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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'

November 14th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'
The season of high caliber dramas and various Oscar contenders is vastly approaching, so we’re gonna focus for the next little while on stunning work from the past that warrants gold statue praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s thoughtful and moving drama is a tale of life’s struggles from the personal experience of its first time filmmaker. It goes beyond the stereotypes and misconceptions to show what life is like for folks living in South Central Los Angeles. Bold, brash and brave as hell, we salute the 1991 John Singleton debut outing…"Boyz n the Hood."

Tre Sty...
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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...
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Cuba Gooding Jr. & Wife Split After 20-Year Marriage

April 23rd, 2014 11:00am EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr. & Wife Split After 20-Year Marriage
After 20 years of marriage, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer has filed for legal separation. She reportedly seeks joint custody of their three children - Spencer, Mason and Piper - with child support to be determined later.

The pair were high school sweethearts and tied the knot in 1994.

The actor opened up about their relationship on "The View" last year but admitted his job often kept him away from his family, particularly while working on the Broadway play "The Trip to Bountiful."

He explained: "When you do films, you're away from the family, but I can still fly them in or fly home...
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10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop

March 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop
They call it the "Oscar Curse!" As soon as you win one of those golden statuettes, your career takes a nose dive. For many actors, Oscar has brought them good fortune and fame beyond their wildest imaginations. For others, the golden boy has not always been a good luck charm. Only the rare few win back-to-back and many have to wait years before their chance to shine on Oscar night again. Here in no particular order, are 10 Oscar-Winning celebs whose movies have flopped since their big wins from the Academy.

1. Marisa Tomei

Big things were supposed to happen for Marisa Tomei after she beca...
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Watch A Video Montage Of Memorable Oscar Speeches

March 1st, 2014 12:00pm EST
Watch A Video Montage Of Memorable Oscar Speeches
Over the course of 85 Academy Award presentations, there have been plenty of memorable speeches, one of the most notable being Sally Field declaring, "You like me!" She won her first Oscar in 1980 for her role in "Norma Rae."

Cuba Gooding, Jr. also got super excited after he won Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire" in 1996. He kept thanking people as the walk-off music began playing, making the speech that much more interesting.

Jack Palance (1992's "City Slickers") demonstrated his fitness ability by doing a one-armed push-up during his acceptance speech.

And Julia Roberts giggled ...
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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Blu-ray Review: 'One In The Chamber'

August 23rd, 2012 10:00am EDT
One in the Chamber
"I must break you" vs. "Show me the money!" That’s right film fans, Cuba vs. Dolph to see who is the better gun for hire in the new to Blu-ray "One in the Chamber," out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. The review of the battle of the boys is below!

Title: "One in the Chamber"

Grade: 3

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols

Director: Will Kaufman

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Bad news – there’s some gamey conventions within the framework of this action tale. ...
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Starpulse Rumor Patrol: Cuba Gooding Jr. Home Free, Casper Smart's Peep Show, More

August 4th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr.
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.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Home Free: It must have been a stressful couple of hours for Cuba Gooding Jr., who had an arrest warrant issued against him following a pushing match with a female bartender. However, it looks like Cuba is out of the weeds - because the warrant was dropped.

Verdict: True. After the female bartender made it clear she no longer wishes to press charges, the case was dismissed and expun...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jessica Chastain and Cuba Gooding Jr.

August 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Chastain
Shining Star: Jessica Chastain - If you don't know who Jessica Chastain is yet, you sure are missing out. As last year's breakout star, she snagged killer roles and Oscar nominations for her parts in "The Help" and "The Tree of Life." Now she's gearing up for her next movie "Lawless," starring opposite Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Shia LaBeouf.

Chastain was also just picked by Vanity Fair for their International Best-Dressed List, sharing the September cover with Kate Middleton. The 35-year old actress is literally showing off her goods and her sultry side, appearing half-nude for the mag....
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. Is No Longer A Wanted Man

August 1st, 2012 2:33pm EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. no longer has a warrant out for his arrest after meeting with Louisiana police on Wednesday morning.

The Jerry Maguire star became a wanted man this week amid allegations he shoved a female bartender while drinking in a New Orleans bar in the early hours of Tuesday.

Gooding, Jr., who is currently in the city filming upcoming movie The Butler, reportedly became embroiled in a heated altercation with fellow Old Absinthe House patrons who had been taking his picture.

A female employee intervened and asked Gooding, Jr. to leave the establishment, prompting the actor to r...
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Arrest Warrant Issued For Cuba Gooding, Jr.

July 31st, 2012 11:09pm EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Police in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for actor Cuba Gooding Jr. after he allegedly pushed a female bartender Tuesday morning.

The Red Tails star is currently in town filming The Butler, about a servant who spent three decades at the White House employed by several presidents, and allegedly got into an altercation at Bourbon Street's Old Absinthe House over fans taking his picture.

Things got out of hand between the star and other patrons when a female bartender stepped in and asked the actor to leave, after which he shoved her against a wall, according to TMZ.com.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Almost Got Arrested For 'Show Me The Money' Rehearsals

June 17th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr
Cuba Gooding Jr.'s passionate "Show me the money" rehearsals for Jerry Maguire almost got the actor arrested.

The movie star, who won an Oscar for his portrayal as over-confident American football star Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film, admits he was so desperate to impress when he first arrived on set, he ran through his lines in a car on the way to work.

He recalls, "The first time I did it was on the phone on the way to the set; I was yelling and screaming in this phone as pulled onto the Sony lot, so much so that the security (guards) came to the car and my assistant... had to stop them ...
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. Says He Will 'Never Forget' His Poverty-Stricken Childhood

June 1st, 2012 12:53pm EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. still bears the emotional scars from his tough upbringing - he was plunged into poverty after his soul singer father left home.

The Jerry Maguire star, mom Shirley and his three siblings were left to fend for themselves after Cuba Gooding, Sr. - the lead singer of The Main Ingredient - abandoned the family.

The family moved to different motels, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. even resorting to break dancing on the streets for food, and he insists he'll "never forget" his tough childhood.

He tells Britain's The Times, "People don't understand. No one will ever understand...
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Check Out George Lucas' 'Red Tails' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download May 22

May 20th, 2012 7:00am EDT
Red Tails
The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee Airmen buzzes to the big screen in "Red Tails," an epic war adventure from executive producer George Lucas and first-time feature director Anthony Hemingway on May 22.

In the fire and chaos of World War II, the U.S. military recruits a fearless group of African-American fighter pilots to help reclaim the skies over Europe.

Discriminated against both as citizens and as soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen take flight in planes distinguished by distinctive red tails, and fight to defeat the tyranny of the Axis powers.

As a result of their bravery, th...
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Cuba Gooding Jr. To Star In New TV Series

February 29th, 2012 8:31am EST
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is returning to his TV roots with a starring role in a new drama series.

The "Jerry Maguire" star has been cast in "Guilty," about a defense attorney who loses his licence to practice law after being falsely accused of fraud, reports TheWrap.com.

The Oscar winner is no stranger to TV - early on in his career, he made appearances on action series "MacGyver," drama "Hill Street Blues" and comedy "Better Days."
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Snoop Dogg And Lucasfilm Host Private Screening Of 'Red Tails'

January 23rd, 2012 1:38pm EST
Snoop Dogg and Lucasfilm Host Private Screening of Red Tails
Last week, Snoop Dogg, along with Lucasfilm, hosted a private screening of Red Tails at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood for about 200 of his friends and family. Many special guests came out to support Snoop and Red Tails, including the film's cast members Terrence Howard and Tristan Wilds, Aaron McGruder (screenplay), Warren G., Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Omar Gooding and Jill Marie Jones.

Check out the video below.

Red Tails is in theaters now.
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'Red Tails' Co-Stars Made Fun Of Ne-Yo's Receding Hairline

January 14th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo was teased about his receding hairline on the set of new war movie "Red Tails" as he and his castmates passed the time at a pre-shoot bootcamp making fun of each other.

The singer plays a member of the famous Tuskegee airmen in the film and joined his co-stars for a bonding exercise at a military facility. He admits they took it in turns to become the butt of jokes.

He tells WENN, "We would just crack on each other. During the bootcamp there was no TV or cellphone, no iPod, so at night all we had was us in this itty-bitty room and we'd just sit up and talk about each other.

"We wou...
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

January 13th, 2012 10:00am EST
Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
If you’re family is like mine, you probably got one for Christmas. I have an aunt who has given on to me every year since I was seven. Each time I open the wrapping paper and feign surprise, as if my present could have been anything else. The first few times she gave me this turd of a gift, I hung it dutifully on my wall for the entire year. Each time I looked at it, I would wonder how Chocolate Labradors or Monster Trucks define me as a person (News Flash: They don’t). Now, as soon as she leaves the room, I throw my gift right in the trash without even a modicum of guilt. Still don’t know ...
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Controversial Timothy Hutton/Elizabeth Hurley Ads Pulled From TV

February 14th, 2011 9:28am EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Company bosses behind controversial TV advertisements featuring actors Timothy Hutton, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Elizabeth Hurley have pulled their new commercials after coming under attack for mocking environmental and political issues.

Online discount firm Groupon debuted the public service announcement-style spots during the broadcast of the Super Bowl last weekend, when viewers saw Hutton make light of the plight of people in Tibet, Gooding, Jr. spoofing an appeal for help with endangered whales, and Hurley comparing the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

In Hutton's commercia...
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Elizabeth Hurley Under Attack Over Waxing Ad

February 8th, 2011 8:42am EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley has come under attack from TV viewers, who have accused the British actress/model of mocking environmental issues in a new commercial.

The Bedazzled star appears in a tongue-in-cheek campaign for discount firm Groupon, in which she compares the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

In the ad, which aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Hurley calls Brazil's rainforest "one of nature's most lush ecosystems," before adding: "Not all deforestation is bad!" and revealing she got a half-price wax treatment with a Groupon discount.

Actors Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Timo...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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A Look At All The Actors Who Have Played 007

November 13th, 2008 10:56am EST
Quantum of Solace
This Friday, Sir Ian Fleming's James Bond is back in theaters. Daniel Craig has brought a brute anger to the role that has not quite been seen before. In the very least, as we learned in the 2006 version of Casino Royale, he certainly does not care any longer how his martini is served. Craig is under contract for one more Bond film after Quantum of Solace, but what if he does not return after that twenty-third film? What will his post Bond career look like? Let's take a look at all the actors who have played 007 -- rouge film, or not -- and what their post Bond careers looked like.

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Going The Distance: Runners & Celebs Turn Out For L.A.'s Nike+ Human Race

September 2nd, 2008 11:02am EDT
Nike Human Race
As the sun began to set over Los Angeles on the last night of August, the anticipation of the crowd swelling at the Los Angeles Coliseum began to grow. A red sea of Nike+ Human Race t-shirts milled about restlessly, awaiting the start of a 10k race benefiting WWF, the global conservation organization, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the UN refugee agency's ninemillion.org campaign.

The new '90210' Cast at Nike Human Race - Los Angeles

The 8:30:08 start time for LA actually marked the end of the world's largest one-day running event in history: Beginning in Taipei, an esti...
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April Fool's Day Entertainment News

April 1st, 2008 10:25am EDT
Britney Spears
With stories like Britney Spears being offered a $1,000 by PETA to work as their secretary for a day, it's getting harder and harder to tell what's true and what's false. In this case, the story is true. But there are a few other stories out there that may be harder to discern.

Don't worry, Starpulse breaks it down for you. The following are hoax stories coming out of the Starpulse April Fool's Day newsroom:

After swearing to a life of bachelorhood, George Clooney marries himself.

Hillary Clinton picks Bill as her running mate. Bill refuses and runs away giggling because he ...
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Top 10 Worst Disney Films

February 29th, 2008 3:43pm EST
Snow Dogs
Disney has produced some huge animated hits (The Lion King, Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp) and extremely popular live-action flicks (Pirates of the Caribbean, High School Musical, National Treasure). But the studio that brought us Pocahontas also subjected Mickey Mouse fans to Snow Dogs. Here's our list of the top 10 worst Disney films:

10. The Haunted Mansion

Oh, Eddie Murphy, what were you on when you agreed to do a movie based on a Disneyland ride? I wonder what the execs at Disney were thinking: "Let's put Eddie Murphy in anything, he can sell it! We could have a whole movie of...
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Eddie Murphy, Lindsay Lohan Rule Razzies For Year's Worst Out Of Hollywood

February 24th, 2008 10:15am EST
Norbit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A year after his Academy Awards dream went up in smoke, Eddie Murphy has not just one consolation prize, but three: Razzie Awards as worst actor, supporting actor and supporting actress for the comedy Norbit.

The fourth acting ''dis-honor'' announced at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards went to Lindsay Lohan, who actually was voted two worst-actress trophies for the thriller I Know Who Killed Me, the worst-picture winner in which she played dual roles.

''I Know Who Killed Me'' set a new Razzies record with eight awards, including worst screen couple fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

January 2nd, 2008 3:00am EST
Tricia Helfer
Happy Birthday to "Superman Returns" actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).
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Starpulse Movie Critic Calls 'American Gangster' A 'Success'

November 1st, 2007 2:23pm EDT
American Gangster
American Gangster director Ridley Scott may have two heavy hitters cast in a film that's based on a heart pounding true story, but it also succeeds in closely following, in some cases adding to, an already winning formula that was most recently seen in Martin Scorsesee's The Departed.

In lieu of the plotline, which is long and winding, take a look at the outline:

Step one: Get a bad guy. Then dress him up like you would the hero. Make him violent and powerful, but hard working, rich, and charming. For good measure, show him to us before you show us anybody else. We'll automaticall...
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Denzel Washington And Russell Crowe Star In 'American Gangster,' Opening Nov. 2

October 10th, 2007 4:22pm EDT
American Gangster
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar® winner Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.

Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of l...
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Opening August 8: Daddy Day Camp

August 7th, 2007 3:06pm EDT
Daddy Day Camp
Directed by one-time child star Fred Savage, Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to Eddie Murphy's Daddy Day Care, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Paul Rae as Charlie Hinton and Phil Ryerson, a pair of fathers who attempt to keep their summer camp afloat even though they are under dire economic strain. In order to help improve the financial situation, and to whip together a group of children who have a problem with following orders... Continue Summary

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