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Dylan McDermott's Mother Deemed Him 'A Vagina Warrior'

September 26th, 2013 2:42pm EDT
Dylan McDermott
Thanks to his mother, popular feminist Eve Ensler, Dylan McDermott has been ballyhooed as a "vagina warrior."

As a teenager, The Campaign actor was adopted by The Vagina Monologues playwright, just before his father married Ensler. The two grew close and, as a result, he became more comfortable than most men about discussing women and their sexuality.

In an illuminating interview with Queen Latifah on her new talk show, the American Horror Story star revealed that Ensler's passion for women's rights was definitely passed on to him.

The 51 year-old admits, "I'm very comfortable with th...
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TV Pilot Review: 'Hostages'

September 24th, 2013 11:41pm EDT
Hostages
CBS usually chooses more of the same every TV season, so I commend them for actually picking up a non-procedural show. I’m so pleased. Also,  I often have a hard time watching shows on CBS because I think they move really slowly. Sorry to CSI and NCIS fans, but your show bores me to death (even against other procedurals like SVU. Hostages moves at the speed of a show that could be on any other station. It’s bordering on cable quality.

Hostages presents us with a hero, Dr Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), and a villain, FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Ellen is supposed to operate ...
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CBS' 'Hostages': Does It Have Your Vote?

September 24th, 2013 10:45am EDT
Hostages
CBS's newest thriller starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott is just like a real-life politician: slick, impeccably styled and often displays touches of brilliance.  Unfortunately, it works too hard and too fast to get your vote.

Collette plays Dr. Ellen Sanders, a surgeon who was selected to operate on the President. McDermott is a rogue FBI agent who takes her family hostage in order to force Sanders to kill POTUS during surgery.  Toss in Tate Donovan has her filandering, lying husband, and her darling children--a daughter concealing a pregnancy and a drug dealin' son--and poor Dr. S...
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Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott Sued For $60 Million For Stealing Wedding Show Idea

June 5th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott are coming under fire for their reality TV show "Tori & Dean's "sTORIbook Weddings."

Denny O'Neil Jr., Jake P. Hall and Charles W. Malcolm have filed suit against several companies, including the couple's Life In A Bowl Productions, claiming the show was a stolen idea they came up with.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the trio seeks $60 million for what they believe was a breach of contract. In 2007, O'Neil, Hall and Malcolm registered the same idea for a show called "Wedding Rescue," which would've starred Spelling and McDermott.

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Dylan McDermott On American Horror Story: Asylum: “If I Wasn’t On The Show, I’d Be Watching It”

December 23rd, 2012 1:30pm EST
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott is back on American Horror Story: Asylum this season and you could say he’s playing quite the different character—even if in his first scene, there were echoes of his first season appearance (it took place in a psychiatrist’s office.)

If you aren’t caught up on Asylum this season, you may want to stop reading now.

It was recently revealed that McDermott plays Bloody Face in the present time and is in fact, the son of the original, played by Zachary Quinto.

McDermott recently participated in a conference call with reporters to discuss his role and Asylum. Here are the high...
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Dylan Mcdermott Refuses To Comment On Mother's Murder

July 26th, 2012 7:45pm EDT
Dylan McDermott
Actor Dylan McDermott has vowed to keep his "personal life personal" after refusing to comment on his mother's murder during an interview on Thursday.

Diane McDermott was shot dead in Connecticut in February, 1967 - when the American Horror Story star was just five years old.

Her death was originally ruled an accident but officials reopened the case last year due to lingering questions, and, in June, police determined Diane was killed by her gangster boyfriend John Sponza.

The actor has yet to publicly address the findings, but while promoting his upcoming comedy The Campaign on breakfas...
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Police Confirm Dylan McDermott's Mother Was Murdered 45 Years Ago

June 25th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Dylan McDermott
Police have determined that Dylan McDermott's mother was murdered 45 years ago. Diane McDermott was shot in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1967 when the actor was just five years old. Her death was originally ruled an accident.

After the actor approached detectives with lingering questions about her death last year, police reopened the case and launched a new investigation. According to local newspaper Republican-American, investigators discovered that Diane was killed by her gangster boyfriend John Sponza, who was found dead in the trunk of a car in a Massachusetts grocery store parking lot i...
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Adam Levine May Make Acting Debut On 'American Horror Story'

March 21st, 2012 9:08am EDT
Adam Levine
Rocker-turned-TV talent show mentor Adam Levine is in talks to make his acting debut on hit series "American Horror Story."

The Maroon 5 frontman, who also appears on "The Voice," is poised to join the cast of "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy's creepy drama for its upcoming second season.

Sources tell EW.com the singer will play a "contemporary character" as one half of a couple called "The Lovers."

"American Horror Story" features Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as husband and wife who unknowingly move their family into a haunted house.
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Hardware'

January 27th, 2012 1:45pm EST
Hardware
Seeing as how reclusive South African born filmmaker Richard Stanley is finally returning to the big screen with a segment in the horror anthology film "The Theatre Bizarre," why not bow to his debut feature...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! For those unaware, Stanley’s first film was a spectacular action/sci-fi/horror outing that had plenty of both style and substance. Targeted unfairly by the MPAA at the time for merely being released by the Weinstein Brothers helmed Miramax (which saw "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" get the NC-17 as well!) company Millimeter Films, the c...
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The 37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2011

December 20th, 2011 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars of 2011
Let's hear it for the boys! It's that time of year again when we honor the "37 Hottest Male Stars." Our list includes the usual suspects (Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney), as well as a younger crew (Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron).

Robert Pattinson dominated the big screen with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and Ryan Gosling impressed critics with "Drive." We can't decide between who's the sexier magical creature on "True Blood" - Alexander Skarsgaard or Joe Manganiello.

Let's not forget the musicians: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Drake and other heartthrobs also make...
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Celebrity Babies Born In 2011

December 19th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Victoria Beckham and Harper Seven
It was a celebrity baby boom this year. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars added to their family. Don't believe us? Let us refresh your memory.

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom barely made the list, but the beautiful couple's kid arrived in January to be the first celebrity baby of 2011.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem joined the baby bonanza weeks later by welcoming their bundle of joy in the same month.

Laila Ali & Curtis Conway celebrated the arrival of baby Sydney in April, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon gave us the famous twins Monroe & Moroccan!

In June Pink & Carey Hart delivered fut...
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Dylan McDermott Doesn't Mind Getting Hit On By Gay Men

November 17th, 2011 8:42am EST
Dylan McDermott
"American Horror Story" star Dylan McDermott recently talked to The Advocate. He admitted he is comfortable with gay come-ons and nude scenes without body doubles. Check out what else he said:

On onscreen nudity and his refusal of a body double for American Horror Story:
"I knew going into it that there was nudity and that a lot of people would be watching, so I knew I had to be in really good shape. I'm no fool, so I hit the gym and watched what I ate. Actually, when I first got the role, production called me and asked, 'Who's your body double?' I said, 'Oh, hell no. It's going to be all ...
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Check Out FX's 'American Horror Story' Marathon On Oct. 31

October 29th, 2011 11:00am EDT
American Horror Story
FX will air a special Halloween marathon of the new hit drama "American Horror Story" featuring the first four episodes of the series on Monday, October 31 beginning at 10:00 PM E/P.

In addition to the Halloween marathon, series Co-Creators and Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have produced a special two-part Halloween-themed episode in honor of the horror-filled holiday; the first hour aired Wednesday, October 26, at 10:00 PM ET/PT and the second airs Wednesday, November 2, at the same time.Feature film star Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) guest stars in both episodes as one of...
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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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Ryan Murphy Talks New FX Show 'American Horror Story': Everyone Was Freaked Out by the Creature

July 18th, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Ryan Murphy, Connie Britton | Photo Credits: Paul Archuleta/Film
FX has ordered Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story to series, the network announced Monday.

The show, Murphy's first series project since Glee's premiere, centers on a therapist (Dylan McDermott) and his wife (Connie Britton), who move to San Francisco after Ben makes a terrible mistake that damages his family. The only problem? Their new home may not be the best place to start over.

Jane Lynch on the graduating Gleeks: Ryan Murphy "rarely makes mistakes"

Murphy tells TVGuide.com that American Horror Story is a "very different animal" from Glee. "I think it could

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Blu-ray Review/Interview: 'Burning Palms' Director Christopher Landon Gives Us Commentary!

May 24th, 2011 12:28pm EDT
Burning Palms photo
A new five star flick on Blu-ray with no features, extras or insightful commentaries of any kind – Starpulse has got you covered! Inspired by the amazing, original and totally shocking new anthology film "Burning Palms" (out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 24 from Image Entertainment!), we at Starpulse were fully prepared to give the movie a glowing review. But the DVD and Blu-ray of the flick had not a single extra feature on it (trailers do NOT count folks!), so in our quest to keep the film at five stars we decided to get creative. We reached out to writer/director Christopher B. Landon (ye...
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Review: 'Burning Palms' 'Two Jews On Film' Start The Year Off Disagreeing (Video)

January 12th, 2011 9:07am EST
Burning Palms
'Burning Palms' written and directed by Christopher B. Landon (Disturbia) is a dark, twisted tale that interfaces five stories where no taboo is left unexplored. Framed as a graphic novel come to life, the film unfolds in five popular Los Angeles neighborhood. Santa Monica, finds Dennis Marx( Dylan McDermott ) and his girlfriend Dedra (Rosamund Pike) waiting at the airport for Dennis's 14 year old daughter Chloe (Emily Meade) to arrive for a vacation. From the moment Emily sees her dad, it is clear that they have a very unique father and daughter relationship..one that Dedra struggles to ...
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Kellan Lutz & Mandy Moore To Play Newlyweds

April 8th, 2010 9:16pm EDT
Kellan Lutz
"Twilight" hunk Kellan Lutz and singer/actress Mandy Moore are to play newlyweds in "My Best Friend's Wedding" star Dermot Mulroney's directorial debut.

The odd couple will star in "Love, Wedding, Marriage," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Moore will play a marriage counselor struggling to come to terms with her parents' divorce in the film.

James Brolin and Jane Seymour will play her folks.

Filming will begin later this month in Louisiana.

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Sexy Sirens: The Hottest Cops On TV And The Big Screen

March 5th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Brooklyn’s Finest
Acclaimed director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) has once again created a buzz with his latest release, Brooklyn’s Finest. Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, the gritty film chronicles a chaotic week in the conflicted lives of three New York City narcotics officers. As we think back, a number of our favorite stars have sworn to protect and serve; here’s a list of our favorite sexy sirens to grace the big and small screens:

Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson), Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler) and Ice T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola) on Law and Order: SVU

Detective...
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors'

November 20th, 2007 9:55am EST
James Franco
With so many celebrity hunks to choose from it was hard to pick only ten for our "Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors" list; however, we've managed to narrow it down to a few that will make your mouth water.

On demand in Hollywood we have rising star Shia LaBeouf, 21. Ever since his appearance in movies such as "Transformers" and "Disturbia," LaBeouf has been on casting directors' hot list. He's on our hot list as well, as in, pour-some-water-on-me I need to cool down hot. Gone are his days of dressing like a hip-hop wannabe. Today we are looking at a grown man, and that's represented in his n...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jon Heder
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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Seven New Dramas & Four New Comedies Join ABC’s Slate Of Returning Shows

May 15th, 2007 9:08am EDT
Michael Vartan stars in Big Shots
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule. Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy series: "Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Miss/Guided" and "Sam I Am"; along with seven new drama series: "Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies" and "Women's Murder Club." Alternative series "Oprah's Big Give(tm)" is also slated to debut.

In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for "Brothers & Sisters," "Men In...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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Jamie Foxx Plays With Money

January 10th, 2006 9:49am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx left a $1,000 tip after a night drinking champagne with pals - and counted it out in $1 bills. The Hollywood star was out with actors Dylan McDermott and Djimon Hounsou at new Los Angeles' hotspot Teddy's when Foxx insisted he pay the tip for the group's bill.

According to a report in America's New York Post newspaper, he then reached into his shoulder bag, pulled out some cash and started slowly counting out singles until there was $1,000 on the table.

Foxx also had a laugh with money two weeks ago in Las Vegas, when he tossed a huge roll of bills from a nightclub balc...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2005 10:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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