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Dennis Hopper's Daughter Pushing For Divorce

January 20th, 2010 12:55pm EST
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper's daughter was the driving force behind the cancer-stricken star's recent bid to divorce his wife of 13 years, according to a new report.

The 73-year-old actor filed for divorce from Victoria earlier this month, citing irreconcilable differences, while undergoing rounds of chemotherapy for prostate cancer. The couple has been married since 1996 and has a six-year-old daughter, Galen, together.

According to the Huffington Post, it was Hopper's eldest daughter Marin, from his former marriage to actress Brooke Hayward, who urged the ailing Easy Rider star to launch legal ...

Sick Dennis Hopper Files For Divorce

January 16th, 2010 10:10am EST
Dennis Hopper
Ailing actor Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years. Court records reveal the is battling prostate cancer, has begun proceedings to end the union, citing irreconcilable differences.

Hopper, 73, is preparing spousal support for Victoria, the mother of his six-year-old daughter Galen.

Last year, Hopper revealed he had been quietly battling cancer since 2002. Recent tabloid reports suggest his condition has deteriorated and that he was "facing his final days."

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Dennis Hopper Near Death?

January 10th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Dennis Hopper
Acting legend Dennis Hopper is losing his battle with prostate cancer after the deadly disease spread to his bones, according to a British report.

The Easy Rider veteran revealed his struggle with the illness in October, after he was admitted to a hospital suffering from "severe flu-like symptoms."

He immediately underwent treatment at the University of Southern California, but doctors admit hopes for the 73 year old are fading after the cancer spread, according to Britain's News of the World newspaper.

According to the publication, medics have informed Hopper - who has battle...

The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...

Dennis Hopper Battling Prostate Cancer

October 30th, 2009 8:36am EDT
Dennis Hopper Battling Prostate Cancer
Legendary actor Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer - just weeks after he was hospitalized suffering from "severe flu-like symptoms."

The Easy Rider star was admitted to a medical facility in New York at the end of September after complaining of stomach cramps while on promotional duties for his latest TV show, Crash.

Hopper's spokesperson brushed off reports the actor was seriously ill, insisting the star was back on his feet and "feeling much better" the day after he was hospitalized.

However, Hopper's manager Sam Maydew has confirmed his client is battling p...

Five Tremendous Quentin Tarantino Films

August 19th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Inglorious Basterds
This week we finally get to see one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer: "Inglorious Basterds." Like all Quentin Tarantino aficionados, we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this World War II action epic since it was in development.

Tarantino's films have had a profound impact on those that have an appreciation for cinema. His use of excessive violence as a form of social commentary, his references to classic movies, and his nontraditional narrative structure has remarkably influenced modern moviemaking since he hit the scene in the early 1990s.

With the rele...

Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...

Babelgum Launches Global Premiere Of Gorillaz Documentary 'Bananaz'

March 29th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Babelgum announced today that Ceri Levy's Bananaz, about virtual cartoon band Gorillaz, has been selected to screen on the new, Flash-driven Babelgum website as the first ever global, on-line premiere on April 20th prior to the film's subsequent theatrical release via EMI including DVD and broadcast rights worldwide.

"As an independent filmmaker it's exciting to be partnering with Babelgum and EMI, two companies who are able to connect and mobilize audiences on both a local and global level, allowing us to maximize revenues in an incredibly difficult distribution environment " - Produ...

The Best And Worst Of Keanu Reeves

December 16th, 2008 9:51am EST
Keanu Reeves
You either love him or hate him: Keanu Reeves has been called anything from "yummalicious" and "OMG!! HOT! HOT! HOT!" to "a talentless, limp little douche of a man with all the charisma of a sack of onions." (Those are all actual quotes, people.)

Bashing (and defending) Keanu Reeve's acting skills is apparently a popular pastime on the internet. The best (or should I say worst) quotes have thankfully been collected here. On the occasion of his new film's release ("The Day the Earth Stood Still), Starpulse takes a look back at the best and worst of Keanu's career.


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Dennis Hopper Was Moved By Obama

November 4th, 2008 3:16pm EST
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper switched his political allegiance and pledged his support for Democrat Barack Obama, after the Illinois senator charmed him with kindness.

The pair met the day Obama kicked off his presidential campaign - and the Easy Rider star was stunned when the 47-year-old candidate took the time to talk about the actor's recently-deceased mother. The incident - and his dislike of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin - convinced him to end his long support of the Republican Party, and vote for the Democrats.

Speaking on Tuesday, the day of the election, Hopper sa...

Bon Voyage: Stars Who Threaten To Leave USA If Their Candidate Doesn't Win

November 4th, 2008 12:00pm EST
In every election passion and enthusiasm can run very high, leading to many stars to make announcements and proclamations that they wouldn't ordinarily make. One statement that is almost always heard in every election is "If my guy (sorry Hillary supporters) doesn't win, then I'm out of here."

Here is a list of a few celebrities who have boldly and gallantly made the declaration to leave this country if their candidate doesn't win.

Seal Will Leave U.S. If McCain Wins

British singer Seal has vowed to quit America if Republican presidential candidate Jo...

Dennis Hopper: 'I Pray God, Barack Obama Is Elected'

October 14th, 2008 9:11am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper is seeking divine intervention to influence the forthcoming presidential elections - insisting he prays for Barack Obama to be voted in as America's next President.

The star is rooting for the Democratic leader to win the race to the White House in November, and admits he "prays" the politician is victorious. And Hopper admits it wasn't an obvious choice to back Obama - because he has supported the Republican party all his voting life.

He says, "I pray God, Barack Obama is elected. I voted for Bush, father and son, but this time I'll vote for Obama. I was the first p...

Dennis Hopper Makes A Splash In The Art World

August 6th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper is making his mark as an artist in Europe after becoming the first living American to exhibit at the fabled Hermitage gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Easy Rider star admits his artwork is largely unknown in his native America - but he's becoming a big name in London, France and the former Soviet Union.

He explains, "At the Hermitage, they had five rooms there with my work and it was incredible. I'm the most famous artist in Russia and nobody knows my artwork in the United States. The Cinematheque in Paris is getting ready to do this show. They're taking half of my ...

Five Best & Worst Sandra Bullock Films

July 16th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Net
Sandra Bullock is a two-time Golden Globe nominated actress who in 2007 was ranked the 14th richest female celebrity. She has starred in movies of all genres - romantic comedy, regular comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. She runs her own production company named Fortis Films and owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, named Bess Bistro.

As an actress on stage and on film, she has had a great deal of commercial hits ... and flops! Here is a list of the top five and the worst five Sandra Bullock movies in no particular order.



Most people remember this 1994 action...

Angelina Jolie Tops Motorcycle Movie Poll

May 23rd, 2008 9:10am EDT
Biker Chick
Angelina Jolie's action-packed motorcycle chase in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider has been named the best two-wheeled movie moment of all time, in a poll by biker fans.

The actress' bike chase in the 2001 hit computer game adaptation topped of a poll issued by U.K. bike insurers Bennetts - beating legendary actor Steve McQueen's iconic on-bike flight in The Great Escape.

Tom Cruise's high-fueled motorbike adventures in Top Gun was voted in third place, with special effect blockbusters The Matrix Reloaded and Terminator 2 taking the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Jack Nicho...

In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

May 23rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...

The Best & Worst Films By Quentin Tarantino

April 24th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
The serendipitous career of eccentric movie producer, director and writer Quentin Tarantino is a complex one. Tarantino has made a name for himself by creating nonlinear storylines and filming multiple perspectives from different characters in his movies - a technique that strays from the more commonly used straight-time storyline.

His films are not off the wall, but they invoke an element of surprise that comes from the small details within a scene that catches one off guard and by adding mysterious elements that never get explained. A good example of this was in Pulp Fiction when M...

Trace Adkins To Play The Grim Reaper

April 2nd, 2008 8:38am EDT
Trace Adkins
Country singer Trace Adkins is to play the Ghost Of Christmas Future in Kelsey Grammer's new patriotic version of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."

The singer will haunt Grammer's Ebenezer Scrooge in a new historic adaptation of the hit festive tale, called "An American Carol." Adkins joins a cast that includes Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper, who all have cameos.

It's not Adkins' first film role - he featured in horror film Trailer Park Of Terror. The country star also finished runner-up to British journalist Piers Morgan in Donald Trump's reality TV se...

De Niro Tops List Of Quality Actors Starring In Dreadful Films

March 25th, 2008 8:44am EDT
Robert De Niro
Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro has topped a new poll naming the "Most Shameless Paycheck Role Of All Time."

De Niro's turn as Fearless Leader in cartoon series spin-off The Adventures Of Rocky & Bulwinkle (2000) comes in at number one on Entertainment Weekly's online countdown of respected actors who starred in films so dismal, they must have done so for the money.

At two is Richard Burton's role as a priest in 1977's poorly-received Exorcist II: The Heretic, while Ben Kingsley is at three with Bloodrayne (2005).

Rounding out the top five are Tony Curtis and Dennis H...

Dennis Hopper Debunks 'Easy Rider' Myths

March 15th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper is tired of others taking credit for his Easy Rider movie because he and co-star Peter Fonda are the only people who made the cult 1969 film.

The veteran movie star wants to clear any confusion about those responsible for the road trip movie before the film's 40th anniversary celebrations next year.

He says, "I wrote and directed 'Easy Rider' with Peter. Terry Southern, who gets a writers credit, broke his hip and he didn't write anything. He gave us the title, 'Easy Rider,' but I called it 'The Loners.' Peter and I talked out the screenplay and then I wrote it. We...

Republican Dennis Hopper Considers A Vote For Barack Hussein Obama

March 12th, 2008 4:56pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Staunch Republican Dennis Hopper is considering switching sides in the upcoming presidential race after Democrat Barack Obama took time to honor his late mother. Hopper's wife Victoria Duffy is a huge Obama fan and insisted her husband was with her at a rally when the senator announced his bid to run for The White House.

And Hopper was so impressed he joined his wife at early campaign dates and then found himself in an elevator with Obama at one rally.

Hopper recalls, "My mother had died three months before and my wife had obviously mentioned something to Obama. I only met him a ...

Dennis Hopper Justifies Child Beating Scenes

March 12th, 2008 9:05am EDT
Movie tough guy Dennis Hopper had no problems pretending to beat child actress Anna-Sophia Robb in new movie Sleepwalking because her character's upbringing was just like his.

Robb's character is severely punished for not doing her farm chores correctly in the film, and, although Hopper doesn't condone beating kids, he received the same treatment as a child growing up on a Kansas farm.

He explains, "When I did something I got punished, man. It wasn't a spanking; I'd say more like a whipping. That's just the way people were treated in those days and I'd say it's only the last 40 ...

Dennis Hopper Takes To The Road

March 7th, 2008 8:00am EST
Dennis Hopper
Actor Dennis Hopper and some star-studded pals are revving up ahead of an epic motorcycle journey from the USA to Mexico. Hopper and other members of the Guggenheim Motorcycle club take off from San Diego, California on Monday, heading for La Paz on the coast of Baja California, more than 700 miles to the south.

The Easy Rider star will be joined by Guggenheim Museum head Thomas Krens and actor pals Laurence Fishburne and Jeremy Irons and modeling icon Lauren Hutton.

Hopper says, "We're going on Monday for six days, riding all the way from San Diego to La Paz. We're the founding ...

Dennis Hopper Teaches Rainn Wilson How To Be Tough

February 24th, 2008 8:11am EST
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper recreated his fearsome Blue Velvet villain for a skit at the Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, when he initiated first-time host Rainn Wilson.

The tough-guy actor beat The Office star up, became his pimp and turned him into a drug mule before binding him to an office chair and forcing him to hop down a street.

Indie actress Illeana Douglas also joined in the fun, beating up Wilson on the beach in Santa Monica, California - where the awards were held on Saturday-- as she chatted to Hopper about the event.

The hilarious film skit ended with a newly-toughene...

Kevin Costner Thanks Extras With Free Concert

September 24th, 2007 9:12am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner combined his passions for acting and music on Friday when his rockabilly band performed in front of 1,000 fans who gathered for a scene in his new movie "Swing Vote."

The Oscar winner's group, Modern West, performed a free show at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds in New Mexico as a thank you to extras who showed up to appear in a presidential debate scene in the political comedy.

In the movie, Costner discovered he's the man who can decide the next U.S. President - because the vote comes down to him. Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer play the presidential rivals.


Dennis Hopper Was 'Shocked' By Owen Wilson's Suicide Attempt

September 3rd, 2007 9:39am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper was "shocked" to learn Owen Wilson tried to kill himself last month because he would never have thought his friend was suicidal. Hopper admits he had no idea Wilson was at such a low ebb.

He says, "I know him. He's really a sensible, wonderful young man. I'm really shocked by it. (He was) the last person in the world I thought would be suicidal."

Wilson is now back at his Santa Monica, California home after spending six days at a Los Angeles hospital.

Doctors are satisfied the actor has recovered physically from the trauma and allowed him to return home, unde...

Fascinating Facts

July 11th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Kevin Costner
Actors Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and George Lopez are teaming up for new political comedy Swing Vote.

All eyes were on pretty actress Sophia Bush as she celebrated her 25th birthday with pals at the Mirage hotel and casino's topless Bare pool lounge in Las Vegas on Sunday - the modest actress chose to keep her costume on as she sunbathed at the top-optional venue.

The former Beverly Hills, California mansion of late newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst - the inspiration for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane - is on the property market at $165,000,000...

Martin Scorsese & Dennis Hopper Join Kovacs/Zsigmond Documentary

June 18th, 2007 4:10pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Directors including Martin Scorsese and Dennis Hopper are to feature in an upcoming documentary about legendary cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond.

The Hungarian directors of photography arrived in America as political refugees in 1956 and went on to shape Hollywood with movies including Easy Rider and Ghostbusters (Kovacs), and Deliverance, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and The Deer Hunter (Zsigmond).

Also set to appear in filmmaker James Chressanthis' Laszlo & Vilmos: The Story Of Two Refugees Who Changed The Look Of American Cinema are director Mark Rydel...

Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

May 30th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...

Hopper Teams Up With Tarantino On Motorcycle Movie

May 29th, 2007 10:05am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper is joining forces with Quentin Tarantino after signing up to star in motorcycle film "Hell Ride." The 71-year-old, who shot to fame in 1969 as the director and star of motorcycle road movie Easy Rider, will join Michael Madsen, Larry Bishop and Eric Balfour in the film.

Tarantino is producing "Hell Ride," which is being written and directed by Bishop and is described as a contemporary take on classic western The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

Hopper, who starred in 1993's Tarantino-scripted True Romance, tells MTV, "I am doing a motorcycle movie this year that Quentin T...

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