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Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses

August 2nd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses
More than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Medication can be effective, but millions of people with the disease continue having seizures for the rest of their lives.

Several celebrities have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, including some that may surprise you.

Prince told PBS's Tavis Smiley in a 2009 interview: "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

The singer added: "My mother told me one day I walked in to her a...
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This Is Morgan Freeman's Voice - On Helium

May 23rd, 2014 11:39am EDT
This Is Morgan Freeman's Voice - On Helium
Morgan Freeman, popularly known as 'God' around the internet, thanks to his perfectly apropos casting as the 'Big Guy in the Sky' for Bruce Almighty, recently did a little work for the show 'Through the Wormhole.' This 30 second teaser demonstrates a little bit of 'gravitas' - considering he's talking about gravity, but he's doing so using one of the lightest elements in the known universe - Helium.

We're not sure what the voice of God is doing ruining those perfect pipes by inhaling helium, or what that has to do with travelling through a wormhole, but it makes for an incredibly entertain...
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10 Celebrities The Internet Loves To Kill - Top Celebrity Death Hoaxes

March 26th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Morgan Freeman
A lot of celebrities have become the target of death hoaxes during their time in the spotlight, but there are some celebs that the internet just loves to kill off. Some of these death hoaxes were believable while others, not so much. These beloved (mostly) celebrities have had the most brushes with internet death that we've ever come across.

Here is our list of the top ten celebrities that the internet has whacked -- in one fashion or another.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman just may hold the world record for the most amount of death hoaxes created by the internet. To that we must ask...
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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

Website: www.sonypictures.com/bluray

The Flick: Even for a flick about a Vegas bachelor party involving elder gents, "Last Vegas" does have a s...
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Morgan Freeman To Present Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award To Rita Moreno

January 18th, 2014 11:09am EST
Morgan Freeman
West Side Story star Rita Moreno will be honored with the 50th Life Achievement Award for her work in film, television and humanitarian causes at this year's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The actress' former "Electric Company" co-star Morgan Freeman will present her with the award, producers of the awards show announced on Wednesday.

The two starred together on the kids variety show from 1971-1977.

Former recipients of the award include Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood, Betty White, Mary tyler Moore, and last year's recipient, Dick Van Dyke.

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ai...
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First Trailer For 2014 Block-Buster 'The Lego Movie' Released

June 19th, 2013 12:31pm EDT
The Lego Movie
"In 2014 The World's Greatest Heroes Will Join Forces For The Biggest Movie Ever Assembled," begins the trailer for next summer's literal block-buster The LEGO Movie.

The first trailer for the film was released on Tuesday (with the slightly different international version making its debut on Wednesday), and if the new feature-length adventure is anything like the recent Batman TV specials, it's sure to please.

The story features on Emmet, an "ordinary" LEGO Minifigure who is mistaken for the legendary "MasterBuilder" and thrust into an adventure to stop an evil tyrand from destroying the...
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Film Review: 'Olympus Has Fallen' A Solidly Crafted Thrill Ride

March 25th, 2013 6:15am EDT
Olympus Has Fallen
You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about Olympus Has Fallen, between its big-name cast and the huge promotional campaign that's been everywhere for the last month. This, though, is one of those rare cases where the hype is justified, because this is one of those big pictures - in every sense of the word - that we go to the movies for.

Olympus does not reinvent the action movie. It is not going to make you think too much about it after it's over. This isn't one of those flicks, but it doesn't claim to be one, either. It's a massive, violent, loud, unflinching one-man-wrecking-...
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Morgan Freeman Sandy Hook Massacre Statement Is Phoney, Says Rep

December 17th, 2012 11:13am EST
Morgan Freeman
A representative for Morgan Freeman has denied the veteran actor released a statement slamming the media for sensationalizing the Connecticut school massacre.

A gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, killing 20 kindergarten students and six staff members before allegedly turning the firearm on himself on Friday.

The rampage left the country stunned and has sparked calls for an overhaul of gun laws, which have been supported by a host of celebrities and politicians.

One of the stars to seemingly speak out after the shooting...
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'The Dark Knight Rises' European Premiere Photos

July 19th, 2012 9:02am EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The cast from "The Dark Knight Rises" jetted from New York City on Tuesday to London on Wednesday for the European premiere of the highly anticipated film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked playful yet dapper in a polka dot tie and navy blue suit. Fuzzy faced Christian Bale and his wife wore matching black ensembles.

Anne Hathaway, who plays the sultry catwoman, opted for a long gold shift dress embellished at the neckline with various baubles and beaded flowers.

Morgan Freeman was too cool for school in sunglasses and a purple button-down shirt beneath his black suit.

Check out photos from t...
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Morgan Freeman Donates $1 Million To Pro-Obama Super PAC

July 19th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Legendary movie actor Morgan Freeman has donated $1 million to help fund President Barack Obama's re-election campaign later this year.

America will go to the polls in November, and a string of Hollywood stars have been holding fundraising events to boost Obama's campaign coffers in a bid to land him another four years in the White House.

Freeman, a longstanding Democrat and Obama supporter, has added his own money to Democratic political action committee Priorities USA Action, which is backing Obama for another term.

Speaking of his decision to hand over the hefty sum, Freeman writes...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere: Sultry Anne Hathaway, Sexy Christian Bale & More!

July 17th, 2012 9:02am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Celebrities came out in full force for "The Dark Knight Rises" world premiere in New York City on Monday night. Anne Hathaway, who plays catwoman, looked glamorous in a long white, low-cut gown with silver sequins on the bodice.

Marion Cotillard also wore white, and resembled a ballerina in a flouncy frock paired with strappy high heels.

Christian Bale donned a black and white suit and was accompanied by his wife Sibi Blazic.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opted for a gray suit with a skinny red tie - a stark contrast to Gary Oldman who wore a brown suit with a blue button-down shirt. The always c...
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'Dark Knight' Cast Turns Out For Christopher Nolan's Hand & Footprint Ceremony

July 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
On Saturday, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman were among "The Dark Knight Rises" stars who turned out to honor director moviemaker Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also attended the event.

The director left his mark outside Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony.

Nolan Comingsoon.net, "There is something about the permanence of these things. I'm standing on Clint Eastwood's name right now and there's something about knowing that he actually wrote that. There's something very int...
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Rumor Patrol: Audrina Patridge In Playboy, Sarah Silverman Pregnant, More

April 14th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Audrina Patridge
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Audria Patridge Stripping For Playboy: Hot damn! Former The Hills hottie Audrina Patridge is taking it all off in an exclusive pictorial for Playboy. "She loves her body, and her mom is pushing her to do it," a source told In Touch.

Verdict: False. Sorry to get your hopes up. In Touch is notorious for claiming hot stars will pose in Playboy - they also claimed Lea Michele would be in the mag, and that ...
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Check Out 'Born To Be Wild' On Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & Download April 17

April 14th, 2012 7:08am EDT
Born To Be Wild
Shot in IMAX 3D, David Lickley's 40-minute documentary "Born to Be Wild" observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioral interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood.

The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves. The goal, in each case, is not simply rehabilitation but t...
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Morgan Freeman Slams Rumors He's Set To Wed Step-Granddaughter

April 12th, 2012 11:15pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has lashed out at bizarre reports he is planning to marry his young step-granddaughter.

The Shawshank Redemption star has always refused to entertain gossip about his relationship with E'Dena Hines, the 27-year-old granddaughter of his first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, but after reports emerged about wedding plans this week, the actor felt compelled to speak out.

He tells TMZ.Com, "The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers.

"What is even more alarming is t...
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Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

March 20th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Herbie Hancock
Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded concert series featuring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

The legendary pianist, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will establish the new annual International Jazz Day on April 30th as part of Jazz Appreciation Month.

This year's inaugural event, organized by UNESCO, will include concerts in New York, Paris in France, and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as celebrations in...
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Morgan Freeman Closes Restaurant

March 4th, 2012 1:30pm EST
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has closed his restaurant in Mississippi after the business failed to turn a profit in 10 years.

The Hollywood actor set up the Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 2001 with his business partner, Bill Luckett, but the pair decided to shut down the eaterie due to financial issues.

They held a closing party for the venue on Wednesday night, and Luckett admits they were both sad to see the restaurant close.

Luckett says in a statement, "We thank the many who dined with us over the years... The restaurant has never made money. It was never about the money to us. Su...
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Morgan Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

February 6th, 2012 8:22am EST
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman was the toast of Germany's Golden Camera awards on Saturday as he was honored for his career achievements.

The Invictus star was handed the top prize of the night at the prestigious awards ceremony in Berlin, and he thanked the crowd in German as he accepted his accolade, declaring, "Danke schon."

Freeman later told reporters it was "a great honor" to accept the prize.

Denzel Washington also showed off his German speaking skills as he picked up the Best International Actor award, while Scarlett Johansson took home the Best International Actress award.

Dionne Warwick w...
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Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes

January 16th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes
Hollywood's elite found their way back to the red carpet for the highly anticipated 69th Annual Golden Globes. And, like every awards show, it was ripe with all the ingredients of must-watch moments: those fashion hits and misses, awkward moments, tech hiccups, touching speeches and funny faces caught on camera.

That said, in watching through all of that we handpicked a series of those moments that do wonders to sum up the show, whether or not you caught last night's awards action. So keep reading and check out some of the highlights:

1. Julianne Moore & Rob Lowe Script Hiccup: The vet a...
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Golden Globes On The Red Carpet Wrap-Up With Stuart Brazell (Video)

January 16th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Madonna 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Wow!!! What a red carpet this year! Did I mention I walked right by Madonna .... yes, freaking MADONNA! And here as promised is my vlog - you will for sure get a feel for the mayhem that is the Globes. The most intense people are the fans in the bleachers - they will yell at you over and over for being in their shot ... total riot!

So here's a quick roundup of my personal red carpet run-ins:

- Natalie Portman = stunning

- George Clooney is the nicest person ever

- Michelle Williams needs to loose the headband

- Channing Tatum is HOTTTTTT

- Heidi Klum needed a...
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Katy Perry & Emma Stone Were Big Winners At 2012 People's Choice Awards

January 12th, 2012 8:24am EST
Emma Stone
It was a huge night for Katy Perry at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday - even though the pop star's marriage break-up prevented her from attending.

The I Kissed a Girl star pulled out of the event earlier this week via a tweet but it was still very much her night as she picked up five awards, including one for her guest spot on TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.

Perry also claimed trophies for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year (E.T.), Favorite Music Video (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)) and Favorite Tour Headliner.

It was also a great evening for the ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Johnny Handsome'

December 23rd, 2011 12:12pm EST
Johnny Handsome photo
Since Christmas is almost here and the holidays sometimes bring out the nostalgia in all of us, I thought why not examine a flick with a sensitive side. (But also a distinctive 'getting even' side as well!) Welcome to the...Forgotten Friday Flick! Sometimes style and substance can take an old idea and infuse new life, even to the point of five-star stardom. This week’s selection is no different; a fantastically memorable tale of revenge, romance and redemption all with a tasty twist. So let’s head down the path of no return and get a little as we examine famed Director Walter Hill’s hi...
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Morgan Freeman And Billy Baldwin Offer Up Dinner Dates For Charity Auction

December 23rd, 2011 8:21am EST
Morgan Freeman
Actors Morgan Freeman and Billy Baldwin are offering fans the chance to share a meal with them as part of a charity auction.

Oscar winner Freeman will treat one winning bidder and a friend to lunch, while Baldwin will break bread with his auction winner and a guest at top New York Italian restaurant Rao's.

Starting bids for both CharityFolks.com lots are $5,000 and the proceeds of the sale will benefit the actors' own charitable organizations.

Playboy publishing mogul Hugh Hefner has also donated a set of autographed pyjamas to benefit Lenny's House, an organisation which helps women wit...
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Check Out 'Dolphin Tale' On Blu-ray & DVD Combo, Digital Download Dec. 20

December 17th, 2011 7:03am EST
Dolphin Tale
Inspired by the incredible true story of Winter, a dolphin who was rescued off the Florida coast after her tail became caught in a crab trap, "Dolphin Tale" is an uplifting family-oriented adventure from director/co-screenwriter Charles Martin Smith that details the unique bond between an injured dolphin and a young boy.

When Winter loses her tail in a tragic accident, her young friend convinces the locals to build her a prosthetic replacement, inspiring hope and courage in handicapped people across the globe.

Nathan Gamble, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Kris Krist...
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'The Blind Side' Tops Most-Rented Movies Of All Time List

December 15th, 2011 8:52am EST
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock's "The Blind Side" has emerged as the most-rented DVD movie of all time, according to bosses at online film library Netflix.

Officials at the movie delivery service have compiled a group of the Top Ten Most-Rented Movies of All Time and the 2009 Academy Award nominee has topped the list.

Coming in second place was "Crash" and Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson's film "The Bucket List" was third.

Rounding out the top five were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Hurt Locker."

Also making the list were crime thriller "The Departed," "No Country for Old Men," "Ince...
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Batman Occupies Wall Street (Video)

November 7th, 2011 11:23pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
Chances are, if you're anything like us you can't wait until July 20, 2012 when The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters, wrapping up Christopher Nolan's intense Batman trilogy.

The film's star, Christian Bale, was spotted donning a "new and improved" Batsuit while filming scenes on Wall Street in New York City on Monday. He was joined by co-stars Matthew Modine, who plays a corrupt cop named Nixon, and Tom Hardy who plays Bat super-villain Bane.

During the filming of one scene, several "Tumblers" - the desert-camouflaged version of the Batmobile - were spotted on the street during a key G...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Shoots Riot Scene In NYC

November 4th, 2011 8:40am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Chaos descended on the streets of New York City this week as director Christopher Nolan filmed riot scenes for his new Batman movie.

Shocked bystanders watched as a crowd of extras and actors waving fake guns charged along a Manhattan road in a scene for The Dark Knight Rises, which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.

Almost 1,000 extras, along with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing a Gotham City Police Department uniform, took part in the shoot close to the city's financial district.

Filming will continue in the area over the weekend and posters have been put up around the ne...
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Morgan Freeman Receives Mumbai Film Festival Honor

October 22nd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Actor Morgan Freeman was recognized for his career achievements at India's Mumbai Film Festival on Thursday.

The Shawshank Redemption star was not present to pick up his prize, but recorded a video message to express his gratitude.

In the clip, Freeman says, "I have played all kinds of characters. I have even played God but my job is to tell stories and I am fortunate to do that. It has been a long journey and more is to come. I hope that people enjoy watching me."

Freeman's latest film, the family drama Dolphin Tale, was picked to close the 13th annual Mumbai Film Festival.
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Shirley MacLaine To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

October 10th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Shirley MacLaine
Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine is to be honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) lifetime achievement award next year.

The Oscar-winner will be presented with the revered prize in a ceremony next June, making her the 40th recipient of the trophy.

A statement from a spokesperson for the institute reads, "Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades."

"From ingénue to screen legend, Shirley has entertained a global audience through song, dance, laughter and tears, and her career as writer, director and produce...
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Morgan Freeman Sets Sights On Best Picture Oscar

September 27th, 2011 8:15pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman has set his sights on becoming an Oscar-winning filmmaker - he wants to win the prestigious Best Picture award before he dies.

The Invictus star has been nominated five times for his acting credentials and he landed the 2005 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby.

But Freeman admits he really wants to be honored for his moviemaking skills, and it's now at the top of his 'bucket list.'

Speaking on Live With Regis and Kelly on Tuesday, he says, "I think you're near dead when you don't have a bucket list, so I have two or three lists...
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