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Lee Daniels Mocks Sean Penn Over $10M Defamation Suit

2/3/2016 9:23am EST
Lee Daniels Fires Back At Sean Penn Defamation Lawsuit
"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels fired back at Sean Penn in an attempt to dismiss the actor's defamation suit against him.

Daniels has cited First Amendment rights according to Entertainment Tonight.

In the document, Daniels quipped that there are characters that Penn has played that understand the lawsuit better than the actor.

Said Daniels in direct reference to Penn's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" character Jeff Spicoli, "Spicoli understands the United States Constitution better than Penn."

"For his final, oral exam in high school history class, surfer-dude Spicoli expounds upon the ...

Sean Penn Has No Remorse Or Concern Over El Chapo Interview

1/12/2016 9:04am EST
Sean Penn First Statement Regarding El Chapo Interview, 'I Have
Sean Penn reportedly has no remorse about his covert interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

Said the Oscar winner of their meeting in an interview with The Associated Press, "I've got nothin' to hide."

"There is no question in my mind but that the DEA and the Mexican government are tracking our movements," he wrote in Rolling Stone.

Drug lord El Chapo Guzman was captured on Friday, three months after meeting Penn and six months after escaping from prison, according to E!

In July, El Chapo escaped from jail through a tunnel dug to the shower in his cell.

The United States has filed ...

New Details On Sean Penn's Interview With El Chapo

1/11/2016 5:36pm EST
Sean Penn
Actor Sean Penn has been taking some flak in Hollywood and on social media for his recent interview in Rolling Stone with Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo, but now an American official has confirmed that the interview was key to helping authorities find and arrest the wanted man.

People confirmed the news on Monday.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was interviewed by Penn for Rolling Stone last October while he was still in hiding after his dramatic escape from a Mexican prison cell. An anonymous Mexican authority told the Associated Press on Sunday that Guzman was tracked down because ...

Madonna Shocks Audience With Statement About Sean Penn

1/10/2016 10:45am EST
Did Madonna Just Say She Still Loves Sean Penn? Couple Spotted A
Madonna and ex-husband Sean Penn are still "in love" after all these years.

The singer and Oscar winner were spotted together again at Penn's annual Golden Globes Help Haiti Home gala, which benefits the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, according to a report published by E!

The site reported that the formerly married twosome were spotted sitting next to each other at a table in the center of the ballroom.

Ballerz Hope For Haiti @jphro ❤️#rebelhearts

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Jan 10, 2016 at 3:42am PST

Madonna then took the stage, performing the song "La Vie en Rose,...

Madonna Speaks, Finally! Did Or Didn't Sean Penn Abuse Her In Marriage?

12/18/2015 9:09am EST
Finally, Madonna Goes On Record, Addresses Sean Penn Abuse Rumor
Madonna finally expressed herself! The Material Girl gave sworn testimony on long-standing rumors about Sean Penn's domestic abuse during their marriage, according to Us Magazine Madge had this to say about Lee Daniels' -- and tabloids -- assault claims: Sean never hit her, ever.

Citing the Weekly report, the bickering about Sean Penn abusing Madonna during their marriage of four years may be officially closed soon. With permission from the New York State Supreme Court, media sources obtained an affidavit signed by the singer.

“I am aware of the allegations that have surfaced over the ye...

Wedding Bells In The Air Again For Madonna And Sean Penn?

11/11/2015 10:18am EST
 Madonna & Sean Penn Wedding Rumors: Couple Reportedly Set To Ma
What's this about Madonna and Sean Penn's wedding plans? The latest rumors suggest Sean and Madonna may be married again soon -- reportedly, as early as next year.

According to a report, Madonna and Sean Penn may be walking down the aisle for a second time. Informants close to the previously married couple say Madge and the actor are ready to rekindle their nuptials.

"They want to retie the knot. Madonna’s ready to be Mrs. Penn again. It might be as soon as next year!"

According to an ET! video report, Penn, 55, and the Material Girl have spent time together as of late. Spies cau...

Madonna & Sean Penn Might Be Back Together

10/19/2015 8:24am EDT
Over the summer it was speculated that Sean Penn and Madonna were reconciling after the actor split with Charlize Theron, and the pop star's son, Rocco, tried to set them up. Rumors are once again surfacing about the two former lovers getting back together.

According to Radar Online, Penn "gazed adoringly at his ex from the audience at the Vancouver show of her Rebel Heart tour on October 14, with comedian Amy Schumer by his side." He previously watched her in concert in September when the Material Girl dedicated "True Blue" to him.

Madonna, 47, and Penn, 55, wed in 1986 and split three y...

Sean Penn To Lee Daniels Over 'Wife Beater' Remark: You're Sued!

9/23/2015 4:53pm EDT
Terrance Howard Caught In Middle Of Sean Penn-Lee Daniels $10M S
Actor Terrance Howard has enough problems -- and doesn't need to be caught in the middle of another legal tug-of-war. However, the Empire star is part of the reason Sean Penn is suing the show's director/creator, Lee Daniels.

According to a report by New York's Page Six, court documents show that Penn is suing Daniels for making false statements about him that he labels "defamatory."

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor lawyered up after the Monster's Ball director suggested that he was a "wife-beater." Sean Penn's attorneys sued Lee Daniels for a whopping $10 million.

Sean Penn ...

Madonna And Sean Penn On Again?

8/3/2015 9:02am EDT
Sean Penn, Madonna Dating Again? Reportedly, Couple Rekindling O
Madonna's no longer a "virgin," but Sean Penn wants to "touch" her for a second "time," this according to a sizzling new rumor about the divorced couple.

An insider told the National Enquirer that Madonna's 14-year-old son, Rocco, is playing Cupid and wants his mom to reconcile with her ex-husband. Reportedly, he hatched the matchmaking scheme when the two visited Haiti together in 2013. The insider says it's pretty serious; the teen refers to Sean as his "second dad."

"Within a day of the breakup, Rocco was calling Sean, begging him to ask his mom out. Sean’s always loved Madonna. He t...

Silly Media! Minka Kelly's Not Dating Sean Penn

7/15/2015 9:45pm EDT
Actress Minka Kelly Denies Dating Sean Penn, Hopes Rumors Go Awa
Minka Kelly has denied reports that she's dating Sean Penn after the actor spent her birthday with her last month.

Rumors flew after the two were spotted late last month on the night before Minka's 35th birthday, when the two had dinner with some friends to celebrate. Penn even paid the bill at the not-so-cheap Napa Valley hot spot French Laundry.

Kelly took to her Twitter page on Wednesday to dismiss all the gossip, something she rarely does.

"Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already," she wrote. "Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #Sillymed...

Sean Penn Has Already Moved On From Charlize Theron

7/1/2015 1:45pm EDT
Minka Kelly & Sean Penn
It appears that two weeks is enough time for Sean Penn to get over his ex-fiancee Charlize Theron. The actor was spotted celebrating actress Minka Kelly's 35th birthday at the very hip and trendy restaurant French Laundry in Napa Valley on Tuesday.

Onlookers told TMZ that the actor told three other people at the table he met Kelly at a Haiti charity event. The fivesome celebrated the actress's birthday by dining on chicken with the feet still attached, truffle mac and cheese, and cake. The group and restaurant staff also sang "Happy Birthday" to the star.

Penn reportedly paid the bill, ...

Engagement Shocker: Charlize And Sean Are No More

6/18/2015 5:59am EDT
Fans Mortified Over Breakup of Charlize Theron And Sean Penn: Wh
After a year and a half of dating – and getting engaged along the way, Charlize Theron has officially ended her romance with actor, Sean Penn. The news comes as a bombshell to fans that are up in arms over Charlize and Sean’s sudden breakup.

Celebrity breakups are nothing odd, and come a dime a dozen. After all, entertainers are people too. Some have 99 problems – and a turnstile breakup happens to be one. But not many likely saw the split with Sean Penn and Charlize Theron coming, citing Us Magazine report.

It's over! Charlize Theron & Sean Penn break off their engagement via @usweek...

Charlize Theron Engaged?

5/16/2015 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 ...

What Is Sean Penn Giving 'Absolutely No Apologies' For?

3/8/2015 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...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Says He Thought Sean Penn's Oscar Crack 'Was Very Funny'

2/23/2015 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...

Rumor Patrol: Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Private Parts, Liam Payne To Leave One Direction And More!

1/31/2015 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...

Sean Penn Takes Steps To Adopt Charlize Theron's Son

1/23/2015 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, 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...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'

1/23/2015 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...

Are Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Engaged?

12/31/2014 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...

Sean Penn Slams Sony For Caving In To Hackers

12/20/2014 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...

15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well

10/23/2014 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...

Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Spark Engagement Rumors

7/25/2014 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...

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

5/6/2014 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...

2014 Celebrity Spring Flings: Will They Last?

3/13/2014 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, 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...

Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And Sean Penn, More

1/25/2014 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...

Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Spotted On Hawaiian Vacation Together

1/3/2014 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...

Madonna Visits Ex-Husband Sean Penn's Charity Projects In Haiti

11/26/2013 12:04pm EST
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 ...

Sean Penn's Son Hurls Racist And Homophobic Epithets At Photographer

3/27/2013 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...

Sean Penn Attends Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s Funeral

3/9/2013 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...

Sean Penn Mourns The Death Of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

3/5/2013 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...