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Chris Pratt Reveals Why He Almost Turned Down 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Role

August 10th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Chris Pratt Reveals Why He Almost Turned Down 'Guardians Of The
Chris Pratt's stardom has skyrocketed ever since his new film, "Guardians of the Galaxy," broke records at the box office. But the actor was hesitant to take the role.

He explained to Esquire magazine: "When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said, 'I don't think so.' I just didn't picture myself getting the role. I didn't want to go and embarrass myself like I did when I auditioned for G.I. Joe a couple of years previously. I went in there, and halfway through I saw the director's eyes just glaze over. It made sense — I was a little heavy and out of shape. I was not gonna play s...
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Chris Pratt Can Rap!

August 5th, 2014 12:55pm EDT
Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt surprised the radio crew interviewing him by busting out an impeccable version of Eminem's rap in Forgot About Dre.

Pratt was chatting it up with DJ Whoo Kid on The Whoolywood Shuffle about his blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy. He was asked about what hip-hop artists he enjoys, and Pratt revealed he listened to Dr. Dre's 2001 on repeat while he lived in a van in Maui. After boasting he knew every word to that album, Pratt delivered with an extended take of Eminem's rap on the single Forgot About Dre.

Caution: Adult Language

Once the crew was done giving him a round ...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Take Over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' Lose Trivia To 5-Year-Old

July 22nd, 2014 4:05pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
The nice thing about hosting a talk show on ABC is that parent company Disney sends over the entire cast of their blockbuster superhero films. Such was the case last night when the main cast of Guardians of the Galaxy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to chat about the film – and take on a 5-year-old in GotG trivia.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Bautista appeared together to discuss the making of the film and some of their odd interactions with one another. The comedic Pratt was in his element, explaining his Zumba and Shake Weight workout regimen and reveali...
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Marvel Releases Second Epic Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' (Watch It!)

May 19th, 2014 3:58pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
The second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy was released on Monday afternoon following a chat with the cast and crew of the forthcoming Marvel film, and it doesn't disappoint.

The new trailer premiered on Monday following a Facebook Q&A with members of the cast, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Vin Diesel, along with director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige.

Coming in around two-and-a-half minutes, the new trailer explains more than the first introduction to the five rogue criminals brought together to form the intergalactic group of heroes.

During the Q&A Gu...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Heads To The Next Frontier Of Superhero Films

April 16th, 2014 8:43pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel boosted the hype for its forthcoming superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy during Tuesday night's episode of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a new sneak peek trailer.

The new preview offered a behind-the-scenes look at the new flick, which breaks the traditional superhero mold and takes things to a "new frontier," according to star Vin Diesel, who plays the tree-like humanoid Groot.

"The growth of these characters allows the film to kind of create its own personality and identity," Diesel says in the teaser. "That's always fun, when you're at the frontier of something new."
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First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

February 19th, 2014 7:56am EST
First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'J
The first full-length trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show Tuesday night.

Introduced by star Chris Pratt, Marvel's latest superhero film centers on five rogues who band together and call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. The film centers on U.S. pilot Peter Quill, aka Star Lord (Pratt), green-skinned alien Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the superhuman Drax (Dave Bautista), the tree-like alien Groot (Vin Diesel), and a raccoon with an attitude named Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

The film also stars Lee Pace and Karen Gillan as baddies Ronan the ...
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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Teaser Offers First Footage Of Marvel’s Space Team

February 18th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Guardians of the Galaxy
A 20-second teaser of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surfaced on the Internet today, in advance of the premiere trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

In the short look at the space-based adventure, we get to see Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper in motion for the first time – although those last two appear behind CGI characters.

Pratt plays Peter Quill, who becomes Star-Lord and the leader of The Guardians. In the short time we see him, Pratt is flying spaceships, handling futuristic pistols, and getting a good shock to the chest.

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First Look: New Promo Image Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Cast Released

January 1st, 2014 11:59pm EST
Rocket Raccoon
The first promo image featuring the main cast of this summer's highly-anticipated Marvel superhero film, Guardians of the Galaxy, has been released by the movie studio, giving fans a first look at the film's stars in character.

The new image features Zoe Saldana as the green-skinned alien Gamora, who has superhuman strength and accelerated healing powers; Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a combat expert who gains strength, the ability to fly and to travel through space thanks to an augmented supersuit; Bradley Cooper as the pint-sized, yet deadly, Rocket Raccoon, a starship pilot...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'London Part I & II' Review

September 27th, 2013 3:45pm EDT
Parks and Recreation
“Parks and Recreation” is back and we could not be happier, especially when the new season kicks off with such a fantastic episode. How is it that a series that can be so ridiculously funny and silly also have me tearing up by the closing credits? It still amazes me that the show manages to sustain such a perfect combination of comedy and real emotion without ever crossing the line into sappy or overwrought. The writers balance the two facets of the show exceptionally and “London Part I & II” are great examples of their skill. Starting out with the greatest wedding ever televised, real or f...
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Chris Pratt Buffs Up For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

July 9th, 2013 1:36pm EDT
Chris Pratt
Actor Chris Pratt is getting ready to start filming Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy by getting into shape for his role as Star-Lord in the superhero film, which is due in theaters next year.

The star posted a photo of himself to his Instagram page on Monday, something he was a bit embarassed to do.

"Six months no beer," he captioned the photo, "#GOTG Kinda dou***y to post this but my brother made me."

The Parks and Recreation star, who is married to actress Anna Faris, is set to play pilot Peter Quill, the half-alien superhero who becomes an interplanetary cop under the name Star-Lord a...
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First Trailer For 2014 Block-Buster 'The Lego Movie' Released

June 19th, 2013 12:31pm EDT
The Lego Movie
"In 2014 The World's Greatest Heroes Will Join Forces For The Biggest Movie Ever Assembled," begins the trailer for next summer's literal block-buster The LEGO Movie.

The first trailer for the film was released on Tuesday (with the slightly different international version making its debut on Wednesday), and if the new feature-length adventure is anything like the recent Batman TV specials, it's sure to please.

The story features on Emmet, an "ordinary" LEGO Minifigure who is mistaken for the legendary "MasterBuilder" and thrust into an adventure to stop an evil tyrand from destroying the...
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Anna Faris Pregnant With First Child

May 9th, 2012 11:23pm EDT
Anna Faris
Actress Anna Faris and her husband Chris Pratt are set to be parents this fall.

The star of the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen film The Dictator is expecting her first child, her rep confirmed to People.com on Wednesday.

"I would love to have eight [kids]!" Anna told E! Online last fall. "I don't think I could handle it, though!"

And at the time she wasn't sure when she wanted to have them, but she did confirm that the couple wanted to start a family at some point in the future.

"I don't know... maybe in the next few years," Anna said. "We want to populate!"

Anna, 35, and Chris, 32, - who ...
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Review: 'The Five-Year Engagement' Just Not That Engaging

April 26th, 2012 7:19pm EDT
Five-Year Engagement
Unlike John, the other half of the 'Two Jews On Film, it doesn't take a lot for me to enjoy a film. Basically, I want to care about the characters and their story. And this brings me to my problem with 'The Five Year Engagement', directed by Nicholas Stoller ('Get Him To The Greek') I just didn't care.

Not only didn't I care about the two lead characters, Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) but they really, really annoyed me.

The film starts out promising. Tom, an up and coming chef in San Francisco proposes rather romantically to his British girlfriend Violet. She happily accepts...
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Parks and Recreation - 'Citizen Knope' Recap

December 9th, 2011 2:48pm EST
Citizen Knope
Generally speaking, this season of Parks and Recreation has been strong, but these last couple of episodes have by far been the best. The first half of the season concentrated largely on how splintered the Parks Department had become with the departure of Tom, and Leslie off chasing her dreams of political office while trying to ignore her continued affection for Ben. This led to much of the cast doing their own thing, with the writers throwing them a bone every once in a while in the form of C or D plots that never really amounted to anything. Sometimes these diversions worked—April and An...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'The Trial Of Leslie Knope' Recap

December 2nd, 2011 3:21pm EST
The Trial of Leslie Knope
Of all of the characters that we’ve seen roaming around the muraled corridors of Pawnee city hall, Chris Traeger is the one that we really know the least about. We know all about his health food kick, his obsession with exercise and being a stickler for the rules—we know all of that… but there’s still something naggingly mysterious about the man. Chris dragging Leslie in front of an ethics committee for her relationship with Ben is a chance to illustrate how little we’ve come to know Chris. The trial forces Chris away from being the affable eccentric we’re familiar with, even when he’s self...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'The Treaty' Recap

November 11th, 2011 10:47am EST
The Treaty
Is it just me or was that episode rather light on laughs?

Sure, the concept of Leslie and Ben’s personal trouble causing a model war to break out at Pawnee’s model UN is funny enough in concept—with some effective barbs at the actual UN—but overall, this felt just like a retread of last week’s otherwise great episode when Leslie and Ben decided that they could remain friends after some awkward tension built up when they were forced to work together. This week, I guess, puts that decision to the test when Leslie invites Ben to help her run the model UN for Pawnee’s little Knopes and Bens (y...
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'Parks And Recreation' – 'End of the World' Recap

November 4th, 2011 3:53pm EDT
Parks and Recreation
Fake apocalypse or not, your priorities change on your last day on earth. Long term plans and practicality both go out the window and eking out one last moment of happiness becomes paramount. And even though the Apocalypse that’s bearing down on Pawnee is of the crackpot loon variety, the implications of it have loaded the members of the Parks department with whimsy.

With her concerns about her political future put on hold for an evening, Leslie’s thoughts go right back to Ben. The pair of them are assigned to stand watch over park as Pawnee's favorite cult, The Reasonablists, pow-wow arou...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'Pawnee Rangers' Recap

October 14th, 2011 4:18pm EDT
Pawnee Rangers
This week we mainly follow the conflict between Pawnee’s two competing youth groups: the bleak, all boys survivalist group the Pawnee Rangers, led by Ron Swanson, and its all-girl antithesis the Pawnee Goddesses, created by Leslie Knope, who never met a gender role she couldn’t break. Like when he coached basketball last year, Ron becomes even more rigid when children are in his tutaliage. His single rule for his Rangers? Be a man. Other than that, he gives them a box and a piece of canvas and sets out to teach his boys the virtue of solitude, contemplation and surviving the wild.

To Ron t...
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'Parks And Recreation' – 'Born And Raised' Recap

October 7th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Gotcha Girls
Now that Tammy 1 has been sent back to Hell or… wherever she’s from (Indianapolis?), "Parks and Rec" is back on the Knope 2012 campaign. Like every single other politician in the world, Leslie has written a book. Rather than write about what a wonderful visionary she is (again, like every single other politican in the world), Leslie has written a comprehensive history of Pawnee… with her picture on the cover for some reason.

To promote the book, Leslie is making the Pawnee media rounds—apparently opting out of her favorite radio show Crazy Ira and The Douche for classier pastures, a goofba...
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Chris Pratt & Wife Anna Faris Received Death Threats For Giving Their Cat Away Via Twitter

October 5th, 2011 7:18pm EDT
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
Wanted star Chris Pratt and his actress wife Anna Faris have been targeted by pet lovers for attempting to find a new home for their old cat on Twitter.com.

The actors are too busy to properly care for the aging pet and so Pratt took to the site to find Bella a new owner.

In a recent post, he wrote, "Anyone in the LA area want a cat? Full disclosure, she's old and prone to accidents. So sweet though. And was in (the movie) Stuart Little. (literally)... She is very sweet and needs a good home. We have pugs (dogs) and she's too old to deal (with them). She needs one on one attention."

But ...
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Anna Faris: 'I'm Not A Very Good Lover'

September 29th, 2011 1:06pm EDT
Anna Faris
Funnywoman Anna Faris has opened up about her sex life in a candid interview, revealing she is "not a very good lover" and has only slept with five men.

The Scary Movie star has been married twice, to Ben Indra between 2004 and 2008 and her current husband Chris Pratt, who she exchanged vows with in 2009.

Faris has now admitted she is stricken by insecurities in her love life, telling reporters at a screening of her new movie What's Your Number?, "I'm at five. Don't you think five is kind of low? I'm 34!..."

"I'm not a very good lover. I'm so nervous about my sexuality."
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'I'm Leslie Knope' Recap

September 23rd, 2011 9:23am EDT
I'm Leslie Knope
Hello fellow Pawneeians! I’ll be guiding you through this fourth (fourth!) season of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”. So let’s get kicking.

The end of last season saw most of the parks department moving towards brighter futures, making their lives about a million times more complicated than they were before. Leslie and Ben decided to keep their forbidden romance from the rest of the office, which makes for a potential scandal when Leslie’s political career suddenly sprouts legs. Tom resigned so he can follow his dreams of being—well Jay-Z, I guess. Even Andy is looking to moving on from his s...
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Get To Know 'Parks and Recreation's' Aubrey Plaza

January 27th, 2011 11:14am EST
Aubrey Plaza | Photo Credits: Justin Lubin/NBC Universal
She plays: April Ludgate, the Parks and Recreation staffer known as much for her back-and-forth flirtation with dimwit Andy (Chris Pratt) as for her chronically dry wit — something the actress admits to sharing with her alter ego. "Personality-wise, I guess I'm kind of sarcastic," confesses Plaza. "She's a younger, more rebellious, heightened version of me."

Where You've Seen Her
Hanging out with funny people. She played ...

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Rashida Jones & Chris Pratt Talk 'Parks And Recreation'

November 5th, 2009 2:53pm EST
Rashida Jones
Starpulse recently had the chance to join a conference call with actors Rashida Jones and Chris Pratt of NBC's Parks and Recreation where they discussed their characters' relationship, their personal park experiences and more.

Chris discussed the raggedy romance of Ann and Andy.

Chris Pratt: I thought that there was a chance I wouldn't be coming back and I was a little worried. I always knew that that could possibly the case, they don't have to bring me back...(it was) originally I think intended as a six episode arc. And then I was delighted to find out that they found room for me o...
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Slideshow: What Happened To The Cast Of 'Everwood?'

July 30th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Emily VanCamp
Life after "Everwood" has been kind to some actors who have had no problem finding work. Canceled before its time in 2006 after just four seasons, most of the actors have moved on to other projects (some more than others):

Treat Williams (Andrew Brown)

Treat appeared in several episodes of "Brothers & Sisters" and starred in the short-lived "Heartland." He also appeared in "What Happens in Vegas..." He's starring in the 2009 film "Jakes' Run."

-Treat Williams Pictures

Gregory Smith (Ephram Brown)

Gregory has appeared in a few films, including "Clos...
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Despite The Strike, TV's Mid-Season Offerings Are Promising

December 19th, 2007 10:13am EST
American Idol
With DVR "To Do" lists rapidly shrinking as most shows head into reruns and no new episodes in sight, it might seem like there's nothing to watch.

For the next couple of weeks that may be true, but the broadcast networks have rolled out new, strike-edited winter schedules for our viewing pleasure. A multitude of reality shows provide cheap and easy ways to fill in scheduling holes.

Before you groan or let hours of your life disappear while you watch "The Baby Borrowers," take a look at some of the new and returning scripted offerings coming to your television as early as January...
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James Marsters & Nick Lachey Among Guests on WB Shows

January 16th, 2006 3:44pm EST
Nick Lachey
The WB Network welcomes a sexy and intriguing celebrity guest roster to kick-off its midseason, including Nick Lachey, James Denton, Kelly Carlson and James Marsters. The announcement was made today at the network's Winter 2006 Television Critics’ Association Press Tour.

Actor Nick Lachey guest stars on TWINS in an episode entitled "Himbo," which will air February 24 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Lachey will play Charlie Solik, a former underwear model and Arnold Undergarments’ new Marketing Director, hired by Farrah (Molly Stanton). This is Lachey's second guest appearance on the network afte...
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