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Cannes Film Festival Raises The Profile Of Female Directors

5/19/2014 7:20pm EDT
Cannes Film Festival Raises The Profile of Female Directors
The Cannes Film Festival is halfway through its run and all eyes this year are on the females making an impact on the scene. With director Jane Campion stepping in as this year's President of the Jury for judging, there's been a call to recognize the contribution of women in the industry.

As the only female director to have won the coveted Palme d'Or for The Piano in 1993, she said at a press conference earlier this week, "I think you'd have to say [there is] inherent sexism in the industry. Thierry [Fremaux, artistic director of the festival] told us only 7% of the 1800 films submitted to...

The Top Buzzy Films At Sundance 2014

1/16/2014 2:03pm EST
With the Sundance Film Festival starting today, we decided to take a look at some of the most anticipated films set to make an appearance. Expect to hear from many of these films in the coming year, whether it is a wide release or awards talk.

Boyhood - Richard Linklater proves he's in it for the long haul. Boyhood follows exactly what the title implies, but Linklater made the film over 12 years and used the same cast to reveal the true effects of aging.

Camp X-Ray - Kristen Stewart and Guantanamo Bay add up to one controversial film. Stewart stars as a guard that strikes up a friendship ...

Selena Gomez To Star In William H. Macy's 'Rudderless'

4/2/2013 10:51am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez will star in William H. Macy's directorial debut, Rudderless, a film about a man who forms a band and sings songs written by his deceased son.

The Spring Breakers actress has signed on to star in the movie, along with Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, The Matrix star Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup, according to Deadline.

The musical drama is about a man who creates a band in honor of his deceased son after discovering songs written by him.

Fargo actor Macy, who is currently starring on the US TV remake of Shameless, will also star in the film alongside his wife, Desperate...

William H. Macy And Felicity Huffman Sued Over Staircase Fall

8/16/2012 10:46am EDT
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
William H. Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman are facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she fell down a staircase at their home in Los Angeles.

Lourdes Orozco is suing the famous couple after she allegedly sustained "serious personal injury" when she slipped on the stairs of their house in the Hollywood Hills in April, 2011.

In the legal documents, obtained by, Orozco claims the stairs were "dirty and poorly maintained," and lacked "regulated handrails," while the couple allegedly "knew or should have known" the stairway conditions "could easily cause anyone to slip and fall....

Top 10 Celebrity Couples

7/14/2012 2:30pm EDT
Will Smith &  Jada Pinkett Smith
Approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce in the United States, and if you add celebrity to the equation that percentage seems to increase exponentially.

Check out the stars who have filed for divorce in 2012 alone: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Seal and Heidi Klum, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, and Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman. Johnny Depp and his longterm partner Vanessa Paradis also called it quits.

Despite rampant divorce rumors, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have weathered the storm after 15 years of marriage. And believe it or not, there are several celebr...

'Shameless' 2.12 Recap: Fiona Interrupted

4/2/2012 11:45am EDT
CBS Corporation
Every time I think I've about had it with "Shameless," it shows up with a bag of surprises and I'm hooked again. It's the show I just can't quit, thanks in large part to the fearless maiden at its center: Fiona Gallagher, played by the too good to be true Emmy Rossum. She wrangles her siblings through the pratfalls of adolescence and rarely finds time for herself. And while the second season has been a real test of faith for both Fiona and the audience, last night's finale proved that the heart of "Shameless" is the true anchor in the sea of chaos that threatens to drown it every so often. ...

William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman Thrilled To Receive Hollywood Stars (Photos)

3/8/2012 9:05am EST
William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman Hollywood stars
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman have become only the second couple to be awarded a double star on the same day on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The stars unveiled their joint honor on Wednesday, and Huffman revealed she was flattered to be part of history.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress said, "It's really wonderful to be a part of it...It's going to be there forever and so much of what we do is gone in a minute."

Macy adds, "I'm a little embarrassed at how much I love this."

William H. Macy And Felicity Huffman To Receive Joint Walk Of Fame Honor

3/3/2012 6:00pm EST
Felicity Huffman
Married actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are set to become only the second married couple in history to be honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony.

The Oscar nominated pair, which wed in 1997, will receive the 2,463rd and 2,464th stars on Hollywood Boulevard during a rare double unveiling next Wednesday.

The only other couple to go down in history with stars on the same day is film producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner in 2008.

Macy and Huffman's stars will be placed side-by-side at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard.

Q&A: Get To Know 'Shameless' Star Zach McGowan

3/3/2012 12:00pm EST
Zach McGowan
Have you gotten to know the newest member of the cast of Shameless? Actor Zach McGowan joined the Showtime series this season in the role of Jody, Sheila's (Joan Cusack) son-in-law. To help you get acquainted, I sat down and asked him a few questions about the man behind the man on the motorcycle.

What made you decide to pursue a career as an actor?

In reality, I've always been an actor, since I was a kid. I did theater growing up in New York. I was always in the plays in school. I was either going to be an actor or an athlete or a soldier. Those were kind of the three paths that...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

2/26/2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...

Kate Beckinsale Dazzles In A Bright Purple Jumpsuit At Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics & Winners)

2/26/2012 6:27pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale and a whole slew of this year's most popular actresses - including Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst and Zoe Saldana - to name a few, graced the purple carpet at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

For 25 years the event has been held as a luncheon on the beach in the coastal California town, and the ceremony celebrates the best in independent films.

At this year's awards The Artist continued its run toward Oscar glory by taking in four top honors at the event, including Best Feature, Director, Male ...

'Shameless' Recap: 'Father's Day'

2/6/2012 12:33pm EST
Shameless isn't a perennial feel-good Sunday night doozy, like the typical start-of-the-week programs that occupy that particular corner of television airwaves. And yet it's disguised as one, what with its upbeat intro, yellow-hued color scheme and boisterous clan of characters. At its chore, Shameless is a sad drama about a poverty-stricken family and their woes of addiction. But what separates Shameless from run-of-the-mill melodrama is the fierce will of each member of the Gallagher family. There's no time to be sad about their absent mother or drunkenly abrasive father, Frank (William H...

DVD Interview/Review: Jeremy Dozier of 'Dirty Girl' on Singing, Dancing and Mary Steenburgen

1/30/2012 3:40pm EST
Dirty Girl photo
Going from a seemingly reclusive loner to a gay man out to strut his stuff – that’s a notable role indeed. It’s one that newbie actor Jeremy Dozier ended up nabbing in the famed 2007 Black List of Best Liked Screenplays flick "Dirty Girl" (out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment!), also starring Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy and helmed by writer Abe Sylvia. Dozier plays a shy gay classmate who learns to come out of his shell with the help of Temple’s sassy Dirty Girl Danielle. We got a chance to chat with Jeremy about everything "Dirty Girl," from h...

Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes

1/16/2012 3:00pm EST
Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes
Hollywood's elite found their way back to the red carpet for the highly anticipated 69th Annual Golden Globes. And, like every awards show, it was ripe with all the ingredients of must-watch moments: those fashion hits and misses, awkward moments, tech hiccups, touching speeches and funny faces caught on camera.

That said, in watching through all of that we handpicked a series of those moments that do wonders to sum up the show, whether or not you caught last night's awards action. So keep reading and check out some of the highlights:

1. Julianne Moore & Rob Lowe Script Hiccup: The vet a...

Check Out 'Dirty Girl' On DVD Jan. 17

1/14/2012 7:00am EST
Dirty Girl
Two social misfits hit the road in search of some answers in the broad comedy "Dirty Girl" set in 1987. Danielle (Juno Temple) is a girl with a certain reputation at the small-town Oklahoma high school she attends -- her fashion statements suggests she's either a streetwalker or auditioning for a Mötley Crüe video, and her list of sexual conquests is quite remarkable for her age.

But Danielle's disinterest in academics and her sleazy reputation land her in a remedial education program, where she finds herself partnered in a parenting class project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), a chubby outc...

Felicity Huffman Wants A Face Lift

1/9/2012 11:40am EST
Felicity Huffman
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman is toying with the idea of cosmetic surgery.

She explained, "I am all for plastic surgery. I can't wait to get my face lifted but my husband [William H. Macy] says, 'No, don't do it!' There are a lot of people out there who are disasters and you think, 'Why did you do that?' and I do think it's a slippery slope.

"Like cola, it's addictive - you can't have just one face lift."

The actress turns 50 next December.

William H. Macy Researched 'Boogie Nights' Role On Real Adult Film Set

10/2/2011 7:36pm EDT
William H. Macy
Actor William H. Macy researched his role as a porn film crew member in Boogie Nights by spending the day on an adult film set - and he was largely bored by the saucy scenes.

The Fargo star played a beleaguered assistant director in the hit 1997 film and in order to get into the mindset of someone who works with naked people all day, Macy visited a real porn film set with some of his castmates.

He tells Hustler magazine, "There were these three women in a hot tub who were just stupidly good looking. They were having a party with this d*ldo that looked like a telephone pole. It frightened ...

William H. Macy Had Awkward First Meeting With Adult Star Who Played His Wife In 'Boogie Nights'

9/29/2011 9:57pm EDT
William H. Macy
The porn star who played actor "William H. Macy"'s cheating wife in hit 1997 film Boogie Nights tried to shock him at their first meeting by grooming herself in front of him.

The Cooler star admits he was a little intimidated by Nina Hartley when they first met in her trailer - because she didn't seem to have any boundaries.

He tells Hustler magazine, "When I walked into the trailer on the first day, it was full of people (and) there was Nina shaving her la-la (genitals) with her legs up on the table. I thought, 'Wow. Are we gonna get along?'"

But Macy needn't have worried - he and Hartl...

DVD Review: 'The Lincoln Lawyer'

7/18/2011 11:05am EDT
DVD Review: The Lincoln Lawyer
Day dull and you want a little cool and confident McConaughey to brighten things up? Then look no further then the now out on DVD release of "The Lincoln Lawyer" from Lionsgate to keep your courtroom antics alive – see the verdict below!

Title: "The Lincoln Lawyer"

Grade: 4

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Director: Brad Furman

Rating: R

Runtime: 119 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: Films that dare to dabble in legal matters must have a good script to rise above the fray – "The Lincoln Lawy...

Review: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' 'Two Jews On Film' Give Opposing Verdicts For This Legal Thriller (Video)

3/16/2011 10:21am EDT
The Lincoln Lawyer
'The Lincoln Lawyer' is a gripping legal thriller starring Matthew McConaughey. Matthew plays Michael 'Mick' Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan.

Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match b...

William H. Macy's Daughter Sleeps With a Chicken

2/21/2011 10:43pm EST
William H. Macy
Veteran actor William H. Macy dreads checking in on the chickens in his back yard - because he fears the day he has to tell his young daughters they've lost one of the pets to "critters."

The Shameless star and his wife Felicity Huffman keep six hens at their California home, and their two kids, Sofia, 10, and Georgia, eight, enjoy collecting their eggs every morning.

But Macy was sent into a panic one day when he could only spot five chickens in his custom-made coup - and frantically tried to come up with an explanation for his little girls.

He says, "I built a killer chicken coup and w...

William H. Macy Quits Drinking As Alcoholic Role In 'Shameless' Takes Off

1/19/2011 10:15pm EST
William H. Macy
Fargo star William H. Macy has quit boozing just as his new TV drama Shameless, in which he plays an alcoholic dad, takes off.

The actor admits it's a tad ironic but he decided it was time to stop drinking.

He says, "I sorta stopped drinking about a year ago. I really like scotch... and gin and beer and wine. Every once in a while you've gotta stop... I've got my Scots, Irish background."

But he admits that not drinking in Hollywood is tough: "When you turn down a drink it's a big deal, especially at a party... I like saying, 'No thanks, I'm nursing.'"

Macy has had a lifetime of boozy a...

Emmy Rossum Talks Racy 'Shameless' Scenes

1/18/2011 7:40pm EST
Emmy Rossum Shameless
Actress Emmy Rossum stars in Showtime's new series Shameless, the Americanized version of a highly successful British show about a dysfunctional family.

Rossum plays Fiona Gallagher, the eldest of six siblings left pretty much to fend for themselves while their alcoholic father Frank (William H. Macy) spends his time drinking most of his monthly disability check away at the local pub. Fiona acts as the glue that holds the family together, struggling to scrape up enough money just to pay their bills and keep her five siblings in order - leaving her barely enough time and energy to focus on ...

Emmy Rossum Has No Shame & Looks Sexy Too

1/3/2011 6:00pm EST
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum is coming into her own in entertainment and in real life. The actress stars in the upcoming Showtime series "Shameless" and looked fab in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Emmy recently agreed to pay ex-husband, music executive Justin Siegel, $57,000 as part of their divorce settlement. The actress was secretly wed to Siegel for a 18 months before he filed for divorce in September 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.

Emmy, who recently split from Counting Crows rocker Adam Duritz, has received the marital house, her jewelry and other personal belongings in the split.


'Shameless' Advance Review: This Dysfunction Isn't Fun

1/3/2011 10:08am EST
Starting next week, Showtime's Sundays leave Dexter behind to feature the return of Californication and two new series, Shameless and Episodes. I'll be previewing all three for you over the next few days, beginning with Shameless, which you may have seen when the network previewed twenty minutes of its first episode after the Dexter finale.

In case you didn't, though, here's the gist: it's yet another American version of a British television series. The original has a pretty impressive pedigree - it was created, produced and partially written by Paul Abbott, who's responsible for some ...

Milla Jovovich Doesn't Look So Beautiful At 'Biutiful' Premiere

12/15/2010 11:00am EST
Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Biutiful" wearing an African-print dress. Despite being low cut, the very baggy dress does nothing for her figure. What do you think?

Milla stars in the upcoming film "Keep Coming Back" in which a sheltered teenager with a weak heart discovers that there is more to life than he ever imagined when he becomes smitten with a world-weary, alcoholic ex-stripper.

Milla stars as the exotic dancer who becomes charmed by the infatuated teen's naïveté, with Mos Def, Steve Buscemi, and William H. Macy rounding out the cast of this coming-of-age d...

Milla Jovovich's Pumpkin-Colored Gown - Hot Or Not?

10/31/2010 12:00pm EDT
Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich got into the Halloween spirit earlier this week with a bright orange gown at the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

The actress/supermodel stars in the upcoming film "Keep Coming Back" about a sheltered teenager with a weak heart who discovers that there is more to life than he ever imagined when he becomes smitten with a world-weary, alcoholic ex-stripper.

Milla stars as the exotic dancer who becomes charmed by the infatuated teen's naïveté, with Mos Def, Steve Buscemi, and William H. Macy rounding out the cast of this coming-of-age drama that marks the d...

Best Movies Set In Cold Locations

12/26/2009 11:56am EST
Often times, weather plays an integral role in films, whether it be that it helps to set the tone, has symbolic significance, or makes a kissing scene all the more steamy, like the passionate lip-lock between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in "The Notebook" (2004), whose sexiness skyrocketed thanks to it taking place during a downpour. Sometimes the weather even takes on a life of its own, like in the film "Twister" (1996), in which the tornado acts as just as much of a protagonist as both Helen Hunt's and Bill Paxton's characters.

So now, with winter officially getting its frosty self...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26 - 8/1

8/3/2009 11:08am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Over the weekend, I caught Judd Apatow's new film "Funny People" starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. "Funny People" lived up to my expectations; it's funny at points with an appropriate seriousness that's present throughout the movie.

I thoroughly enjoyed the bond that Sandler and Rogen's characters form over the course of the film. Rogen plays a socially awkward comic struggling to find his way, and Sandler is a jaded celebrity trying to make meaning out of his tragic situation. I was surprised by how unlikable Sandler's character is at points, revealing that his problems in life a...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

5/1/2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...