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Denis Leary To Make Return To Television In 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

January 8th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Denis Leary
Renowned thespian Denis Leary is heading back to TV in a self-penned comedy about an aging rock star.

The 56 year-old actor, who starred regularly on the small screen in hit firefighter drama Rescue Me between 2004 and 2011, is now set for a TV return with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which he has created and will star in.

According to the Wrap, The pilot revolves around Johnny Rock (played by Leary), a middle-aged rocker whose path to fame was derailed by his substance abuse and penchant for sleeping with his band member's girlfriends.

The show will run on FX network, the same channel which h...
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Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...
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USA Network Announces Fall 2013-14 Schedule At Upfronts

May 16th, 2013 1:46pm EDT
Burn Notice
USA Network today greenlit its first original half-hour comedies, with series orders for SIRENS from Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) and Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) and PLAYING HOUSE from Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids,” “Best Friends Forever”) and Lennon Parham (“Best Friends Forever,” “Accidentally On Purpose”). The network also picked up a new comedy pilot, LOVE IS DEAD. The new series will debut in the first quarter of 2014, and will be strong complements to MODERN FAMILY, the award-winning and top-rated comedy, which premieres on USA Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c.

“This is the right ti...
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Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Jan. 19-26, 2013

January 26th, 2013 11:30am EST
Barack Obama
Welcome one, welcome all to this week's Twitter roundup, where we put all the best Twitterings and Instagrammings in one place for you to see, in one bite-sized package! This week, President Obama's inauguration, Seacrest crowns Justin Bieber the Grand Pooh-Bah of Twitter, some old men join the internet, Shakira gives birth, Seth Macfarlane brings civil rights to Tweets and more.

President Obama reflecting on his successes at the 2013 inauguration

"I want to take a look one more time. I'm not going to see this again."—The President pausing at the Capitol yesterday twitter.com/BarackOb...
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'Ice Age 4' Breaks Box Office Records Across The Globe

July 2nd, 2012 10:31am EDT
Ice Age Continental Drift
"Ice Age: Continental Drift" doesn't debut in the United States until July 13, but the film is already doing excellent business overseas, where it has opened at number one in most markets.

The fourth movie in the "Ice Age" franchise shattered box office records around the world due to a $78 million weekend opening.

The movie has scored the biggest opening weekend ever in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile, and the biggest debut for an animated movie in Norway, Sweden, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In the film, Scrat's acorn obsession sparks a continental catastrophe that sends Manny (Ray Romano...
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Inside Bethenny Frankel's Michigan Avenue Magazine Cover Story

June 5th, 2012 12:27pm EDT
Bethenny Frankel
Yes, Starpulse has an exclusive preview into Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Summer issue with Bravo reality star, author and soon-to-be new TV talk show host, Bethenny Frankel!

In her cover story, the celebrity chef and mom dishes on her first experience living in Chicago years ago, her love for her now talk show peer Ellen Degeneres and how they compare (“Ellen is not remotely as inappropriate as I am”) her relationship with her former role model, Martha Stewart and her real thoughts on reality TV. The former Real Housewife of New York also discusses being a mom and what she wants to do on he...
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The First 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer - Watch It!

February 7th, 2012 1:00pm EST
The Amazing Spider-Man
The first full-length trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man has been released. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) juggles his newfound powers with his normal life - which includes girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and her father, the city's police chief who is out to capture a masked vigilante (Denis Leary).

The Amazing Spider-Man reboots the story, but it is to be seen how much of the film will describe Parker getting his powers. What is known is that the main villian will be The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).

The film joins a heavy Summer release schedule that includes The Avengers, Men in Black 3, S...
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Check Out 'Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas,' Now On Blu-ray & DVD!

December 11th, 2011 7:04am EST
Ice Age A Mammoth Christmas
If you or your kids are fans of the "Ice Age" films, we have a treat for you! In "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas," America's favorite arctic herd is busy decorating for the holiday season. In his rush to help, Sid (John Leguizamo) destroys Manny's (Ray Romano) favorite decorations.

Manny is so upset he convinces Sid he is now on Santa's naughty list. Sid, Crash (Seann William Scott), Eddie (Josh Peck) and Peaches (Ciara Bravo) take off for the North Pole to plead their case to Santa (Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, Manny, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Diego (Denis Leary), worry over Peaches' saf...
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Denis Leary Talks 'Rescue Me' Series Finale & His Role In The New 'Spider-Man'

September 6th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Denis Leary 'Rescue Me' Series Finale
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 has been something the characters on Rescue Me have anticipated with trepidation. Now that it’s here, the show concludes its final season. Denis Leary met with the Television Critics Association over the summer to discuss the final episode, the real life issues still being addressed, and his role in next summer’s blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man.

Leary began as a ranting stand-up comic with a huge presence on MTV. Now that he’s also had success as a comic and dramatic actor, he hasn’t lost any of his bite. Wrapping up his FX series seems both practical and s...
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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Rescue Me' And 'Always Sunny'

August 8th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Rescue Me
After spending some time with FOX, my TCA (Television Critics Association) blog comes to an end with a look at sister network FX, which brought to Beverly Hills four returning series and a new one. Not to mention one big moment that I may unfortunately never be able to get out of my brain.

Executive Session

Last time we talked about FX, I mentioned that I have a great deal of respect for network president John Landgraf. I was certainly happy to hear the announcement Saturday morning that Landgraf, who's been with FX for more than seven years, had renewed his contract for three more. He'...
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Nicki Minaj And Heather Morris Join The Cast Of 'Ice Age 4'

August 5th, 2011 8:51am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Glee regular Heather Morris have joined the cast of Ice Age for the prehistoric film franchise's next sequel.

The hip-hop star and the dancer/actress will join newcomers Joy Behar, Nick Frost, JB Smoove and Alan Tudyk in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Ice Age regulars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo will return for the film, which will also feature Jeremy Renner, Seann William Scott, Wanda Sykes, Drake and Jennifer Lopez.
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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Teaser Trailer Arrives (Watch It!)

July 20th, 2011 3:37pm EDT
The Amazing Spider-Man
The first teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, has officially arrived - and it looks really good, but also really familiar.

The film, which is still almost a year off, is a re-boot of the Spider-Man franchise that began in 2002 and ended in 2010 when director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire quit over issues with the script of then-planned Spider-Man 4.

So the studio forged ahead with a new telling of the story, which, according to this teaser, is basically the same story we got back in 2002 - only this time there's more focus on Spidey honin...
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Denis Leary Gets Back To TV Laughs For New USA pilot 'Sirens'

June 22nd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Denis Leary developing half hour comedy Sirens with USA
With the dark world of Rescue Me coming to a close after this summer, Denis Leary and Jim Serpico are staying in the hero business, but this time, they're going for laughs. The duo is partnering with USA network to develop and co-write a half-hour comedy pilot based on Sirens, a highly anticipated British series about young paramedics. Plus, SheKnows has a Rescue Me tease from Callie Thorne!

Comedian Denis Leary took a break from the laughs when 911 inspired him to co-create and star in the fiery world of Rescue Me back in 2004. With his intense eight-season run as damaged fireman Tommy ...
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Denis Leary Proud To Be Associated With Tribeca Film Festival

April 30th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Denis Leary
Comedian/actor Denis Leary is honored to have been invited to join the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Jury because he's convinced Robert De Niro's annual event helped bring life back into New York following the tragedy of 9/11.

The icon launched the event in 2002 with producer Jane Rosenthal and her husband Craig Hatkoff in a bid to revitalise the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan, which was left devastated by the 2001 terrorist attacks, when two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

Leary is helping to judge this year's competition in the narrative short fil...
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Drake & Beyonce Join 'Ice Age 4' Cast

April 27th, 2011 9:32pm EDT
Ice Age
Drake and Beyonce have been added to the cast of the next Ice Age movie.

The two pop stars will join Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lopez in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

The quartet will star alongside regulars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo.

Character details have yet to be confirmed, but Lopez will give voice to a saber-tooth tiger.

Click for more great Beyonce pictures:
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Kara Dioguardi Without Makeup (& Other News)

November 28th, 2010 3:30pm EST
Kara Dioguardi
Kara Dioguardi showed up to the opening night of Cinderella at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood last night looking almost unrecognizable with hardly any makeup or hair styling. Looks like life hasn't been that great since being dumped by American Idol.

In other news...

"It kinda sounds a little raunchy." Jessica Simpson on what her new married name will be when she weds new fiance Eric Johnson.

Reese Witherspoon will be honored with the 2,425th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.

"Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring" star Dominic Monaghan performed a Thanksg...
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Comedian Greg Giraldo Dies After Overdose

September 29th, 2010 9:15pm EDT
Greg Giraldo
Comedian Greg Giraldo has died in the hospital after suffering an accidental drug overdose on Saturday.

The comic, 44, was found unconscious by a friend after mixing up prescription medication, according to reports.

He was taken to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he passed away on Wednesday.

Giraldo had a short-lived comedy series on TV in America and is a regular at celebrity roasts on TV network Comedy Central.
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Comedian Greg Giraldo Hospitalized After Overdose

September 26th, 2010 8:55pm EDT
Greg Giraldo
Comedian Greg Giraldo is in critical but stable condition in a New Jersey hospital after suffering an accidental overdose on Saturday.

The comic was found unconscious by a friend after mixing up prescription medication, according to reports.

Sources insist the overdose was not a suicide attempt, according to TMZ.com.

Giraldo had a short-lived comedy series on TV in America and is a regular at celebrity roasts on TV network Comedy Central.
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Denis Leary Has Run In With Bear, 'Screams Like Eight-Year-Old Girl'

July 27th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
Denis Leary
Denis Leary is heeding wildlife warnings around his Connecticut home after a surprise run-in with a wild black bear left him "screaming like an eight-year-old girl".

The Rescue Me star lives in rustic Roxbury with his wife Ann and the couple's two kids - but he never took strong warnings from neighbors about local wildlife seriously - until he was scared senseless by a recent encounter.

Leary reveals he had stepped out in his underwear for a morning coffee and a cigarette with his dogs when he saw a giant beast waiting in his driveway.
He says, "5:30 on a Sunday morning about a month ago....
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Maura Tierney Completes Her Cancer Treatment

April 7th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Maura Tierney
Actress Maura Tierney is returning to the small screen after finishing treatment for breast cancer.

The former ER star was forced to walk away from TV drama Rescue Me after she was diagnosed with the disease last year. But, now she's putting her cancer battle behind her as she gets back to work on the show as Denis Leary's love interest.

Her rep tells TVGuide.com, "(Tierney) has finished treatment and is doing very well and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life."

The actress has already filmed scenes for the program, which will air next year.
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30 Days Of Christmas Week Two: Dysfunctional Family Christmases

December 7th, 2009 10:59am EST
30 Days of Christmas: Week Two
There are a lot of people who feel that starting holiday festivities too early before a holiday takes some of the magic out of it and therefore eliminates some of the excitement. If you are "one of those," though, you will probably love this week's quick alternative to the dozens upon dozens of sappy, sentimental Christmas classics soon to fill your TV. This week-- the first official theme week for the 30 Days of Christmas experiment-Starpulse.com presents to you: Dysfunctional Family Christmases!

Day Five: November 30, 2009 - Surviving Christmas

Nothing about 2004's Surviving Christm...
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Get Set For 3-D 'Ice Age' Fun Starting July 1

June 30th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Ice Age 3
Years ago a CGI kids-friendly move named Ice Age hit the big screens and it was a universal success. Three excellent comedians came together to make an excellent 'herd' of Ice Age animals: Ray Romano, as the mammoth Manfred, Denis Leary as the acerbic sabertooth tiger Diego, and John Leguizamo as the foolish sloth Sid.

The movie did so well it spawned a sequel, Ice Age: The Metldown, and now on July 1st the third of the series comes out titled Ice Age: The Dawn of the Dinosaurs (in 3-D!). Join our favorite trio and their newest friends in this chapter.

Starpulse thought it would giv...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 29th, 2009 10:48am EDT
Public Enemies
I saw "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" last week, and I really enjoyed it. Apparently among critics I was in the minority on that one. The film certainly wasn't perfect, but I didn't think it was nearly as bad as people were saying.

The surprising thing for me though, was how divided people's opinions were about it. For the most part I found that people who viewed the film fell into two camps: those that loved it and those that hated it. I didn't really encounter a many people who fell in between.

July starts out a bit slow this week with "Public Enemies," "Ice Age: Dawn of...
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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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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)...
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Michael J. Fox Embraced Bad Guy Role

April 23rd, 2009 9:58am EDT
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox jumped at the chance to play a bitter, drug-addicted character on the TV drama Rescue Me - so he could ditch his reputation as Hollywood's 'Mr. Nice Guy'.

The actor plays the disabled love interest of Janet Gavin, the ex-wife of lead actor Denis Leary's character Tommy Gavin, in the gritty firefighter series, and Fox embraced the idea he'd be playing an ill-tempered bad guy.

He says, "People don't often think of me as a bitter misanthrope, so to get to play one, it's too fun to pass up."

- Click here for more Michael J. Fox pictures -

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'Rescue Me' To Film At Ground Zero

April 10th, 2009 9:06am EDT
Rescue Me
Denis Leary and his Rescue Me cast mates have been given permission to film two episodes of the hard-hitting firefighter drama at Ground Zero.

The crew shot scenes amid the rebuilding effort at the former New York site of the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers, which were hit by planes during a terrorist attack in 2001.

Leary tells WENN, "We're showing where the restoration is at, where they're at with the development of it and where the buildings are at, and the discussion of how the towers will be remembered."

- Click here for more Rescue Me pictures -

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Denis Leary's Goal Is To Leave 'Biggest Carbon Footprint'

March 23rd, 2009 9:01am EDT
Denis Leary
Denis Leary may be best known now as the star of FX's fireman drama Rescue Me, but children of the '90s remember his comedy rants. He's still got it in him, so when reporters ask him how he goes green for their celebrity puff pieces, he rails against it.

"My goal is to leave this planet with the biggest carbon footprint I can possibly leave," Leary said. "First of all, I have to have trucks because I live most of my time on a horse farm, so I've gotta have trucks. It's in the northeast, I've got to have pickup trucks to move snow, number one. Number two, just if I'm driving, I don't ha...
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'Rescue Me' Returns In April On FX

February 13th, 2009 11:18am EST
Rescue Me
Rescue Me, FX's acclaimed series starring Denis Leary, will kick off its 22-episode fifth season on Tuesday, April 7th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and the network placed an order for an additional season.

The 22-episode fifth season will air on FX over 23 weeks, with the season finale scheduled to air Tuesday, September 8.

"Rescue Me" revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with being a firefighter,...
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Denis Leary Apologizes For Autism Comments

October 29th, 2008 12:55pm EDT
Denis Leary
Actor-turned-author Denis Leary has apologized for his scathing remarks against children suffering with autism - insisting his quotes were taken out of context by the media.

The Rescue Me star sparked outrage among activists for young autism sufferers when an excerpt from his book Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was printed in a newspaper earlier this month.

In the book, Leary claims some parents use the brain development disorder as an excuse to explain their children's "laziness", and blames the surge in autism on "inattentive mothers and c...
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