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Rob Reiner And Chaz Bono To Receive 'Respect Awards'

October 13th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono
Movie director Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono are to be honored at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)'s Respect Awards next week.

When Harry Met Sally... filmmaker Reiner and his wife Michele are to be handed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony for their work as founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Cher's transgender son Bono, who is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, will also be hailed at the event, which praises individuals and companies who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity....

Mandy Patinkin Opposes 'Princess Bride' Remake; Billy Crystal Wants It

October 11th, 2011 8:39am EDT
The Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin and Billy Crystal are at odds over a possible remake of their cult movie "The Princess Bride" - the funnyman thinks it's time to revisit the story while Patinkin doesn't want to be alive when it hits the big screen.

The thespian, who played Inigo Montoya in the classic 1987 film, believes some things are better left alone.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I hope I'm dead before that (remake) happens. I don't want to have to go through that."

But Crystal would like to see the Rob Reiner film back in cinemas, and he's urging fans to "start a Twitter thing."

Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Mother poster
Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...

'American Idol' Recap: Paul McDonald Goes Home On An Entertaining Results Show

April 15th, 2011 8:11am EDT
American Idol
After a year of curses, one of my favorites finally goes home.

I’ve had terrible trouble with my favorite American Idol contestants this year. First, there was my favorite contestant of all time (Molly Dewolf Swenson) being cruelly cast away before I even got a chance to see her sing again. Then there was my hastily thrown together favoritism of Tim Halperin (really, just a rebound favorite) that sent him packing the next week. With all this, I decided to keep my two favorites in the top 13 a secret, lest I doom them again. But now it doesn’t matter for one of them, as Paul is gone.

I rea...

Billy Crystal & Helen Mirren Team Up For 'When Harry Met Sally' Sequel (Hilarious 'Funny Or Die' Video)

April 6th, 2011 10:54am EDT
When Harry Met Sally 2
Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren have teamed up for a hilarious new video on Will Ferrell's - where Crystal and director Rob Reiner are pitching a sequel to their film When Harry Met Sally to three movie execs.

Crystal teamed up with his filmmaker daughter Lindsay to help shoot the skit, where his character Harry is a widower (yes, Sally is dead!) and put into a home. While there he meets Sharon and the two hit it off immediately.

Cameos from Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph and even Mike Tyson make this sequel a must-see!

When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal & Helen Mirren...

Check Out 'Flipped' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand, & Download

December 3rd, 2010 7:12am EST
A young schoolboy realizes that the same girl he struggled to avoid may actually be his one true love in the coming of age romantic comedy "Flipped" from director Rob Reiner.

Adapted from the book by Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped tells the story of mischievous schoolboy Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) and his neighbor Juli (Madeline Carroll), who's had a crush on her girl-phobic classmate since second grade.

Over the course of six years, Juli pines for Bryce as he does everything in his power to put her off. Later, as the pair enters junior high, Bryce discovers girls and the tide starts to sh...

Can We Tawk? 'The Fran Drescher Show' Premieres Friday

November 24th, 2010 3:19pm EST
Fran Drescher
Are you ready to tawk? Fran Drescher is, and she’s excited about it. She’s rolling out ‘The Fran Drescher Show,’ a one-hour entertainment show developed by FOX Television Stations and Debmar-Mercury, this week.

The talker, debuting Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, will receive a three-week trial run on six FOX-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Philadelphia (WTXF), Phoenix (KSAZ), Minneapolis (KMSP) and Orlando (WOFL). If all goes well, the show will be back full-time in national syndication in Fall 2011.

Drescher herself finds the experience “really thrilling....

'Flipped' Has A Lesson For Bratty Kids

August 20th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
The new family film Flipped tells a story of a bygone era. A boy and girl living in the ‘60s discover their first love. The film’s director Rob Reiner likes to go back in time like he did for Stand By Me. However, that was in the ‘80s. Now the gap is 40-some years and his young starlet thinks modern day kids will be in for a shock.

“I think it’ll be cool for them to be able to see how it was back then,” Madeline Carroll said. “Kids are so obnoxious nowadays. I really didn’t realize it until I read this script and then it wasn’t just a script, people actually lived in those days. Wow, they ...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Other Guys,' 'Step Up 3D' & More

August 8th, 2010 7:20pm EDT
The Other Guys
I caught two of last week’s films in theaters: “Dinner for Schmucks” and “Charlie St. Cloud.” Both of which I found to be pretty average films.

As a comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” is incredibly twisted in the way that makes you laugh because you don’t know how else to react. It takes Judd Apatow-esque raunchy humor and blends it with “Meet the Parents” style awkward situations. Steve Carell effortlessly causes train wrecks wherever he turns in the effort to help Paul Rudd’s character. While I enjoyed it as a story, it did not make me laugh to the degree I hoped it would. My Grade: C+


'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: ' The Table Read'

November 16th, 2009 9:37am EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm
And here we are, finally at the place we'd been waiting to get to since the season began - a place of nothingness, a place of "Seinfeld". Of course, that didn't mean we had to leave "Curb Your Enthusiasm" completely behind in the process of returning to its predecessor.

The episode revolved around the table read and dress rehearsals for the "Seinfeld" reunion special. Those scenes were pretty much run-of-the-mill behind-the-scenes TV stuff, not a whole lot new, but it was a bit thrilling to see the rulers of 90s television back in their element.

The uniquely "Curb" touches came in t...

Exclusive: John Michael Higgins Talks 'The Ugly Truth,' 'Best In Show,' 'Arrested Development' And His David Letterman Experience

July 22nd, 2009 5:09pm EDT
John Michael Higgins
It's possible you don't recognize the name John Michael Higgins -- as he even points out in this interview -- but everyone has seen him in something. John Michael Higgins joins us to discuss his two upcoming films -- "The Ugly Truth" and "Couples Retreat" -- plus speculate on the return of his "Arrested Development" character, Wayne Jarvis, in a possible feature film. He also takes a look back at his roles in "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" and poignantly discusses what was not the happiest time in his life: Portraying the most powerful man in late night television, David Letterman, in H...

Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...

A Salute To Our Favorite Fat Kids In Film

May 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Goonies
Sure, it's true that childhood obesity is a serious problem that menaces the health and well-being of many American tots, whose rate of becoming the deep-fried and taterized variety has risen significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, we are not here to discuss alarming statistics or to point fingers (at the fast food industry for example) for America's increasingly doughy population. No siree. Rather, we come here today to raise our soda-filled glasses to pay tribute to all of those wonderful pie-faced kids who have cinematically graced us with their weighty presence over the years. So, he...

Spotlight On The Best Big-Screen Lawyers

April 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Lawyers have been around basically as long as the law has been present - even back in Ancient Rome and Greece there were men who would stand up and speak for the laws they made. Over the years the role of the lawyer has altered a few times, but it always comes back to truth, justice, and honesty ... or the exact opposite of those ideas.

Lawyers have gained a rather negative persona, either due to them wanting too much money or doing it for their own ego rather than what is right. Film often interprets reality, and so lawyers on screen are usually portrayed as either virtuous, helpful,...

Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...

New Movies On DVD, June 10

June 10th, 2008 8:00am EDT
The Bucket List
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner's seriocomic road movie The Bucket List. Also on DVD: Jumper, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Witless Protection.

Unnecessary and Unwanted: The Worst TV Cast Additions

March 5th, 2008 3:33pm EST
Ted McGinley
You know them, you loathe them. They are the unnecessary, obnoxious and often just plain annoying mid-series additions to established shows. Sure, there are times when a compelling, fresh-faced character is introduced and breathes new life into a series. Unfortunately, those instances are few and far between. Like with most of the television industry, the bad in this case far outweighs the good.

What follows is a list of the worst cast additions** in the last 30 years. Each and every one of the characters mentioned below was detrimental to the series in which he or she appeared. Som...

Opening December 28: The Bucket List

December 27th, 2007 11:47am EST
The Bucket List
(Tue. 25th) Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner's seriocomic road movie. Edward Cole (Nicholson) is a corporate billionaire who is currently sharing a hospital room with blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman)... Continue Summary

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Notable Quotables

October 19th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Lauren Bacall
"I was just hoping to see her naked, so I could see what Bogey saw. But I saw nothing!" Moviemaker Rob Reiner on hoping to catch his hero Humphrey Bogart's lover Lauren Bacall nude while directing her in 1990 film Misery.

"She's so hot right? We're good friends, but I have to say I do have a girl-crush on her!" Gabrielle Union reveals a secret on pal Eva Mendes.

"I like waking up to blue sky and sun. I'll have a serious cup of coffee, then take the dog out for a vertical walk in a local canyon. We'll mooch about in a flea market and go to a diner for an inordinately large breakfa...

Ricky Gervais Asked To Join Spinal Tap At 'Live Earth'

May 11th, 2007 1:10pm EDT
Ricky Gervais
Spoof rock supergroup Spinal Tap want British comedian Ricky Gervais to join them on stage when they perform at this summer's Live Earth concert. The band, created for 1984 rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, are booked to appear at the Wembley extravaganza, which aims to raise awareness of climate change.

Director Rob Reiner and the stars of the fictitious band, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer want Gervais to join them. Gervais befriended Guest after shooting to fame with his own spoof documentary, The Office, and he subsequently made a guest appearance in Guest's 20...

Billy Crystal And Rob Reiner Present Composer Marc Shaiman With Henry Mancini Award

April 18th, 2007 11:00pm EDT
Billy Crystal
Composer Marc Shaiman claimed the Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the music of film and television at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Film and Television Music Awards last night.

Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal presented the award to Shaiman, while other famous pals like Robin Williams, John Travolta and Queen Latifah recorded video tributes.

Shaiman is the five-time Oscar nominated composer for films like Sleepless in Seattle, Sister Act, The Addams Family and City Slickers.

Past recipi...

Jack Nicholson Comforts Cancer Patients

March 19th, 2007 9:03am EDT
Jack Nicholson
Hollywood veteran Jack Nicholson has a new hobby inspired by his latest film - comforting cancer victims on their deathbeds. The star began visiting the cancer wing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to research his role in The Bucket List, in which he plays a cancer sufferer on the run. But the 69-year has continued to visit the hospital after finishing filming the Rob Reiner-directed comedy.

A hospital worker says, "He jokes and plays cards with them for hours on end. He brings DVDs of his movies and talks them through what happened behind the scenes. Jack tries to stop b...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

March 6th, 2007 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal (1972), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), baseball players Willie "Pops" Stargell (1940; d. 2001) and Ted Abernathy (1933), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 195...

George Clooney Welcomes Barack Obama's Presidential Bid

October 26th, 2006 8:23am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney is throwing his weight behind Senator Barack Obama for a 2008 presidential run before the African-American politician has made his White House dreams official. Obama hinted he was thinking about joining the race to replace President George W. Bush in a recent TV interview, and just the mention of the fact has Hollywood buzzing.

Democrat Clooney has been one of the first to offer his public support, emailing the Los Angeles Times newspaper from Europe ahead of Obama's book signing appearance in California this Friday. Clooney writes, "If Senator Obama became Presidential...

Opening September 15: Everyone's Hero

September 13th, 2006 4:38pm EDT
A young baseball fan sets out on a cross-country quest to recover Babe Ruth's stolen bat and restore his father's good name in a computer animated family adventure that shows you're never too young to be a hero. Continue summary... (movie gallery)

Starring: Jake T. Austin, William H. Macy, Brian Dennehy, Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg

Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman Join 'The Bucket List'

September 9th, 2006 1:07pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are teaming up for road trip film "The Bucket List." The Oscar winners will play two men who break out of a ward for terminal cancer patients and embark on a road trip, ticking things off their 'to-do' list before they 'kick the bucket'.

The movie will be directed by filmmaker Rob Reiner, who immediately signed on after reading the script and then sent it to Freeman. Freeman also loved the script and suggested that Nicholson would be his perfect partner in crime.

The project has been fast-tracked and will begin filming late next month.


Rob Reiner Calls Out Mel Gibson

August 28th, 2006 10:13am EDT
Rob Reiner
Director Rob Reiner is calling on troubled star Mel Gibson to admit that 'his work reflects anti-Semitism.' Gibson was arrested last month after being caught drunk driving, and then launching into an anti-Semitic rant to the Jewish police officer who stopped him.

The actor released a statement earlier this month where he said, "Please know from my heart I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith."

But Reiner, who is Jewish, in convinced that Gibson is an anti-Semite, and uses Gibson's film The Passion Of The Christ as evidence.


Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

March 6th, 2006 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal (1972), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), baseball players Willie "Pops" Stargell (1940; d. 2001) and Ted Abernathy (1933), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 195...

Rob Reiner: 'I Had This Feeling That My Father Didn't Love Me'

February 20th, 2006 10:55am EST
Rob Reiner
Acclaimed director Rob Reiner struggled with his filmmaker father's success during his childhood because he felt unloved. Reiner became convinced he was "invisible" as a young boy because director Carl Reiner was often too busy to spend time with him, and he only realized his father did love him after undergoing hours of therapy later in life.

He says, "Dad's a great guy and I love him, but he had such a high-powered career. It kinda took him away and a lot of times I didn't feel noticed. I had this feeling that my father didn't love me. I've now been through enough analysis to know b...

Filmmaker Rob Reiner Focuses on Writing & Casting, Not Special Effects

February 17th, 2006 6:00pm EST
Rob Reiner
Filmmaker Rob Reiner has slammed big budget Hollywood movies dominated by special effects and techno-wizardry, insisting the secret of success is good writing and casting. The When Harry Met Sally director says quality actors and an intelligent script can make any film work.

He says, "Scripts is 80 percent, casting 15 percent. Get the right script and the right people in the right parts and you're pretty much home. I'd have to point the camera away from the characters to screw it up."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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