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Sarah Jessica Parker Stunned By Ancestor's Salem Witch Trial Links

March 6th, 2010 1:30pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker has been left reeling by a televised trip back in time after researching her family tree for a new show - her ancestors were part of the Salem Witch Trials. The Sex & The City star was the first curious celebrity to feature in new show Who Do You Think You Are? when the program debuted on Friday night - and she had no idea her family's past would be so interesting.

Parker returned to her native Ohio and discovered her mother's ancestors weren't German, as she had always thought - but were settlers from England, and her third great-grandfather, John S. Hodge, may have ...
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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Madonna At Carnival, Leonardo DiCaprio In Germany & More

February 15th, 2010 10:02am EST
Madonna
Madonna, her daughter Lourdes Maria and Jesus Luz attended the carnival parade at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Feb.14. Check out what other celebs did this weekend!

Filmmaker Spike Lee kissed Alicia Keys during halftime of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 14, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Bill Murray reacted after hitting from a bunker toward the 16th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebbl...
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Woody Allen, Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood & Others Discuss 'Whatever Works'

June 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Whatever Works
Woody Allen, Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood sat down to discuss their new film, "Whatever Works," in theaters June 19. I asked Woody if any changes were made to the script -- a script he wrote in the 1970's -- with the casting of Larry David and asked Larry if he ever felt too much "Larry David" was ever coming out in his performance. Also discussed is their love -- or in Larry David's case, disdain, -- for New York and the slim possibilities that a Woody Allen film will ever be adapted for Broadway.

Mike: When Larry David was cast, did you re-write anything to take ...
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The Elite Eight Of Basketball Movies

March 16th, 2009 10:25am EDT
Glory Road
March Madness has arrived! This is the time of the year when people set up betting pools and eagerly watch as their teams try to make it to the Final Four. March Madness is marked by buzz beaters, upsets, blowouts, Cinderella teams who are destined to win the tournament, Underdog teams who defy their critics, and the love and passion for the game of basketball. These underlying moments and themes have all been a major focus of basketball films. In honor of March Madness, we've compiled a list of the best basketball films ever. Here are the Elite Eight:

1. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Any kid w...
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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Our 10 Favorite New York City Films

September 25th, 2008 10:20am EDT
Spider-Man 3
New York City has been a focal point of art, music and movies for generations. And why not? It is a city full of life, culture and excitement. Trend setting and worldly, the city that never sleeps has been a big influence in Hollywood. Check out our 10 favorite New York City movies. This is not a list of the top 10 movies filmed in New York but a list films that make the city the leading lady!

10. Sex and The City

Like the HBO series before it, this new blockbuster gives a great deal of its success to the city that made it. This film not only shows all sides to the city but ev...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

August 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
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 exciting and clever comments were made on the latest stories on Jennifer "the Door Mat" Aniston’s love life , Britney Spears’ cleaning regiment, and a sober country singer, as well as a Poem for Bernie Mac.

Topic Highlights =There were some attentive and considerate observations made about Jenna Jameson’s and Fantasia Barrino’s personal appearance and some best wishes were given to Artie Lange, Alec ...
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Slideshow: Celebrities We Wouldn't Want To Make Angry

August 15th, 2008 11:39am EDT
Tom Cruise
Not all celebrities are nice and friendly. In fact, some of them scare us! Take a look at famous people who we wouldn't want mad at us and our reasons why...

Naomi Campbell

Reason: There are plenty

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Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards

Reason: Charlie to Denise: "I hope you and your worthless retarded father get cancer and join your stupid mom. Rot in hell you whore"

Denise to Charlie: "I don't want your prostitute-tranny-infested sperm."

Miley Cyrus

Reason: She'll make fu...
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Spike Lee's Best & Not-So-Best Films

August 11th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Spike Lee
It's difficult to rank the films of Spike Lee in order of best to worst because, quite frankly, the auteur hasn't really made a horrible film. With nearly 20 feature films under his belt and more to come (his upcoming WWII film looks promising) Lee has of course put out his share of minor works, but even the projects that failed still had enough of the director's signature characteristics-fascinating characters, intriguing dialogue, and race relation undertones-and ultimately are merely cinematic experiments gone wrong. Consider this a list of best and minor works of one of America's finest...
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New York United Film Festival - A Showcase Of Art & Creativity Runs Sept. 5–7

July 25th, 2008 7:00am EDT
New York United Film Festival
The New York United Film Festival, bringing art and creativity together to create a united film community, will be held at the prestigious Millennium in the East Village on September 5th – 7th. The festival's focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a "United" showcase of creative energy and talent. This is a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge. A Tulsa native filmmaker, Jason Connell and his production company Connell Creations founded New York United Film Festival and recently completed their first feature leng...
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'Pulse Patrol: This Week's Top User Comments On Starpulse

May 23rd, 2008 1:55pm EDT
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.

Starpulse Mission Statement #26453

Objective: The talented and inventive Research Team here at Starpulse.com has given an assignment to the STF (Starpulse Task Force), the human-less automatons who are in control of patrolling the site to delete and erase any malicious and offensive comments, to collect some of the funniest, corniest, craziest and "wtf" comments worthy of recognition and acknowledgment.

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Alicia Keys Gears Up For North American Leg Of 'As I Am' Tour

April 16th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Alicia Keys
After wowing fans during her successful sold-out European tour, MBK/J Records' global superstar Alicia Keys is just days away from bringing that same excitement on the North American leg of her As I Am Tour presented by Lexus.

Joined by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, the As I Am Tour presented by Lexus, kicks off April 19th in Hampton, VA. The tour continues on across the US and Canada, and will conclude on June 18th at Madison Square Garden in Alicia's hometown of New York City. Due to popular demand, new dates have been added ...
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World Renowned Bassist Marcus Miller Releases New Album, 'Marcus'; Win A Signed Copy!

April 8th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Marcus Miller
Among the world's most gifted, forward-thinking and eclectic electric bassists, Marcus Miller is a two-time Grammy-winner and the composer / producer of eight critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums.

On March 4, 2008 Concord Jazz released Marcus, Marcus Miller's 7th solo release, featuring guest appearances by Corinne Bailey Rae, Lalah Hathaway, Keb' Mo' and more, including Taraji P. Henson, the actress who lent her vocals to the Oscar winning song "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" from the film Hustle and Flow.

The 13-track album finds Marcus serving up his own signature fu...
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Mariah Carey Releases Double Disc DVD 'The Adventures Of Mimi'

December 6th, 2007 8:00pm EST
The Adventures Of Mimi
Mariah Carey, one of the most internationally renowned, mega-selling superstars brings her most successful tour, The Adventures Of Mimi, produced by Live Nation, to DVD. Fans will get an all-access pass to exclusive content and a chance to experience Mariah like they've never seen her before. Included in the DVD is behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive videos, a karaoke feature and powerhouse performances of Mariah's top smash hits from the past 17 years including, "We Belong Together," "Always Be My Baby," "It's Like That," "Vision of Love" and "Make It Happen." The highly-anticipated doubl...
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Bravo Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Halle Berry On 'Inside The Actors Studio'

October 27th, 2007 8:45am EDT
Halle Berry
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry joins Bravo's 13-time Emmy-nominated series "Inside the Actor's Studio" on Monday, October 29, at 8 PM ET/PT.

Host James Lipton discusses the successful career of the actress named 11 times as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and who in 2007 was named "The All Time Most Beautiful Woman."

Berry takes viewers through her diverse portfolio of characters from her role in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" to her Academy Award-winning performance in "Monsters Ball."

Berry gets intimate, revealing what it was like to tape the ...
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It Takes A Predator To Put One Away! Shark Season One Arrives On DVD Oct. 2

September 20th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Shark
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the courthouse… Fox Home Entertainment presents the dramatic first season of one of last fall's surprise television hits when Shark Season One comes to DVD October 2nd.

Three-time Emmy®* winner James Woods (Be Cool, Casino) stars as top-notch celebrity defense attorney Sebastian Stark aka "Shark," a nickname earned through his merciless style of practicing law. When a simple twist of fate forces him to question his methods, Stark finds himself on the opposing team, working as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles Distric...
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Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

May 30th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...
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'Friday Night Lights,' 'Ugly Betty,' 'The Office' & More Win Peabody Awards

April 4th, 2007 11:38am EDT
Ugly Betty
Thirty-five recipients of the 66th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Entertainment series selected included ABC's Ugly Betty, a telenovela makeover that explores clashing concepts of beauty, class, race and footwear with intelligence, warmth and wit; NBC's The Office, a British comedy of workplace manners that has been transferred with pitch-perfect brilliance to Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA; and Scrubs, a unstintingly creative, sixth-season NBC comedy that never loses its respect for humanity despite...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 20

March 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Spike Lee
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington (1976), Franz Ferdinand singer Alexander Kapranos (1972), "Harry Potter" actor David Thewlis (1963), "Thirteen" star Holly Hunter (1958), actress Theresa Russell (1957), film director Spike Lee (1957), Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer (1950), "Dune" star William Hurt (1950), Canadian hockey legend Bobby Orr (1948), "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed (1937), "Barney Miller" star Hal Linden (1931), children's television host Fred Rogers (1928; d. 2003), director Carl Reiner (1922), actor/bandleader Ozzie Nelson (1906; d. 1975), and Norweg...
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Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett & Others To Present Honors At Black Movie Awards

October 10th, 2006 1:42pm EDT
Angela Bassett
Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Elise, Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee will be presenters at Film Life's "2006 Black Movie Awards A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future," airing Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), on TNT.

The gala awards show, hosted by Tyler Perry, recognizes creative achievement by persons of African descent in feature-length motion pictures, both in front of and behind the camera, and honors outstanding films portraying the Black experience.

Winfrey will present the Distinguished Career Achievement Award to acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson, recognizing...
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New Movies on DVD, August 8

August 8th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The volatile showdown between a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber is sent spiraling toward disaster when a scheming power broker steps in to take control of the situation in Inside Man. This hair-raising film is directed by Spike Lee and stars Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. Also on DVD: Last Holiday and Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector.
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Spike Lee To Develop Series for NBC

July 19th, 2006 11:04am EDT
Spike Lee
In a major creative coup, NBC has signed groundbreaking writer-director-producer Spike Lee to develop a new drama series to be produced by NBC Universal Television Studio. Details of the untitled drama's concept will be announced later.

"Spike Lee was one of the first people that I wanted to make a priority for the network," said Katie O'Connell, Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment. "I wanted to be aggressive about bringing in a high-profile filmmaker who fits in so well with NBC's traditional brand of challenging quality dramas."

"To say we feel incredibl...
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NAACP Points Out Lack of Diversity on TV

June 15th, 2006 1:33pm EDT
Dennis Haysbert stars in drama The Unit
According to the NAACP, with the cancellation of the Bernie Mac Show, for the first time in recent history, there is not a comedy with an African-American lead character left on the big four networks. When it comes to returning sitcoms and the announced new comedies, African Americans are missing in action.

While the genre is not as popular as it once was, there is not a shortage of sitcoms on the schedule. Out of the nearly 20 sitcoms on network television this fall, it is unconscionable that there is not an African American lead among them.

When you take into account the recent...
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CBS Reveals 2006-07 Primetime Schedule

May 17th, 2006 11:08am EDT
Ray Liotta stars in Smith
CBS just announced the addition of four new series to its 2006-07 primetime line-up. The four new shows feature a roster of award-winning actors and executive producers and a unique mix of concepts and genres. The freshman series include The Class, a young and sexy ensemble comedy; Smith, a high octane heist thriller starring Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen; the apocalyptic drama Jericho starring Skeet Ulrich; and Shark, a glossy, high-stakes courtroom drama starring James Woods.

In an impressive achievement, CBS is returning six of its freshman series, which strengthened four nights o...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 20

March 20th, 2006 3:03am EST
Spike Lee
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington (1976), Franz Ferdinand singer Alexander Kapranos (1972), supermodel Kathy Ireland (1963), "Harry Potter" actor David Thewlis (1963), "Thirteen" star Holly Hunter (1958), actress Theresa Russell (1957), film director Spike Lee (1957), Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer (1950), "Dune" star William Hurt (1950), Canadian hockey legend Bobby Orr (1948), "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed (1937), "Barney Miller" star Hal Linden (1931), children's television host Fred Rogers (1928; d. 2003), director Carl Reiner (1922), actor/bandleader Ozzie N...
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