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10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

July 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Eddie Murphy death hoax
Eddie Murphy has joined the death hoax club. Online rumors swirled on Wednesday that the actor tragically died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

The manner of his death should have indicated it was a hoax. Other stars who have "died" in snowboarding incidents include Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hanks both met their maker after allegedly falling from cliffs in New Zealand. In April, Ryan Gosling reportedly died while filming in Austria and falling from a cliff.

Let's face it - tons of celebrities have been victims of death hoaxes, particularl...
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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...
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Tom Hanks In Talks To Play Walt Disney

April 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is slated to play beloved moviemaker Walt Disney is a new film about the making of Mary Poppins.

The Forrest Gump actor is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the movie, which chronicles Disney's battle to secure the rights to Mary Poppins. Author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's efforts to convince her a big screen version of her books would be a good idea.

Rumors suggest it took Disney two decades to be given the green light and he had to surrender script approval rights to the stubborn author. When filming got underway in the early 1960s, Disney and Travers clashed over...
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Rumor Patrol: 'SNL' Cast Member Exodus, 'DWTS' Backstage Fight & More!

April 7th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Kristen Wiig
You'd think there would be a barrage of April Fool's day rumors to deal with this week over at the Rumor Patrol, but in reality it's no more than what we're used to! Let's find out what's real and what's fake from the past 7 days:

SNL Exodus: Could three key Saturday Night Live members be leaving the show to concentrate on movie careers? Us Weekly reports big stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis could all be leaving the venerable live comedy show after the current season wraps up.

Verdict: False, for now. A representative for Wiig and Sudeikis told Gossip Cop, "There is no...
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Cancer Survivor Sheryl Crow To Receive Courage Award

April 6th, 2012 11:26am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is to be honored with the 2012 Courage Award after winning her battle against breast cancer.

The brave singer successfully battled the disease in 2006 and will document her struggle when she is presented with the award at the Unforgettable Evening gala in Los Angeles on April 18th.

The glitzy event will mark the 15th anniversary of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, and will be attended by the charity's founders Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

The A-list celebrities will also be treated to a performance by pop star Rihanna.
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Tom Hanks' Voicemail Message Raises $26,000 For Sting's Rainforest Charity

April 5th, 2012 8:40am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks raised $26,000 for Sting's rainforest charity by personally selling off a voicemail message at a star-studded auction in New York on Tuesday night.

Elton John, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Hudson were among the famous faces who performed at a benefit concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund, and after the show, a charity auction took place at The Pierre hotel.

Sting took to the auctioneer's podium himself to sell off tickets to one of his upcoming gigs for $23,000, but his total was trumped by Hanks, who personally sold off a voicemail message...
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Rita Wilson Weeps After Learning Of Brother's Tragic Death

April 1st, 2012 4:42pm EDT
Rita Wilson
Actress Rita Wilson wept during an emotional episode of Who Do You Think You Are? after discovering she had a half-brother who died as a baby.

Tom Hanks' wife travelled to Greece, where her father Alex lived before he emigrated to America in 1949, to learn about her roots in the genealogy TV series.

And the star was left stunned when she found out her father had been married before and she had had a half-sibling called Emil.

Tragically, her father's first wife died due to complications during the birth, and the tot passed away just months later.

Wilson then travelled to Bulgaria, where ...
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Check Out 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' On Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Download

March 23rd, 2012 11:58pm EDT
Extremely Loud Incredibly Close
Based on the novel by author Jonathan Safran Foer, director Stephen Daldry's post-9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" follows the journey of an 11-year-old boy as he attempts to solve a family mystery.

A year after his father is killed in the terrorist attacks, Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) discovers a mysterious key among his father's things and begins an exhaustive search for the matching lock. The boy is determined to keep a connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.

Along the way, Oscar encounters an eclectic mix of people who are each...
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Martin Short Gets Out Of Fender-Bender Trouble With Help From Tom Hanks

March 11th, 2012 1:35pm EDT
Martin Short
Martin Short has Tom Hanks to thank for bailing him out of a recent fender-bender, revealing the Cast Away star calmed the angry driver down by offering to hear his movie pitch.

The Father Of The Bride star was shopping near his Palisades home in New York when he spotted Hanks perusing the mall on Christmas Eve.

The movie star asked to tag along as Short picked up a few things at the supermarket, and the 61 year old is glad Hanks did because the actor's charming nature came in handy.

While appearing on morning show Live! With Kelly on Friday, he said, "I was in the Palisades where I live...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Bruce Springsteen Exhibit To Open In Philadelphia

February 16th, 2012 2:37pm EST
Bruce Springsteen
A museum exhibit dedicated to rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to open in Pennsylvania on Friday.

The Born in the U.S.A. singer has long been referred to as one of America's most iconic and patriotic stars and now he's set to be honored with a display at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen will celebrate the musician's long career and feature a variety of memorabilia including hand-written set lists and clothing.

An executive at the center, David Eisner, tells the Wall Street Journal, "No other...
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The Best Of Denzel Washington

February 11th, 2012 8:15am EST
denzel
With “Safe House” in theaters this weekend, audiences will get to see Denzel Washington as a rogue CIA agent who might possibly be the most dangerous man on the planet. Washington, who has been impressing audiences for over two decades, is one of the rare actors in Hollywood who can successfully portray a character that doesn’t easily fit into either the “good guy” or “bad guy” category.

Even a cursory glance at his filmography, one can easily see the varied career Washington has had. To recognize one of the most talented actors of his generation, here are some of Washington’s most memorab...
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Johnny Depp Named America's Favorite Actor

January 19th, 2012 9:51pm EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has been named America's favorite actor for the second consecutive year.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End star beat out movie veteran Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington to top the annual Harris Poll, which also ranks Tom Hanks at four and late icon John Wayne at five.

Dirty Harry legend Eastwood has not featured in a movie since 2008's Gran Torino and has instead turned his focus to directing, taking charge of 2011's J. Edgar.

The top 10 is rounded out by George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Adam Sandler.
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Vacation Like A Celebrity At Unique Accomodations Around The World

January 14th, 2012 8:00am EST
Private Island Fiji
Whether you long for a private paradise – such as renting an entire Fijian island, Penelope Cruz style - or your tastes better reflect those of George Clooney's and you prefer you own Italian villa - Airbnb boasts a bunch of unique listings that allow travelers to live the celebrity lifestyle without having a celebrity-sized bank account.

With Awards Season right around the corner, check out some of the accommodations suited for an A-lister from Airbnb, the trusted community marketplace for people to discover, book, and list unique accommodations around the world:

Private Island in Fiji...
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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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Tom Hanks To Launch Internet Series 'Electric City'

January 9th, 2012 11:36am EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is taking his new TV project online - the Oscar winner is making a web series for internet giant Yahoo.com.

The actor has spent years developing Electric City and has finally decided to turn to Yahoo to stream the animated futuristic program, which will premiere in the spring.

He's also lending his voice to a character in the show, about a peaceful city in a post-apocalyptic world.

Erin McPherson, head of original programming at Yahoo, says, "On the surface, the Electric City is utopia and under the surface, Electric City is secrets and heavy-handed state control. What we fo...
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Best Of 2011 - The Kid Flick Pick - 'Toy Story Complete 3D Collection'

December 30th, 2011 10:40am EST
Toy Story Combo Blu-ray
The kid has spoken. I put up my Top Ten Blu-ray list already, but with no kid flick included, I felt it important to have the tots represented. So I went right to the source (my 10-year-old son Will Graham - named after a movie character of course!) and he gave up his pick for this year’s kid flick...

"THE COMPLETE 3D BLU-RAY TOY STORY COLLECTION!"

Funny thing is it’s actually one of my favorites too! So check out the highlights, the beauty of Buzz, and wonderment of Woody below!

Title: "The Complete 3D Blu-ray Toy Story Collection"

Grade: 5

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen,...
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'Gump', 'Bambi' And 'Silence Of The Lambs' Lead 2011 Film Registry List

December 28th, 2011 11:00am EST
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, Bambi and The Silence Of The Lambs are among the latest movies picked to be preserved as American national treasures.

Tom Hanks' Oscar-winning picture from 1994 will be added to the country's National Film Registry along with the Disney classic and Anthony Hopkins' gory thriller.

The movies are among 25 which are chosen annually for preservation by the Library of Congress and this year's list also includes Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature The Kid, as well as 1953's War of the Worlds, Porgy and Bess (1959) and Sally Field's Oscar-winning 1979 drama Norma Rae.

L...
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Johnny Depp Is Most Wanted Christmas Guest

December 25th, 2011 11:00am EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has topped a new poll of celebrities fans would most like to spend the holidays with.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a poll conducted by Britain's Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.

The Hollywood hunk saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.

Love Actually star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while Friends favorite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth plac...
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Two Jews' Review 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' - One Feels The Power (Video)

December 24th, 2011 10:00am EST
Extremely Loud Incredibly Close
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 9/11... All you have to do is say that date and most people will have a reaction, usually an emotional reaction. For me, that emotion is one of sadness for the senseless loss that so many people experienced.

And now, ten years after that infamous day, Stephen Daltry has directed a beautiful, moving film about loss.

'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' stars first time actor, Thomas Horn. He plays the young boy Oskar, trying to come to terms with his father's death on 9/11.

What's amazing about Thomas, is that just like the character Oskar, he ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol' & More

December 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I’m disappointed to report that I didn’t love Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel “A Game of Shadows.” The first half hour is pretty boring, and although the action picks up pretty heavily toward the middle, Ritchie seems to care more about style than substance in the film. He continues to use Sherlock’s own bullet-time type slow-mo combined with crazy forced perspectives of bullets and shells being shot from guns, which admittedly is pretty darn exciting at times.

What the movie lacks though is the same great banter between Watson and Holmes that was present in the first film. Holmes...
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Sandra Bullock Makes A Satin Suit Look Sexy

December 16th, 2011 8:32am EST
Sandra Bullock
Who says sexy must be low-cut gowns and mini dresses? Sandra Bullock attended the "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" New York City premiere last night wearinga fitted black satin suit. We think she rocked that outfit!

The film centers on a nine-year-old boy who attempts to solve a family mystery. Two years after his father (Tom Hanks) is killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks, the curious boy discovers a mysterious key hidden in a household vase and begins an exhaustive search for the matching lock.

Meanwhile, Sandra's 2009 film "The Blind Side" has emerged as the most-rent...
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Stuart Brazell and JoJo Wright's 2012 Oscar Nomination Predictions!

December 1st, 2011 4:20pm EST
Stuart Brazell and JoJo Wright
Who will be nominated this year? We preview 2011′s Oscar worthy pictures: “The Iron Lady,” “We Bought A Zoo,” “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close” and “A Dangerous Method.” Check out our video below on our Oscar nomination predictions.

All of these movies are amazing! Who do you think will be nominated? Tweet me @stuartbrazell
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Colin Hanks Asks Fans To Report His Twitter Impersonator

November 21st, 2011 8:24am EST
Colin Hanks
Tom Hanks' actor son Colin has urged his fans to nail a mystery blogger who is impersonating him on Twitter.com.

The Orange County star is angry after a Twitter user set up a fake account in a bid to dupe fans into following the page.

Now, Hanks has called for his devotees to turn against the online impersonator by flooding the site's bosses with complaints about the user.

He writes, "Everyone should know that _ColinHanks_ is a fake account. He's using an old picture of mine.

"Let (sic) play a game shall we? Block, unfollow, and report _ColinHanks_ for being fake and lame. Most of y...
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Happy 50th Birthday, Meg Ryan!

November 19th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan might not be the star she once was when she was breaking our hearts in classic romantic comedies like "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless In Seattle," but there's no doubt she deserves her place in Hollywood history.

Nowadays, she's more famous for her private life and her romances than she is for film roles, but she has already amassed some iconic characters including orgasm-faking Sally Albright ("When Harry Met Sally"), Annie Reed ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Alice Green ("When a Man Loves a Woman") and Kathleen Kelly ("You've Got Mail").

Away from the big screen, she's a mom o...
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Fans Want Billy Crystal Or The Muppets To Host The Oscars

November 10th, 2011 10:02am EST
The Muppet Movie
Billy Crystal has emerged as the clear favorite to replace Eddie Murphy as Oscars host in a new online poll.

Fandango.com asked film fans to vote for the star they'd like to see on the Academy Awards stage in February as soon as the news about Murphy quitting the show hit the headlines on Wednesday morning.

Website editor Harry Medved tells WENN, "We put the poll up at 12 noon and we had over a thousand people voting in less than three hours."

Crystal is the early favorite in the ongoing poll with 16 percent of the vote, while The Muppets are ranking second with 14 percent and Tom Hanks ...
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Brian Grazer Replaces Brett Ratner As Oscars Producer

November 10th, 2011 9:52am EST
Brian Grazer & Bret Ratner
Movie mogul Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as the co-producer of the 84th annual Oscars.

Ratner resigned on Tuesday over a homophobic slur he used during a movie question-and-answer session with fans on Friday and his pal Eddie Murphy stepped down as host on Wednesday.

Officials at the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences aren't wasting any time in naming their new man - Grazer's appointment was released on Wednesday afternoon.

It still isn't clear who will host the Academy Awards next year, but movie producer and Oscar winner Grazer has a long history with Tom Hanks, who is ...
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Rita Wilson To Join Sugarland At Indiana State Fair Benefit

October 29th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks' actress wife Rita Wilson will open for Sugarland when the country duo returns to Indianapolis for the first time since a stage collapse claimed fans' lives this summer.

The group was just about to headline at the Indiana State Fair in August when storm winds brought the staging down, killing seven people and injuring more than 40 others.

Immediately after the tragedy Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush pledged to return to the city and play a benefit show to aid the families of those killed. That concert will take place at the Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Wilson will pre...
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How Ryan Gosling Resurrected The Movie Star

September 14th, 2011 11:00am EDT
gosling
Movie critics, driven to understandable cynicism by the onslaught of unnecessary remakes (there is no reason for another "Footloose") and re-imaginings of every superhero from the Green Lantern to a hammer-wielding Norse god, have declared the movie star extinct.  I think the stellar year actor Ryan Gosling, 30, is having is inspiring proof that the existence of the movie star in this entertainment climate is still possible. 

For this lover of pop culture, a movie star is more than someone who makes a lot of films and walks a lot of red carpets.  It’s Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman,” “Th...
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Betty White Named America's Most Trusted Star

August 19th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Betty White
Betty White is America's Golden Girl - she's the celebrity most trusted to front a company's campaign, according to a new poll.

In the survey by Reuters, Americans voted the beloved 89-year-old actress as the best person to drive up business for any brand she endorsed, with an 86 per cent lead.

Next in the popularity stakes is Denzel Washington with 85 per cent, Sandra Bullock is third (84 per cent) with acting legend Clint Eastwood fourth and Tom Hanks in fifth.

The top ten is rounded out by Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall, Will Smith and Johnny Depp.

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