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'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: John Lithgow Returns In Episode 'Mom And Dad'

November 19th, 2013 9:08am EST
How I Met Your Mother
Last week Robin was dealing with the fact that her mother was not going to make it to her wedding, but one family member that was making the trip out was Barney’s dad.  Jerry, played by the incomparable John Lithgow, was reunited with Barney a couple of seasons ago after being absent for most of Barney’s childhood. 

When Barney sees Jerry run into his mom, Loretta, he gets the childish notion that maybe his parents could get back together.  He decides to put together one of his patented elaborate schemes, but this one may have been a bit over the top.  Barney sends Jerry’s wife Sheryl on a...
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'Once' Leads 2012 Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

May 1st, 2012 11:57am EDT
Once
Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prize giving, which honors the best on Broadway. Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Philip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading ...
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Tommy Lee Jones Receives Harvard Arts Medal

April 27th, 2012 12:39pm EDT
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones has been honored by his alma mater college after receiving the Harvard Arts Medal on Thursday.

The Men in Black star, who attended the Massachusetts university in the 1960s, returned to the institution and was presented with the award at a special ceremony.

The Oscar winner told the audience his time at Harvard shaped his career, saying, "I believe my experience here was the best thing that happened to my creative life. For that, I will be grateful as long as I live."

He also took part in a question-and-answer session with fellow Harvard alumni and actor John Lithgow, ...
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Blu-ray Interview/Review: 'Scarface's' Steven Bauer - Career Interview Time!

September 6th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Scarface piece
If Tony Montana was the heavy of his illegal operation, then his right hand man Manny Ribera was most certainly the heart. Brought to life by then newbie actor Steven Bauer, Manny had both a danger and charisma that made him a perfect yin to Tony’s wild and unpredictable yang. So we here at Starpulse thought it only fitting that just in time for the tasty release of the "Scarface" Limited Edition Blu-ray hitting shelves Sept. 6 from Universal Home Video (check out the review below as well!), we wanted to get some movie geek insight about the flick from the bold Bauer himself. And while m...
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Live Talks Los Angeles Announces Second Season

August 31st, 2011 3:19pm EDT
Live Talks LA
Having brought fantastic celebrity pairings together to help support worthy causes in Los Angeles, Live Talks Los Angeles has recently announced the lineup for their noteworthy second season.

Live Talks LA has embarked on a mission to "bring great speakers to Los Angeles — authors, artists, leaders, musicians, scientists — and present them in some of the city’s wonderful venues."

In doing so, they support various arts, literacy and educational causes, donating the net proceeds from their events to organizations like First Book (providing access to new books for children in need), the ...
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Megan Fox Wears A Tight Mini Dress On 'This Is Forty' Set

August 23rd, 2011 8:47am EDT
Megan Fox
We spotted Megan Fox wearing a gray form-fitted mini dress on the set of "This Is Forty" in Los Angeles yesterday. The slim star can't hide any bumps in that little number!

The film is helmed by Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Albert Brooks and John Lithgow. The film is set for a summer 2012 release.
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'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Applaud This SciFi Cautionary Tale (Video)

August 4th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
What makes 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' so unique is that it's the first live-action film to be told from the point of view of a sentient animal -- A chimpanzee--named Caesar...brilliantly portrayed by Andy Serkis, the world's foremost performance capture actor. Andy infuses Caesar with nuance, wisdom and most importantly... heart.

'Rise Of The Planets Of The Apes' is an origin story, in the truest sense of the word. It shows us what happens, when experiments in genetic engineering, leads scientists to produce an intelligent ape. The film is a cautionary tale that blends scifi wi...
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Jason Segel & Leslie Mann Work Out Together For Apatow's 'This Is Forty' (Photos)

July 21st, 2011 11:00am EDT
This is 40
We spotted Leslie Mann and Jason Segel working out during a scene for the film "This is Forty" in Los Angeles. Jason's character is playing a personal trainer.

The film is helmed by Mann's husband Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.
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'HIMYM' Recap: John Lithgow Is Back And Does Not Disappoint

April 19th, 2011 10:25am EDT
John Lithgow and Neil Patrick Harris star on HIMYM Mondays 8/7c
I enjoyed John Lithgow’s performance as Barney’s father, Jerry, and was excited to hear that he would be returning for this week’s episode of HIMYM. He did not disappoint.

Last night’s episode, “Hopeless,” was the second of five straight weeks of new episodes to close out the season. It started off with a flashback to Jerry visiting Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) for the last time before disappearing for the rest of his childhood. Giving some perspective into why Barney is the way he is, Jerry says remember to always to stay awesome and then did a magic trick before leaving.

Jerry tried...
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'HIMYM' Recap: John Lithgow Is Barney's 'Legenddaddy,' Or Is He?

March 22nd, 2011 10:23am EDT
Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) finally meets his dad Jerry (John L
How I Met Your Mother returned with a new episode last night after a few weeks of reruns, and if that wasn’t exciting enough, it was revealed that Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) would finally meet his estranged father.

Equally exciting was the news that Barney’s father, Jerry, would be played by John Lithgow. The classically trained actor has proven his range with comedic roles like Dick on 3rd Rock From the Sun and serious ones like his award winning performance as the Trinity Killer on Showtime’s Dexter, and seems like a perfect choice for HIMYM.

The episode started in typical HIMYM fash...
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Stanley Tucci To Host 'Vine Talk'

January 13th, 2011 7:31am EST
Stanley Tucci
The Devil Wears Prada star Stanley Tucci has added chat show host to his impressive resume after signing on to front a new wine-related program.

The wine-loving star has started work on Vine Talk, which will feature Tucci's famous friends chatting about their favorite tipples and wine experiences.

The actor and his guests will also participate in a blind tasting.

Nathan Lane and John Lithgow are among the guests who will appear on the show when it airs this spring.
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Christina Hendricks Needs A Smile Makeover While Sofia Vergara Has Great Teeth

September 1st, 2010 10:30am EDT
Christina Hendricks
Sofia Vergara has landed another prize from her night at the Emmy Awards on Sunday - for best teeth.

The lovely Latina has landed celebrity dentist Dr. Catrise Austin's first Emmy red carpet smile prize after showing off her dazzling white, perfect teeth.

Austin, the author of "5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile: How The Stars Get That Perfect Smile & How You Can Too," has named the "Modern Family" star at the top of her list of "radiant smiles", closely followed by "Glee's" Matthew Morrison, Eva LaRue and Stephen Moyer.

Veteran actor John Lithgow, who picked up a guest acting honor f...
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'Dexter' Producers Talk Season Five Guest Stars

August 29th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Dexter Season 5
Everyone’s waiting for the return of Dexter after the shocking finale of last season. Dexter himself will have plenty to deal with, but now he’ll be joined by some new characters. Four guest stars this year include Peter Weller, Jonny Lee Miller, Shawn Hatosy and Julia Stiles.

“We have four bits of very strong casting that are characters that come in and interact with Dexter's journey this year,” producer Sara Colleton said. “It's going to be a very interesting experience to see Dexter bounce tennis balls from them.”

Last year’s big guest star, John Lithgow, was a powerhouse. This quarte...
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Celebs Opt For Short, Strapless Dresses At Creative Arts Emmys (Photos)

August 23rd, 2010 8:19am EDT
Mary Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), Melanie Brown ("Dance Your Ass Off") and Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies") walked the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmys looking lovely in similar styled dresses. Mary opted for a pink frock with ruffles, while Kristin wore a dark blue jeweled dress. Mel B was elegant in black.

Betty White picked up her fifth Emmy on Saturday - walking away with a trophy for her work hosting "Saturday Night Live."

Neil Patrick Harris picked up trophies for his work at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards last June, as well as for his guest role on "Glee."

Anne Hathaway's vocal t...
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Betty White Wins Fifth Emmy

August 22nd, 2010 5:27pm EDT
Betty White
Veteran actress Betty White picked up her fifth Emmy on Saturday - walking away with a trophy at the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for her work hosting "Saturday Night Live."

The "Golden Girls" favorite has enjoyed a huge career resurgence over the last 12 months, and was the subject of a Facebook.com campaign to get her to front the hit comedy sketch show.

And her fans' dedication was worth it - White won the prize for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on the show in May.

Another host who went home a winner on Saturday was Neil Patrick Harris - he picked up ...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Golden Globes 2010 Highlights

January 18th, 2010 9:43am EST
Golden Globes Recap
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, were held last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. A little rain didn't stop the party and the stars walked the red carpet

in their couture dresses, bling and umbrellas. The devastating earthquake in Haiti was a big topic of conversation on the red carpet as stars wore red ribbons in support and talked about their donation efforts.

Silver, purple, gray and glittery dresses dominated the carpet as the stars filtered into the awards. Lead Actress nominee Sandra Bullock looked amazing in a sheer pur...
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TV Year End Recap

December 26th, 2009 3:00pm EST
TV Year End Recap
Ah, the year has come to an end once more. Well, actually the decade has come to an end. But enough of all that end-of-the-decade nonsense. We still have a year in TV to discuss. A year that finally saw the networks once again deliver us some new shows worth watching, a year when several cable dramas took a massive step forward. A year when Paula Abdul wasn't the worst "Idol" Judge!

Yes, it was a strange year on the small screen, but a good one all the same. Here's the best, and some of the worst, of TV 2009.

Great Performances:

Jane Lynch in "Glee"

Sure, she's been hailed...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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10 Returning Shows We Can't Wait To See This Fall

September 9th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Returning Fall 2009 shows
The fall season is finally upon us, and that means television is worth watching again. The summer has a few hot shows, but it is really just a waiting station for our favorites to return in September. Soon the Tivo will be completely full, every night will be a new adventure, and all our answers from last season's cliff hangers will (hopefully) be answered. Take a look at 10 TV shows we can't wait to see this coming season!

Gossip Girl (returns September 14)

Season two had a few shaky moments, including the illicit teacher-student affair with Dan and Chuck's flirtation with the under...
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Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

August 17th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
X-Files
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...
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Best Celebrity Voice Acting Roles

June 12th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kung Fu Panda
Voice acting is a much more lucrative business than one might imagine, with the actors in question providing their voice for animated movies, video games, television shows, voice overs, and anything else that requires a voice but no face. Some actors do only that kind of work, giving themselves a certain amount of fame in that industry, such as "The Simpsons" cast.

Everything changed when voice acting became a business not only for unknowns, but also an attractive fad for celebrities who wanted to broaden their horizons ... or make a movie "for the kids." Now it seems that no animated...
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John Lithgow To Join 'Dexter' Cast

May 27th, 2009 3:08pm EDT
Dexter John Lithgow
Veteran actor John Lithgow will join the cast of 'Dexter' in the upcoming fourth season.

According to EW, Lithgow will play "Walter Simmons, an unassuming suburbanite who has been living a dual life as one of America’s most prolific and deadliest serial killers."

Season 4 of 'Dexter' premieres September 27 on Showtime.

Click here for a great gallery of 'Dexter' photos

Image © PR Photos
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

January 13th, 2009 11:15am EST
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 stirring and humorous remarks were made on the latest stories on Paris Hilton’s unfilled Love life as well as her musical prowess, the hottest of Alyssa Milano and the Golden Globes’ Fashion.

Topic Highlights = There were some friendly and pleasant commentary made about Mary Louise Parker, John Lithgow and singer Sarah Brightman however, there was no love or affection for the movies “The Ninth Gate” ...
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The Best and Worst of John Travolta

December 4th, 2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...
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Out Of This World: Top Alien-Centric TV Shows

March 18th, 2008 2:33pm EDT
Farscape
TV has often succeeded with shows that focus on the fish out of water. Whether it's an awkward youth in high school or a maverick attorney/police officer, nothing provides the character depth that new circumstances and surroundings can provide.

In some cases a character's defining trait might be minor (a hair color or accent), but in other situations it becomes more important - like, perhaps, being from another world.

Not counting sci-fi heavyweights such as Star Trek and The X-Files, the following shows provide a rich tapestry of different cultures and societies. That's right, ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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Tonight's TV Highlights: '30 Rock' & 'Twenty Good Years'

October 11th, 2006 10:58am EDT
Tina Fey stars in 30 Rock
30 Rock centers on a comic (Tracy Morgan), who stars in a late-night comedy show called "The Girlie Show." Tina Fey stars at the head writer who works hard to keep her job as well as her sanity as she deals with the network and the stars. (NBC, 8 p.m. ET).

Twenty Good Years is about two older gentlemen (John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor) who decide to make the most out of the next 20 years of their lives. (8:30 p.m. NBC ET).
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NBC To Offer Free Streaming Episodes Of All New Primetime Shows

September 13th, 2006 12:57pm EDT
Catch Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock
NBC today announced plans to stream full episodes of its new fall primetime shows on nbc.com for free. The ad-supported model will allow viewers to watch episodes of their favorite shows on NBC 24/7, NBC Universal's video player that will re-launch on October 1 with a new enhanced high-resolution, large-format version.

Additionally, nbc.com will feature live premiere blogs from the creators, producers or cast members for every show on the air (complete list follows below). All new, returning, scripted or reality shows will host a live blog immediately after the premiere episode. Viewe...
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