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Celebrities Who Would Make Great Wrestlers, In Honor Of WrestleMania 28

3/31/2012 11:00am EDT
Channing Tatum
WrestleMania is just a day away and millions of WWE fans will tune into Pay-Per-View to watch the biggest matches of the year and appearances by celebrities like Maria Menounos, who will be competing in the women's match. Celebs competing in wrestling events is nothing new. Donald Trump, Hugh Jackman, and Snooki have all stepped into the squared circle in recent years against top WWE superstars, but their performances have been average to subpar. Here's a list of celebrities who would probably fare better in the ring and make great wrestlers:

Metta World Peace

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'The Avengers' Set To Close Out The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, Honor Local Heroes

3/28/2012 11:42am EDT
The Avengers
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today that Marvel's The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition on Saturday, April 28.

Honoring the spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow the opportunity for Marvel's The Avengers to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military. These local heroes will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast.

Marvel Studios' producer Kevin Fei...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

2/27/2012 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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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

2/18/2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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Watch 'The Avengers' Official Teaser Trailer

2/1/2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
In The Avengers, Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic book production, uniting characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his army. "There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people so when we needed them they could fight the battles that we never could," says Fury in the trailer.

Six movies have led up to t...
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Samuel L. Jackson's Martin Luther King Jr. Play Breaks Even On Broadway

1/22/2012 11:43am EST
CELEBNAME
Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett's Broadway play "The Mountaintop" is officially a success - the production has recouped its $3.1 million costs.

The stageshow, starring Jackson as civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., is based on playwright Katori Hall's reimagining of the events in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1968 - the night before King's assassination.

The play began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs theater in September and it's proved to be a box office hit, recovering the full production costs just days before the curtain falls on the show for the final time on Sunday.
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Celebrity Birthdays - December 21, 2011

12/21/2011 3:00am EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Samuel L. Jackson (1948)

Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone (1984)

Broken Flowers actress Julie Delpy (1969)

24 star Kiefer Sutherland (1966)

Comedian Andy Dick (1965)

Actor/comedian Ray Romano (1957)

Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek (1955)

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950)

Beach Boy Carl Wilson (1946; d. 1998)

Prolific rock guitarist Frank Zappa (1940; d. 1993)

Monster-in-Law star Jane Fonda (1935)

Talk show host Phil Donahue (1935)

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Best On-Screen Crime Fighting Duos

12/16/2011 12:00pm EST
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Everyone loves a hero. They stand up for what’s right, battle the forces of evil, and somehow manage to look sexy in spandex. But sometimes one hero isn’t enough. Sometimes the problem is too great for any one man (or Superman) to handle. Sometimes audiences want to hear a dick-joke while justice is being served. That’s where Dynamic Duos come in. Two heroes, paired together, fighting the good fight and keeping us laughing the whole way through. That’s what audiences love more than anything. To honor the release of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, let’s take a look at the best on-screen cr...
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Stars Bid Farewell To Heavy D At His Funeral

11/19/2011 4:30pm EST
Heavy D
Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Samuel L. Jackson and Will Smith were among the stars who paid their last respects to late hip-hop icon Heavy D at his funeral in New York on Friday.

The veteran MC, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, died last week after collapsing outside his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 44.

Thousands of fans mourned Heavy D's passing at a public memorial on Thursday and celebrities from the worlds of hip-hop and Hollywood gathered in Mount Vermont on Friday to bid farewell to the star.

Combs delivered a touching eulogy at the ceremony and remembere...
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Rapper RZA Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Django'

11/3/2011 8:29am EDT
RZA
Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's gritty new western Django Unchained.

It won't be the first time he and Tarantino have worked together - the hip-hop star helped create the music for the director's Kill Bill movies.

RZA will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Kurt Russell and Kerry Washington in the slave drama.
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Samuel L. Jackson Is The Highest-Grossing Actor Of All Time

10/26/2011 1:00pm EDT
Samuel L Jackson in Iron Man 2
Samuel L. Jackson is big news at the box office - his movies have pulled in $7.4 billion during his career.

The actor has appeared in more than 100 movies since his big break in Spike Lee's 1991 movie "Jungle Fever," and his hard work has paid off - he is the highest-grossing actor of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Thanks to hits such as "Jurassic Park" ($914 million), "Pulp Fiction" ($212 million) and the "Star Wars" prequels ($2.4 billion), Jackson is top of the Hollywood pile, with his films outstripping the competition at the box office.

He has averaged fo...
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Watch The First 'The Avengers' Trailer!

10/11/2011 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
The first trailer (not including the teaser at the end of Captain America) of The Avengers has been released! The two minute look at one of the highly hyped superhero movies ever is right here for you to enjoy.

The Avengers has a star-studded cast, including Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill). Joss Whedon will direct.

Tom Hiddleston, who plays the ma...
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Blu-ray Interview: Oscar Nominee Robert Forster Jives About Jackie Brown, Being Max Cherry and Going Slow For David Lynch

10/4/2011 12:22pm EDT
Robert Forster
Other then the obvious lure of Quentin Tarantino himself, ardent movie fans would be hard pressed to argue that the calm cool of Robert Forster’s Max Cherry isn’t the real icing on "Jackie Brown’s" lovingly layered cake. As the very thoughtful ying to Pam Grier’s cunning yang, Forster gives such a pitch perfect portrayal of a humble aging bail bondsman that he even nabbed a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his movie-stealing work. Having seen early Forster roles in films like "Reflections in a Golden Eye," "Medium Cool" and even "Alligator," movie freak Tarantino knew that the underused...
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Samuel L. Jackson Says Broadway Play Led To His Crack Addiction

10/3/2011 8:24am EDT
Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has bad memories of his first stint on Broadway because it led to a crack cocaine addiction that almost killed him.

The star, who will return to the New York stage this month as Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Mountaintop," believes his former brush with Broadway put him in rehab because he turned to hard drugs to help himself cope with the fact he was actor Charles Dutton's understudy, and never actually got to perform a role he had originated.

The star admits it was soul destroying to work so hard to play Boy Willie in August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," and then never...
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Christoph Waltz Falls Off Horse, Dislocates Pelvis Bone

9/30/2011 7:35pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz has been left with painful injuries after falling from a horse on the set of Quentin Tarantino's new film "Django Unchained."

The "Inglourious Basterds" star has reportedly pulled out of a promotional appearance at the New York Film Festival after dislocating a bone in his pelvis while preparing for his new movie.

A statement from the actor's representative reads, "Christoph Waltz was injured while training with his horse in preparation for his role. He is currently being treated for a dislocated pelvic bone."

Tarantino's film also features Leonardo DiC...
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Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

9/15/2011 11:39pm EDT
Emma Stone SU2C
Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2Cfunds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease,and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Fou...
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Check Out The Cast Of 'The Avengers' Shooting On Location In NYC

9/2/2011 4:30pm EDT
The Avengers
We spotted Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Middleton and Chris Evans filming "The Avengers" at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York City, today.

Marvel Studios will deliver the ultimate comic-book production, including characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Hemsworth).

The star-studded supporting cast will also feature Samuel L. Jackson.

"The Avengers" hits cinemas on May 4, 2012.
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'Jurassic Park' Returning To Theaters To Mark Blu-ray Release

8/28/2011 1:00pm EDT
Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg's monster hit movie Jurassic Park is heading back to cinemas next month to celebrate its release on Blu-ray.

The 1993 masterpiece, which revolutionised the use of visual effects, brought dinosaurs back to life and kick started a hit trilogy which went on to earn more than $2 billion at the box office.

Now the movie, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, has been digitally remastered to mark its release on Blu-ray, and to celebrate Universal Pictures is re-releasing the film for fans in the U.K.

The new cinema run will start on September 23.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven & Other Top Stars To Take Stage For 9/11 Play

8/24/2011 10:15pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson and Entourage star Jeremy Piven have teamed up to perform a special tribute play to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

The Pulp Fiction actor and Piven will take the stage for 110 Stories, a production which highlights the hope and human compassion that erupted after the devastating terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.

Playwright Sarah Tuft says, "I wrote 110 Stories to preserve, not just history, but also a window into who we really are as revealed by our behaviour under extreme circumstances. I am thrilled at the overwhelming support from...
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New 'The Avengers' Footage Is Finally Unmasked

8/22/2011 10:27am EDT
'The Avengers' Are Prepared For Next Years Domination
At last month's San Diego Comic Con it came as a surprise that one of the biggest superhero movies to be released next year was more or less absent. However, at this weekend's Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center a preview was displayed showing what will be in store for 'The Avengers.'

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, took to the stage to highlight footage of the previous Marvel films, anticipating for the unveiling of the new clip and he confessed that there was only two weeks left of filming.

Some of the A-list cast were present at the panel, including Robert Downe...
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Samuel L. Jackson Donates Movie Tickets To His Church

8/8/2011 11:22am EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson gives his movies a boost when they hit theatres by snapping up $2,000 worth of tickets and donating them to his church.

The actor's latest film Captain America: The First Avenger topped the U.S. box office last month, and Jackson admits he gave the movie a helping hand by paying for people in his community to see it.

He tells London's Evening Standard, "If you can't contribute to your own box office, what can you do? Not only do I see it, I actually buy like $2,000 of tickets and give them to the church."

"So at least I can say the movie made at least $2,000 in the o...
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Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

7/26/2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...
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Samuel L. Jackson Reprimanded Over Leak Of 'Avengers' Script

6/17/2011 4:17pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson was scolded by studio bosses after his movie script for the highly anticipated Marvel comic film The Avengers was leaked online.

The star, who is currently shooting the superhero sci-fi thriller in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, landed himself in hot water after someone hacked into his printer and stole the top secret document.

He says, "When they sent me the new version of the script, I was shooting a film in Toronto (Canada) and my assistant copied it from the email (and printed it) in the office somewhere. And by the time we got to Alb...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

5/6/2011 2:00pm EDT
Mother poster
Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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50 Cent: 'Samuel L. Jackson Deserves An Oscar'

4/17/2011 11:24pm EDT
50 Cent
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is calling on Academy Award officials to recognize Samuel L. Jackson's hard work by honouring him with an Oscar.

The hip-hop star was blown away by Jackson's performance in recent TV movie The Sunset Limited, and he can't understand why the Shaft icon has yet to claim gold at the annual event.

In an interview with Vibe magazine, 50 says, "Samuel L. Jackson is probably the most underrated actor. Like, he's trying to go for the world record of underrated.

"You have the strongest monologue and awesome performance in Pulp Fiction, and it's overlooked. Props don't ...
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Extended 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer Released: Watch It!

3/24/2011 10:35am EDT
Captain America the First Avenger
Paramount released an extended trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. Read on and watch the trailer to find out why this super hero movie is so highly anticipated!

Deemed unfit for military service, a once-meek U.S. soldier-turned-hero, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) gains strength and agility far beyond that of a normal human being after taking an experimental super-serum. The research project turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Other cast includes: Richard Armitage (Heinz Kruger), Hugo Weaving (The Red S...
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Outstanding Supporting Actress Winner Sofia Vergara Looked Gorgeous on the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

3/6/2011 1:12pm EST
Sofia Vergara
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara wore a sexy beaded strapless dress to the NAACP Awards Friday night at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. The actress won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in hit ABC show Modern Family.

But the big winner of the night was Tyler Perry, whose latest film, For Colored Girls, took prizes for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Kimberly Elise). Perry's TV show Tyler Perry's House of Payne won awards for Outstanding Comedy Series; and David Mann, star of Perry's Meet The Browns, was awarded Outstanding Actor in a Com...
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No 'Avengers' For Gwyneth Paltrow

12/14/2010 8:10am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed she's been left out of The Avengers movie, insisting studio bosses "would have asked by now" if they wanted her to take part.

The upcoming superhero blockbuster, written and directed by Joss Whedon, will feature a star-studded cast with Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, while Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury.

Paltrow has played Iron Man's assistant and love interest Pepper Potts in two installments of the hit franchise, and she had been expected to make a...
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First Pics Of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Reveals Shirtless Chris Evans & More (Pictures)

11/3/2010 12:00pm EDT
Chris Evans Captain America
Paramount just released the first pictures of "Captain America: The First Avenger," revealing a shirtless Chris Evans, obviously a gift for the female fan base, and some other great WWII set adventure pics. For those not familiar with the Marvel Comic and plot, here are the basics of the storyline:

Deemed unfit for military service, a once-meek U.S. soldier-turned-hero, (Chris Evans) gains strength and agility far beyond that of a normal human being after taking an experimental super-serum. The research project turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's id...
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Hot Legs: Nina Dobrev Sizzles At The 2010 Scream Awards

10/18/2010 1:10pm EDT
Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev arrived at the Spike TV 2010 Scream Awards Saturday night looking spec-tac-ular in a short, tight, low cut, long sleeved dress from Rock & Republic showing off her perfect gams. All we can say is 'wow.' She paired the dress with a Pavia bag.

The 21-year-old "Vampire Diaries" actress was born Nina Constantinova Dobreva in Sofia, Bulgaria, and at the age of two her parents uprooted and moved the family to Canada.

"The Vampire Diaries" is based on the bestselling book series of the same name and is the tale of two vampire brothers (Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley) after a girl (D...
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