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Paul McCartney, Natalie Portman And Morrissey To Grace PETA Stamps

November 28th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Paul McCartney
 

Paul McCartney, Natalie Portman and Morrissey are among the famous faces who will adorn a set of U.S. postage stamps in the name of vegetarianism.

Executives at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have picked their top 20 most famous vegetarians of all time to appear on a new series of stamps set for release in the U.S. this week.

Other stars to be included are Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Pamela Anderson, Bryan Adams, Woody Harrelson, Russell Simmons and Leona Lewis, along with historical figures such as Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci and Leo Tolstoy.

Lisa Lange, vice pres...
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Watch The Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games'

November 14th, 2011 10:00am EST
The Hunger Games
Lionsgate has debuted the full trailer for "The Hunger Games," which will be released on March 23, 2012.

The film centers on the ruins of what was once North America. The evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their...
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Woody Harrelson Helped Stop Monkey Poisoning In Maryland

October 14th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has been hailed a hero by animal rights activists after his letter to U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno prompted military leaders to cease monkey-poisoning exercises in Maryland.

The actor took aim at the Army in a bid to stop officials using live monkeys in chemical attack training exercises at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Harrelson, who landed an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of an Army captain in The Messenger, wrote a letter to Odierno on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) a month ago.

In the correspondence, he urged the g...
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Woody Harrelson Takes On The U.S. Army Over Monkey Tests

September 14th, 2011 7:05pm EDT
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has taken aim at the U.S. Army in a bid to stop officials using live monkeys in chemical attack training exercises.

The actor, who landed an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of an Army captain in The Messenger, has written a letter to new Army Chief of Staff, General Raymond Odierno on behalf of animal rights organization PETA, urging him to outlaw the "outdated" practice.

PETA officials claim the military "repeatedly injects monkeys with drug overdoses to crudely recreate the effects of a nerve agent attack".

Harrelson writes, "I urge you to stop this crude exercise......
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Check Out Four New Photos From 'The Hunger Games'

August 9th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Hunger Games
Inspired by the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen, who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society are selected to fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.

The movie features an all-star cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz.

Gary Ross directs the film, which hits theaters March 23, 2012. Steven Sode...
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Justin Timberlake & Mila Kunis 'Stoked' That New York Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

July 26th, 2011 9:24am EDT
Justin Timberlake
"Friends With Benefits" superstars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis discuss their racy new comedy, "gay cock hounds," and how they both want federal marriage equality in this latest interview with The Advocate.

On gay friends:

Your costar Woody Harrelson plays a character who is probably best described as a gay cock hound.

[Kunis and Timberlake laugh] Timberlake: Well said! That is the best description of his character I’ve heard. Woody is going to be so stoked when I tell him The Advocate called him a gay cock hound.

Do you know guys like him in real life?

Kunis: Yes. [Laughs]

Timber...
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Review: 'Friends With Benefits' More Like A Pen Pal

July 22nd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Flash Mob
Ahhhh, the illusive friend with benefits. Desired by many, possessed by few. Lets face it, unless you’re a professional athlete, government official, or Oprah, finding a woman willing to sleep with you sans an emotional commitment will come with so much extra baggage that even Southwest would charge a fee. “Friends with Benefits” takes this perspective as two people who seemingly have everything they could possibly want including looks, money, jobs, and confidence complain dating is just so darn difficult that they'd rather just have sex no strings attached.

It helps that these two people ...
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Check Out The Super-Cool 'Hunger Games' Teaser 'Motion Poster'

July 20th, 2011 9:41pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Lionsgate Film officially released the first teaser poster for 2012's highly anticipated The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel, and you can check it out below.

The animated motion poster will be on display at this year's Comic-Con this week at the Lionsgate booth.

The Hunger Games features an all-star cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz. Gary Ross directs the film, which hits theaters March 23, 2012.

This coming weekend Lionsgate will be giving away collectible Hun...
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Russell Brand & Kristen Wiig Named 'Sexiest Vegetarians' By PETA

June 27th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig
Funnyman Russell Brand is having a great June - just 10 days after he was was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Brit has landed the World's Sexiest Vegetarian title alongside Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig.

The actor/comedian - a vegetarian since age 14 - beat out Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson and Prince to land atop the male countdown.

"You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them," he tells PETA.

Bridesmaids star Wiig finished ahead of new mom Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Joy Bryant and Anne Hathaway on the women's poll.

The meat-free cel...
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Donald Sutherland Cast As President Snow In 'The Hunger Games'

May 31st, 2011 11:21pm EDT
Donald Sutherland
Lionsgate and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games are pleased to announce that Donald Sutherland has been cast in the role of President Snow in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel.

Sutherland, star of such iconic films as M*A*S*H, Ordinary People , Klute and Kelly's Heroes, will next be seen in this summer's comedy, Horrible Bosses and recently starred in The Mechanic with Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Eagle with Channing Tatum and the highly-successful long form adaptation of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth.

About The Role
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Lenny Kravitz Joins 'The Hunger Games'

May 24th, 2011 11:35am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
The star-studded cast of upcoming movie The Hunger Games has received a boost after rocker Lenny Kravitz was added to the line-up.

The musician, who was last seen onscreen in Oscar-winning movie Precious, will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks in the highly-anticipated new movie.

Kravitz will play fashion stylist Cinna in the big screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins.

The movie is scheduled for a March, 2012 release.

Latest Lenny Kravitz headlines:

• Celebrities Who Have B...
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Mila Kunis And Justin Timberlake Get Steamy In 'Friends With Benefits' (Video)

April 27th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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The first “Friends With Benefits” trailer came out around the time that “Black Swan” was released, both featuring Mila Kunis, giving moviegoers a glimpse of what to expect next from the Oscar nominated actress. The title pretty much explains everything. Enter Mila Kunis, Friend A. Enter Justin Timberlake, Friend B. Together, they have benefits – and I’m not talking about health insurance.

But alas, the plot thickens. Another trailer was released recently giving movie fans a better glimpse of what’s to come. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are friends who have both just been conveniently d...
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Woody Harrelson Applauds Medical Officials For Chimp Decision

January 20th, 2011 7:54pm EST
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has applauded officials at America's National Institutes of Health for stalling plans to transfer 186 chimpanzees from an ape sanctuary in New Mexico to a laboratory in the actor's home state of Texas.

The animal-loving movie star has fired off a letter to NIH directors after they bowed to pressure from animal rights groups like PETA and shelved plans to perform invasive and painful infectious disease experiments at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio.

Harrelson is now asking the officials to return another 14 apes to the Alamogordo sanctuary. T...
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Woody Harrelson Plays A Badass Cop (Photos)

December 1st, 2010 4:00pm EST
Woody Harrelson
We spotted Woody Harrelson filming a violent scene in downtown Los Angeles for his upcoming movie "Rampart." In the scene, Harrelson, who plays a renegade police officer, chases down a man and beats him with a club.

In between takes, Woody can be seen taking out a set of false teeth.

The movie follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival. Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Ice Cube also star.
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Best Known Celebrity Vegetarians

October 27th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Hippie. Crunchy. Leaf Eaters. Veggies. Call them what you will but giving up meat and going “green” is not only trendy in Hollywood but good for your body and our animal friends. Here are a few of our favorite celebrity vegetarians.

Alicia Silverstone – Whatever! The former Clueless star is one of our favorite vegans in the world- and she’s so passionate about it, she recently wrote a New York Times Bestseller about her experience, which includes a few of her favorite yummy recipes. This animal lover even bared it all for a PETA veggie testimonial.

Ellen DeGeneres –The TV host went v...
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Emma Stone's Little Leather VMAs Dress - Hot Or Not?

September 18th, 2010 6:15pm EDT
Emma Stone
Emma Stone stars in "Easy A," which opened in theaters on Friday. The rising star wore a hot leather dress at this year's MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday; and with her new film getting great reviews we're guessing that Emma's movie career is going to get pretty hot too!

Emma says that she's resigned herself to the fact she'll never star in a Broadway musical - because her voice isn't strong enough to cope with the grueling stage demands.

The "Zombieland" star grew up performing in regional theater in her native Arizona, and loved seeing Broadway shows as a kid.

But the 21 year old pre...
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Director Excited For 3-D 'Zombieland 2,' 'Zombies Splattering Into The Lens'

September 10th, 2010 1:24pm EDT
Zombieland
Reuben Fleischer is excited for the 3-D effect in the sequel to horror-comedy hit Zombieland. "I think it's cool to see stuff fly at your face. The idea of zombies splattering into the lens is exciting for me."

Fleischer directed the original, which went on to gross over four times its budget in the box office. In an interview with MTV News, he confirmed that he will be using 3-D cameras to film the sequel - instead of a post-production process that has become popular with films trying to cash in on the extra dimension fad.

While Zombieland 2 was announced in December, the director is sti...
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Happy 21st Birthday Daniel Radcliffe!

July 23rd, 2010 8:51am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Happy birthday Harry! It's true, the boy who became Harry Potter is now a man. Daniel Radcliffe is 21 today!

From his big breaks as a 10 year old in an epic TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" and Pierce Brosnan's "Tailor of Panama" - a film he has never seen - to landing the coveted title role in the "Harry Potter" franchise, we've seen young Dan grow up before our very eyes on the big screen.

In between his Potter outings, Radcliffe has stripped onstage in London and New York, found success as a poet and enjoyed romance onscreen with Hollywood's new it girl Teresa Pal...
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Adrian Grenier, Hip Hop Stars & Other Celebs Explain 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs'

July 22nd, 2010 9:07am EDT
50 Cent
"Entourage" star Adrian Grenier is working with 50 Cent, Eminem and former drug kingpin Rick Ross on a new documentary, entitled "How To Make Money Selling Drugs."

The star is re-teaming with Bert Marcus - his partner on documentary "Teenage Paparazzo" - to co-produce the film, which will feature interviews with the trio as well as hemp advocate and stoner icon Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon and top-ranking U.S. government officials.

Explaining the project to Variety, Marcus says, "What we're trying to do is provide a glimpse into the lives of those involved in the war on drugs and give ...
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Lindsay Lohan Dropped From 'The Other Side'

April 25th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Lindsay Lohan's film career has taken a hit - the troubled star has been dropped from her new movie.

The actress was slated to star alongside Woody Harrelson and Giovanni Ribisi in upcoming adventure comedy The Other Side, about a graduate student working on a deserted island.

But writer/director David Michaels confirms the Mean Girls star won't be moving forward with the project.

He tells TMZ.com, "Our team simply chose to move on from Lindsay and we'll soon be announcing a replacement."

Lohan's last big-screen outing was the flop Labor Pains, which aired on U.S. TV in 2009 befo...
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Woody Harrelson A Sex Addict? The Actor Says 'Not True'

March 31st, 2010 8:20am EDT
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has exploded the myth he's a sex addict - insisting a remark he once made was blown out of proportion.

The movie star was once asked about rumors he was hooked on sex and he responded by stating, "I can't think of anything better to be addicted to."

But he admits the joke went too far and now he's keen to go public with the absolute truth.

In a new Hustler interview with the publication's boss Larry Flynt, Harrelson says, "It came out that I described myself as a sex addict. That's not true. I can go through long droughts."

But the actor admits he has wasted a lot of tim...
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Lady On Bus Made Woody Harrelson Go Vegan

March 30th, 2010 11:50pm EDT
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Woody Harrelson became a vegan after realizing he was lactose intolerant. The clean-living eco-warrior is at the forefront of meat-free culture, but he admits it was a chat with a lady on a bus that prompted him to give up dairy.

"The Messenger" star tells Hustler magazine, "When I was 23, 24, I used to have a really bad runny nose, mucus, tons of acne, reddishness all over. A woman on a bus I took looked at me and said I was lactose intolerant.

"(She said), 'Stop dairy for three days, and all this is going to go away.' I stopped dairy, and sure enough it was gone three days later, never ...
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Celebrities Who Date & Marry 'Average Joes'

March 10th, 2010 9:11am EST
Woody Harrelson
This Friday, the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League" hits theaters. In the film, a sexy event planner, Molly (Alice Eve), crosses paths with and begins dating Kirk (Jay Baruchel), a goofy and gawky airport employee. The couple has to face the doubts and criticism of friends and family. As the promotional posters read, "How can a 10 go for a 5?"

In Hollywood, couples usually date inside the industry. But check out six couples where someone snatched a star out of their league:

Perhaps the most recent of the bunch, Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa tied the knot last December. The elde...
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They Said It - Oscar Quotes

March 7th, 2010 9:23pm EST
James Cameron
"We made three times what we thought the movie could make. Three seems to be the number because everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, 'I saw the movie three times'." Three is lucky for "Avatar" director James Cameron.

"It is a life-changing film and it changed my life. So this is appreciated but the win is when someone says, 'My life is different because of the film.' That's priceless." Oscar contender Mo'Nique on being nominated for her role in "Precious".

"I'd like a nice juicy burger and some deep, deeply fried fries... and maybe a milkshake." Sandra Bullock has fast food plans...
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'Precious' Night For Gabourey Sidibe At Independent Spirits Awards

March 6th, 2010 8:35am EST
Gabourey Sidibe
Academy Award nominees Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Woody Harrelson got their Oscars weekend off to a great start in Los Angeles on Friday night by picking up top acting prizes at the 25th annual Independent Spirit Awards.

Mo'Nique and Sidibe's Precious was the night's big winner, claiming five honors - including Best Feature. Bridges' Crazy Heart and the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man were double winners and other major awards were shared by The Messenger, (500) Days of Summer and Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Highlights of the night included Bridges' performance of Falling &...
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2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

March 5th, 2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...
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Celebrity Pot Heads: In Honor Of National Marijuana Month

February 23rd, 2010 11:33am EST
Celebrity Pot-Heads
Not that Starpulse is condoning any type of drug use, but in Hollywood anything goes. And since it's Marijuana Awareness month, we're taking a look at our favorite stars who like to indulge in the marijuana dude! We've either seen them smoke it or heard they like it - so, let's celebrate them!

Snoop Dogg - Considering he has a song titled, "Smoke Weed Everyday" and there seems to be a cloud of thick smoke following him around like the Peanuts character, Pig-pen, we'd say he loves marijuana. In 2001, Snoop smoked a blunt in four of the four movies he appeared in- Training Day, The Wash,...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Cop Out,' 'The Crazies' & More

February 22nd, 2010 9:53am EST
Cop Out
Friday I caught Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's latest collaboration "Shutter Island." I was not blown away by it, but I did not think it was a terrible movie either. Since I have not read the novel on which it is based, I'm at a bit of a disadvantage to comment on whether it was a faithful adaptation; however as a thriller it kept me guessing for most of the film.

It does a good job of planting the seeds of doubt and conspiracy with you, as you start to piece together a series of bizarre dreams DiCaprio's character experiences. The most annoying aspect of the movie I thought ...
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82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

February 2nd, 2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...
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2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

February 2nd, 2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

Image © Fo...
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