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John C. Reilly:'I Guess I'll Just Hump The Pillow!'

June 13th, 2010 9:49am EDT
John C. Reilly
Actor John C. Reilly was left red-faced on the set of romantic comedy The Good Girl when he had to simulate sex with a clearly-uncomfortable Jennifer Aniston. The pair star as husband and wife in the 2002 film and one scene sees the odd movie couple get intimate in the bedroom.

However, Reilly admits what was meant to be a sexy scene was far from steamy because Aniston insisted on covering up from head-to-toe and using a prop cushion to ensure the stars didn't get too close for comfort.

He says, "It's all dark and she's a little tense 'cause a sex scene is going to happen. So I get ther...

John C. Reilly To 'Scratch The Eyes Out' Of Anyone Who Wants His 'Guys & Dolls' Role

June 12th, 2010 1:09pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Things are about to get ugly in Hollywood if Guy Ritchie gets the greenlight to start work on movie musical remake "Guys & Dolls" - star John C. Reilly has threatened anyone who steals the role of Nathan Detroit from him with physical violence.

That means Justin Timberlake should be worried - if reports Ritchie has him slated for the iconic role are true.

The "Chicago" star tells WENN he has his sights set on the role Frank Sinatra played on the big screen in 1955.

He explains, "I'm still waiting for 'Guys and Dolls' to get made into a movie. I will scratch the eyes out of anyone who tri...

Independent Film Festival Boston Review: 'Cyrus'

April 24th, 2010 3:21pm EDT
Cyrus 1
Every once and a while, you can find a film that exceeds your expectations and pleasantly surprises you; “Cyrus” starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei definitely qualities as one of those movies. A tender romantic comedy that encompasses the importance of family, “Cyrus” is funny and complex at the same time, something that is quite uncommon.

John C. Reilly plays a sad sack divorcee conveniently named John, who has spent the last few years romantically dormant while his ex-wife (Catherine Keener) moved on. The unusual thing about their relationship though is that it’s ...

Epic Animated Masterpiece '9' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 29

December 16th, 2009 10:30am EST
Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov join forces to produce Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling animated epic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world unlike any imagined. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, 9 dynamically explores the will to live, the power of community and how one soul can change the world.

In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of m...

Gary Busey Named 'Unsexiest Star In Hollywood'

November 30th, 2009 2:53pm EST
Gary Busey Named
Movie veteran Gary Busey has been named and shamed as the unsexiest man in Hollywood in a new internet poll, edging out surprise contenders Justin Long, Kevin Spacey, Mickey Rourke and Joaquin Phoenix.

Editors at compiled the list of Tinseltown's least desirable leading men, following People magazine's recent decision to name Johnny Depp Hollywood's top hunk.

Busey tops the unsexy list, "because he's outrageous and he has gigantic teeth". Long, Drew Barrymore's on/off beau came in third, because Moviefone editors decided "he is a 31-year-old man that (sic) looks like a...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...

Salma Hayek 'Felt Gross' With Beard

October 8th, 2009 11:02pm EDT
Salma Hayek pictures
Salma Hayek has John C. Reilly to thank for making her feel great on the set of new film Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant - because he thought the Mexican star looked beautiful behind a beard!

The Frida star plays a bearded woman in the carnival movie and admits she felt far from attractive as her facial hair was being patched on daily.

She says, "I never got used to wearing the beard but John C. Reilly made me feel good about it, telling me I looked so hot with the beard. It's like people telling you, when I was a whale and swollen from the pregnancy and I'd never looked wors...

Trailer Talk - This Week In Movies: '9,' 'Whiteout' & More

September 8th, 2009 9:03am EDT
I've heard good reviews of the Mike Judge comedy "Extract" that came out last week, and I might add it to my list of movies to see, which still includes "District 9" and "Cold Souls." I haven't had as much time to make it to the movie theater lately as I've wanted to.

An unusual combination of movies hits theaters this week: two documentaries, one animated film, two thrillers, and a comedy. Premiering at the box office this week are "9," "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," "Whiteout," "Sorority Row," "The September Issue," and "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour." ...

'Scrubs': To Renew Or Not To Renew?

May 4th, 2009 12:03pm EDT
With news last week that ABC was considering carrying on Scrubs for a ninth season, the question buzzing around Hollywood was: Can Scrubs go on without J.D.?

The eighth season was supposed to be the last. After NBC decided not to renew the show last year, ABC, which had been producing the show since its premiere in 2001, took up the option to air the series, with the expectation that it would be the final season. Most of the main cast members have either stated that they wouldn't return for another season (Zach Braff, Judy Reyes) or have been cast in new television pilots (Donald...

Katie Holmes Signs On For Comedy Film

January 21st, 2009 9:40am EST
Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes has reportedly signed up to appear in big screen comedy The Extra Man.

The Dawson's Creek star recently completed an acclaimed stint in Broadway play All My Sons and has been linked to another stage role in the upcoming theater production of Finding Neverland.

However, Holmes may be poised to return to feature films - with a role alongside Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Kevin Kline in the movie based on a Jonathan Ames novel, about a failed playwright who decides to work as an escort for wealthy widows.

Filming is scheduled to start in New York in Febru...

John C. Reilly's Sex Scene Fears

September 3rd, 2008 2:54pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Actor John C. Reilly dreads filming sex scenes - because he worries he will become aroused by his female co-stars.

The Step Brothers star insists his body responds favorably while he is in bed with an actress, despite the many distractions on set.

He says, "It's always really uncomfortable to have to swap spit with someone and rub bodies. People (actors) always say, 'In a lovemaking scene, sex is the furthest thing from your mind because you're worried about the crew and lighting'. Bulls**t! If you lie naked against someone of the opposite sex, things happen. The plumbing depart...

Interview: Director Steve Conrad Elevates Chicago Setting, Sean William Scott in New Comedy 'The Promotion'

June 9th, 2008 3:25pm EDT
(Hollywoodchicago) – Barring extreme wealth or hermetics, everyone uses the grocery store. It is the great equalizer – the marketplace where all socioeconomic groups can co-exist side by side – in pursuit of daily bread. Inspired by this reality, writer and director Steve Conrad turned it into his feature directorial debut.

It’s a notable comedy that was shot in Chicago with the definitive title of “The Promotion”. recently interviewed Conrad to glean his take on the dynamics of this unusual movie subject and to offer the lowdown on shooting the film in the city wh...

Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

Adam McKay Talks Will Ferrell,, And Upcoming Projects

January 23rd, 2008 11:15am EST
Adam McKay
There's quite a few websites out there that provide original comedy videos, but what separates is that its got Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at its helm. " We liked the idea of just doing comedy for comedy's sake and having a place for our friends to do it too. We went into it with a clubhouse mentality and that was basically it," says McKay, a former SNL head-writer who's co-written and directed Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, adding "We also talked about the fact that it would be a great opportunity to see new directors, actors,...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

Notable Quotables

December 22nd, 2007 9:03am EST
Katie Holmes
"The first time I went on a motorcycle was when I met Tom. I had never gone on one before because my father is a lawyer, and he had seen a lot of accidents. With four daughters and one son, he said: 'No motorcycles.'" Katie Holmes had to wait 26 years for her first motorbike ride with husband Tom Cruise.

"My sister had a baby when she was young so I know what it's like... It's a tough decision and it's gonna be difficult, so I hope her family supports her and takes care of her. It's hard for a young mother." R&B star John Legend offers his thoughts about the news Britney Spears' teena...

Jenna Fischer: 'I Ripped Off Witherspoon'

December 20th, 2007 10:25am EST
Jenna Fischer
Actress Jenna Fischer's performance in new comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a "complete rip-off" of Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-winning turn in Walk The Line, according to the actress herself.

Fischer plays a backing singer who tames John C. Reilly's wild rocker Dewey Cox in the mock rockumentary, a parody of the Johnny Cash biopic for which Witherspoon won a Best Actress Academy Award. And Fischer admits she didn't have to look far for her inspiration.

She says, "It's a complete rip-off of Reese Witherspoon. I watched Walk The Line and just stole all her dance moves and h...

John C. Reilly Recalls Unhygienic Porn Set Visit

December 18th, 2007 9:40pm EST
John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly still regrets visiting the set of a pornographic movie to research his role as an adult film star in Boogie Nights because one actor stopped having sex to shake the actor's hand.

Reilly, who played Reed Rothchild in the '90s classic, was appalled the adult entertainer didn't wash bodily fluids off his hand first.

He tells Maxim, "We walk onto one porn set and this guy is giving this girl the business. The guy's handling his joint, and they're sweaty, with make-up dripping everywhere. It's a gruesome scene.

"Then the guy recognizes me, says, 'John C. Reilly! ...

Judd Apatow Makes Unusual Promise

December 17th, 2007 10:00pm EST
Judd Apatow
"Superbad" director Judd Apatow is on a mission to put penises in every movie he makes and end America's fear of male members. The filmmaker placed a penis behind actor John C. Reilly's head in an orgy scene in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and watched as audience members stormed out of a test screening in disgust.

Undeterred, Apatow kept the penis footage in the film - and then made a "c**kumentary" about shooting the scene, which will appear on the DVD.

He says, "The original shot was way longer, where the penis is in close-up, and then one night we showed it to a test audien...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

December 15th, 2007 8:00am EST
Mischa Barton
"I don't mind nudity. I just don't do it that often. It depends on the film and if I trust the director and if the context is emotional or just sexual." Mischa Barton reveals she's likely to strip on camera again.

"In my first TV role, I played 'the girl in the betting shop.' The character didn't even have a name. There was a Persian cat and I know it got paid more than I did." Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen recalls her first acting job.

"I'd get home and say to my wife, 'I can't believe what I did today - I made out with a chimpanzee. And it had really big lips.' Actually, within...

John C. Reilly To Tour As 'Dewey Cox'

December 5th, 2007 10:13am EST
John C. Reilly
Actor John C. Reilly is taking his comedy music character from new movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on the road for a series of concerts this month. Reilly plays Johnny Cash 'contemporary' Cox in the rockumentary about a country rocker who never existed.

And, to promote the movie's American release, the Talladega Nights star will become a country star for real when he kicks off a tour with his band The Hard Walkers, at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday.

The road trip will then wind through Chicago, Austin, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles and N...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

November 10th, 2007 9:00am EST
Dave Grohl
"There are times where I'll walk upstairs after the show, and my mom will be sitting on the couch with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, drinking a pint of beer. She's totally cool." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl likes having his mother on tour with the band.

"My family was too Catholic to actually talk about embarrassing stuff like that... I was just turned loose in my neighborhood and figured it out by finding rain-soaked Playboys behind the liquor store." star John C. Reilly on his sexual awakening.

"I told them that I hate violence, don't speak English that good and can't...

Notable Quotables

November 7th, 2007 6:00pm EST
Crocodile Hunter
"He was hot in the cot." Steve Irwin's widow Terri admits the Crocodile Hunter was good in bed.

"I think they'd be very unlucky to have me." Daniel Radcliffe has snubbed a career in the British Army.

"Unless you like dressing like it's 1995, pull 'em up... and leave the muscle shirts to the bodybuilders" Sexy R&B star Ashanti hates seeing men in sagging jeans and inappropriate T-shirts.

"We've got time, we'll do both." Angelina Jolie on her plans to adopt and conceive more kids.

"I was pretty impressed with George Clooney. I knew he was getting heaps of tail, but he woul...

Black & White To Play Paul McCartney & Elvis

July 30th, 2007 10:18am EDT
Jack Black
Jack Black is the odd choice to play Paul McCartney in a new rockumentary about a country rocker who never existed. The White Stripes star Jack White will play Elvis Presley in the odd project, "Walk Hard," which stars John C. Reilly as a Johnny Cash contemporary.

The film also features Paul Rudd as John Lennon, while Jewel, Eddie Vedder and Ghostface Killah will play themselves.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Jack White To Play Young Elvis In 'Walk Hard'

June 26th, 2007 2:41pm EDT
Jack White
The White Stripes star Jack White agreed to play Elvis Presley in a new movie if only he could play The King in his younger years. The singer/actor, who starred in 2003's Cold Mountain, was approached by John C. Reilly to appear in the film Walk Hard - and was stunned when he found out how big the film was.

He says, "John C. Reilly called me up and asked if I would do it. They were filming in a couple of days. I said, 'Okay, but what year is it supposed to be?' He said 1957, so that was okay.

"I thought it was just going to be for cable or something but he said, 'Oh no, this is on...

Jack White Is Elvis Presley

June 2nd, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Elvis Presley
Rocker Jack White has ended months of speculation by confirming he is playing Elvis Presley in upcoming comedy Walk Hard. The White Stripes frontman will play The King alongside Jenna Fischer and John C. Reilly in the new movie, due out next year.

He says, "It's my favorite era of Elvis, around '56, and when John sent me the script I laughed out loud the whole way through."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, May 24

May 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Dylan
Happy Birthday to country singer Billy Gilman (1988), basketball star Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady (1979), rapper Heavy D (1967), "Boogie Nights" star John C. Reilly (1965), "The English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), country singer Rosanne Cash (1955), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Alfred Molina (1953), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" actor Jim Broadbent (1949), actress Priscilla Presley (1945), Lady Marmalade singer Patti LaBelle (1944), "M*A*S*H" actor Gary Burghoff (1943), legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941), and Canadian actor/comedian Tomm...

Animated Epic '9' Sets All-Star Voice Cast

March 22nd, 2007 12:23pm EDT
Elijah Wood
An all-star cast will provide voices for the main characters in the animated epic 9, which is currently in production for Focus Features. Elijah Wood will voice the title role of 9. Joining him are Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly.

Scripted by Pamela Pettler, 9 is being produced by Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley. 9 is a feature-length expansion of Mr. Acker's short film of the same name. The action-packed tale takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened.

A com...

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