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Roman Polanski's Rape Victim Releases Book With Provocative Cover

July 25th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Roman Polanski
Filmmaker Roman Polanski's teenage sex victim Samantha Geimer has released a book in which the cover features an image the director allegedy took of her over 30 years ago.

The portrait on "The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski" shows Geimer at age 13, taken less than three weeks before her sexual encounter with the filmmaker at a party in Hollywood in 1977. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Polanski took the picture during a photoshoot with Geimer at her Woodland Hills, California home.

Polanski was arrested and was later indicted on six charges: furnishing a controlled subs...
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Kate Winslet: 'I'm Actually Quite Proud Of My Vomiting'

January 21st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet left the set of her new movie Carnage "smelling of sick" every night after having to projectile vomit over and over again for one key scene.

The actress stars alongside Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids are caught fighting at school, and one part sees Winslet's character, Nancy, throw up mid-discussion.

The Brit admits the excess vomit made the set rather unpleasant to work on, but she enjoyed every moment of it.

She tells People magazine, "I'm actually quite proud of my vomiting! It was everywhere: in my hai...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

December 12th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...
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Roman Polanski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award In Zurich

September 28th, 2011 9:49am EDT
Roman Polanski
Director Roman Polanski received a standing ovation as he picked up a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on Tuesday - two years after he was arrested on sex charges dating back to 1977 while he was en route to the annual ceremony.

The Rosemary's Baby filmmaker, who lives in France, was due to collect the award in 2009 when he was taken into custody by airport officials in Zurich more than 30 years after he fled America and skipped sentencing on a charge of unlawful sex with a minor.

He subsequently fought extradition to the U.S. and was allowed to walk...
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Kate Winslet Couldn't Stop Laughing During Projectile Vomiting Scene

September 4th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet had the cast and crew of Roman Polanski's new comedy Carnage in hysterics as she struggled to film a scene in which her character projectile vomits mid-discussion.

The Titanic actress stars alongside Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids are caught fighting at school.

The film, based on the hit Broadway play "God of Carnage," premiered at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Thursday and it has been well-received by critics.

But Winslet admits one particular day on the shoot had everyone constantly doubled up in ...
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Kate Winslet Thrilled To Star In 'Carnage'

September 2nd, 2011 10:12am EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet jumped at the chance to star in Roman Polanski's new comedy Carnage - because she's always been a fan of the legendary director.

The movie, based on the hit Broadway play God of Carnage, stars Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids brawl at school.

The comedy was well-received by critics after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, and Winslet reveals she didn't hesitate to sign up to the movie.

She says, "When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you don't really ...
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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
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Quentin Tarantino To Receive Special Prize At Cesar Awards

January 22nd, 2011 9:30am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino will be the guest of honor at the Cesar Awards in France next month when he will be honoured for his career achievements.

The "Pulp Fiction" moviemaker, whose filmography also includes the "Kill Bill" franchise and "Reservoir Dogs," will be hailed "a great international artist" at the 2011 event in Paris.

News of the French recognition comes one week after Tarantino was celebrated at the Critics' Choice Awards for his ability to marry music and film on the big screen.

Meanwhile, Algerian film "Of Gods and Men" will be the main contender at France's equivalent of the Osc...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: December

January 2nd, 2011 7:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus
December saw a series of scandals as the stars brought a touch of sex and drugs to the festive season - and wildchild Miley Cyrus led the way. The former Disney star ended 2010 by reminding us all she's a grown up now after she was caught on camera smoking legal hallucinogenic Salvia from a bong, and hit headlines again days later when she was pictured in a girl-on-girl clinch and exposing her bra while surrounded by hunky men.

Her pal Demi Lovato joined the Hannah Montana star in scandal when provocative photos which appeared to show her partly-exposing her breasts leaked on the internet,...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: July

January 2nd, 2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Love was in the air in July as a host of celebrities walked down the aisle - Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in the Bahamas, while Emily Blunt became Mrs. John Krasinski after marrying The Office star in romantic Como, Italy.

A pregnant Alicia Keys said 'I do' to Swizz Beatz, while Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr became husband and wife in a secret ceremony. Wedding bells also rang in Georgia as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey hunk, Mike Fisher.

But there was also plenty of heartache in Hollywood - Kelly Osbourne called of...
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Roman Polanski Set Free, Swiss Refuse Extradition To United States

July 12th, 2010 9:03am EDT
Roman Polanski Set Free, Swiss Refuse Extradition To United Stat
Roman Polanski is a free man - officials in Switzerland have thrown out a request to extradite him to the U.S. for sentencing on a child-sex charge.

The Rosemary's Baby director has been under house arrest at a luxury chalet in Gstaad since he was seized in Zurich last September en route to a film festival.

U.S. authorities demanded the film-maker be returned to the States to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. He pleaded guilty to the offence but fled to Europe in 1978 before facing a court.

But Swiss officials announced on Monday that the extradition has now...
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Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

July 8th, 2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...
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Charlotte Lewis: 'I Will Never Forgive Roman Polanski'

May 16th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Polanski,_Roman
British actress Charlotte Lewis is adamant she will "never forgive" Roman Polanski for allegedly abusing her when she was just 16 years old - insisting the incident ruined her life.

Lewis, who appeared in Polanski's 1986 film Pirates, held a news conference on Friday, claiming the director took advantage of her "in the worst way" at his apartment in France when she was just a teenager.

The alleged incident came several years after Polanski fled the U.S. for France, skipping sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.

Lew...
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Michael Douglas Won't Sign Petition For Accused Child Molester Roman Polanski

May 15th, 2010 5:49pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has refused to sign a star-studded petition calling for shamed filmmaker Roman Polanski to escape extradition - insisting it would be "unfair" to support "somebody who did break the law."

The director is currently under house arrest in Switzerland following his arrest in Zurich in September.

Lawmakers want Polanski returned to America so he can be handed his punishment for having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. He fled the country on the eve of his sentencing.

On Tuesday , several moviemakers showed their support for Polanski by signing a petition at the Cannes Film Fe...
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Roman Polanski Faces New Abuse Allegations

May 14th, 2010 3:43pm EDT
Roman Polanski
Embattled moviemaker Roman Polanski is facing fresh allegations of "sexually predatory conduct" - British actress Charlotte Lewis has accused the director of abusing her when she was a teen.

Lewis, who appeared in Polanski's 1986 film Pirates, held a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Friday, claiming Polanski abused her over 25 years ago in France, when she was just 16. Lewis and Allred confirmed they have met with Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren to report the allegations.

The alleged incident came four years after Polanski fled the U.S. for France...
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Prosecutors Want Roman Polanski Trial To Continue Despite Victim's Pleas

April 17th, 2010 1:26pm EDT
Polanski,_Roman
Prosecutors in Roman Polanski's child sex case have urged court officials to deny his victim's request to have the 32-year-old charges dropped.

Polanski pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with a minor following an intimate encounter with Samantha Geimer at a party in 1977, when she was just 13 years old.

The movie mogul fled the U.S. before he could be handed his sentence, and was detained by Swiss police last year. He has since been placed under house arrest in Switzerland after losing his battle to avoid extradition in January.

In October, Geimer launched a legal bid to h...
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Michael Bay Will Deliver New 'Rosemary's Baby'

April 1st, 2010 11:47am EDT
Michael Bay
Cult horror Rosemary's Baby is set to be reborn - a revered film critic has confirmed Michael Bay is bringing the spooky classic back to the big screen.

It was rumored in 2008 that the Transformers director would remake Roman Polanski's 1968 movie, which saw Mia Farrow play Rosemary, a young woman who is pregnant with the Devil's baby.

Now, respected critic Roger Ebert has taken to his Twitter.com page to tells fans that the film is in the pipeline.

He writes, "Michael Bay is remaking Rosemary's Baby. O... kay."

Bay's production company Platinum Dunes is overseeing the making of the...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shutter Island,' 'The Ghost Writer,'

February 15th, 2010 3:50pm EST
TRAILER TALK: THIS WEEK IN MOVIES 2/14/10
Last week I caught Steve Buscemi's dark comedy "St. John of Las Vegas" which was slightly disappointing. While the right brand of humor was there; twisted laughs and awkward moments that inspire chuckles

, I felt that the film did not have much to say.

The overarching story seemed to be building up to some kind of life altering self-realization or dramatic event taking place in Las Vegas for Buscemi's character John Alighieri. This moment never really came, and as a result the entire film seemed very anti-climactic.

Buscemi and Romany Malco make a hilarious team, as Malco's chara...
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Roman Polanski Screens 'The Ghost Writer' At Home

February 7th, 2010 9:00am EST
Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski staged a special screening of his newest movie "The Ghost Writer" while under house arrest in Switzerland - and he's delighted with the film.

The embattled director will not be allowed to attend the political thriller's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany on Friday so he held a showing at his chalet in Gstaad - and was impressed with the finished product.

Robert Harris, who wrote the screenplay, tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I don't know if he is disappointed not to be able to attend the premiere. I imagine he has been to quite a few premieres in his t...
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Q&A: Brett Ratner On 'Beverly Hills Cop IV,' 'The Shooter Series,' And What He Thinks Of Comic Book Fans

September 9th, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Brett Ratner
Is Brett Ratner misunderstood? The "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" director thinks that's quite possible.

His new retrospective DVD series, "The Shooter Series," (to be released September 15) paints the some may call party-boy director in a different light. Contemporaries such as Quentin Tarantino share their experiences about working with Ratner; and the director's early student films, commercials, and music videos are also chronicled.

Ratner also doesn't parse words about his feelings toward the vocal online community who criticized his work on "X-Men: The Last Stand," and h...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Anya Marina Unveils Jam-Packed Schedule, Including National TV Debut Tonight

February 19th, 2009 6:45pm EST
Anya Marina
Chop Shop recording artist Anya Marina has unveiled a busy slate of activities surrounding the recent release of her critically acclaimed album, "Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II." The Los Angeles-based songstress will make her national television debut tonight with a performance of "Move You (SSSPII)" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Marina will then be among the featured artists on The WB.com's highly anticipated new web series, "Rockville, CA". Created by Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) and executive produced by Schwartz and Chop Shop's own Alexandra Patsavas (Twilight, Gossip...
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Ten Underrated Thrillers

October 17th, 2008 10:12am EDT
The Descent
Horror movies are some of the most consistent pieces of the film industry. Sure there have been highs and lows in the genre, and resurgences have come and gone, but one thing remains true: people will always yearn for those cinematic chills.

The demand, however big it may be, is always constant. The golden age of cinema through the 60s brought on big studio monster movies, sly noir thrillers, and of course, Hitchcockian suspense (a subgenre, respectively). The 1970s, arguably the paramount epoch of cinema, period, saw the expansion of the genre and gave filmgoers some of the best nail...
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Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

September 5th, 2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...
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Harrison Ford's Seven Best Films (Not Including 'Star Wars')

May 20th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is, without question, one of the biggest box office stars of all time. With the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Thursday it couldn't be a better time to take a look back on the seven best movies of Ford's career.

We purposely left the Star Wars trilogy off the list considering those are not really "Harrison Ford movies" and quite an entity unto themselves. Plus, we do not need every movie on this list being a "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" movie. At times we do like to be challenged.

Once a surefire box office success, lately it has...
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HBO Documentary Films Presents 'Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired,' Premiering June 9

May 19th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski survived the murders of his wife and unborn son to continue his career as one of cinema's most celebrated directors. Yet in 1977, his reputation in America was derailed by a sordid Hollywood scandal involving a 13-year-old girl – and a bizarre legal case presided over by a judge whose actions led Polanski to flee America. This Sundance Award-winning documentary reopens a complex and controversial case 30 years later – challenging many of the myths which have built up around it.

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired features exclusive interviews with many of the key players ...
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Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

October 16th, 2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 18

August 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Denis Leary
Happy Birthday to Relient K musician Jonathan Schneck (1981), "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970), "Pump Up The Volume" star Christian Slater (1969), "American History X" star Edward Norton (1969), rap/hip hop artist Everlast (1969), actress Madeleine Stowe (1958), "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary (1957), "Road House" star Patrick Swayze (1952), comedic actor Martin Mull (1943), prolific actor/director Robert Redford (1936), baseball legend Roberto Clemente (1934; d. 1972), controversial director Roman Polanski (1933), actress Shelley Winters (1920; d. 2006), deadball-era basebal...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 18

August 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Denis Leary
Happy Birthday to Relient K musician Jonathan Schneck (1981), "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970), "Pump Up The Volume" star Christian Slater (1969), "American History X" star Edward Norton (1969), rap/hip hop artist Everlast (1969), actress Madeleine Stowe (1958), "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary (1957), "Road House" star Patrick Swayze (1952), comedic actor Martin Mull (1943), prolific actor/director Robert Redford (1936), baseball legend Roberto Clemente (1934; d. 1972), controversial director Roman Polanski (1933), actress Shelley Winters (1920; d. 2006), deadball-era basebal...
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