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13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents

September 26th, 2014 1:54pm EDT
13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents
There's something about a foreign accent that's incredibly sexy. It makes us dismiss certain flaws if someone's voice has that Irish lilt or Australian inflection.

And let's not forget the sensual Spanish and Latin American accents!

Emma Watson stole our hearts as Hermione in the "Harry Potter" franchise when she was just 10 years old. The actress has matured into a beautiful young woman, and her British accent is sophisticated - likely because her parents are both affluent attorneys.

She's also appeared in films such as "My Week With Marilyn," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "This Is...
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15 Famous Scottish Actors

September 18th, 2014 10:58am EDT
15 Famous Scottish Actors
As the citizens of Scotland decide whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom, we're saluting some of the best actors from the country known for wonderful things such as kilts, scotch, bagpipes and Loch Ness monster.

Gerard Butler was born in Glasgow and was raised in the town of Paisley. One of his first roles was for the Scottish Youth Theater in a production of "Oliver!" He later put his acting ambition aside and enrolled in a law program at Glasgow University. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and kicked off his showbiz career as an extra in "The B...
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10 Superstar Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Movie and TV Roles

April 22nd, 2014 3:30pm EDT
Neo - Deal With It
Could you picture Tom Selleck outrunning boulders and beating up Nazis as Indiana Jones? Or lovable high school truant Matthew Broderick brewing up blue meth as Walter White? Highly doubtful, since Harrison Ford and Bryan Cranston’s iconic characters are impossible to play by any other actor no matter how talented or accomplished.

Yet it's surprising to consider how many iconic movies and TV series almost were narrowly miscast with the wrong stars. Even though their careers may have suffered from turning down these blockbuster hits, these characters luckilly found their proper Hollywood vo...
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James Bond Villain Ernst Blofeld Cleared To Make A Return!

November 19th, 2013 9:50am EST
Ernst Blofeld
One of James Bond's most notorious villains may be set to make a return after producers settled a long-running legal battle over the character.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld, along with his white cat and dreams of world domination, is one of Bond's most instantly recognizable villains after appearing in films such as From Russia with Love, Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.

He was dreamed up by Bond's creator Ian Fleming with the help of Kevin McClory, the screenwriter who adapted the 007 books for cinema. Courts later ruled McClory owned substantial elements of the Bond mythos, allowing him t...
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Lost 'Thunderball' Watch To Go Under The Hammer

May 21st, 2013 5:28pm EDT
Thunderball
A watch worn by James Bond in 007 film Thunderball is expected to sell for up to $93,000 after it was discovered at a market in Britain.  

The long-lost luxury Breitling was sported by Sean Connery in the 1965 movie and doubled up as a Geiger counter helping him to trace missing nuclear bombs by measuring radioactivity.

The timepiece, bought for just $39  at the time of filming, vanished after the cameras stopped rolling and was considered lost forever, but it is now set to go up for auction after it was found at a sale of second-hand goods in Britain.

Bosses at Christie's auction hous...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Untouchables'

January 11th, 2013 10:00am EST
The Untouchables
Since this weeks big release "Gangster Squad" is a shallow rip off of one of the greatest crime genre films ever made, why not go right to the source – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  We’re bypassing the subpar imitation and instead heading back to 1987 to covet the original.  It’s a film that worked so well because of an alignment of all the best elements – an amazing cast, stellar script and a director who knew how to add panache.  Never stop fighting till the fighting’s done – it’s..."The Untouchables!"

It’s a time of prohibition in Chicago and gangster Al Capone is cashing ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Goldfinger'

November 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
Goldfinger
With some saying that the latest 007 outing "Skyfall" is the best Bond film in years, it felt right to highlight my favorite in the series this week. Welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! While this week’s selection may not be so forgotten with Bond film fans, it is nevertheless a notable outing that deserves to be highlighted and thus seen by everyone. (Yes newcomers and young folks, this one is for you!) It’s truly Bond at his best with the hottest ladies (Pussy Galore – oh, yeah!), the baddest villains (Auric G. and Oddjob!) and the coolest gadgets – my favorite of the series. Not expe...
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'Global James Bond Day' Set For October 5th

August 31st, 2012 9:37am EDT
James Bond
A global celebration of James Bond will take place in October to mark 50 years since the release of the first 007 film.

Movie bosses behind the popular franchise have declared October 5th Global James Bond Day, five decades after Sean Connery made his debut as the superspy in 1962's Dr. No.

A series of special events are being organized around the world, including the launch of a Bond exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Music of Bond concert at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, and the release of a new documentary, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story o...
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'Expendables 2' Director Wants Sean Connery For Sequel

August 17th, 2012 1:22pm EDT
Simon West
Film maker Simon West has one final casting dream to fulfill if he is given the go-ahead to make a third Expendables movie - he wants Sean Connery to come out of retirement for one last action role.

The moviemaker stepped behind the camera to helm The Expendables 2 with a slew of Hollywood's most famous tough guys including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Willis.

Talk is turning to a possible third film, and West admits he will try to persuade the former James Bond star to get back in the acting game.

He tells Britain's Press Association, "I ...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Cannes To Screen Classic James Bond Movies

May 14th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Dr. No
Cannes Film Festival bosses are to mark 50 years of the James Bond franchise by screening five classic 007 movies at the event.

The suave superspy first burst onto the big screen in 1962's Dr. No and went on to become one of the icons of modern cinema.

To celebrate the franchise's 50th birthday this year, officials at this month's French film festival will screen 007's debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From Russia with Love, George Lazenby's sole turn as the spy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's swansong in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star D...
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The Complete Indiana Jones Film Collection Coming To Blu-ray This Fall

February 29th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Indiana Jones
The man with the hat is back – and looking better than ever! The world's favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy's thrilling adventures - Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -...
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Daniel Craig To Make Eight James Bond Films?

December 19th, 2011 9:28am EST
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig looks set to become the longest-running James Bond of all time after producer Michael G. Wilson revealed he'd "love" the actor to play the spy in five more films.

The star has so far signed up to three Bond movies, "Quantum of Solace," "Casino Royale" and upcoming film "Skyfall."

And now he looks set to overtake Roger Moore as the longest-running actor to play the superspy if he signs a deal to film a total of eight movies.

Moore currently holds the record with seven films, while Sean Connery took on six movies as Bond.

Wilson tells Britain's The People, "Daniel's been a te...
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Roger Moore Bashes Daniel Craig And Sean Connery's James Bonds

November 6th, 2011 6:21pm EST
Roger Moore
Roger Moore has taken aim at fellow James Bonds Sean Connery and Daniel Craig in a new interview.

The British actor, who portrayed 007 in seven films between 1973 and 1985, admits he hasn't always been a fan of the spy franchise.

He tells Varsity he thought the latest Bond film, Daniel Craig's Quantum of Solace, was "a long, disjointed commercial" and he pokes fun at his predecessor, Scottish star Connery.

Moore says, "Sean is a great actor. It's a pity I can't understand what he's saying."
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'Diamonds Are Forever' Movie Poster Fetches Fortune At Auction

June 16th, 2011 8:17am EDT
Sean Connery
The original poster artwork for James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever has sold at a London auction for more than $125,000.

The hand-painted piece made more than three times the original estimate of $38,000 after a collector bid $126,800 at the Christie's sale on Wednesday.

The rare poster features a miss-spelling of actress Lana Wood's name and depicts 007 star Sean Connery holding a gun with two Bond girls at his side.

A poster for the 1942 Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca also went under the hammer, fetching a staggering $48,000.
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Sean Connery Starred In First Ever On Screen Male-On-Male Kiss

June 6th, 2011 8:46am EDT
Sean Connery
TV researchers have discovered footage of Sean Connery kissing another actor in what is thought to be the first televised male-to-male smooch caught on cameras.

The 1960 BBC drama "Colombe" was lost to the archives until experts recently uncovered a copy in the U.S. Library of Congress.

In the footage Connery, then 29, plants a kiss on the lips of Richard Pasco, who plays his brother. Connery's character believes his sibling is having an affair with his wife and kisses him in a bid to understand why she has picked him as her lover.

Dick Fiddy, TV consultant at the British Film Institute,...
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Top Ten Coolest Movie 'Car Chases'

April 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Fast Five photo
What really makes a memorable movie car chase? Could it be speed, style, sass – or maybe all of the above? The arrival of "Fast Five" (hitting theaters on April 29), which combines all the original Fast and Furious gang with some highly decked out new roadsters, has us at Starpulse revving our engines with nostalgia. With so many seriously significant car sequences in cinema history, how do you choose what’s really the best? Well, the brain has been wracked and the result is a list (complete with visual aids!) of some of the most speedometer pushing, gas peddle slamming, tongue-in-cheek...
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Javier Bardem To Play Next James Bond Villain?

February 3rd, 2011 2:27pm EST
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is thrilled about the possibility of joining the James Bond franchise as the latest villain - he's been a fan of the superspy since he was a child.

The Spanish actor has confirmed he's in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming 23rd 007 movie, which is due for release in 2012. Bardem has met with the film's director Sam Mendes to discuss the role, and although he has yet to sign a contract, he reveals he's delighted to be considered for the job.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I'm a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr. Conne...
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Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...
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Sean Connery Statue Erected In Estonia

January 27th, 2011 2:14pm EST
Sean Connery
A bronze sculpture in honor of Sean Connery has been unveiled in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.

The screen legend was honored on Thursday when a bust baring his likeness was unveiled outside whiskey sampling society The Scottish Club, where members honour "Scots who have made a difference".

The $14,000 sculpture by Estonian artist Tiiu Kirsipuu was financed through private donations.

British Ambassador Peter Carter attended the unveiling ceremony, telling guests: "Sir Sean Connery is, without a doubt, an icon. He is variously known as James Bond or the sexiest man of the century. He's ...
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Sean Connery Involved In Shady Spanish Real Estate Deals?

November 21st, 2010 4:37pm EST
Sean Connery
Sean Connery has been ordered by a Spanish judge to contribute to a $76.5 million bond as part of an ongoing money-laundering and property fraud investigation.

Judge Ricardo Puyol named the James Bond star as one of the individuals who must deposit the combined sum as surety in the probe into a number of property deals, including the 1998 sale of the actor's beachfront mansion near Marbella, Spain.

Connery and his wife Micheline made $8.4 million in the sale but allegedly failed to pay $2 million to the local authority. The property was knocked down to allow for 72 luxury apartments to be...
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Denise Richards Says Her Memoir Is 'Not Going To Be Salacious'

October 27th, 2010 9:15pm EDT
Denise Richards
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards will keep details of the actor's tumultuous night in New York under wraps when her memoir hits shelves next year - because she doesn't want the book to be a "salacious" tell-all.

The former Bond girl will write about her rise to fame, her marriage and divorce from Sheen and life as a single mom to their two daughters in the as-yet untitled book, expected for release in July.

However, the actress, who reportedly accompanied her former partner to the hospital on Tuesday after police were called to investigate an alleged disturbance in his room at Ma...
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Sean Connery Fails To Show In Spanish Court

October 15th, 2010 6:26pm EDT
Sean Connery
Sean Connery failed to appear at a Spanish court on Friday after a judge summoned him to testify as part of a money-laundering investigation.

The actor and his wife Micheline were asked to take to the stand, but a letter from Connery explained he could not travel to Spain because of his age and unspecified health problems. The former James Bond star and his wife were named in the probe stemming from the 1998 sale of their beachfront mansion near Marbella.

The couple made $8.4 million in the sale but allegedly failed to pay $2 million to the local authority. The property was knocked down...
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Jamie Lee Curtis: 'My Father's Legacy Will Live On'

September 30th, 2010 4:50pm EDT
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has paid a touching tribute to her late father, Hollywood icon Tony Curtis, insisting his legacy will live on through his "great performances".

The Some Like It Hot star passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 85. His daughter Lee Curtis has heaped praise on her dad, insisting they shared a mutual respect for one another's professions, despite their difficult relationship following his bitter divorce from her actress mother Janet Leigh.

In a statement released on Thursday, she says, "My father leaves behin...
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Happy 80th Birthday Sean Connery!

August 25th, 2010 10:09am EDT
Happy 80th Birthday Sean Connery
Sean Connery, we salute you as you turn 80.

The veteran movie icon and one-time James Bond hits octogenarian status today and we are thrilled to pay tribute to Hollywood's great Scot.

From his humble beginnings in working class Edinburgh, Scotland, Connery has become one of his nation's favorite sons.

In over 70 films, Sean has been in more box office blockbusters than most - as well as his seven turns as 007, he has played Indiana Jones' father and enjoyed hits with modern classics like Highlander, The Untouchables, The Man Who Would Be King, The Name of the Rose and The Hunt for Red Oc...
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Mel Gibson Insults Timothy Dalton's Son In Latest Rant

July 15th, 2010 2:36pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson may have incurred the wrath of a former James Bond after taking aim at Timothy Dalton's son in the latest taped rant targeting the boy's mother.

Gibson's reputation has taken a severe lashing after the taped rages were leaked to website RadarOnline.com. On the tapes, a male voice which sounds distinctively like Gibson's can be heard hurling expletives and abuse at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. And, in the latest release, he turns on Grigorieva's skills as a mom to Dalton's 12-year-old son Alexander.

He rages, "Look at what you've done, look at your son, he's a f**king ...
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Jude Law Tops Hot Film Fathers Poll

June 19th, 2010 1:36pm EDT
Law,_Jude
Jude Law has been voted the hottest dad in Hollywood - seeing off competition from Will Smith and even Darth Vader.

The British actor, who has four children and a step-son in real life, came atop a survey by LoveFilm to find the "hottest film father" for his role as dad-of-two Graham Simpkins in The Holiday.

Will Smith came in second for his role as a dad in heart-warming drama The Pursuit of Happyness, in which he starred alongside his real-life son Jaden Smith.

Bizarrely, Star Wars villain Darth Vader came in at number three as Luke Skywalker's estranged dad, while childless George Clo...
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Oldies But Goodies: Stars Who Haven't Lost Their Touch

May 19th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Oldies But Goodies Stars Who Havent Lost Their Touch
Betty White kicked ass last weekend on Saturday Night Live showing her fans that she still has it at the rip old age of 88 and a half. Her Mother's Day episode reached its largest TV audience in 18 months and it was no surprise considering she had an entire Facebook fan page devoted to her. After her top viewed Snickers commercail that aired on Superbowl Sunday, fans built a Facebook page to encourage the actress and NBC to host Saturday Night Live- and it worked.

Betty is an Emmy-award winning actress best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rosew Nylund...
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Britt Ekland Slams Victoria Beckham

May 18th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Britt Ekland
Veteran actress Britt Ekland has taken aim at Victoria Beckham - accusing the former Spice Girl of destroying the mystique of stardom.

The former Bond girl slams celebrities who glam up for the red carpet but allow themselves to be photographed in scruffy clothes when they're out and about.

Despite Beckham's reputation for insisting on wearing designer clothes and high heels at all times, Ekland singles the former Spice Girl out for criticism - insisting she has changed the way movie-goers and music fans view their heroes.

Ekland says, "Today people don't make the effort. They make a ...
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Lady Gaga To Record Next Bond Theme?

March 31st, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is reportedly in negotiations with movie bosses to record the next James Bond theme tune.

Film chiefs are said to be eager to land the Poker Face hit-maker to perform the lead track for the forthcoming 007 movie, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Bond bosses are all huge Gaga fans. Her sound and sense of drama make her the top choice. Gaga has the look as well as the voice to tackle a thundering ballad. She's a great songwriter too. This is perfect on every level."

Previous stars to record Bond themes include Shirley Bassey and Paul McC...
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