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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...

Dead stars feature in Dutch beer commercial

March 26th, 2014 4:00am EDT
Bruce Lee
Bosses at a Dutch brewing company have brought Kurt Cobain and John Lennon back from the dead for a new commercial.

Marketing men behind the new Bavaria ad for Radler fruit-flavoured beer also features the likenesses of dead icons Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee chilling out on a tropical paradise.

The peaceful scene is interrupted when the dead stars spot a ship on the horizon, forcing them to run for cover to protect their secret spot.

Bruce Lee's Iconic Yellow Jumpsuit Sells For $100,000 At Auction

December 6th, 2013 1:10pm EST
Bruce Lee
The yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in his final film has been sold for $100,000, around three times its original estimate.

The martial arts legend wore the costume while making 1973 film Game of Death, but he died before the movie was finished.

The suit went under the hammer at the Spink auction house in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark 40 years since Lee's passing, and it sold to an anonymous bidder for $100,000.

Other items sold off included a pair of martial arts nunchaku, also featured in Game of Death, which sold for $70,000.

Lee died from an allergic reaction to painkillers at...

Gene Kelly's Singin' in the Rain suit up for sale

December 3rd, 2013 3:20am EST
Bruce Lee
The grey wool suit Gene Kelly was wearing as he splashed through puddles during his Singin' In The Rain dance routine is expected to fetch over $20,000 (£13,000) when it goes under the hammer at an auction in Dallas, Texas later this week (06Dec13).

Heritage Auctions bosses are selling the clothing item, which memorabilia collector Gerry Sola bought for just $10 (GBP6) at a MGM studio sale in 1970.

It's one of two iconic wardrobe items set to go to auction this week - Bruce Lee's yellow jumpsuit from his final film Game of Death is among the highlights up for grabs at a Spink auction in H...

Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity

October 23rd, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity of the year.
The estate of the late 'Thriller' singer, who died from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, amassed $160 million in 12 months, as a result of the two successful Cirque du Soleil shows, 'Michael Jackson ONE' and 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour,' based on his back catalogue of hits.
The earnings put him at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities.
The King of Pop took the crown back from his close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who slipped to fourth place as her estate earne...

DVD/Blu-ray Review: 'The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection'

August 14th, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bruce Lee Collection
Ready to get your cool kung fu on?  We’re checking out the massive 11-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Box Set of "The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection" available now from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment.  We dissect everything from the flicks to features below!



THE FLICKS – 3½ / 5 stars

Despite the size of this book-like collection, there are only four flicks in this set and they range from brilliant to bad.  On the good side, "The Way of the Dragon" (which was also titled "Return of the Dragon") is by far Lee’s masterwork with the martial artist not only starring but directing as well.  Add to it ...

Bruce Lee Exhibit Opens 40 Years After Star's Death

July 19th, 2013 1:29pm EDT
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee's daughter has launched a special exhibition in Hong Kong ahead of the 40th anniversary of the martial arts icon's death.

A series of commemorative events are set to take place in the region to remember the Enter the Dragon star, who died from swelling of the brain aged 32 on 20 July, 1973.

Shannon Lee has overseen an exhibition along with the Bruce Lee Foundation, of which she is chairwoman, to coincide with the milestone, and she spoke to the star's ever-loyal legion of fans at a preview for the collection on Friday.

Speaking of her father's lust for life, she says, "I rememb...

Enter The Dragon star Jim Kelly dies

July 1st, 2013 3:20am EDT
Bruce Lee
Martial arts expert-turned-movie star Jim Kelly has died at the age of 67.

Kelly passed away on Saturday (29Jun13) at his home in San Diego, California following a battle with cancer, according to his ex-wife Marilyn Dishman.

The star came to prominence in 1973 film Enter the Dragon opposite Bruce Lee, and was famous for his one-liners and huge Afro hairstyle.

He went on to appear in films such as Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai before giving up acting to concentrate on playing tennis professionally.

Kelly appeared in movies on and off until 2009, and worked mainl...

Top Pick: 'Enter The Dragon' 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Giftset On Blu-ray June 11

June 10th, 2013 6:55am EDT
Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary
"Enter the Dragon," one of martial arts icon Bruce Lee's last films, will debut June 11 on Blu-ray in the "Enter the Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition" giftset from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film, which helped bring interest in the Asian martial arts genre to mainstream Western cinema, has been re-mastered for its 40th anniversary, and will now feature new bonus materials, such as the featurette, "No Way as Way," on the legacy of Bruce Lee, plus other featurettes and commentary. Memorabilia -- which includes collectible art cards, lenticular card and an embroi...

Blu-ray Review: 'I Am Bruce Lee'

February 12th, 2013 10:15am EST
Bruce Lee
Need a fix of Bruce Lee – the man, the myth and the legacy?  Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray doc "I Am Bruce Lee" out now from Shout! Factory.  The truth behind the legend (and it’s review!) lies below.



   Title: "I Am Bruce Lee"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Shannon Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, Bob Wall

   Director: Pete McCormack

   Rating: Not Rated

   Runtime: 94 minutes

   Release Company: Shout! Factory



The Flick: It’s fine to see various celebs and famous friends wax nostalgic about what Bruce was like and his influence...

In Honor Of 'Sparkle,' The 6 Best Posthumous Film Releases

August 14th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
This weekend's release of Sparkle will mark the final film for the recently deceased Whitney Houston. Posthumous film releases aren't too common, but there have been some fantastic films that hit theaters after a star's tragic death. Here are the Top 6:

The Deer Hunter (John Cazale) Cazale was in six films and all of them were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. He was dying from terminal lung cancer during The Deer Hunter, but his girlfriend Meryl Streep and director Michael Cimino threatened to walk away from the film if the studio fired Cazale. Robert De Niro used his own m...

Justin Timberlake Laughs Off His Leg Injury

December 6th, 2010 1:08pm EST
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has shrugged off an injury he sustained on the set of his new movie, insisting his leg is not "irreversibly damaged".

The pop superstar hurt his calf while filming a stunt for upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Now last Wednesday.

The shoot was halted temporarily, but the singer/actor is said to have carried on working through the pain. Timberlake has now opened up about the injury and reveals he only has himself to blame for the accident.

He tells Entertainment Tonight, "My calf is... it's not that bad. It'll be fine. It's not irreversibly damaged... I was just on set and ...

Mark Wahlberg To Play The Crow?

October 19th, 2010 10:45pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role in a remake of cult 1994 film "The Crow," according to new Internet reports.

Singer-turned-scriptwriter Nick Cave is working on a screenplay for the film, which Stephen Norrington is slated to direct, according to

The original movie, which starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee's son Brandon as an undead avenger of his and his fiancee's murder, was marred by tragedy - Lee was accidentally shot and killed in North Carolina during filming.

Click for more great Mark Wahlberg pictures:

31 Days Of Horror Week 3: 'Rocky Horror,' 'Body Snatchers,' & More

October 23rd, 2009 10:41am EDT
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
With the Halloween fast approaching, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week Kris does the time warp with "Rocky Horror," gets turned into a pod person

with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and gets generally freaked out by "The Vanishing."

October 15 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The culture behind "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has always sort of lingered on the edge of my awareness. I knew it was there, I knew people liked it and I knew it involved dressing in drag and spanking each othe...

Top 10 Acting Performances By Athletes

August 27th, 2009 10:35am EDT
Cam Neely as Seabass
A director getting the optimum performance out of an actor is not unlike a coach getting a great performance out of an athlete. One has to use the right guy in the right scene with expert timing. These are situations where one could film countless scenes of all different kinds, and getting laughs so big with these athletes would seem impossible - they're almost perfect. Remember, the fellas on this list appear here because they got the biggest laughs, not because they were the best actors or in the best movies. While Something About Mary is a funnier and better movie than many on this l...

25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...

Seth Rogen Buzzes About Gondry's 'Green Hornet'

March 23rd, 2009 8:52am EDT
Seth Rogen
The prospect of a Green Hornet film seems cursed. Christopher McQuarrie was writing a script in 2000 which had Jet Li attached as Kato. Then the surprise of comedian Kevin Smith writing and directing stalled with an unproduced script. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been touting their script since SuperBad, but their first choice director, Stephen Chow, backed out.

Now, with yet another avant-garde twist, Green Hornet is still buzzing. "Michel Gondry is going to direct it," Rogen updated. "Me and Evan are in the process of rewriting it with him right now. We should start shooting it...

China State TV To Air 50-Part Bruce Lee Biography

October 7th, 2008 10:19am EDT
The Chinese Connection
BEIJING (AP) - Bruce Lee is getting a belated hero's welcome in China, with the country's state broadcaster set to air a 50-part prime-time series on the late kung fu star.

Lee became a chest-thumping source of nationalistic pride to Chinese around the world with his characters who defended the Chinese against oppressors in a series of movies in the early 1970s. But his influence wasn't felt immediately in China, which was then a closed communist country.

Lee's films started surfacing in China on video in the 1980s — years after his death in 1973 from swelling of the brain.


Slideshow: Actors/Martial Artists

August 29th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Jackie Chan
They kick, punch, roll, and flip with fervor and precision. They are actors with abilities beyond a normal human being. And we love them for it! Check out our photo slideshow of famous actors who like to polish off their martial arts skills now and then:

Jet Li

Recent films: The Forbidden Kingdom, War, Fearless

More Jet Li Pictures

Jackie Chan

Recent films: Kung Fu Panda, The Forbidden Kingdom, Rush Hour 3

More Jackie Chan Pictures

Wesley Snipes

Memorable films: Blade, U.S. Marshals, Rising Sun

More Wesley...

Exhibit Marks Bruce Lee's Death

July 18th, 2008 12:04pm EDT
Bruce Lee
HONG KONG (AP) - Bruce Lee fans are marking the 35th anniversary of his death with an exhibit featuring movie posters, magazine covers and books about the action star.

Also among the 800 items on display are letters written by Lee that detail his life in the U.S., where he attended college and taught kung fu before returning to Hong Kong.

Danny Chan, who plays Lee in an upcoming Chinese TV series, attended the opening ceremony of the exhibit Friday, organized by the Hong Kong-based Bruce Lee Club.

Chan said he hopes the exhibit will improve public understanding of Lee.


Students Plan Bruce Lee Memorial

December 27th, 2007 8:59am EST
Bruce Lee
Students at the University of Washington are hoping to ring in the New Year with a memorial to martial arts movie icon Bruce Lee. The students have collected more than 1,000 signatures in recent weeks in a bid to petition university officials to erect a lifesize bronze statue of the Enter The Dragon star on campus.

Lee, who is buried alongside his son Brandon in Seattle, Washington, studied at the university in the 1960s. He died in 1973.

The memorial design students have in mind features a meditating Lee seated. If university officials agree to students' wishes the statue will ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 27

November 27th, 2007 3:00am EST
Michael Vartan
Family Matters' Urkel Jaleel White (1976), Melrose Place actress Brooke Langton (1970), Alias actor Michael Vartan (1968), actress and former pugilist's wife Robin Givens (1964), actor Fisher Stevens (1963), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia (1958), Bill Nye the Science Guy (1955), rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942), country pop star Eddie Rabbitt (1941), and prolific actor and kung-fu master Bruce Lee (1940).

Fascinating Facts

August 15th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston will screen her directorial debut Room 10 at the Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films, which begins on August 23.

Movie bosses are planning a remake of Bruce Lee's 1973 classic martial arts movie Enter The Dragon, to be directed by The Shield's executive producer Kurt Sutter.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have bought a mansion in Hidden Hills, California for more than $10 million after selling their Beverly Hills property to singer Christina Aguilera.

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer Is reportedly writing a book about his time in the band. He plans to i...

Spike TV Presents Bruce Lee Day on Sunday, June 24

June 23rd, 2007 8:43am EDT
Game of Death
Spike TV pays tribute to the greatest martial artist of all time on Sunday, June 24 (2:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) with Bruce Lee Day. The homage to Lee will consist of nearly ten hours of programming and rare digital content, highlighted by his daughter Shannon Lee hosting a presentation of her father's classic Enter the Dragon, widely considered the greatest martial arts film of all time.

Also included to honor the memory of the influential martial artist are the timeless Bruce Lee films Game of Death and Fists of Fury, as well as Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, starring Jason Scott Lee and L...

Bruce Lee's Dream Project He Would Never Live To See Remastered On DVD

May 2nd, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Circle Of Iron
At the height of his international fame, the legendary Bruce Lee – along with his friend and student James Coburn and Oscar® -winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant – began to write what he believed would be the greatest achievement of his film career. Five years after his mysterious death, Lee's vision would finally be realized. David Carradine (Kill Bill), Christopher Lee (Star Wars Episode III), Roddy McDowall (Planet Of The Apes) and Eli Wallach (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly) star in this acclaimed cult hit that brings Lee's personal philosophy to the screen with a still-potent comb...

Bruce Lee Biopic Is Headed For The Small Screen

April 10th, 2007 1:25pm EDT
Bruce Lee
A 40-part series based on the life of Kung-Fu icon Bruce Lee is set to hit the small screen. The Legend Of Bruce Lee, which has a budget of $6.4 million, started production in the southern province of Guangdong over the weekend.

The actor, who made 46 kung-fu movies, died at the age of 32 while starring and directing Game Of Death in Hong Kong in 1973.

Chan Kwok-Kwan, who plays Lee in the TV series, said he had mixed feelings about playing the role of an icon. He says, "I'm nervous and also excited, but I will do my best."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment ...

'The Green Hornet' Heads To The Big Screen

March 20th, 2007 2:22pm EDT
The Green Hornet
Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights to The Green Hornet, the classic crime-fighting hero whose adventures were chronicled over the generations on radio, television, and in comic books. The studio will adapt "The Green Hornet" into a feature film.

The Green Hornet made his debut on January 31, 1936 on WXYZ Detroit, the creation of the station's George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, who also created the Lone Ranger. The series, which ran until 1952 on the Mutual and NBC Blue networks, followed the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy whose life is changed when he inherits his f...

Chuck Norris Sounds Off On Slavery

February 26th, 2007 11:14am EST
Chuck Norris
There's a pet cause for every celebrity in Hollywood. But one of the biggest stars of the last 30 years is championing a cause somehow overlooked by the glitterati of New York and L.A. It's slavery -- and the unlikely anti-slavery champion is Chuck Norris.

In his latest exclusive column for WorldNetDaily on Mon, Feb 26, Norris talks about how we can free those enslaved today. While the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the UK will soon be celebrated around the world, slavery has mushroomed, as there are now over 27 million people in bondage worldwide.

Norris has sta...

Steven Seagal Slams Copycat Actors

January 28th, 2007 11:00pm EST
Steven Seagal
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal claims he a victim of jealousy and that rival action stars are constantly copying his work.

The Under Siege star doesn't name names, but insists the industry is rife with bitterness and envy.

He says, "There's one boy who once tried to do stuff with Bruce Lee. And there's another person out there who's always tried to copy me. I think among the real professionals there's camaraderie, but with the others there is jealousy."

Go to Steven Seagal's Starpulse Page for lots more, including photos, bio, and more!

(This news article provided by Wo...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 27

November 27th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jimi Hendrix
Family Matters' Urkel Jaleel White (1976), Melrose Place actress Brooke Langton (1970), Alias actor Michael Vartan (1968), actress and former pugilist's wife Robin Givens (1964), actor Fisher Stevens (1963), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia (1958), Bill Nye the Science Guy (1955), rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942), country pop star Eddie Rabbitt (1941), and prolific actor and kung-fu master Bruce Lee (1940).

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