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Rare Superman Comic Book Sells At Auction Days Before 'Man Of Steel' Hits Theaters

June 13th, 2013 3:12pm EDT
Action Comics No. 1
A rare copy of the very first comic book that ever featured the Superman character -- Action Comics No. 1 -- sold at auction for $175,000 on Tuesday, just days before Man of Steel opens in theaters.

The comic book, published in June 1938, was found in the wall of a home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, by contractor David Gonzalez, who discovered it among a bunch of old newspapers being used as insulation in one of the building's walls.

Gonzalez came upon the comic while tearing down one of the walls during a renovation project in the home, which he and wife Deanna bought for $10,100.

Unfortuna...
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Happy 60th Birthday Robin Williams!

July 21st, 2011 8:47am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams has joked his way to a milestone age - the funnyman turns the big 6-0 on Thursday.

He rose to fame playing an oddball alien in TV's Mork & Mindy and went on to take the movie industry by storm, all while juggling a successful stand-up career.

With a number of awards under his belt and a string of high-profile roles in films including "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting," Williams has cemented his place as one of Hollywood's most hilarious - and hairiest - men.

To celebrate his 60 years, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the star:

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Superman Statue To Be Unveiled In L.A.

June 7th, 2011 12:49pm EDT
Christopher Reeve
A life-sized statue of late actor Christopher Reeve as Superman is set to be unveiled in Los Angeles.

The actor, who was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in 1995 and died in 2004, will be immortalized in his most famous character as part of the Los Angeles Times' upcoming Hero Complex Film Festival.

The lifelike statue has been sculpted by British artist Mike Hill and will be displayed during the festival, which will also show some of Reeve's most popular superhero movies.

Hill tells the newspaper, "This figure was sculpted in clay from various stills of Mr. Reeve. The sculpture wa...
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Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...
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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...
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'Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)' Debuts On Blu-ray June 7

April 2nd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Superman
Superman, the cultural icon and quintessential superhero, is back in a big way. In a powerhouse year marked by the theatrical releases of several major superhero films including Warner Bros.’ "Green Lantern," his arrival couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

Warner Home Video (WHV) is celebrating the year of the superhero with the June 7 release of "Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)" on Blu-ray. For the first time, fans will be able to own one super-entertaining Blu-ray collection with all four original theatrical "Superman" films starring Christopher Reeve (available for the...
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Margot Kidder Supports Casting Amy Adams As Lois Lane

April 1st, 2011 12:32pm EDT
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder has welcomed the casting of her latest Lois Lane successor in the new Superman movie, insisting newly-hired Amy Adams is a "better actress than I am."

The Enchanted star will play the intrepid reporter in director Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise, alongside Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

Kidder, who portrayed Lane in Superman: The Movie in 1978 and three sequels with Christopher Reeve, was delighted to hear about Adams' casting, and is convinced the Oscar nominee is perfect for the role.

She tells MTV, "She's a brilliant, wonderful actress! Sh...
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Henry Cavill had to Pass a 'Costume Test' to Play Superman

February 17th, 2011 11:15pm EST
Henry Cavill
British actor Henry Cavill had to pass the costume test before he won the role of Superman in Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder's new movie - he had to wear a replica of the outfit Christopher Reeve wore in 1978.

The producer and director had to make sure their pick for the Man of Steel looked the part - and insisted on putting him in the much-maligned suit Reeve's Superman wore.

Snyder tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement."

The Tudors star Cavill admits he was worried about what he'd look like in the replica out...
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'Pretty Little Liars' Star Brant Daugherty To Play Next Superman?

December 9th, 2010 12:30pm EST
Brant-Daugherty
ABC Family's, Brant Daugherty, has only one wish this holiday season: to play the hunky, romantic and daring role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's new flick, "Superman: Man of Steel," set to be released late 2012! While the 25-year-old star seems to be quite the package, Brant's role on Pretty Little Liars is oddly enough, only his second acting gig! Could have fooled us!

Taking over Christopher Reeve's roles are some pretty big shoes to fill! Lets see if Brant passes our Superman test, shall we? Dark, fluffy hair... check! Dreamy blue eyes... check! Gorgeous smile... check! Chiseled jaw lin...
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Why Armie Hammer Should Be Zack Snyder’s 'Superman'

October 21st, 2010 4:30pm EDT
hammer
With all the excitement surrounding the potential announcement of Darren Aronofsky directing the next “Wolverine” movie, fanboys and bloggers have lost sight of the fact that Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot still doesn’t have an actor to step into the legendary blue tights. Snyder has already stated that he plans on focusing on the early years of Superman/Clark Kent and does not want to have any connection to the other “Superman” movies (sorry, Brandon Routh).

Snyder, being a very brave and risk-taking filmmaker, is likely to cast someone audiences would never expect, but the actor who wou...
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Dead Gay Porn Star Said 'Superman' Christopher Reeve Was A Great Lover

July 22nd, 2010 8:14am EDT
Superman
A late gay porn star has stunned Hollywood with allegations he bedded "Superman" star Christopher Reeve.

Cal Culver gave up the sordid details in an interview before he died in 1987 and now the lost chat has been unearthed and included in new book Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again.

Culver, who died of an AIDS-related illness, told the unnamed interviewer he met Reeve when both were auditioning for the same Broadway role in the mid-1970s.

In the chat, the porn star says, "Christopher was a great lover and I think I liberated him sexually. I didn't think he was gay but he seemed willing to t...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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Best & Worst Superhero Costumes

April 30th, 2009 10:11am EDT
X-Men-origins
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' opens this Friday, and could possibly overturn the all three of the other X-Men movies as the best one yet. Not because the other films forgot that Wolverine was really the star anyway, or because there's only so much CGI that a movie can handle before even the performances seem to look animated, but because this will be the first X-Men film to ditch those dorky black latex costumes that made Professor's Xavier's school look like a front for an underground S&M club. In celebration, StarPulse is taking a moment to remember the superhero fads of yesteryear. The ones...
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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
Watchmen
Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...
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Muppets Forever: The House That Henson Built

September 30th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Sesame Street
For nearly 40 years Jim Henson’s Muppets have captivated audiences young and old, whether down the block on Sesame Street, from backstage on their own syndicated variety show, or even on the big screen. They’ve earned fans in Kanye West, Feist, Weezer, and Jason Segel, who’s been commissioned to bring them back to the moviehouse. This is the story of Jim Henson and how he built his beloved empire from a discarded housecoat and a pair of ping-pong balls.

When I lived in L.A., one of my favorite pastimes was walking up La Brea Avenue toward Hollywood Boulevard. Amid the hip boutiques, ch...
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DC Movies vs Marvel Movies: Which Are Better?

June 12th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Dark Knight
After months of anticipation the two candidates are finally ready to square of against one another. There has quite possibly never been such a sharp contrast the American public has to choose between. One candidate possesses the mind of an intellectual while the other uses gut instincts. One maintains a trim and chiseled physique and the other uses brute strength to get his point across. One is a relative newcomer that was born in the early 1960's while one has a long and storied history having been born in the late 1930's. Are we talking about Barack Obama and John McCain? Well… I suppose ...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 24th, 2008 8:53am EDT
Britney Spears
Monday, March 24

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - ABC Family's sleeper hit from last summer is back for a new season of college hijinks.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Britney Spears and Scrubs' Sarah Chalke guest star. Anybody who needs a conservator shouldn't be appearing on a sitcom, but we're rooting for you, Brit. It can't get any worse, right?

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John flashes back to the 1960s when he was a crazy alcoholic.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Oh, don't pretend like you don't watch it.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Anjelica Huston's mysterio...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

September 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...
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'Superman,' 'Sopranos' and Sci-Fi Among Hundreds of Items Available for Auction

March 14th, 2007 11:32am EDT
Superman
A complete costume worn by Christopher Reeve in his first Superman film, (*$50,000-$70,000), a Bat Suit worn by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (*$50,000-$70,000), an extremely rare Wicked Witch of the West "Winkie" guard costume from The Wizard of Oz,(*$100,000-$120,000), Marilyn Monroe's gown from There's No Business Like Show Business, (*$80,000-$100,000) along with her personal hand-annotated script from The Seven Year Itch (*$60,000-$80,000) are just a few of the items Profiles in History will offer for sale on April 5.

Other coveted items that will be up for bid as part of their 27...
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Starpulse Names The Top 10 Films of 2006

December 31st, 2006 9:00am EST
Dead Man
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is unquestionably the number-one film of 2006. It made over $400 billion at the box office nationwide (and over $1 billion worldwide!), nearly double the number-two grossing film, Cars. "Dead Man's Chest" had Johnny Depp fans swooning and children rushing out to buy pirate costumes for Halloween.

The top 5 grossing films of 2006:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,416,000

Captain Jack Sparrow returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney h...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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ABC Family To Air 'Smallville' Marathon

December 8th, 2006 10:25am EST
Smallville
ABC Family will air a marathon of episodes that trace Superman's origins beginning with his arrival to Smallville, Friday, December 29 (11:00AM 8:00PM ET/PT). The marathon ends with the season 4 cliffhanger. Catch the conclusion along with all new episodes of "Smallville" beginning January 2, 2007.

Clark must face his past or see everything he has come to love; including his family, friends and the earth destroyed. The marathon leads into the original Superman: The Movie (8:00PM 10:00 PM ET/PT) starring the late Christopher Reeve.

ABC Family Schedule Smallville Marathon

Friday,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

September 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...
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Opens June 28: Superman Returns

June 27th, 2006 3:06pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns Summary:

The Man of Steel is back in Superman Returns. This continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films. Some time has passed since the events of Superman II and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance...

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Cast and Crew:

Brandon Routh - (Clark Kent / Superman)

Kate Bosworth - (Lois Lane)

Kevin Spacey - (Lex Luthor)

James Marsden - (Richard White)

Parker Posey - (Kitty Koslowski)

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Lance Armstrong Comforts Reeve Child

March 10th, 2006 10:20am EST
Lance Armstrong
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong has been comforting the orphaned son of Christopher and Dana Reeve. 13-year-old Will Reeve's mother died on Monday after losing her fight against lung cancer and the sportsman has been offering his support.

Armstrong - who survived testicular cancer - told New York Daily News newspaper: "I would say that his spirits were pretty good considering that, in the last 18 months, he's lost his father, his mother and his grandmother.

"In situations like this, all you can do is say, 'Hey, buddy, I'm here if you want to go hang out, if you want to play games,...
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Christopher Reeve's Wife, Dana Reeves, Passes Away

March 8th, 2006 9:49am EST
Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve's widow has died of lung cancer. Dana Reeve passed away on Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center after losing her battle with the deadly disease, which she was diagnosed with in August 2005.

The 44-year-old, who was a non smoker all her life, had been the head of the Christopher Reeve Foundation - which funds research on paralysis and was set-up after the 'Superman' actor died in 2004 - before her death.

Dana had cared for her husband for nine years after he was paralysed in a freak horse-riding accident in 1995. The Foundation's chief executive Kathy...
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Teri Hatcher Gets Award From Mikhail Gorbachev

December 2nd, 2005 10:21am EST
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher was among 10 recipients of the second annual Women's World Awards, honored for their extraordinary achievements in a variety of fields. During a star-studded and emotional ceremony in Leipzig, Germany on November 29, host Mikhail Gorbachev presented awards to Ms. Hatcher and other prizewinners, who included Linda Evangelista, Donatella Versace, Catherine Deneuve and Lisa Stansfield.

The event, which attracted an array of international celebrities and more than 250 television teams and journalists, paid tribute to the unique contributions of the winners as inspirational ro...
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'Elvis Has Left the Building' Microphone, Hollywood Memorabilia Up for Grabs

November 29th, 2005 11:05am EST
Elvis Presley
Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.

This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, My Fair Lady as well as contemporary favorites Star War...
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