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Ioan Gruffudd gets ego boost with new TV job

February 25th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd's ego has been given a boost after landing a lead role in a new U.S. TV series, weeks after confessing he has been seeing a psychologist to help him deal with multiple job rejections.

The Fantastic Four star, 40, opened up about his audition struggles in a candid interview last month (Jan14), revealing his confidence has "really taken a knock" in recent years after the Hollywood offers started to dry up.

The father of two said, "I'm auditioning for dozens of parts at the moment, but I'm just not getting them. I can't play someone who's 30 anymore... maybe 35 at a...

Alice Evans And Ioan Gruffudd Expecting Their Second Child

May 9th, 2013 7:34pm EDT
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Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd and his actress wife Alice Evans are expecting a second child.

The Vampire Diaries beauty and the Fantastic Four star are "thrilled" to be adding a new addition to their family, a representative tells

According to Wikipedia, Evans first met Ioan in 2000, during the filming of 102 Dalmatians, while she was in her eight-year relationship with Olivier Widmaier Picasso, a grandson of painter Pablo Picasso.

The couple, who wed in Mexico in 2007, is already parents to three year old Ella Betsi Janet Evans Gruffudd, who was born in 2009.

Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans expecting second child

May 9th, 2013 4:01pm EDT
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Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd and his actress wife Alice Evans are expecting a second child.

The Welsh actor and The Vampire Diaries beauty are "thrilled" to be adding a new addition to their family, a representative tells

The couple, who wed in 2007, is already parents to three year old Ella, who was born in 2009.

Fans Rally To Keep Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Ringer' On The Air

May 11th, 2012 12:36pm EDT
Fans of the CW series "Ringer" have launched a campaign to save the show as network bosses consider axing the drama. already has more than 8,000 signatures to keep the show on the air. Fans from countries including Italy, France, Australia, Canada and Britain have jumped on board.

The show's star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, made her small-screen return last fall playing twins in the series opposite Ioan Gruffudd. She previously starred in the cult favorite "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." After giving birth to her first child she took a break from acting.

"Ringer" received seve...

TV Spotlight: Sarah Michelle Gellar's New Series 'Ringer' Airs Tonight

September 13th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
There's been a lot of buzz about Sarah Michelle Gellar's TV comeback. The former "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actress stars in one of the CW's most anticipated new series, "Ringer."

Gellar stars as a woman who, after witnessing a murder, goes on the run. She assumes the life of her wealthy identical twin sister Siobahn - only to learn that her sister's seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to leave behind.

The series also stars Kristoffer Polaha as Henry, Ioan Gruffudd as Andrew Martin, Nestor Carbonell as Agent Victor Machado and Tara Summe...

Who Should Win 'So You Think You Can Dance'? (According To Robert, Kent, Martha & Ade)

August 10th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Who Should Win 'So You Think You Can Dance'
I hit the red carpet at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles for featuring the So You Think You Can Dance dancers, Fred Willard, Ioan Gruffudd and more! This star-studded event raised funds for a permanent home for Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.

This was such a fun night and I had a blast one the red carpet with everyone, but I was the most excited to get the dirt on the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance! Watch here:

Who is your favorite? In case you couldn't tell from the video - I'm Melanie all the way!

The CW Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 19th, 2011 9:37am EDT
The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2011-2012 season at its annual upfront presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media from Jazz at Lincoln Center. Electro hip-hop group LMFAO staged a rousing flash mob dance and performed their hit song Party Rock Anthem to open the show. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, and Mark Pedowitz, the new President of The CW.

"Hart of Dixie," from the "Gossip Girl' team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, is a medical franchise with a proven star in Rachel Bilson, added Pedowitz. Sarah Michelle ...

Review: '3D Sanctum' 'Two Jews On Film' Think This Underwater Thriller Should Be Seen Not Heard (Video)

February 3rd, 2011 10:19am EST
'Sanctum' directed by Alister Grierson is loosely based on true events. The film tells the story of Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) a tough, take no prisoners, master diver intent on being the first person to explore the Esa-Ala cave system in the South Pacific.

Shortly after Frank descends into the caves, along with a team that includes his 17 year old neglected son Josh, (Rhys Wakefield) who spends most of the film complaining to his dad that he was a lousy father, the expedition's obnoxious bankroller Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd) his annoying girlfriend, Victoria (Alice Parkinson) and...

Ioan Gruffudd Welcomes First Daughter

September 10th, 2009 8:33am EDT
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Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd is a father of a baby girl - his wife Alice Evans has given birth to the couple's first child.

The Welsh actor welcomed little Ella Betsi Evans Gruffudd into the world on September 6th. She weighed six pounds, three ounces.

However, the baby's sex didn't come as a shock for the couple - the pair knew they were expecting a little girl, but kept the news secret.

Gruffudd recently revealed how he is planning on having three kids - but his dream of his daughter being born in August like Evans came short by just a month.

He said, "I have my eyes ...

Ioan Gruffudd To Be A Dad

April 21st, 2009 8:41am EDT,_Ioan/
Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd's wishes have come true - he is set to become a first time father.

The Welsh actor admitted last year he was desperate to start his own brood with wife, actress Alice Evans, and had even started renovating his Los Angeles home in preparation for a new arrival. And the remodeling wasn't in vain; his representative has confirmed the pair is set to become proud parents. But if Gruffudd has his way, he won't stop at one.

He recently told Britain's Telegraph newspaper, "I have my eyes on a brood of three. Ideally I would love a little daughter born ...

'W' Fails To Impress Critics

October 8th, 2008 3:32pm EDT
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Oliver Stone's filmmaking skills have come under question after a series of noted movie critics were left unimpressed by his eagerly anticipated George W. Bush biopic, W.

The JFK moviemaker rushed to shoot and edit the film so it could open in cinemas throughout the U.S. before the forthcoming presidential elections in November. And some of the industry's most respected film critics have taken aim at Stone for doing so - with one writer claiming the quality of the rush job is no better than a made-for-TV movie.

According to Britain's The Times newspaper, the subject matter - Bus...

Ioan Gruffudd's 'Bad Audition' Helps Pal

June 2nd, 2008 12:25pm EDT
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Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd deliberately sabotaged his audition for new movie The Edge Of Love - in a bid to help his pal Matthew Rhys land a part.

Director John Maybury says Rhys is now indebted to Gruffudd after helping him secure a part in the movie based on Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Maybury says, "Matthew got his mate Ioan to do a really bad audition on the same tape as his own audition. That way I'd look at Ioan's first and say 'Oh, that's bad', before seeing Matthew's wonderful performance."

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Oliver Stone's George W. Bush Film Gets Release Date

May 13th, 2008 7:00am EDT
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Oliver Stone's George W. Bush movie will be released while the U.S. President is still in office. Lionsgate studio bosses have confirmed W will start filming in Louisiana on Monday, and the movie will hit cinemas in October - just before the general election to find Bush's successor.

W stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks as First Lady Laura Bush, James Cromwell as George Herbert Walker Bush and Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush.

The all-star cast also features Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Jeffrey Wright (Colin Powell), Scott Glenn (Donald Rumsfeld) and Ioan Gruf...

Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

April 9th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
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The time and financial constraints of the writers' strike are being felt this TV pilot season. The broadcast networks are developing half the number of pilots they usually do, ordering presentations in lieu of pilots for some and giving others the straight to series order.

Aside from NBC, which announced its schedule ahead of the pack last week, the networks have kept their plans for fall shrouded in mystery. We'll learn more during the networks' May upfronts. While we can't make any guarantees about which series will get the vote of confidence, here are some promising players to keep...

Two More Actors Sign On To Oliver Stone's 'W'

April 7th, 2008 10:07am EDT
Welsh actor Ioan Gruffud is set to play former British Prime Minster Tony Blair in the new Oliver Stone movie W. The star is also joined by actress Thandie Newton in the film, based on the life of President George W. Bush. Newton is reported to be in line to play secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

No Country For Old Men star Josh Brolin will play Bush in Stone's drama, which will also feature James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks and Ellen Burstyn. Cromwell and Burstyn will play the current President's parents George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush respectively, while Banks will port...

Ioan Gruffudd Feared Rejection Over His Name

November 5th, 2007 11:07am EST
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Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd was so worried he would be rejected by Hollywood directors, he considered changing his name. The actor revealed agents encouraged him to change his name to 'John' in fear his traditional Welsh name would prevent him from landing film roles, but he refused.

He says, "They told me that I was going to be pigeon-holed as a Welsh actor and would only get Welsh roles. I don't what to work with those people if that's how narrow-minded they're going to be. I am proud of who I am."

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Ioan Gruffudd & Alice Evans Marry In Mexico

September 17th, 2007 9:45am EDT
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Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd married British actress Alice Evans in a ceremony in Mexico on Friday. The lavish event took place at Los Cabos One and Only Palmilla resort, where both bride and groom wore exclusive designs by Giorgio Armani.

The couple began dating after meeting on the set of Disney's 102 Dalmatians in 2000.

A source tells People magazine, "It was an intimate affair. Friends and family travelled all over the world for it."

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Marvel's First Family Of Superheroes Reunite To Face Their Greatest Challenge Yet

September 13th, 2007 7:15pm EDT
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" (CBS-TV) in the fun and fantastically entertaining follow-up to the worldwide hit film as Q4 kicks off in true Fox style on October 2, 2007 with the DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) release of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The world's premiere superhero team, The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery o...

David Duchovny And Sigourney Weaver Star In 'The TV Set'; Coming To DVD Sept. 25

August 29th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
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CENTURY CITY, Calif. - A smart, brisk and engaging comedy chronicling the perilous journey of an idealistic television writer as he tries to steer his pilot to a coveted spot on the prime-time television schedule, The TV Set bows on DVD September 25 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Hysterically smart, the black comedy from television writer and director Jake Kasdan (Orange County, Freaks and Geeks) "gets high ratings for razor sharp writing and direction and a wonderful ensemble delivering terrific comic performances" (Maxim). David Duchovny (The X-Files, Trust The Man) stars as writer M...

Ioan Gruffudd Pretends To Be Mr. Fantastic In Public

June 25th, 2007 9:13am EDT
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Ioan Gruffudd loves to amuse onlookers by pretending to stretch his body like his bendy Fantastic Four character Mister Fantastic. The star confesses to passing the time in airport lines by morphing his body into different shapes to an audience of kids.

He says, "If I'm at the baggage carousel and a kid recognizes me from the 'Fantastic Four' movies, I'll pretend to be my body-expanding character, Mister Fantastic.

"I'll hide my hand up my sleeve and then bring it out, while at the same time secretly tugging back my shirt sleeve, to give the impression that I too can stretch my ...

'Fantastic Four' Tops UK Box Office

June 21st, 2007 12:07pm EDT
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Comic-book sequel Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer has cruised to the top of the U.K. box office. The follow-up to the 2005 original, starring Jessica Alba and Ioan Gruffudd, took $8.2 million in its opening weekend, stealing the top spot from heist sequel Ocean's Thirteen.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End is at number three, while motel-based horror movie Vacancy was a new entry at number four.

Ice Cube's comedy Are We Done Yet cooled off this week, dropping from number three to number five in the chart.

-Kate Beckinsale Stars In 'Vacancy,' Check Out Pics O...

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, In Theaters Nationwide This Friday, June 15

June 13th, 2007 6:26pm EDT
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The Fantastic Four meet their greatest challenge yet in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery before all hope is lost.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer is the second installment of the live-action film series based on what fans around the globe known as "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine."

The Silver Surfer joins the returning family of superheroes from the Marvel Co...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

June 11th, 2007 12:59pm EDT
Enrique Iglesias
"I know you're not supposed to use an iPod when flying. You should be more aware of what's going on." Enrique Iglesias listens to music while flying his own plane.

"We travel a lot but try to bring her everywhere. She has 11 stamps on her passport. She has more stamps than I did when I was 30." Matt Damon's baby daughter Isabella is well-traveled.

"Harry Potter will be the character that got me famous, and will probably be the one that people remember first, but I like to think that if I work hard enough and do as many different things as I can, there will eventually be others th...

Ioan Gruffudd's Dental Disaster

June 10th, 2007 12:00pm EDT
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Actor Ioan Gruffudd wears a head brace to bed because he teeth are so bad. The Fantastic Four actor is so desperate for a Hollywood grin that he wears a special tooth retainer to straighten out his smile while he sleeps.

He says, "I wear an orthodontic retainer in bed at night. But I'm not embarrassed about it. I realised a while ago that acting is a business and my livelihood."

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Ioan Gruffudd Planning Vegas Bachelor Party

June 1st, 2007 6:30pm EDT
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Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd is planning a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas ahead of his September wedding to long-term love Alice Evans. The 102 Dalmatians co-stars will wed in the autumn after a seven year courtship.

The Fantastic Four star has asked his younger brother Alun to be best man on the big day and is looking forward to his sibling organizing his pre-wedding bash.

He says, "Al's panicking. Bless him. He's like, 'What do you want to do? Who's invited?' He was trying to plan a load of activities like go-karting and paintball, but I said, 'Al, let's just go Vegas and be deba...

Ioan Gruffudd And Chris Evans Compete For Largest Package On 'Fantastic Four' Set

June 1st, 2007 10:18am EDT
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Ioan Gruffudd and Chris Evans competed for the biggest codpiece on the set of Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Gruffudd admits his character Reed Richards' (Mr. Fantastic) package was too big in the last "Fantastic Four" movie, producers agreed it should be smaller in the upcoming sequel.

However, when the Welsh actor realized his co-star Evans was sporting a large trouser lump, he insisted his was boosted.

He says, "There's been much debate about my groin area on these movies. I started out wearing a codpiece underneath the suit and, of course, everyone's eyes just loc...

Ioan Gruffudd Glad To Break Tradition With 'Fantastic Four'

May 30th, 2007 10:43am EDT
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Actor Ioan Gruffudd is grateful for his heroic role in the Fantastic Four movie series, because he believes British actors are often forced to take settle playing the villain. The Welsh star plays superhero Reed Richards in the comic films, and believes he has proved to Hollywood he can be convincing as an American.

He says, "I'm delighted to break that tradition. I'm very proud that I've immersed myself into a 100 per cent American character.

"That was my desire as an actor in Hollywood: to be believable as an American. I didn't want any attention brought to the fact that I was a...

Emerging Artists & Established Superstars Hit the Stage For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

May 8th, 2007 2:45pm EDT
MTV: Music Television today revealed performers and presenters of Hollywood's highly-anticipated, irreverent awards ceremony, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Known for introducing diverse line-up of up-and-coming artists to the masses, this year's ceremony also promises to be an explosive musical showcase.

Taking the stage to debut new music and deliver eagerly awaited live performances are Rihanna featuring Jay-Z and British singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse. In other news, Jessica Alba, Josh Duhamel, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Chris Tucker, Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Shia LaBeou...

Ioan Gruffudd Pulls Website After Fiancee Was Insulted

May 7th, 2007 9:55am EDT
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Fantastic Four hunk Ioan Gruffudd has shut down his official fan site after discovering fans had been criticizing his actress fiancée Alice Evans. Gruffudd had been financially backing the website, but withdrew his support after reading negative comments about his 102 Dalmatians co-star and partner on the site's message boards.

The Welsh actor's spokeswoman Pippa Beng says, "Its true Ioan has withdrawn his support following some comments that have been made. Ioan is sorry that this has happened and has posted a message on his website for fans."

The website's A...

Ioan Gruffudd Thanks Disney Bosses For Fiancee

April 8th, 2007 11:00pm EDT
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Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd will be thanking Disney executives during his after-wedding speech later this year because their predictions about his chemistry connections with bride-to-be Alice Evans were spot on.

The movie star feels sure he would never have known actress Evans if movie bosses hadn't put them together in 102 Dalmatians.

He says, "Somebody at Disney thought we looked good together and they were right. That was seven years ago and we'll marry in September."

The two Brits plan to start married life together in Los Angeles. Gruffudd adds, "I think the wedding is g...

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