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Rapper RZA Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Django'

November 3rd, 2011 8:29am EDT
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.

Samuel L. Jackson Is The Highest-Grossing Actor Of All Time

October 26th, 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...

Watch The First 'The Avengers' Trailer!

October 11th, 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...

Blu-ray Interview: Oscar Nominee Robert Forster Jives About Jackie Brown, Being Max Cherry and Going Slow For David Lynch

October 4th, 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...

Samuel L. Jackson Says Broadway Play Led To His Crack Addiction

October 3rd, 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...

Christoph Waltz Falls Off Horse, Dislocates Pelvis Bone

September 30th, 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...

Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

September 15th, 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...

Check Out The Cast Of 'The Avengers' Shooting On Location In NYC

September 2nd, 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.

'Jurassic Park' Returning To Theaters To Mark Blu-ray Release

August 28th, 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.


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

August 24th, 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...

New 'The Avengers' Footage Is Finally Unmasked

August 22nd, 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...

Samuel L. Jackson Donates Movie Tickets To His Church

August 8th, 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...

Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

July 26th, 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...

Samuel L. Jackson Reprimanded Over Leak Of 'Avengers' Script

June 17th, 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...

Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 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...

50 Cent: 'Samuel L. Jackson Deserves An Oscar'

April 17th, 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 ...

Extended 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer Released: Watch It!

March 24th, 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...

Outstanding Supporting Actress Winner Sofia Vergara Looked Gorgeous on the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

March 6th, 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...

No 'Avengers' For Gwyneth Paltrow

December 14th, 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...

First Pics Of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Reveals Shirtless Chris Evans & More (Pictures)

November 3rd, 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...

Hot Legs: Nina Dobrev Sizzles At The 2010 Scream Awards

October 18th, 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...

'Iron Man 2' Hits Stores Sept. 28; Get A Limited Edition At Target!

September 22nd, 2010 7:05am EDT
Iron Man 2
As Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. Years ago, Anton worked with Tony's father to create a new source of energy. But greed got the best of Anton, and now as he slips away, his son, Ivan (Mickey Rourke), vows to make Tony pay for the sins of his father.

Meanwhile, Tony fends off efforts from smarmy Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) and military weapons expert Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to divulge the secrets of his powerful Iron Man suit. The powers that be are concerned that Tony's technology may fall i...

'Last Exorcism' Wins Weekend Box Office; 'Avatar' Re-Release Is A Flop

August 30th, 2010 9:50am EDT
Last Exorcism
James Cameron's re-release of sci-fi epic "Avatar" was a flop at the box office over the weekend, as "The Last Exorcism" held on to a thin lead over bank heist movie "Takers."

The horror film came out on top, debuting with $21.3 million in earnings, followed closely by "Takers" - the crime drama starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon opened with $21 million.

But the figures were so close, experts have warned the films could make a switch in the number one and two spots ahead of Monday's final weekend results.

Meanwhile, Cameron's 3-D special edition of "Avatar," which i...

Assembling The 'Avengers': The Star Power In The Marvel Movie

August 8th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Chris Evans
For comic book fans, one of the highlights of last month’s Comic-Con was the panel that brought together, for the first time in public, the entire roster of The Avengers, the Marvel Comics super-team headed for the big screen in 2012. Since the end of 2008’s Iron Man, in which Nick Fury approached Tony Stark to discuss “the Avengers initiative,” fanboys have been teased with hints and cameos in almost every Marvel superhero film. After next summer’s one-two punch of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, all the individual pieces will be in place to launch what could be the most epic ...

Mark Ruffalo Has Big Green Feet To Fill In 'The Avengers'

July 30th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo hopes there are no hard feelings with his Hulk predecessor Edward Norton, insisting his pal's public exclusion from "The Avengers" wasn't "a great way" to kick off the project.

Fans were left stunned when Marvel Studios bosses announced last month that Norton, who played Dr. Bruce Banner and his monstrous alter-ego in 2008's 'The Incredible Hulk," would not star in the upcoming superhero movie.

A statement declared he would be replaced by an actor who "embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."

Ruffalo was confirmed as the new Hulk ...

Mark Ruffalo Confirms He's The New Hulk

July 26th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo confirmed reports he'll go green and mean as the Hulk as he joined the cast of "The Avengers" at Comic-Con International on Saturday.

Over 6,000 fans gathered at a Marvel Studios presentation at the San Diego, California comic book convention and just as the discussion was concluding, Samuel L. Jackson appeared onstage to introduce The Avengers cast.

He brought out special guests Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.

He then introduced Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., who brought with him the rest of the cast, including Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo a...

Halle Berry Only Needs Two Buttons To Contain Her Hotness

July 23rd, 2010 2:17pm EDT
Halle Berry
We spotted Halle Berry in West Hollywood earlier this week wearing a loose button-up shirt and denim cut-offs. The actress and a couple of friends had lunch at Toast.

It wouldn't matter if Halle dressed in a garbage bag, she'd still look stunning.

The actress will make her Broadway debut opposite her "Jungle Fever" co-star Samuel L. Jackson in Katori Hall's acclaimed play "The Mountaintop." The Oscar winner will play a hotel maid who delivers a meal to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the evening before he's assassinated on April 3, 1968.

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Halle Berry To Make Broadway Debut

July 17th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry will make her Broadway debut opposite her "Jungle Fever" co-star Samuel L. Jackson in Katori Hall's acclaimed play "The Mountaintop."

The Oscar winner will play a hotel maid who delivers a meal to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the evening before he's assassinated on April 3, 1968.

Jackson will play King.

The play, which is set in Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, comes to Broadway after wowing London audiences.

See more photos of Halle here!

Kellan Lutz Injured By Machete On Movie Set

June 24th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz was left in agony on the set of his new movie after he was cut up by a machete during a stunt.

The Twilight star filmed a series of daring scenes for Deathgames, previously known as The Killing Game, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, and the actor was adamant he wanted to take part in the action himself. Lutz was injured after he was struck by a large blade in a fight scene, leaving him with a nasty scar across his chest.

He tells Dose.Ca, "I loved doing stunts; I don't have tattoos and I always say that my scars and bruises are my tattoos. I just did this movie called The Killin...

Jeremy Renner Is An 'Avenger'

June 4th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is the latest celebrity superhero - he has signed up to star in the upcoming Avengers movie.

The actor won an Academy Award nomination for his role in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, and he's following up the low budget war drama with a big screen blockbuster, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Renner will play arrow-slinging superhero Hawkeye in The Avengers opposite a stellar cast including Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

The comic boo...