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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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'King Kong', 'Creature' To Join Universal Studios Hollywood In 2010

May 24th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
King Kong
King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge on the famed and newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer, 2010 as a thrilling and ground-breaking 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar®-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Unive...
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'Angels & Demons' Is A Complete Mess

May 18th, 2009 2:41pm EDT
Angels and Demons
Dan Brown's novels have a single extraordinary trick to them that play out in both film adaptations, "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons." Essentially, the movies (and books, respectively) are tours of Europe's most famous landmarks given at break-neck speed and cloaked in a cheesy dinner murder mystery that gives them an edge most museum or Vatican tours don't have. In that context, "Angels & Demons" is a success. In all others however, it fails miserably.

Langdon is a symbolism professor called upon by the Vatican to unravel the symbols that point to the location of four card...
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Review: 'Angels & Demons' Is Fun And A Serviceable Summer Thriller

May 14th, 2009 9:37am EDT
Angels and Demons
Remember the movie The Man With One Red Shoe? Tom Hanks played an unsuspecting concert violinist who is mistaken for a spy. It was not particularly well made and it was not particularly funny but, hey, it had Dabney Coleman! What it also had was Hanks in the midst of his kinda-silly-movie era -- which also included Volunteers, Dragnet and The Money Pit -- movies that meant nothing, but at least they sort of realized that. What does this have to do with Hanks' new film, Angels and Demons? Not a lot. Other than I kind of miss silly-movie-era Hanks, at times, and Angels and Demons didn't quite...
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Opening May 15: Angels & Demons

May 12th, 2009 2:28pm EDT
Angels and Demons
Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their international blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel -The Da Vinci Code. Continue summary

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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 11th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Angels & Demons
Welcome to week three of our summer movie season. Fans of author Dan Brown will finally get to see the long awaited prequel to "The Da Vinci Code." After the original came out in 2006 an immediate follow up was planned, but it was delayed in development due to the Hollywood writers' strike. This week the movies coming out are "Angels & Demons," "The Brothers Bloom," "Management," and "O'Horten."

ANGELS & DEMONS

Harvard Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) returns to the big screen in this prequel to the "Da Vinci Code." Langdon uncovers evidence of the rebirth of a secret soci...
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NBC Announces New Scripted Series For 2009-2010 Season

May 4th, 2009 12:42pm EDT
Joel McHale
NBC has announced the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas: "Trauma," "Parenthood," "Mercy" and the event series "Day One," as well as two new comedies including "Community" and "100 Questions."

Four returning series pickups were also announced today including "Heroes," "Southland," "Parks and Recreation" and the addition of six new episodes of "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.

The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series "Day One" is slated to premiere ou...
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Oscar Red Carpet Pictures

February 22nd, 2009 11:05pm EST
Oscars pictures red carpet fashion style celebrity 2009 academy
The biggest names in Hollywood were all in their finest gowns and tuxedos on the red carpet for the 2009 Academy Awards. Click through the slideshow below to see all the celebs and their fashion & style choices. Who looked hot? Who did not? Leave a comment when you're done!

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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
Oscars
After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...
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Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

January 23rd, 2009 9:55am EST
The Dark Knight
There's nothing better than a good surprise on Oscar morning, and this year we had one in almost every category. Before we get to the snubs, the surprises and who shouldn't be nominated, let's take a look at what type of a morning this was:

This was the morning that The Academy once again showed how out-of-touch it is. By not dominating "The Dark Knight", the Oscars continued to show that it doesn't care about nominating movies people actually like. There was absolutely no reason this film shouldn't get nominated: It has a 94% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it got an A from audi...
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Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

January 21st, 2009 10:46am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
The time has come, after several months of campaigning and voting, we're finally set for the big day. No, not the inauguration. Please. We're talking about Oscar morning.

Those fifteen minutes at the crack of dawn where overly-caffeinated celebs awkwardly read the names of the top five in each category. Always gripping. Also, this is prime time for predictions. All the returns are in, the precursor season is over, so there's not excuses left. Without delay, here are my final Oscar Predictions.

Okay, one delay. I should note that I hate being right. I hate getting predictio...
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Must-See Movies of 2009

December 26th, 2008 10:00am EST
Watchmen
As 2008 comes to an end, it is time to close the book on the entertainment experiences that we have had this year. Yes, Transformers blew our minds. Girls, Sex and the City blew your minds. To anyone who watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley, I'm sure you want your money back as well. It is time to put all of that behind us, however, and look forward to a new year, and new movies that none of us should miss.

Defiance (Release Date: 01/16/09)

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star in Defiance, the story of three brothers...
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2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

December 9th, 2008 10:10am EST
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most inspiring and humorous comments were made on the latest stories on Boy George and his Kinky Friend, the two most annoying “Hills” cast members and Britney Spears and her latest physique, as well as a Story about Marilyn Manson and his newest Girlfriend.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and pleasant remarks made about Anneliese Van der Pol and baseball legend Ted Williams however, there was ...
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12 Upcoming Films To See Before Oscar Night

November 12th, 2008 9:52am EST
Revolutionary Road
This year's Oscar race isn't very deep with talent, and at this point there are probably only eight films with a legitimate shot at getting a nod for Best Picture. But those that have a chance at a nomination also have a great chance of winning.

One such film, "The Dark Knight", has already hit screens, but the rest of this group will premiere in the coming weeks as studios scramble to get their prestige pictures on the big screen before the year-end deadline.

Every year, film fans are tormented by the true snobs who catch all these possible nominees before the big awards show att...
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Video: Ron Howard Brings Back Opie & Richie Cunningham For Obama

October 23rd, 2008 11:43am EDT
Ron Howard Obama Video
Ron Howard wanted to talk about the election, Obama and McCain. To do so, he decided to bring back his beloved characters from Happy Days and The Andy Griffith Show plus Henry Winkler and Andy Griffith to help him out.

Watch Ron Howard's Call To Action:

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

More political spoof videos:

- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

- Obama vs. McCain Dance Off

- Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin

- Thomas Haden Church vs. Joe The Plumber

- Best And Worst Music Videos Supporting Barack Obama

- First Minute Of 'Who's Nailin' Pa...
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Unnecessary and Unwanted: The Worst TV Cast Additions

March 5th, 2008 3:33pm EST
Ted McGinley
You know them, you loathe them. They are the unnecessary, obnoxious and often just plain annoying mid-series additions to established shows. Sure, there are times when a compelling, fresh-faced character is introduced and breathes new life into a series. Unfortunately, those instances are few and far between. Like with most of the television industry, the bad in this case far outweighs the good.

What follows is a list of the worst cast additions** in the last 30 years. Each and every one of the characters mentioned below was detrimental to the series in which he or she appeared. Som...
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When Enough Is Enough: Worst TV Spin-Offs

February 26th, 2008 2:21pm EST
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
The logic behind the spin-off is very sound. Take a beloved character or concept from a pre-existing series and create an entire new show. You have an established character or brand and thus a built-in fan base. It makes perfect sense, no?

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is not quite that simple. Certainly there have been spin-offs that attracted both fans and critics and managed to create a legacy all their own. Shows like "Frasier," "Angel," and "The Jeffersons" instantly come to mind. But for every successful spin-off, there have been dozens of miserable failures...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1

March 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Roger Daltrey
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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Ron Howard To Receive ASC Board of Governors Award

December 6th, 2006 11:35am EST
Ron Howard
Ron Howard will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking. Howard will be feted during the 21st Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on Feb. 18, 2007.

"Ron Howard is a dedicated filmmaker who is creating an extraordinary legacy of artful and memorable films," says Russ Alsobrook, ASC, chairman of the organization's Awards Committee. "He has earned the admiration of our members for his collaborative spirit and co...
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Tom Hanks Hires More Bodyguards After 'Da Vinci Code'

May 26th, 2006 9:30am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has employed extra bodyguards over fears for his family's safety. The 49-year-old actor, who is currently starring in the The Da Vinci Code, was forced to hire more security because he fears the controversial film could put his family at risk from disgruntled Christian groups.

A source is quoted in Daily Star newspaper as saying: "Tom and director Ron Howard try to play it all down, but religion is a very sensitive subject. There is no question that some people are very offended by elements of the story."

The Oscar-winning actor and his family now have security with them...
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Test Audiences For 'Da Vinci Code' Hate Tom Hanks' Hairstyle

April 18th, 2006 9:47am EDT
Tom Hanks
The Da Vinci Code movie has been thrown into chaos after test audiences admitted they hated Tom Hanks' hairstyle. The normally short-haired actor grew his locks for the role of Robert Langdon in the adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, but viewers admitted to researchers they found his lank locks a major turn-off. A studio insider told The Sun newspaper: "Much of the talk is about the hair. But it's too late to fix it."

Hanks admitted to Japanese Prime Minister Junichro Koizumi earlier this month he had modelled his 'bowl cut' hairstyle on the world leader. On meeting Koizumi,...
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'Da Vinci Code' Author Denies Plagiarism

March 14th, 2006 11:19am EST
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown has slammed allegations he plagiarised the best seller's plot as "completely fanciful" and is "astounded" by the current copyright wrangle. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh have taken Brown to London's High Court, insisting he ripped off their "The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail."

However, Brown says Baigent and Leigh are two of many writers who have written about the theory that Jesus Christ didn't die on the cross but lived to have children with Mary Magdalene, whose descendants live to this day.

Brown says in a statement: "I have been shock...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1; February 29

March 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Ron Howard
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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Madonna and Brad Pitt Tapped for 'Extras'?

February 7th, 2006 9:32am EST
Brad Pitt
Madonna and Brad Pitt have reportedly signed up for the second series of 'Extras'. Ricky Gervais is rumoured to have persuaded the singer and 'Ocean's Eleven' actor to play themselves in the comedy show. The first series featured many A-list stars including Oscar winning actress Kate Winslett, 'Pulp Fiction's Samuel L Jackson and Ben Stiller.

Gervais recently told talkshow host David Letterman that he was star-struck when he met Jude Law at the Golden Globe awards. He revealed: "What do I say to them? They say, 'I love the show,' and I go, 'You're, uh, good too.' You want to be like Os...
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'The Da Vinci Code' To Open Cannes Film Festival

January 23rd, 2006 3:00pm EST
Tom Hanks stars in The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer and John Calley for Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, will open Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday May 17, 2006. The film will be presented Out of Competition.

The Da Vinci Code was adapted from Dan Brown's esoteric thriller with more than 30 million copies sold throughout the world. Top billing goes to Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Jean Reno with Paris's Louvre and Saint-Sulpice Church among the star sets of both the novel and film.

The Da Vinci Code will be released in French theatres on the same day...
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Bravo Honors Director Ron Howard

January 7th, 2006 8:00am EST
Ron Howard
Bravo will pay tribute to the nearly five-decade career of director Ron Howard in the special, "Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard" on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 pm. The salute will include presentations from Howard's star-studded colleagues and friends as well as exclusive film clips.

Special guests and presenters include Jim Carrey, Edie Falco, Paul Giamatti, Howard's long-time producing partner Brian Grazer, surprise guest Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael Keaton, Kurt Russell, Jeffrey Tambor and Renee Zellweger.

The Salute will include a first look at Howard's ad...
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Ron Howard Gets Candid About 'The Da Vinci Code'

December 19th, 2005 11:51am EST
Ron Howard
Filmmaker Ron Howard says that the upcoming movie based on Dan Brown's mega-hit novel "The Da Vinci Code" will not soften the story's more controversial elements. There will be "no placating," he told Newsweek in its annual "Who's Next" issue, which names the up-and-comers in politics, business, science, sports and the arts that will make headlines in 2006.

"It would be ludicrous to take on this subject and then try to take the edges off. We're doing this movie because we like the book," Howard says.

Since "The Da Vinci Code" was published in 2003, the book has become a global in...
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Moviegoers Don't Like Nudity, Like Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts

December 15th, 2005 10:33am EST
Tom Hanks
The most comprehensive study of U.S. movie watchers done this year reveals that most Americans would prefer their movies to be "nudity free," while Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are the most popular actors for all types of films. In Touch Media Group just completed a national research study, focusing on the viewing habits of moviegoers across the United States.

Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard were the choice of many as to who would direct their picture. These names changed when more specific questions where asked about film genres. Mel Gibson was preferred over Tom Hanks when people cho...
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