Rachel Bilson
Actress Rachel Bilson's Hollywood home has been raided by burglars while she was visiting boyfriend Hayden Christensen in his native Canada. The star's mother checked in on the empty house and discovered the burglary had taken place - and clothing and jewelry had been stolen.

A pal tells People.com, "She's shaken. She feels violated. They (thieves) stole all her designer labels - shoes, clothes, bags... She collected a lot of vintage shoes... and they took them all, (as well as) all her jewellery, including some handed down to her by her grandmother."

The Los Angeles Police Depart...
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