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20 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have A Twin Sibling

April 21st, 2014 3:00am EDT
20 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have A Twin Sibling
Hollywood is full of famous twins, including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tia & Tamera Mowry, and Cole and Dylan Sprouse. But there are also several stars with not-so-famous twin siblings.

Movie icon Scarlett Johansson and her brother Hunter were born in New York City. Hunter occasionally joins his sister on the red carpet for the various events she attends in Tinsletown and all over the world. He told People of his sis in 2009: "She's set me up on dates. It wasn't with anybody famous. It was with some school friends – all very beautiful, wonderful girls."

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Cast Of 'Napoleon Dynamite' Reunites 8 Years Later (Photo)

January 7th, 2012 8:00am EST
Cast of Napoleon Dynamite
The cast of 2004's "Napolean Dynamite" - Diedrich Bader (Rex), Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Tina Majorino (Deb), Sandy Martin (Grandma), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Heder (Napoleon) - reunited to promote the new animated series in Los Angeles earlier this week.

The movie centers on a local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). The carrot-topped oddball has a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast gra...
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'Dirty Dancing' Performance Voted Greatest Movie Dance Ever

October 14th, 2011 6:30pm EDT
Dirty Dancing
The infamous routine Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey performed in "Dirty Dancing" has been voted the greatest ever movie dance.

The stars' steps came out on top in the poll, carried out by LoveFilm in celebration of the release of dance movie remake "Footloose" later this month.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's moves in 1994's "Pulp Fiction" wiggled their way into second place, while Gene Kelly's iconic dance scene in "Singin' in the Rain" made a splash at number three.

Other dances to make the top five in the poll include Jon Heder's comedy routine in "Napolean Dynamite," and Travo...
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'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers Suing Over Royalties

September 2nd, 2011 8:50am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
The producers behind Napoleon Dynamite are suing Fox movie bosses over allegations they're owed millions in royalties.

Bosses at Napoleon Pictures have filed suit against executives at Fox Searchlight Pictures, the independent division of 20th Century Fox, claiming they've been cheated out of home video revenue and TV licensing fees for the 2004 cult comedy.

The film, starring Jon Heder as a hapless high school student, grossed nearly $45 million at the U.S. box office and went on to become a top-selling home video.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles and obtained by the Holl...
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'Napoleon Dynamite' Gets Animated In New FOX Series

October 12th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Cult movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is heading to the small screen - as a cartoon series. Jon Heder, who played the oddball character in the hit 2004 film, will return to voice the animated Napoleon Dynamite in the new Fox show.

The movie centers on a local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff).

Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy e...
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Check Out 'When In Rome' On Blu-ray & DVD June 15

June 13th, 2010 7:08am EDT
When In Rome
Disillusioned with romance during her whirlwind trip to Rome, an ambitious New Yorker defiantly swipes a few magic coins from a "foolish" wishing fountain, inadvertently igniting the passions of a motley crew of suitors as she's pursued by a handsome reporter with charm to spare.

In "When In Rome," Beth (Kristen Bell) is at a point in her life where love seems like a luxury she just can't afford. Years of waiting for that perfect romance has made Beth bitter, and one day, while vacationing in Rome, she cynically plucks a handful of coins from a local fountain of love. Almost immediately t...
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Jon Heder Drops Out Of Will Ferrell Sitcom

March 30th, 2010 8:31am EDT
Jon Heder
Jon Heder has abruptly pulled out of starring in an upcoming sitcom produced by Will Ferrell, citing "creative differences."

The Napoleon Dynamite star was signed up to play a computer geek who moves back to his small hometown to live with his parents in the untitled series, set to air on Comedy Central.

However, he's now dropped out of the project - just days before production was due to begin this week.

Heder's rep tells EW.com, "Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character. Jon wishes the show ...
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'SNL' Alums Chris Parnell & Horatio Sans Join New Jon Heder Sitcom

March 15th, 2010 12:22pm EDT
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Comedy Central has cast Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz in the untitled sitcom starring Jon Heder from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury, it was announced today by Gary Sanchez Productions, Comedy Central and Debmar-Mercury.

Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company led by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, the untitled, multi-camera sitcom for Comedy Central stars Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Blades of Glory") as a young man who won't let anything get in the way of his big dreams, even if it means losing his job and ha...
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Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies

February 12th, 2010 10:26am EST
Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies
The Winter Olympics start this week, and though some people see this as an opportunity to celebrate global harmony through sport, others see it as a reason to compile a list of movies. Some of these are masterpieces, and some are abominations, but they all have one thing in common: They are all better than the biathlon. So here they are, from best to worst:

Miracle (2004)

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick O'Brien Demsey

When a movie is based on true events, it often means that those events have been long-forgotten or ignored. Not so with Miracle, which is a...
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'Napoleon Dynamite 2' Talk Is Fizzling

October 30th, 2009 9:52am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite 2
After Napoleon Dynamite became a sensation, there was actual serious talk about a sequel. Jon Heder, who became a star off the movie, was willing to do it. Now director Jared Hess puts a damper on any hopes for Pedro's re-election campaign.

"I think initially, there was talk about that but at least from doing another film, shooting another live-action movie with Napoleon, I just don't know if it would have the same charm, especially with the success that particular film has had," Hess said. "I think the characters of that world were so much fun, it definitely maybe warrants the continuin...
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Spotlight On Reality Stars Who Want To Be Legitimate Actors...But Fail

December 1st, 2008 11:45am EST
Paris Hilton
Recent photos snapped on the set of the 2009 Demi Moore/David Duchovny film "The Joneses" features some reality stars. These photos show two very big reality television personalities playing even bigger versions of themselves to match the upgrade in screen size: Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"The Joneses" is about a family who moves into a prestigious community only to peddle very specific products. They are an affluent, powerful, popular family, so everyone else wants to follow their lead and "keep up with the Joneses," hence the titl...
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Picture Perfect Parts: Actors Who Were Made For Their Roles

October 6th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Some actors were absolutely made to play a certain part. Either their agents are amazing or it was the role they were born to play! Check out some actors who were made for their roles:

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

In 2004, Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in Ray. It was obvious when watching the movie he would at least be nominated. Not only did he look exactly like Ray Charles but he sang like him too. Before Ray Jamie was best known for his comedic roles and after Ray, he is still thought of as Ray Charles.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott in ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jon Heder
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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A Mismatched Pair Finds Love In All The Wrong Places In 'Moving McAllister,' Opening Sept. 14

September 11th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
Moving McAllister
Story centers on Rick Robinson (Ben Gourley), a lowly intern at a prestigious Miami law firm who dreams of becoming a partner one day. Eager to impress, he agrees to help the firm's top lawyer, Maxwell McAllister (Rutger Hauer), with a favor he really cannot afford.

Just five days before the bar exam, Rick finds himself in charge of moving McAllister's dearest possession across the country: his seductive, yet untouchable niece Michelle (Mila Kunis; That '70s Show, Family Guy). In a less than stellar moving van, the mismatched pair begins their cross-country journey.

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New Movies On DVD, Aug. 28

August 28th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline the high-concept comedy Blades of Glory, which centers on two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Also on DVD: breakdancing comedy Kickin' It Old Skool and romantic comedy Year Of The Dog.
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'Blades Of Glory' Kicks Some Ice With Free Skates And Flamboyant Costumes For Avatars On 'Second Life'

August 13th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Blades Of Glory
HOLLYWOOD—Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is giving visitors to the virtual world of Second Life a chance to go for the gold in celebration of the August 28 debut of the $100+ million smash hit comedy Blades Of Glory on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD.

On August 24, PHE will kick off a week-long celebration with a DVD release party that will take place simultaneously in 12 skating rinks within Second Life. Visitors to the party will be able to don free virtual replicas of the outrageous costumes seen in the film, as well as ice skates that will allow avatars to perform signature Blades Of ...
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MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...
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Opening March 30: Blades of Glory

March 28th, 2007 9:51am EDT
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high concept comedy concerning two male figure skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport as a result of a nasty row at the 2002 Winter Olympics. When they discover a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category... Continue Summary

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Billy Bob Thornton And Jon Heder Go Head To Head In The Hilarious "School For Scoundrels," Now On DVD

February 16th, 2007 2:09pm EST
School For Scoundrels
From director Todd Phillips (Old School) comes the laugh-out-loud comedy about going from zero to hero, School For Scoundrels, arriving this week from Genius Products LLC. and Dimension Films.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) as Dr. P, a maniacal confidence-building instructor, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Roger, a hapless meter clerk who enrolls in his class, School For Scoundrels is a prank-filled laugher pitting teacher against student for the ultimate prize - the girl!

Tired of being walked all over, Roger (Heder), a dejected traffic cop, enrolls in a "confiden...
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Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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Opening September 29: School for Scoundrels

September 29th, 2006 9:00am EDT
"School for Scoundrels" is a remake of a 1960 British comedy and centers on a guy (Jon Heder) who enrolls in a class to build confidence and get the girl of his dreams. However, his teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) also has eyes on the same woman.

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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Comedies

August 11th, 2006 1:04pm EDT
Luke Wilson stars in Idiocracy
Two comedies sneak into the “Fall Movie Preview” even though they will be released before the official start of autumn on Sept. 23. Idiocracy (Sept. 1) stars Luke Wilson as Pvt. Joe Bowers, a soldier chosen to take part in a secret military scientific experiment in which he will be put into induced hibernation for 1,000 years. When he wakes up in the year 3001, he finds himself living in a society where intelligence has taken such a landslide he's now the smartest man in the world.

Hopefully this film will make viewers forget Wilson’s most recent flop, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which m...
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New Movies on DVD, July 25

July 25th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Benchwarmers
The dog days of summer are here, and if you're not taking a dip in the pool then go where it's cool and pop in a DVD. First, check out The Benchwarmers. In This film, three geeky, awkward guys (Rob Schneider, Jon Heder and David Spade) team up against a little league baseball team. In Final Destination 3, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
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Opens July 21: Monster House

July 19th, 2006 12:23pm EDT
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A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the grave, and it's up to three adventurous kids from the neighborhood to do battle with the structural golem in this comically frightful tale...

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Cast and Crew:

Steve Buscemi (Nebbercracker)

Nick Cannon (Officer Lister)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Zee)

Jon Heder (Reginald "Skull" Skulinski)

Kevin James (Officer Landers)

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Teen People Names 'Artists of the Year' and 'What's Next'

November 2nd, 2005 9:51am EST
Gwen Stefani
Teen People magazine has selected seven artists of the year for 2005: Gwen Stefani, The Killers, Green Day, Shakira, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Kelly Clarkson. Artists are named to teen people's list not only for their album and concert ticket sales; this list looks at the musicians who made the biggest cultural impact on Teen People's audience this year.

To honor these seven hot acts, Teen People turned to their biggest celebrity fans -- from Elton John, to Pharrell, to Matthew Fox of Lost, to reflect on their impact. "A lot of artists come and go very quickly. The Killers just aren't...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2005 10:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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