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'Goodfellas' Stars To Reunite

March 18th, 2015 8:01pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Cast To Reunite For 25th Anniversary At Tribeca Fil
Robert De Niro was one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2002, and now the legendary New York actor will be callilng on some of his former Goodfellas castmates to make the 2015 festival a special one.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced that it will close out its 2015 show on April 25 with a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese-directed mob classic.

Scorsese, De Niro and the rest of the cast will reunite at New York's Beacon Theatre for a special post-screening conversation about the movie, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart.

"I was most proud of ...

Bradley Cooper To Make Directorial Debut

January 10th, 2015 6:32pm EST
Robert De Niro & Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper will reportedly make his directorial debut with Robert De Niro as his leading man.

The actor recently revealed that his "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood encouraged him to get behind the camera, and now Cooper is making plans to bring "Honeymoon With Harry" to the big screen, according to

Cooper is also in talks to star in the film alongside his pal De Niro, who will play the father of his character's girlfriend.

The pair starred together in "The Silver Linings Playbook."

Screenwriter Dan Fogelman is penning the script.

Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples

October 10th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples
For many in Hollywood, love is color blind. It's not uncommon for celebrities to date people of other races.

Halle Berry & French actor Olivier Martinez met while filming "Dark Tide" in South Africa in 2010. They tied the knot in 2013 and have a one-year-old son. Berry also has a daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, a white, Canadian model.

For reality star Kim Kardashian, it's the man, not his color, that matters. She had a long-term relationship with Reggie Bush before later marrying Kris Humphries. She then settled on rapper Kanye West, with whom she has a one-year-old daug...

Robert De Niro Reflects On Late Father's Sexuality

May 28th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
Robert De Niro
Actor Robert De Niro has revealed that his artist father was gay in a new HBO documentary called, "Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.," and in a new interview with OUT magazine.

De Niro, who took it upon himself to preserve his abstract expressionist painter father's Soho, New York, studio, directed the documentary about his late father, who died of cancer in 1993.

The actor reads his father's personal journals in the film and reveals the elder De Niro's conflicts over coming to terms with his homosexuality.

"He probably was (conflicted about his sexuality), being from that gene...

Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

May 25th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far
Jimmy Fallon has taken late night television by storm since taking over the reins of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno this past February. One of the reasons Fallon has been so successful is that he is a master at creating moments on his show that go viral on the Internet for weeks and months to come. Fallon's so good at it, that's he's managed to get some well known Hollywood celebs to engage in behavior they otherwise would never even consider, all for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Here are 10 of our favorite moments so far from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kevin Bacon Reprises...

Star-Studded Oscars Presenters Revealed - See The Full List

February 24th, 2014 9:03pm EST
Star-Studded Oscars Presenters Revealed - See The Full List
Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, Brad Pitt, and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood stars set to present awards to their colleagues this Sunday at the Academy Awards.

While we don't know which awards they will be presenting, we can make some educated guesses. It stands to reason that Daniel Day-Lewis will be presenting the Best Actor award, since he won it last year. The same logic points to Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence presenting Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

The Oscar producers have hinted at a "hero theme" this year. Neil Meron told EW, "... we have...

Blu-ray Review: 'Last Vegas'

January 31st, 2014 11:10am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Last Vegas'
Can you do one last hurrah in Vegas even in your elder years? We’re looking to see as we check out the new to Blu-ray title "Last Vegas" out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The booze and Bengay gets used and reviewed below!

Title: "Last Vegas"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Flick: Even for a flick about a Vegas bachelor party involving elder gents, "Last Vegas" does have a s...

'American Hustle' Is The Best Film Of 2013

December 19th, 2013 8:27am EST
American Hustle
From the first second of the first scene, this film had me hooked.  I knew I was in for an incredible ride, and that’s exactly what ‘American Hustle’, directed by David O. Russell (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) is… one fantastic cinematic ride.

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The film, which opens with the disclaimer, ‘Some of this actually happened, takes place in the late 70’s and 80’s and is loos...

Sylvester Stallone And Robert De Niro Really Hit Each Other While Filming 'Grudge Match'

December 18th, 2013 10:29am EST
Grudge Match
Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro really hit each other while filming their new boxing movie Grudge Match.

The two stars play aging boxing champions who come out of retirement for one final trip to the ring, and now Stallone, 67, has revealed that he and De Niro, 70, were actually packing real punches while filming their fight scenes.

"Once he commits, he goes all the way," Stallone said of his co-star at the premiere of the film at New York City's Ziegfeld theatre. "He took some serious hits and falls. He won't admit it, but he did... He was on the East Coast and I'm training on the ...

Robert De Niro Wants 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

November 15th, 2013 11:40am EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro wants to star in a sequel to Taxi Driver .

De Niro, who played war veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 film, would like to revisit the character and has talked about the possibility with director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader.

The 70-year-old star told The Guardian: "I said, why don't we write something? And I talked to Marty and Paul did take a shot at something, whether it was an outline or a script, I forget.

"But somehow we didn't think it was right and it didn't take off. But I'd like to see where Travis is today. There was something about that guy, all that ...

Robert De Niro To Replace James Gandolfini In 'Criminal Justice'

September 26th, 2013 8:20am EDT
Robert De Niro
After James Gandolfini died of a heart attack over the summer, the fate of his mini-series "Criminal Justice" was up in the air. Robert De Niro will now replace his late friend in the program.

"The Sopranos" star, who died in Italy and June, developed the seven part series. He'll remain a producer posthumously.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, De Niro has replaced Gandolfini on the project, which is an adaptation of Peter Moffatt's popular 2008 BBC drama of the same name. De Niro will star as a lawyer defending a man accused of murdering a girl in New York.

Earlier this month, De Nir...

Review: 'The Family' Not One You'd Like To Have Over For Dinner

September 13th, 2013 3:19pm EDT
The Family
Meet the Manzoni's. A family no different than your average family - mother, father, two children – except this family is in the United States Federal Witness Protection Program and they like to beat people up, or in the case of Daddy Manzoni, kill people.

Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) was a big time mob boss, who like many big time mob bosses, wound up snitching on his former cohorts. Not a good thing at all.

When we first meet Giovanni and his family his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter Belle (Dianna Agron) and son, Warren (John D'Leo) they have just been relocated to a sma...

Robert De Niro Turns 70 – Happy Birthday!

August 17th, 2013 8:04am EDT
Robert De Niro
Happy Birthday Robert De Niro!

The iconic and legendary actor turns 70 on Saturday, Aug. 17. Now in his sixth decade of acting, the two-time Oscar Winning actor shows no signs of slowing down – the man is a machine as he is involved no less than eight unseen films at the moment. All ready this year we've seen him in "The Big Wedding," "Killing Season," and yet to come in "The Family" (Sep. 13), "Last Vegas" (Nov. 1) and "Grudge Match" on Christmas day.

De Niro's two Oscar wins were for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Best Actor in a Leading Role for ...

Police Called To 'Gasland Part II' Premiere At Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Fest

April 23rd, 2013 8:40am EDT
Robert De Niro
On Sunday, a group of protestors tried to get into a screening of a controversial new documentary at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival.

Police were called after a group of campaigners attended the premiere of "Gasland Part II," a sequel to 2010's "Gasland." They were refused entry into the event. According to the New York Post, the activists claim staff refused to allow them in, fearing they would "make trouble."

Among those turned away was Phelim McAleer, a journalist and documentary filmmaker behind "FrackNation," which questions claims made in "Gasland." The latter film focuses on...

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Premiere Of 'Mistaken For Strangers'

April 18th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Robert Di Nero
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rockin' start last night with the world premiere of the film "Mistaken for Strangers," a rockumentary following the indie band The National. The star-studded event was held at New York's downtown BMCC; guests included festival co-founder Robert Di Nero, Liza Minnelli, Adam Goldberg and Mira Sorvino.

The city's staple independent film festival runs from now through April 28th. Limited tickets are still available at

Check out the trailer and more photos from the premiere.

The National

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Robert De Niro, Evan Rachel Wood & More Stars Attend Tribeca Film Festival Kick-Off Party

April 17th, 2013 9:37pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
On Tuesday night, celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, director Baz Luhrmann and Sienna Miller helped Robert De Niro kick off the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival by attending the Vanity Fair gala in New York City.

Each year, De Niro, festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and Vanity Fair editor Gradyon Carter host a bash at the state supreme courthouse on the eve of the festival's opening.

A pregnant Evan Rachel Wood (above), Mira Sorvino, Gretchen Mol, Karolina Kurkova, Jimmy Buffet, Christopher Walken and author Salman Rushdie were also guests at the event.

According to Rosenthal, security was...

Tom Sizemore Says Robert De Niro Tried To Persuade Him Into Rehab

April 9th, 2013 10:30pm EDT
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore has open up about the time Robert De Niro confronted him at his therapist's office as part of an intervention to get the Black Hawk Down star to enter rehab

Sizemore has struggled with addictions to cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines in the past two decades and he admits his lowest point came when his Heat co-star tried to talk sense to him.

The 51 year old actor, who details the emotional family-led intervention in his new book, By Some Miracle I Made it Out of There, tells Access Hollywood, "I walked in to see my shrink and I walked in and there were all these people the...

Robert De Niro Bringing 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' To Broadway?

March 4th, 2013 8:21am EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is bringing A Bronx Tale back to Broadway as a musical 20 years after stepping behind the camera to direct a movie adaptation of the play.

The Goodfellas star bought the film rights to the story after seeing Chazz Palminteri perform his one-man show in New York in the 1990s, and the 1993 movie marked his directorial debut.

Now, it has emerged De Niro is to bring the play back to Broadway with a musical twist.

The Oscar winner will direct the new production, which will feature music by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, the dance genius...

Up For Grabs: The 2013 Best Supporting Actor Oscar

February 24th, 2013 7:05pm EST
Django Unchained
Perhaps the most open category at this year's Oscars, Best Supporting Actor is loaded with five of the industry's most celebrated veterans.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Robert De Niro landed his first nod since 1992 (Cape Fear) for his role as an obsessive sports fan & bookie in Silver Linings Playbook. It's been over 30 years since his last win (1981's Raging Bull), and we like his chances.

Christoph Waltz, who won in this category in 2010 for Inglourious Basterds is nominated for his second award in the same category, again for a Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained.

Philip Seymour Hof...

'Everyone Wins At The Oscars' Gift Bag Includes Circus Lessons, Condoms & A 'Vampire Facelift'

February 24th, 2013 11:04am EST
Oscars 2013
Hey Jennifer Lawrence, don't worry if you don't land an Academy Award for your performance in Silver Linings Playbook (you will), because all the nominees who aren't bringing home an Oscar statue this year will get a goodie-bag worth $45,000 as a consolation prize (which will only cost them about $10,000 in taxes to keep).

Gift bags containing all sorts of expensive tchotchkes are nothing new at awards ceremonies like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. They started out as a way for companies to get the stars photographed with their wares in exchange for free stuff, ultimately evolving into a p...

Robert De Niro Tears Up Talking Bipolar Disorder On 'Katie'

February 6th, 2013 9:37pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro found it difficult to talk about his role in Silver Linings Playbook without crying.

The accalimed actor sat down with co-star Bradley Cooper and director David Russell to discuss the Oscar nominated film with Katie Couric. Russell's son suffers from Bipolar Disorder, which in turn inspiried the director to make the film. In the movie, Bradley Cooper plays a man with the same disorder.

Host Katie Couric asked De Niro how he related to the film. He began to respond, but found himself overwhelmed by his emotions. After several minutes of fighting the tears and recieving suppo...

A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 5th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Oscar Nominees Luncheon
The stars came out to Beverly Hills today to be honored as nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Starpulse was in the building to capture all of the action.  The Nominees Luncheon is an annual event where film industry gathers to celebrate their nomination for one final time before the big day. Each honoree is given a certificate that recognizes their Academy Award nomination and they get a souvenir Oscar sweatshirt.  Hey, if you don't get the Oscar, at least you got some swag!

If this all sounds a bit like high school graduation, it actually is.  After lunch is served, the entir...

Robert De Niro Leaves His Mark In Cement At Hollywood Chinese Theater

February 5th, 2013 9:19am EST
Robert De Niro
On Monday, stars including Billy Crystal and director David O. Russell turned out to honor Robert De Niro, who left his mark outside Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony.

Crystal joked, "I am so honored to be here to help put his feet and hands in cement, something he had done in films to a lot of other people," before adding, "There has never been anyone like him on screen, and there never will be again."

De Niro stated: "They say everyone in the film industry has three homes: The home where they live, the home where their first wife lives, and Hollywoo...

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...

Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...

Robert De Niro Wanted Bradley Coopers Real Mother For 'Silver Lining Playbook'

December 23rd, 2012 5:02pm EST
Robert De Niro
Movie veteran Robert De Niro originally wanted Bradley Cooper's real mother to portray his onscreen wife in new drama Silver Linings Playbook.

The Raging Bull icon championed Cooper to land the role of his son Pat, and for a brief moment even entertained the idea of having the 37-year-old's mom, Gloria, join the project to complete their family.

De Niro went as far as to speak to director David O. Russell about his casting ideas, even though Gloria had never acted before, and thought she would be perfect because the Coopers hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the same town as the movie ...

10 Successful Celebrity Entrepreneurs

November 15th, 2012 3:35pm EST
Jessica Alba
These days, celebrities are doing more than just their day jobs. In addition to acting and singing, many have created their own businesses and turned into successful entrepreneurs. They've dabbled in everything from fashion to restaurants. The following stars have proven that they have more than just acting chops.

Jessica Alba created The Honest Company to help parents know what ingredients and chemicals are used in baby food, diapers and accessories.

She told earlier this summer: "I wanted to make it easier for myself — and for all families — to have safe, beautifully designed...

Amy Adams, Amanda Seyfried & More Stars Heat Up The Hollywood Film Awards

October 23rd, 2012 11:00am EDT
Amy Adams
Several stars attended the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by the Los Angeles Times in Beverly Hills on Monday.

The event is traditionally seen as "the official launch of awards season" and honors films and actors that are likely to receive accolades at upcoming award shows. Among the honorees at the gala were Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Quentin Tarantino.

Amy Adams, who received the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award," looked smart and sexy in a long, navy blue sheeth dress with a sheer neckline.

Amanda Seyfried popped on the red carpet wearing a red corset-lik...

Robert De Niro To Sue Over Apartment Fire

October 4th, 2012 8:17am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is reportedly preparing to take legal action against a security firm over allegations a system in place at his New York home may have sparked a fire at the apartment.

The Raging Bull star's Manhattan home was damaged by a blaze in June and firefighters initially blamed a build-up of lint in his clothes dryer for the accident.

However, new court papers, obtained by the New York Post, suggest the flames could have been started by a camera or intercom system, and bosses at a security company are preparing to defend themselves over possible legal action.

Executives at Metro...

Fire Damages Robert De Niro's New York City Apartment

June 9th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro's New York City apartment has been damaged by a fire.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Friday afternoon and quickly extinguished the flames.

De Niro was not at home when the fire broke out and reports suggest the actor is in fact out of the country.

The blaze began on the fourth floor of the 88 Central Park West building; the Cape Fear star lives on the fifth floor.

There were no reported injuries and at press time the extent of the damage is unclear.