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10 Successful Celebrity Entrepreneurs

November 15th, 2012 3:35pm EST
Jessica Alba
These days, celebrities are doing more than just their day jobs. In addition to acting and singing, many have created their own businesses and turned into successful entrepreneurs. They've dabbled in everything from fashion to restaurants. The following stars have proven that they have more than just acting chops.

Jessica Alba created The Honest Company to help parents know what ingredients and chemicals are used in baby food, diapers and accessories.

She told Forbes.com earlier this summer: "I wanted to make it easier for myself — and for all families — to have safe, beautifully designed...
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David Hasselhoff Bids For 'Baywatch' Movie Rights

December 12th, 2011 11:31am EST
David Hasselhoff
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is trying to purchase the rights to a movie of the TV hit - and he wants to make it a beach-based version of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

Fans of the classic '90s show, which launched the acting career of Pamela Anderson, have long hoped to see their favorite characters on the big-screen, but the rumored project has never materialized.

Now Hasselhoff, who played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, is vying for the rights to the film, and he wants to base it on Paul Newman and Robert Redford's 1969 cowboy classic - starring himself as a mentor to a you...
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Owen Wilson Remembers Paul Newman Making 'Cars'

June 24th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Cars
Owen Wilson returns as the voice of Lightning McQueen in Cars 2. Unfortunately, since the original Cars, Paul Newman passed away. He was the voice of Doc, and Doc is now gone from the world of Radiator Springs. Wilson remembered his costar fondly while promoting the sequel.

“On the first one I did get to work one day with Paul Newman,” Wilson said. “We went to New York and got to record with him and it was great. He actually had some questions about, 'I don't know if this would really...' because he was so knowledgeable about racing. And then John [Lasseter] took what he was saying and wen...
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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Best Performances

March 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
When Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday, she hadn’t had a movie role in 17 years, and no major role in film in much longer than that. Yet she was always in the public eye. Between her humanitarian efforts, her tweets, her failed romances, and even White Diamonds, she never faded from memory. Yet, it’s those awesome film roles that made her an icon in the first place.

Here, then, are what I consider to be her five best film performances. Everyone will have a different opinion on this subject, but I’m guessing everyone can agree on a couple of them.

Here they are, in descending order.

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Paul Newman Tribute Planned for 'Cars 2'

March 2nd, 2011 10:04pm EST
Cars
The Cars sequel will feature a touching tribute to late movie icon Paul Newman, who voiced the role of Doc Hudson in the 2006 original.

Newman's car character will not appear in the new movie, but Newman and Doc will be honored, according to director John Lasseter.

He tells the Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames blog, "We have a lovely tribute to Paul in the movie, but we didn't feel it would be right to include him or the character."

Newman's Hudson was a former champion racecar before a terrible accident ended its career. He became a doctor, life coach and elder of Radiator Springs - the for...
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Alex Pettyfer: 'I'm Very Vague With My Past'

February 5th, 2011 8:08am EST
Alex Pettyfer
British actor Alex Pettyfer has made a vow to keep his personal life fiercely guarded in a bid to emulate his screen heroes.

The Wild Child star is happy to speak candidly about his films, but he doesn't want fans to know any private details about him - because he's convinced the information would detract from his performances.

And the 20 year old, who recently denied reports he's engaged to Glee star Dianna Agron, admits he looks up to former screen stars who kept an air of mystery about them by withholding their secrets.

He says, "I'm very vague with my past... I try to be how I woul...
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James Franco Causes Mass Hysteria At 'Inside The Actors Studio' Taping

November 28th, 2010 5:30pm EST
James Franco
James Franco was a huge hit with film fans at the recording of interview series Inside The Actors Studio - producers had to reject 250 industry professionals who wanted tickets to the show.

The actor has been lauded by critics for his performance in 127 Hours, about a rock climber forced to amputate his own arm with a pen knife after becoming trapped under a boulder, and recently filmed an in-depth interview about his career with Inside The Actors Studio host James Lipton.

And Franco caused such a frenzy with industry insiders, show organizers were forced to refuse 250 free tickets to the...
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'Happy Days' Star Tom Bosley Dead At 83

October 19th, 2010 2:02pm EDT
Happy Days
Beloved American actor and Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away at his home in Palm Springs, California, aged 83.

Family members tell TMZ.com the star had been battling a staph infection, but further details regarding his death were unavailable as WENN went to press. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Bosley made his stage debut in Our Town with Chicago's Canterbury Players.

He later shared the stage with Paul Newman at the Woodstock Opera House in Illinois, but his breakthrough stage role came in 1959 when he portrayed New York Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in Pul...
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Oscar Winner Patricia Neal Dies

August 9th, 2010 8:07am EDT
Patricia Neal
Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal has died after a battle with lung cancer. She was 84. Neal passed away at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts surrounded by her family on Sunday.

The actress, famed for her husky voice, was an award-winning Broadway star before her powerful performance in 1963 film Hud, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a housekeeper alongside Paul Newman. She was forced to temporarily retire from acting in 1965 at the age of 39 after she suffered a series of debilitating strokes.

However, after a period in rehabilitation, Neal retur...
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'Butch Cassidy' To Ride Again

March 25th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Paul Newman's legendary gunslinger is set to be revived in a sequel to 1969 classic Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

The late actor played the real life outlaw opposite Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning movie, which appeared to show both of their characters die in the final shoot-out.

However, movie bosses are reviving Newman's Cassidy character for a sequel, which will show the gun-toting cowboy as an old man, played by Sam Shepard. The follow-up, titled Blackthorn will pick up the story several years after the end of the first film and will follow Cassidy's attempts to pull off o...
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Top 5 Embarrassing Oscar Moments

March 3rd, 2010 1:35pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
As the highest honor anyone in Hollywood can hope to receive, the night of the Academy Awards is always a classy, star-studded and suspenseful event to remember. But whether due to tense nerves, poor planning, big egos, or maybe just an overabundance of champagne, the Oscars not only award great talent, but produce some very memorable embarrassing moments. Here’s the top five list, stretching all the way back from 1939!

James Cameron’s Titanic Acceptance Speeches – 1998

After producer John Landau rattled off a long list of thanks when Titanic won best picture, Cameron asked the audience t...
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The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

February 17th, 2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:

THE WORST

THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...
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Dramatic Romantic Novels Made Into Movies By Nicholas Sparks: 'Dear John,' 'The Notebook,' & More

February 5th, 2010 9:30am EST
Dear John
Nicholas Sparks is a bestselling US author who is famous for writing dramatic and romantic tales that often include tragedy and Christian values. There are a few things you know about his books going in: it might be a little over the top, but you'll still be sobbing by the end of it somehow. His newest book-turned-movie comes out this week titled "Dear John," about a soldier and his love for a young girl that he woos in constant letters. Considering he has several more books that can be made into films, this is likely not the last we'll be seeing of his adaptations. Love him or hate him, hi...
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Charitable Stars: Celebrities Who Enjoy Giving Their Time And Money To A Cause

November 25th, 2009 9:30am EST
Charitable Stars
'Tis the season to be merry and give your hard earned dollars away. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we take a look at celebrities who enjoy giving thanks and donating their time and money for a good cause.

Patrick Dempsey - After Patrick's mother was struck with cancer, he started the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing located at The Central Maine Medical Center. The Dempsey Center provides support, education, and health promotion for cancer patients. Patrick also takes part in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a 100-mile bike trek and 5 kilometer walk/run held i...
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'American Idol' Mega Diary - A Blow By Blow Of Last Night's Event

May 21st, 2009 8:37am EDT
American Idol
Two hours, wall-to-wall performances, and the "American Idol" result all in one place? Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a mega diary.

8:00 - Wow, the graphics on the opening with the contestants' name look like they were the group final for a high school A/V class. It never ceases to be amazing how bad the graphics can look on something so prominent.

8:01 - Whose idea was it to dress them both in head-to-toe white? What is this? A Mormon baptism?

8:02 - Joely Fisher with baby: "Hey America, did you know "'Til Death" just got renewed again? Muahahahahaha."

8:0...
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Underrated & Overrated Films Based On Graphic Novels

March 6th, 2009 9:41am EST
300
It's rare that commercials are actually right, but today they are when they claim that a film based on the "Most-Acclaimed Graphic Novel of All Time" will be released.

That film, and novel, is "Watchmen" of course. The movie comes from the 12-part comic series from Alan Moore ("From Hell", "V for Vendetta") that was quickly packaged into a graphic novel upon its completion. Many consider this series the greatest in the history of comics and the subsequent novel actually made it onto Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels of the Century List. Needless to say, there's no doubting its acc...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
George Carlin
In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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Suzanne Pleshette

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FEBRUARY 2008

Roy Scheider

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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Broadway To Dim Its Lights For Newman

October 3rd, 2008 1:46pm EDT
Paul Newman
Paul Newman will be honored by Broadway's theater bosses on Friday, when the lights of New York's famous district are dimmed for one minute. At 8pm Eastern Time, marquees outside theaters across the city will lower their lights in recognition of Newman's contribution to the New York stage.

Although known more as a film star, Newman graced the stage in five Broadway productions, starting in 1953 with William Inge's Picnic, where he met his future wife Joanne Woodward.

Newman last appeared on stage in New York in 2003's revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, which earned him his fir...
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Slideshow: Scarlett Johansson - Hot Or Not?

September 29th, 2008 11:41am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
The big news over the weekend (aside from Paul Newman's death) was the secret wedding between Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. They are definitely part of Hollywood's most beautiful couples lists...or are they? Do you think Scarlett is hot or not? Peruse our photo slideshow, and leave a comment!

Scarlett Johansson

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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Must-See Hockey Movies

June 18th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Slap Shot
Hockey, the sport of kings, or whatever it is they have in Canada, Pharaoh perhaps? The sport that makes professional wrestling look like a rose filled romp through Holland has been immortalized several times on the big screen. For every man who has sat through Disney's Ice Princess hoping for a bit of checking on the ice, Starpulse presents our list of must-see hockey movies of all time. Some are good, some are bad, all deserve a place next to your goalie mask.

The Cutting Edge (1992)

Oh D. B. Sweeney, if only you didn't suffer that eye-injury. The Cutting Edge could have been about...
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Most Underrated & Overrated Celebrity Couples

June 13th, 2008 9:54am EDT
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
These days it seems celebrity couples are the most fascinating things on Earth. Real news like wars, famine, genocide, elections, etc. all take a back seat to the coupling habits of the rich and famous. It could be a desire for peons to feel they are part of the scene, or maybe just a general nosiness of the American public. Whatever the case, the flashbulbs are constantly blinding these famous pairs.

It seems whenever anybody with some level of fame decides to become romantically involved with another semi-star it's front page news. When two megawatt stars collide, then the result i...
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Celebrity Marriages: What Makes Them Work (Or Not) & Why It May Be Better To Not Marry At All

March 20th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds
Marriage is a sacred union between a loving couple until death do them part. Yet, in the Hollywood community it seems that most marriages end before the honeymoon does. Take Eddie Murphy, for example. He and Tracey Edmonds split this past January after just two weeks of (un)happily wedded bliss.

The probability of a celebrity marriage surviving is only 35 percent, according to enotalone.com. For the most part, celebrity marriages do not have the fairy tale or "movie ending" fans hope they will. Rates of divorce may seem higher in Hollywood than they actually are due to the heavy public...
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George Clooney & Renee Zellweger Talk About Work, Prostitutes & More

November 10th, 2007 7:00am EST
George & Renee
In the December issue of W magazine, on newsstands November 23, George Clooney says he didn't know what prostitutes were until he cruised around in a Porsche with his cousin, actor Miguel Ferrer, when he first moved to California: "I didn't know what hookers were. We pulled up at the stoplight, and all of these girls came over, and they were like, 'Hey, do you want to party?' I looked at Miguel and I said, 'Chicks love me, man! I'm on fire here!'"

Following are other comments from George Clooney and Renée Zellweger's interview:

George Clooney

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Notable Quotables

November 8th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Angelina Jolie
"I liked Vlad The Impaler. I had probably every book on him (as a child)." Angelina Jolie had a macabre interest in the historical mass murderer as a young girl.

"He may have forgotten my name; he does have short-term memory loss." Robert Redford fears old pal Paul Newman may have forgotten who he is.

"My wife is pretty brave. To spend three years with me - we just celebrated our anniversary on October 29 - takes a tremendous amount of courage." Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane praises his actress wife Rebecca Gayheart.

"I became depressed for the first time when I was eight yea...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

January 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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'Cars' Video Game Ships

June 6th, 2006 10:55am EDT
Cars
Leading independent publisher THQ Inc. today announced the release of the Cars video game, based upon the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar film, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video and game entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Windows PC and Mac, at retail outlets nationwide.

The game will also be available worldwide in 18 languages, and in more than 40 countries including China, Thailand, Japan, Russia and Poland. Also this fall, the Cars video game is expected to release f...
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