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Charlize Theron Engaged?

May 16th, 2015 8:55am EDT
Charlize Theron Wears What Looks Like An Engagement Ring At Cann
Charlize Theron wore what appears to be a giant engagement ring during the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.

She walked the red carpet at the "Mad Max: Fury Road" premiere with Sean Penn, and Theron loooked incredible in a bright yellow Dior gown with a long train. But the best part was her accessory -- a sparkly diamond on her left hand.

Penn, 54, and Theron, 39, have been dating since 2013.

Theron looks quite different in her new film. She shaved her head for the role and told W magazine, "At first, my character was going to be ghostlike and albino. And then I thought it would ...
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What Is Sean Penn Giving 'Absolutely No Apologies' For?

March 8th, 2015 11:02am EDT
Sean Penn 'Surprised At Stupidity' After Oscar Green Card Joke,
Sean Penn has finally spoken openly about the green card remark he made at the 87th annual Academy Awards while on a promotional tour for his new film "The Gunman."

Penn remarked he has "absolutely no apologies" for his comment.

While presenting the Best Picture Award at the ceremony, Penn deadpanned upon opening the envelope to announce the winner, "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" before announcing the winner as "Birdman."

"Birdman's" director Alejandro Iñárritu was born in Mexico and the comment left many to wonder if the joke was made in poor taste by Penn.

Of the comme...
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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Says He Thought Sean Penn's Oscar Crack 'Was Very Funny'

February 23rd, 2015 10:22pm EST
James W. Skotchdopole,Sean Penn,Alejandro G. Inarritu,John Leshe
Sean Penn has come under fire for cracking a harmless joke during his presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture to Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu during Sunday Night's 87th Academy Awards telecast.

Following the reading of the nominees for this year's award, Penn opened the envelope and joked, "Who gave this son of a b---h his green card?"

Inarritu, who is Mexican, laughed off the joke, saying he and Penn have been friends for years and that he "didn't find it offensive" at all.

The two worked together on 2003 drama 21 Grams, and Inarritu addressed the joke backstage follo...
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Rumor Patrol: Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Private Parts, Liam Payne To Leave One Direction And More!

January 31st, 2015 11:00am EST
Rumor Patrol: Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Private Parts, Liam Pay
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.

Liam Payne Leaving One Direction To Record Solo Album With Juicy J: Liam Payne sparked a mass panic of sorts when a photo of the 1D singer and Juicy J was posted on Instagram. Rumors continue to swirl around the wildly successful British boy band as they head into their second world tour in two years. Complaining of burnout, the band is split at the seams, is Liam the first to jump ship?

Verdict: Fa...
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Sean Penn Takes Steps To Adopt Charlize Theron's Son

January 23rd, 2015 4:25pm EST
Sean Penn Is Adopting Charlize Theron's Son
Sean Penn is adopting his girlfriend/rumored fiancee Charlize Theron's son.

According to People.com, Penn filed paperwork to begin the process of becoming Jackson's legal father. Theron adopted the little boy when he was four months old in 2012. She was a single mom.

Penn and his ex-wife Robin Wright have two adult children -- Dylan, 23, and Hopper, 21.

Penn, 54, and Theron, 39, have been dating since 2013 and are reportedly engaged.

The couple is working together on upcoming film "The Last Face." Penn is directing and Theron stars as the head of an international aid agency who has to...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'

January 23rd, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'
With the success of David Fincher’s film "Gone Girl" (due in no small part to Rosamund Pike’s performance of course!) it seemed fitting to revisit some of the lessor known earlier work of the visually gifted auteur – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going old school Fincher back in the day when his sinister style and visual flair was front and center. Matched with a captivating story, terrific twists and one killer cast, this was a film I consider to be Fincher’s finest. Not to worry "Fight Club" fans, it’s only…"The Game."

Wealthy investment banker Nicholas Van Orto...
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Are Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Engaged?

December 31st, 2014 8:55am EST
Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Are (Sort Of) Engaged
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have already been dating for more than a year, and have known each other for nearly twenty. On the Celebrity Dating Timeline, they're more than ready to hear the faint ringing of wedding bells.

And they are! The two stars are not officially engaged- no one's dropping to one knee just yet- but apparently they're as close to engagement as a celeb couple could possibly be.

If this sounds vague and weird to anyone, allow a source from E! News (who broke the story) to clarify things a little bit

The source emphasizes that the word "engaged" is not on the table. B...
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Sean Penn Slams Sony For Caving In To Hackers

December 20th, 2014 10:44am EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has joined President Barack Obama and criticized Sony executives for pulling the Christmas day release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's comedy "The Interview."

The studio canceled the release earlier this week after several movie chains decided not to show the film for fear of repercussions from the hackers, who call themselves Guardians of Peace.

"The Interview" centers on two TV journalists assigned to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On Friday, President Obama told reporters that Sony executives had "made a mistake" in cancelling the release of the film.

Penn al...
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15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well

October 23rd, 2014 11:24am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well
Everyone grows older, but some people do it better than others. Partying too hard, gaining weight, and genetics often contribute to what a person looks like as they age.

Some age very well (Christie Brinkley, we're talking to you) - others not so much.

Ten years ago Lindsay Lohan was a beautiful 18-year-old with a promising career ahead of her. An addiction to drugs and alcohol changed all that. She lost a large amount of weight, dyed her hair blonde, dyed it back to red, caused trouble on set, and went to rehab on several occasions.

Lohan's abusive lifestyle has definitely affected her...
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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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