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Thomas Haden Church Saves Choking Man's Life

8/18/2012 12:41pm EDT
Thomas Haden Church
Actor Thomas Haden Church leaped into action and helped to save a man's life on Thursday after he started choking at a Los Angeles restaurant.

The Sideways star was having lunch at top eaterie Soho House when a fellow diner began coughing and spluttering as he struggled to gasp for air.

Church immediately sprung into action and successfully performed the Heimlich Maneuver on the unidentified male as other shocked customers looked on.

His heroic efforts earned Church the praise of staff at the venue and they rewarded him by waiving the cost of his meal, but, when quizzed about the inciden...

Lynn Collins Had A Tough Time Not Hurting People On 'John Carter' Set

2/22/2012 5:29pm EST
Lynn Collins
Actress Lynn Collins struggled to hold back while filming fight scenes for new Disney epic "John Carter" because her childhood karate training made it a "real challenge" not to "hurt people."

The star's parents were keen martial artists and they regularly enrolled the young Collins into fight training classes in Japan while she was growing up.

She was able to draw on her karate skills for her role as Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Helium, in the upcoming sci-fi adventure - but the actress admits her years of karate became more of a burden then a blessing on set.

She tells WENN, "I...

'John Carter' Stars Partied Every Night In Utah Motel

2/21/2012 8:42am EST
John Carter
British actor Dominic West had the time of his life shooting new movie "John Carter" on location in Utah because he and his co-stars turned their motel into a "frathouse", holding big parties every night.

The star appears in the Disney sci-fi epic alongside Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Taylor Kitsch as the titular character, an American Civil War captain who is transported to Mars.

West admits there was not much to do in between filming in the picturesque state - so the cast made their own fun back at their motel.

He tells WENN, "Off set was a dream. We were in th...

Thomas Haden Church Hired Friend To Steal His Parents' Washing Machine

12/22/2011 11:02pm EST
Thomas Haden Church
Actor Thomas Haden Church once hired a friend to steal his family's washing machine because his parents refused to part with the broken down appliance.

The Sideways star had just returned home for the holidays when he saw the rusted unit sitting outside the garage.

Frustrated by the eye sore, Church and his brother paid a pal $20 to pose as a burglar and steal the machine on Christmas Eve in a bid to get rid of the item without hurting his dad's feelings.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Wednesday, he explained, "A number of years ago I came home at Christmas and...

Two Jews' Review 'We Bought A Zoo' And Experience 'Christmas Miracle'

12/21/2011 11:00am EST
We Bought A Zoo
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise something great will happen'. Ben (Matt Damon) says this terrific line to his teenage son Dylan (Colin Ford). Ben got the line from his older brother Duncan (Thomas Haden Church) and it's just one of the many awesome lines of dialogue in Cameron Crowe's new film 'We Bought a Zoo'.

I absolutely loved this movie.

From the first scene where Ben asks his super adorable 7 year old daughter Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), how he's doing as a dad? She replies, 'Well at least you h...

Rhys Ifans To Play New 'Spider-Man' Villain

10/11/2010 9:05pm EDT
Rhys Ifans
"Nanny McPhee Returns" star Rhys Ifans is set to follow in the footsteps of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina after signing on to play the new "Spider-Man" villain.

The Welsh actor will join new webslinger Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the cast of the Marc Webb-directed blockbuster.

Sony bosses have declined to reveal which villain Ifans will play in the film.

As well as Molina and Dafoe, the "Spider-Man" bad guys have been played by Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace.

'Easy A' Star Aly Michalka - Hot Or Not?

9/15/2010 8:57pm EDT
Aly Michalka
"Hellcats" star Aly Michalka looked hot in a little black dress at the "Easy A" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. We're not crazy about the little cape-like part of her ensemble, but since she looks so good we'll overlook it.

On her new CW series Aly, of the teen duo Aly & A.J., plays a law student who has to join the cheer leading squad to stay in school.

Starpulse recently asked if she would be singing on the series. She explained, "My music is very special to me, and I take it extremely seriously.

It's something that's sacred, that my career as an actor is separate, but when it's ...

Thomas Haden Church Quit Surfing After 'Pigeon Chest' Worry

4/1/2010 1:11am EDT
Actor Thomas Haden Church has quit surfing after developing a "pigeon chest" from his years of paddling out to the waves.

The "Sideways" and "Spider-Man 3" star, 49, spent his youth chasing big waves around the globe but health concerns have forced him to hang up his board.

He says, "I gave it up (because) I became pigeon-chested from it! It means your breast bone changes because when you're paddling, the muscle pushes back... and my sternum really started to come out."

It's not the only hobby the actor has been forced to give up for health reasons - he has given up his dream of learning...

'All About Steve' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 22; Win It!

12/5/2009 10:00am EST
All About Steve
Treat yourself this holiday season and fall in love with the witty romantic comedy "All About Steve" when it debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD December 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Golden Globe-nominee Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper star in this off-the-wall comedy about a blind date gone hilariously wrong. When eccentric, but lovable, Mary gets set up with Steve, a news channel cameraman, she falls hard. He does not. Mary decides to follow Steve on a cross-country hunt for breaking news and soon finds herself entangled in the story. But despite the media storm...

'Aliens In The Attic' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray November 3

10/20/2009 7:43pm EDT
Aliens In The Attic pictures
They are home but they are not alone. Prepare for the ultimate extraterrestrial invasion full of hilarious hijinks and outrageous mind control gags when Aliens in the Attic descends onto Blu-ray and DVD November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

It's summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth! Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat the...

TV Honorees That Don't Deserve Recognition At The Emmy Awards

6/9/2009 10:12am EDT
Emmy Awards
Nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday, July 16. The Emmy Awards are a bit like the Gold Glove Award in baseball: There's no apparent reason behind the process of selecting recipients, and once you make the short list you're virtually guaranteed a spot for life.

Many blame the Television Academy's awkward way of determining television's best for the pallid variance between what's actually good and what the nomination list purports. Academy members (terribly busy producers, writers, directors and actors) are sent scant screeners by agents representin...

2009 Spirit Awards Air Saturday, February 21 on IFC

2/19/2009 2:22pm EST
The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by award winning actor/comedian Steve Coogan, will air uncut, uncensored, and commercial free on IFC (Independent Film Channel) Saturday, February 21 LIVE at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. will deliver up-to-the-minute news and video on the event, including a live streaming webcast during the red carpet arrivals and from the press room, an updated announcement of the winners, and photo galleries of both the red carpet at the event and at the IFC Indie Film Celebration after party. Last year's Spirit Awards telecast was honored with a 200...

Funny Video: Thomas Haden Church vs. Joe The Plumber

10/29/2008 9:43am EDT
Thomas Haden Church vs Joe the Plumber video
As Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin race to the finish, the celebrity political spoof videos keep coming. In today's clip we have Thomas Haden Church as Joe Six Pack. Watch him take on his blue collar rival, Joe the Plumber. Be sure to leave a comment below!

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More political spoof videos:

- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

- Obama vs. McCain Dance Off

- Ron Howard Brings Back Opie & Richie Cunningham For Obama

- Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin

- Best And Worst Music V...

New Movies On DVD, Aug. 12

8/12/2008 8:00am EDT
Smart People
Smart People concerns an aging professor-turned-bitter eccentric (Dennis Quaid) due to the death of his longtime wife. Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page also star. Also on DVD: Dick, The Devil Dared Me To.

Comedian, Actor and Real Life Doctor Ken Jeong Enjoying Hollywood Success

7/1/2008 4:17pm EDT
Dr. Ken Jeong
Honesty's the best policy. That goes for anyone, whether you're a doctor, comedian, actor, or, in the case of Dr. Ken Jeong , all three. Surprisingly, all three careers have much in common: you've got to be quick on your feet, they require long, grueling hours, and sometimes the best approach is the untraditional one. Dr. Ken has committed to honesty and it's taken him a long way, from the shy teen growing up in North Carolina, to working with Judd Apatow and prancing around in a silver jumpsuit, providing backup vocals in viral videos.

When were you first exposed to comedy?

My fi...

Ellen Page's 'Smart People' Only as Scholarly as Zealous Senior in High School

4/11/2008 9:55am EDT
Smart People
( – I’m flummoxed. I know “Smart People” was supposed to be comedic drama with a splash of romance. Instead, I have been misled. It’s not a comedy. It’s not a tragedy. It’s not even a tragicomedy.

“Smart People” is a blandly scripted “poor me” with an attempt at a plot and some glitzy Hollywood names thrown in for good box-office measure.

While I know this was no “Juno,” I couldn’t help cursing first-time writer Mark Poirier for not taking a much-needed page – or a full-fledged course of mentoring – from Oscar-winning “Juno” inker Diablo Cody.

“Smart Peo...

Must Avoid Movies of 2009

1/1/2008 11:00am EST
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
2009 is upon us, bringing with it all the hope that new year's usually bring. Usually, this hope is for health, happiness, and prosperity, and that is exactly how it should be. This year, however, I have an additional hope - or I should say, I had an additional hope - that Hollywood wouldn't soil our planet with films that make me wish my eyes had been burned out in some kind of electrical accident. Alas, ever the Cubs fan, I must wait for next year. Until then, I take solace in the fact that I may save you the pain of sitting through these movies.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Release Date: 0...

Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

9/17/2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...

Opening May 4: Spider-Man 3

5/1/2007 3:37pm EDT
Spider-man 3
Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back, only this time his sunny outlook has become partially overcast in the third chapter of director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco return to reprise their roles from the previous two installments, with Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard... Continue Summary

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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

1/16/2007 8:24am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:




The Departed

Little Children

The Queen


Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...

'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

1/4/2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures


'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Weeds' Receive 4 Golden Globe Nods; Several New Series Also Get Nominations

12/14/2006 11:06am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards. Strong contenders this year include Weeds and Grey's Anatomy, which each garnered four nominations. Full list of TV nominees follows:



Big Love

Grey’s Anatomy




Patricia Arquette -- Medium

Edie Falco -- The Sopranos

Evangeline Lilly -- Lost

Ellen Pompeo -- Grey’s Anatomy

Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer

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Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

12/6/2006 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...

New Spider-Man 3 Trailer To Hit The Net Thursday, Nov. 9 At 10pm

11/8/2006 1:09pm EST
SpiderMan 3
The trailer you’ve been waiting for is almost here! On May 4, 2007 Spider-Man returns in a much darker, deeper chapter of director Sam Raimi's third tale in the Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst reprise their roles as the masked web-slinger and would-be girlfriend Mary Jane Watson while Sideways star Thomas Haden Church and In Good Company's Topher Grace join the cast as new villains Sandman and Venom.

Log on Thursday, November 9 at 10pm EST to watch the trailer exclusively at IFilm.

And for now, watch the Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer here on Starpulse!

Venom Shows Up At Comic-Con's Spider-Man 3 Presentation

7/25/2006 9:37am EDT
Movie buffs have been given a first look at Spider-Man 3. The cast of the superhero blockbuster - which is due for release in 2007 - also turned up to talk to thousands of fans at Comic-Con, in San Diego, on Saturday - the largest comic book convention in America.

Before taking questions from the crowd, director Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, who plays the web-slinging hero, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallace Howard and Thomas Haden Church showed the crowd some never-before-seen and unfinished footage of the highly anticipated movie.

Fans were blown away by the clips - which bl...