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Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Spark Engagement Rumors

July 25th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Spark Engagement Rumors
Charlize Theron was spotted wearing some gems on her ring finger earlier this week, prompting speculation that she and Sean Penn are engaged.

New photos show Theron, 38, at the Los Angeles International Airport wearing minimal make-up and jewelry and what appears to be a diamond engagement band on her left hand.

The pair began dating last year. They are notoriously private so they haven't officially announced they are taking their relationship to the next level. Penn's representative declined to comment on the rumor, and Theron's spokesperson also hasn't responded to the speculation.

A s...
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The Best Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute Gala

May 6th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
The Best Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Ins
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala is one of the season's hottest events where celebrities parade around in fancy gowns and mingle with stars bigger than them.

During Monday night's event in New York City, British model Cara Delevingne, singer Rihanna, fashion designer Stella McCartney and actresses Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon posed together on the red carpet in monochrome and pink ensembles.

They were just a handful of the the stars who strutted their stuff in front of a slew of photographers who snapped away from every angle.

Check out some of the be...
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2014 Celebrity Spring Flings: Will They Last?

March 13th, 2014 11:00pm EDT
2014 Celebrity Spring Flings: Will They Last?
Spring is nearly here, and love is definitely in the air. Celebrity hookups are quite common, but it's rare for their relationships to last longer than a few months (or weeks in some cases!)

After quite a bit of speculation that Rihanna and Drake were dating, the couple was spotted holding hands after his concert in Manchester, England, on Tuesday night.

According to TMZ.com, the pair also rented out an entire bowling alley where they stayed until 4 a.m. the next morning. The pair was also seen leaving Nobu restaurant in Mayfair on Sunday and hanging out at London's celebrity hotspot Cir...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And Sean Penn, More

January 25th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level: As you probably know, Bieber was arrested for speeding and DUI this week. That much is true, but many outlets have been adding details such as what drugs he had in his system. Now, the official police report is under scrutiny for the pop star's alcohol level first reported. Was Bieber barely drunk by the time he was tested?

Verdict: True. TMZ reports Bieber had a blood al...
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Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Spotted On Hawaiian Vacation Together

January 3rd, 2014 7:53am EST
Charlize Theron
Actors Charlize Theron, 38, and Sean Penn, 53, recently spent a vacation together in Hawaii, sparking rumors that the pair is dating.

Earlier this week, the actress was photographed hanging out on a beach with Penn, who owns a home there. An insider told the New York Daily News the duo looked "very close and comfortable together."

On Wednesday, the pair returned to Los Angeles on the same plane, although they avoided being photographed together and left the airport separately.

Theron most recently dated "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. She has a young adopted son named Jackson, a...
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Madonna Visits Ex-Husband Sean Penn's Charity Projects In Haiti

November 26th, 2013 12:04pm EST
Madonna
Madonna has travelled to Haiti to visit humanitarian projects set up by her former husband Sean Penn's aid organization.

Penn, who divorced Madonna in 1989 following four years of marriage, has revealed the singer is currently in Haiti with her son Rocco, visiting projects overseen by the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which he set up after an earthquake devastated the country in 2010.

The 53 year-old actor tells the Associated Press, "She's here, she's seeing, she's made the effort to come here, and I'm thrilled by that... She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring ...
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Sean Penn's Son Hurls Racist And Homophobic Epithets At Photographer

March 27th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Sean and Hopper Penn
Sean Penn's son Hopper has apologized after calling a photographer a "n----r" and a "f----t" and ramming into him.

The 19 year-old was following his father into a medical building when he was approached by an African-American photographer. According to TMZ, Hopper shoved the photographer and screamed "F--- you ... you're a f---ing f---ot ... shut up you f---ing n---er."

Nearby police officers overheard the commotion and approached the photographer. Sources say that the man said there was just a verbal argument and there was no need to press charges against the actor's son.

Hopper has sin...
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Sean Penn Attends Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s Funeral

March 9th, 2013 10:30am EST
Sean Penn
On Friday, Sean Penn mourned Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at his state funeral and paid his final respects to his unlikely pal.

The controversial politician died of cancer on Tuesday and Penn, one of Chavez's most vocal supporters in Hollywood, paid tribute to the late politician by calling him "a friend I was blessed to have".

Penn joined world leaders, including Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Cuba's Raul Castro, and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson at the military academy memorial in Caracas, where conductor Gustavo Dudamel led the Venezuelan youth orchestra in a renditi...
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Sean Penn Mourns The Death Of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

March 5th, 2013 11:12pm EST
Hugo Chavez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has lost his battle with cancer at age 58.

The socialist leader's death was confirmed after weeks of speculation on his failing health by Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who announced the news during a televised speech on Tuesday.

Chavez was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and underwent four surgeries, the most recent of which occurred in Cuba in December. He returned to Venezuela last month and developed a respiratory infection that ultimately led to his death.

Doctors discovered a tumor the size of a baseball near his pelvis in 2011.

Maduro accused "enemi...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Day Out With Bill Clinton At Charity Auction

January 14th, 2013 4:28pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio will be spending a day with former President Bill Clinton after bidding big for the opportunity at Sean Penn's charity bash in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The "Titanic" star was a guest at the 2013 Sean Penn and Friends Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel to raise money and awareness for the Oscar-winning actor's J/P Haiti Relief Organization, which he set up in the aftermath of the country's devastating 2010 earthquake.

The event featured a special auction and DiCaprio was one of the main bidders for the chance to spend some one-on-one time with Clinton, offering u...
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Review 'Gangster Squad': Sean Penn Is Stellar As The Ruthless Mickey Cohen

January 11th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Gangster Squad
The year is 1949, the place Los Angeles and ruthless, sadistic, megalomaniac, Jewish gangster, Mickey Cohen (the brilliant Sean Penn) runs the show in this town.

We're talking drugs, guns, prostitutes, and if he had his way, every wire bet placed west of Chicago, would fall under his domain.

The guy is ruthless and a total nut job, completely lacking in charm. He's definitely no Michael Correleone.

To get an idea how Cohen's mind works, at some point in the film, he yells to his crew of killers:  ''You heard of Manifest Destiny? That's when you take what you can, when you can...And I'm g...
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Ryan Gosling Takes His Mom To 'Gangster Squad' Premiere & Emma Stone Looks Red Hot - See Photos!

January 8th, 2013 9:32am EST
Ryan Gosling Gangster Squad premiere
Reason number 106 to love Ryan Gosling - he took his mother to the "Gangster Squad" premiere. Swoon! The actor looked gangster cool in a brown suit and studded shoes with his mama by his side.

Gosling elected not to take his girlfriend Eva Mendes to the event, and his likability factor really couldn't get any higher. Remember when he acted as a good citizen and broke up a fight in New York City a couple of summers ago? He also saved a life last spring by pulling a woman out of harm's way when a taxi almost ran her over.

He could possibly be the perfect man.

Gosling wasn't the only celeb ...
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Sean Penn Supports Cancer-Stricken Hugo Chavez At Candlelight Vigil

December 12th, 2012 9:24am EST
Sean Penn
On Monday, Sean Penn showed his support for Hugo Chavez by attending a candelight vigil for the cancer-stricken Venezuelan President.

Chavez is undergoing surgery for a fourth time, and Penn made a surprise appearance at a gathering in La Paz.

Wearing a Venezuelan flag T-shirt, Penn told the crowd, "He's one of the most important forces we've had in this planet. And I'll wish him nothing but that great strength he has shown over and over again. I do it in love, and I do it in gratitude.

"I just want to say, from my very American point of view, of my friend President Chavez: it is only po...
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12 Abusive Celebrity Relationships

August 20th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up after the 2009 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has confessed she still cares for the hip hop star and that he's the love of her life.

Despite being famous, several celebrities have found themselves mixed up in abusive relationships. Check out our list of some of the worst...

Halle Berry has said an ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

In 1998, Pamela Anderson's husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was arrested for spousal abuse, child abuse, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson filed fo...
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Sean Penn May Have A Temper But He Also Has Lighter Side

May 22nd, 2012 12:43pm EDT
Sean Penn
These days we know Sean Penn as the serious angry guy, from his outspoken political protests and dramatic roles in films like 21 Grams and Mystic River. Discussing his views on Haiti he has even acknowledged his own temper. He has shown his lighter side every once in a while though, and you need not go back to his immortal role as stoner Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High to remember.

In 2007, Penn made a hilarious self-deprecating appearance on The Colbert Report, engaging in a Metaphor-off debate with Colbert. Playing it deadpan, Penn repeatedly quoted his own speech against Ge...
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Sean Penn Blames The 'Whole F'n World' For Abandoning Haiti

May 18th, 2012 2:38pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has blasted his peers and the global media for turning their back on Haiti at a glitzy Cannes Film Festival gala.

The Oscar winner was among the guests of honor at the black-tie Haiti: Carnival in Cannes fundraiser to benefit the victims of the 2010 earthquake, but there was something he felt he needed to get off his chest first.

At a press conference before Friday's bash, he suggested celebrities and news networks who were committed to helping those left homeless by the natural disaster in the months after the tragedy are no longer interested.

Taking aim at the media on the...
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Sean Penn And Petra Nemcova Fuel Dating Rumors At Bono's Bash

May 13th, 2012 10:05am EDT
Sean Penn And Petra Nemcova
Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova have fueled rumors they are a couple after they were spotted enjoying a date at U2 rocker Bono's birthday party in New York on Thursday night.

Nemcova and Penn were originally linked in 2008, but reportedly rekindled their romance after the model broke off her engagement to British actor Jamie Belman in April.

And they refused to hide their affection for each other at a party for Bono's 52nd birthday at The Spotted Pig in the Big Apple.

According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, the two were "very much" together as they partied with Jay-Z, Anna Wintour...
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'Gangster Squad' Trailer Has Ryan Gosling And Tommy Guns - What Else Do You Need?

May 10th, 2012 4:03pm EDT
Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad
The latest trailer for Gangster Squad has hit the Internet, and with it come a lot of bullets and snazzy suits. The film follows a group of L.A. cops that drop their badges and hunt Mafiosos that come in from the East Coast.

Based on a true story, Brooklyn born Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) heads to L.A. to become the drug and prostitution kingpin. After buying his way out of lawful troubles, the police department creates a secret group of officers. They work without rules, red tape, or badges - and the department will refuse they exist.

The trailer features plenty of action and sexy-times w...
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Sean Penn Receives Peace Summit Award For His Work In Haiti

April 26th, 2012 8:19am EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has received a humanitarian prize for his ongoing charitable efforts in Haiti.

The actor/activist is the founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organization and has been lauded for his help providing aid for victims of the country's devastating 2010 earthquake.

He received the 2012 Peace Summit Award on Wednesday at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago, Illinois. The prize is awarded each year to a "high profile personality" for their "outstanding contributions to international social justice and peace."

Penn dedicated the award to the people of Haiti, saying, "I...
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Petra Nemcova Dating Sean Penn?

April 23rd, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Petra Nemcova
Model Petra Nemcova is bouncing back from her broken engagement to British actor Jamie Belman by seeking solace in the arms of Sean Penn, according to a report.

The Czech beauty was due to exchange vows with Belman this summer, but the couple called off its wedding and split in early April.

The runway stunner has since reportedly turned to Oscar winner and fellow humanitarian Penn for comfort - and the pair, which was first romantically linked in 2008, was spotted enjoying a cozy dinner date in New York just days after the news of her break up from Belman hit the headlines.

An eyewitn...
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Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Ryan Reynolds Divorce & Dating Sean Penn

April 12th, 2012 11:13pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson lets her guard down in a new interview in the May issue of Vogue magazine. The star of the upcoming The Avengers got up close and personal with the magazine, revealing details of her split with ex-husand Ryan Reynolds and her rebound relationship with Sean Penn - 24 years her senior.

Despite a short fling with Penn and her current relationship with advertising director Nate Naylor, she's still recovering from her split with Reynolds.

"I don't feel on the other side of it (divorce) completely, but it gets better," she tells Vogue. "It's still there. More than anything, i...
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Sean Penn To Be Honored With Major Peace Prize

March 19th, 2012 9:33pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn will be honored with the 2012 Peace Summit Award in Chicago, Illinois next month for his tireless humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

The Oscar winner will receive the award given to President Barack Obama in 2009, during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which will be held from April 23 to April 25.

According to committee officials, Penn is being recognized for his work "to rebuild and aid the victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as his ongoing advocacy for peace and human rights protection worldwide".

A statement from the actor reads, "(This is) an...
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Brad Pitt To Host Star-Studded Gala For New Orleans

January 26th, 2012 8:22am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has rounded up celebrity pals including Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey and Rihanna to support his upcoming fundraiser for New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Hollywood actor launched the Make It Right Foundation to raise funds for housing in the city after the devastation caused by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Pitt has handed over millions of dollars of his own cash to boost the cause, and he's hosting a charity event in March to raise more money for the sustainable living initiative.

Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal will perform at the event, while guests slated to attend ...
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Sean Penn Named Ambassador To Haiti

January 16th, 2012 2:17pm EST
Sean Penn
Actor-turned-activist Sean Penn is celebrating after he was made an official ambassador to Haiti on Saturday.

The Milk star has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake back in 2010 and his efforts were rewarded over the weekend.

Penn was offered the job by Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Beverly Hills, California.

Stepping up to the podium to greet the crowd, the actor beamed, "I do accept. (It would be useful to) change being called, 'Hey you (expletive), to ...
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'The Help' And 'The Artist' Dominate The 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

January 13th, 2012 8:12am EST
The Help
The Help and The Artist dominated the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night, scooping the event's top prizes.

The film about the treatment of black maids in 1960s America landed three of the coveted acting honors, including a Best Actress prize for Viola Davis, while her co-star Octavia Spencer picked up the night's first award, Best Supporting Actress.

Davis told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium, "I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream."

The ladies were handed another trophy, Best Acting Ensemble, bu...
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Sean Penn Making Progress With Anger Management Issues

January 10th, 2012 6:57pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has been given top marks as he battles anger management issues following a showdown with a photographer in 2010.

The actor had a progress hearing in his criminal battery case on Tuesday and the judge overseeing the matter was told Penn is making progress.

The Mystic River star pleaded no contest to vandalism after allegedly beating a paparazzo and as a result the battery charges were dismissed.

In addition to probation, Penn was required to attend 36 hours of anger management classes.

And his lawyer Richard Hirsch, who was in court for the hearing, tells TMZ.com that Penn's co...
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'The Tree Of Life' Tops Online Film Critics Awards

January 3rd, 2012 10:00am EST
The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's complex The Tree Of Life has been handed another honor - officials at the Online Film Critics Society have named the movie their Best Picture of the Year.

The film, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, picked up seven awards on Monday, including Best Director for Malick, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain and Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezski.

Other winners included Michael Fassbender (Best Actor for Shame), Tilda Swinton (Best Actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor for Beginners).

Meanwhile, W...
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The Serial Daters Of 2011

December 15th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Blake Lively
Some folks just can't settle down. Here are the serial daters of 2011: The celebs that hooked up with the most people!

After splitting with Penn Badgely in late 2010, Blake Lively took a tour of Hollywood's hunks. After a summer of romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, she hit it off with Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds.

Scarlett Johansson dwarfs Lively's number of suitors. Her rumored boyfriends included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sean Penn, Kieran Culkin, and Bradley Cooper.

Bradley Cooper wasn't waiting around for Scarlett, though. He was linked to Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer An...
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Q&A: 'Flying Lessons' Director Derek Magyar

December 2nd, 2011 11:15am EST
Derek Magyar
Many actors aspire to direct; great directors like Ron Howard and Jon Favreau were actors first. That's the same career path that Derek Magyar is on. Still a working actor, he directed and produced the film Flying Lessons, which arrives in select theaters today.

The film has an intriguing cast - near-legend Hal Holbrook, Academy Award winner Christine Lahti, Cary Elwes (Glory, The Princess Bride, The X-Files), and Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) at the top - that brings to life the story of Sophie (Grace)'s return home to the messy relationships of her past. As she tries to put the pieces ...
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Scarlett Johansson Talks About Her Penchant For Bad Boys & More In Cosmopolitan

November 29th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson Cosmo 2012
Scarlett Johansson is the January 2012 Cosmo Cover Girl. The actress, who split from husband Ryan Reynolds in December 2010, has had an eventful year.

This fall nude photos she sent to her ex were leaked online. The actress was devastated when the saucy shots surfaced, so she asked officers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the leak.

She also made waves for dating much older, and well-known bad boy, Sean Penn. She told Cosmo, "I’m attracted to the quality of being adventurous and perhaps a bit mischievous and also questioning authority and being proactive. If th...
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