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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: 'I wish Gandolfini had been healthier'

September 5th, 2013 3:01am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has opened up about the death of James Gandolfini, revealing he wishes the heavyweight The Sopranos star had been more healthy.

Gandolfini was reportedly in talks to join De Niro in the film Eating With the Enemy when he suffered a heart attack and died in Italy on 19 June (13), and now the Raging Bull star has spoken about the tragedy.

He tells DuJour magazine, "He was too young. I wish that he had been more maybe proactive about his health. I don't know what he did about that, but I wish he had been. It shouldn't have happened."

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 ...

Jay-Z suggests Robert De Niro fall out was all about respect

July 11th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Robert De Niro
Jay-Z has spoken out about his old feud with Robert De Niro, suggesting the acting veteran showed him a lack of respect after asking the rap mogul to get involved in his New York film festival.

The Raging Bull star was previously said to have reached out to Jay-Z and talked to him about recording a song for the Tribeca Film Festival, but after initially agreeing to the collaboration, the Empire State of Mind hitmaker failed to return De Niro's calls.

The actor allegedly confronted Jay-Z about the incident during Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday party in the Big Apple last November (12), with ...

Oscar winners front new anti-nuclear video campaign

June 12th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Barack Obama
Oscar winners Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Christoph Waltz have teamed up for a new video, in which they urge U.S. leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to imagine a world without nuclear weapons.

The actors join Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts, Alec Baldwin, John Cusack and Danny DeVito, among others, in the new Global Zero public service announcement, which has been released to coincide with the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, where world leaders will meet to discuss arms and international defence next week (17-18Jun13).

The video is part of an internati...

Actor Harry Lewis dead at 93

June 10th, 2013 8:51pm EDT
Robert De Niro
Actor-turned-restaurateur Harry Lewis has died at the age of 93.

He passed away from natural causes on Sunday (09Jun13) at a convalescent home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, according to his publicist Greg Rogers.

Born in Hollywood in 1920, Lewis entered the U.S. Air Force at 19 before signing a contract with Warner Bros. after World War II.

He starred in the Humphrey Bogart 1948 classic Key Largo and secured small roles in several movies including The Unsuspected, The Harder They Fall and the 1981 miniseries East of Eden.

In partnership with his wife Marilyn, he went on to launch the ...

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

Riley Keough


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.

Robert De Niro Advises Graduates: 'Become A Movie Star'

May 29th, 2012 8:48am EDT
Robert De Niro
On Sunday, Robert De Niro was awarded an honorary doctorate at Bates College in Maine. The actor, 68, who was given a doctorate of fine arts, made the crowd laugh during his speech with quips such as: "When I started, I wasn’t a movie star, and it sucked. The moment I became a movie star, things started to get better."

According to the Associated Press, he advised, "I think this is the most important piece of advice you'll get today: Become a movie star. Now, you might be tempted by other careers, other interests, other commitments. There might be pressure on you to change the world, but y...

Interview: Chazz Palminteri, The Flawed Father Of 'Mighty Fine', Talks Characters Past & Present

May 21st, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Mighty Fine photo
When one thinks of on-screen tough guys, nobody does it better then Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri. But the famed writer and talented actor who brought pizzazz to such films as "A Bronx Tale," "The Usual Suspects" and "Bullets Over Broadway" is adding another standout role to his already impressive list – troubled father. In the new film set in the 1970's "Mighty Fine" (out May 25 from Adopt Films) Palminteri plays Joe Fine, a charismatic father and family man who also has an angry side that threatens the happiness of his home. Also starring the lovely Andie MacDowell and featuri...

Brian May 'Annoyed' By Tupac Hologram, Different Technology Used For Freddie Mercury Appearance

May 14th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Brian May of Queen
Brian May has confirmed that Freddie Mercury will return via hologram for a special performance of the Queen musical "We Will Rock You." May also says that he has been working on the idea for quite a while, and was annoyed when Tupac returned to the stage first.

May told BBC he was hoping to surprise the audience with Mercury's arrival, "People will come out saying, 'Did we actually see Freddie?' It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while. (That technique) is something we've looked at ourselves, but I ...

Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

May 11th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Every artist has their muse, whether it be human, imaginary, or in some cases, drug induced. And while certainly some people might joke that the latter is Tim Burton's muse of choice, given the stye and subject of many of his films, it's become quite clear over the years that he draws inspiration from the people he surrounds himself with. Most notable among them are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

Given that his newest film, "Dark Shadows", marks Burton and Depp's 8th film collaboration, we at Starpulse decided to take a look at some of the other actor/director partnerships that hav...

Check Out 'New Year's Eve' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download May 1

April 30th, 2012 11:53pm EDT
New Year's Eve
Director Garry Marshall follows up "Valentine's Day" with "New Year's Eve," an all-star ensemble film featuring a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher.

Jessica Biel plays an expectant mom who, with Seth Meyers, tries to win some cash by being the first to give birth in the new year.

Lea Michele gets stuck in an elevator with Ashton Kutcher, who has a change of heart after spending several hours alone with the back-up singer neighbor. Bike messenger Zac Efron helps a lonely middle-aged woman (Pfeiffer) with her New Year's resloutions.


Mel Gibson In Talks To Join 'Machete Kills'

April 24th, 2012 8:15am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is set to star in the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's violent 2010 action film Machete, according to a report.

The Lethal Weapon actor is in advanced talks to play a supporting role in Machete Kills, reports

If Gibson does sign on, he won't be the only big movie star to make a cameo appearance in the action film, which stars Danny Trejo as the tough titular character.

Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan all featured in the first movie.

'Midnight Run' Sequel In The Works?

April 20th, 2012 2:22pm EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is hoping to star in a sequel to 1988 comedy thriller Midnight Run after revealing a script is in the works.

The Meet The Parents star is eager to shoot a follow up to the cult classic, in which he played a bounty hunter attempting to capture a mob accountant, and now he's just waiting for the finished screenplay.

Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival, he says, "Somebody approached me, a young writer and he said, 'I'm writing a sequel if you want to (read it)'. And I said, 'Sure! Fine.' So it's been going through these kind of changes... And so that's where we are and the...

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