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Review: 'Sherlock Holmes' Is A Fun Movie With Action & Humor

12/24/2009 8:48am EST
Sherlock Holmes
For a film that focuses on black magic and the criminal element in Victorian London, “Sherlock Holmes” remains remarkably lighthearted. It’s not without conflict or darker moments, but director Guy Ritchie remarkably manages to keep things upbeat.

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is not the character of common adaptation from the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; he’s a more of a maverick. In classical representations of Holmes, he’s a refined gentleman with a profound intellect and sense of logic, known best for his pipe and deerstalker hat.

Ritchie’s Holmes comes off more like a s...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'It's Complicated' & More

12/21/2009 9:54am EST
The arrival of Christmas on Friday brings a solid variety of films to the box office. There's the romantic comedy "It's Complicated," the fantasy adventure "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," the action thriller "Sherlock Holmes," and the family comedy "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."


Jane (Meryl Streep) rekindles her relationship with her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) by hooking up with him, on his son's college graduation. In addition to handling the difficulties of being her ex's mistress, Jane's life is further complicated by her attraction to an a...

Jude Law's Scarf: Thumbs Up Or Down?

12/15/2009 1:27pm EST
Jude Law
Jude Law arrived for the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes at Leicester Square, in London, Monday, Dec. 14. What do you think of his scarf? Is it a bit too feminine? Ugly? Cute? See more photos after the jump, and tell us what you think!.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson.

Jude made the news this fall after he fathered a child out ...

Studio Denies Adding Brad Pitt To 'Sherlock Holmes'

8/17/2009 1:23pm EDT
Sherlock Holmes
Hours after sources claimed Brad Pitt would be headed to London to film scenes for Sherlock Holmes, a studio rep has come forward to brand the story as "inaccurate." was told by the rep "The report in today’s London Mirror is completely inaccurate. Brad Pitt is not joining the cast of Sherlock Holmes and we're extremely pleased with the production of the film. As planned, it will be released on Christmas Day, 2009. In order to complete the movie, we've scheduled a few days on set to shoot a couple of additional scenes, obtain pick-up shots, and perfect some of the visual e...

Brad Pitt Joins 'Sherlock Holmes'

8/17/2009 11:46am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt will be in London Tuesday to begin playing Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, for the new film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. reports that Guy Ritchie, who directed Pitt in Snatch, decided to add him to the cast after watching the first edit of the film.

Sherlock Holmes was due in theaters this December, but has now been pushed back to 2010.

"This is all such mad rush now, having such little time to get everything done," a source tells the magazine. "There's just a week to get this done and everyone is just praying the weather stays clear and tim...

Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' Will 'Deliver And Surprise People'

7/22/2009 10:40am EDT
Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie has enjoyed a cult following in America for his British gangster flicks like Snatch and Rocknrolla. He's been more famous for his marriage to, and divorce from, Madonna. This Christmas, everyone will know his directing skills. His Sherlock Holmes film is likely to get noticed for its own merits.

"I hope so," said producer Susan Downey, wife of Sherlock actor Robert Downey, Jr. "He did an amazing job, on a scale that no one's seen him work on before. He delivered. I think it's going to surprise people."

Ritchie's British films were characterized by kinetic violence and flas...

Video: First Look At 'Sherlock Holmes' Starring Robert Downey Jr.

5/20/2009 12:28pm EDT
Sherlock Holmes
Director Guy Ritchie promised a 'different Sherlock Holmes' and looking at this clip it definitely seems to be that way. Sherlock Holmes is scheduled to be released on Christmas day.

Take a look at this trailer and let us know what you think.

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Hyper-Masculine Action Films Are Violent, Ridiculous & So Much Fun

4/15/2009 12:52pm EDT
Fast & Furious
According to Hollywood and its demographic cinema box office soothsayers, the only people who have the ability to purchase tickets to and actively watch an action film are men and teenage boys. They believe that women, for the most part, cannot watch these films - unless their boyfriends, husbands, male friends, etc. have explicitly gave them entrance to the theater or made the magical DVD player start the film.

Either way, it is assumed that men are the ones with the keys to the magic that is "boom and vroom." Hollywood types with these lofty gendered assumptions are most definite...

Is Madonna Losing Control?

4/14/2009 3:30pm EDT
Madonna was dealt yet another blow to her already vulnerable ego when told by Malawian officials that she could not adopt another child, Mercy James. She has since filed an appeal and it is rumored she is seeking residency in the poverty laden country. For over 25 years, Madonna has been in control of not only her surroundings but of everyone around her as well. This control, a necessity for her survival since she was a child, has been put to the test more than ever in the last year. We saw her turn 50, an age she was not looking forward to, we saw the release of her brother Christopher...

Stars In Need Of A Spring Makeover

4/14/2009 10:30am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Spring is the season to ditch your old look and try something fresh. Whether it's a new haircut, a sexier physique or an emotional rejuvenation, it's healthy to experiment with a new you. The following celebrities are in need of a spring pick-me-up makeover.

Madonna needs a mental makeover. She's fresh off her divorce from Guy Ritchie and a Malawi adoption rejection. Madonna needs to take a little mental time out and enjoy her three kids.

Joaquin Phoenix needs a physical makeover. We're still not sure whether or not this rap career Joaquin is pursuing is a hoax...

Spotlight On Notorious Hollywood Affairs

2/20/2009 9:00am EST
Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
Valentine's Day may be over, but when it comes to Hollywood, breakups and makeups occur everyday, causing the media to hunt for the next juicy story of love found and lost in the city of angels. Unlike common relationships, these celebrities have chosen to declare their controversial romances in music videos, films, and everywhere in between. However, many of these notorious connections have not all ended in bliss. From Golden-era to modern-day, these are the top Hollywood affairs.


He's a Hollywood hunk who has played everything from a smooth talk...

Check Out 'RocknRolla,' On DVD Jan. 27

1/25/2009 7:24am EST
"I own this town." But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson). A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer (Gerard Butler) and his crew think they can play both sides and become big time.

Now add a hard-as-ice accountant (Thandie Newton), a rocker playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls (Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges), a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle, and you've got a real RocknRolla.

From Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) comes a ...

New Year's Resolutions The Stars Should Make

12/30/2008 9:08am EST
Amy Winehouse
Lose weight. Stop being late. Get a date. 'Tis the season to make New Year's resolutions. Surveys show that people around the world view the advent of a brand new year with hope, optimism and the intent to make personal and professional improvements.

Here's a look at the top 10 New Year's resolutions made each year and the celebrities who should commit now to making changes in 2009.

1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends

We love Brad and Angelina's devotion to their brood, so we venture this suggestion with all due respect: Spend time with the six crumb-snatchers you h...

Must-See Movies of 2009

12/26/2008 10:00am EST
As 2008 comes to an end, it is time to close the book on the entertainment experiences that we have had this year. Yes, Transformers blew our minds. Girls, Sex and the City blew your minds. To anyone who watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley, I'm sure you want your money back as well. It is time to put all of that behind us, however, and look forward to a new year, and new movies that none of us should miss.

Defiance (Release Date: 01/16/09)

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star in Defiance, the story of three brothers...

The 10 Most Thankful Celebrities Of 2008

11/26/2008 9:35am EST
Britney Spears
Picture it: Pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, a bird with all the trimmings with family around the table, watching sports or playing board games. Don't forget to dish out gold medals, divorce decrees, box-office history and custody battles. As Americans across the nation tuck in to their turkey, a few notable celebrities have unique reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Tina Fey

The former "Saturday Night Live" funny lady has had a banner year: A big screen outing opposite pal Amy Poehler in the Spring release Baby Mama and two Emmy wins (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstan...

Madonna Issues 12 Rules To Guy Ritchie For Their Children?

11/11/2008 3:19pm EST
Guy Ritchie reunited with his sons Rocco and David recently in London. The children were spending time with Madonna in the United States during her "Sticky & Sweet" tour.

According to the Daily Mail, Madonna issued a set of rules to her estranged husband:

1) The boys can't read newspapers or magazines or be allowed to watch TV or DVDs

2) The boys must adhere to a macrobiotic, vegetarian, oranic diet

3) When having water, the boys must only drink water that is blessed by leaders of the Kabbalah religion

4) The boys must only wear the clothes Madonna sends them over ...

Sean Penn Supports Guy Ritchie, Not Madonna

11/8/2008 2:40pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn snubbed his ex-wife Madonna and pledged his support for her estranged husband Guy Ritchie as he accepted BAFTA/LA's Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at a Hollywood ceremony on Thursday.

Penn was presented with the prize by director Paul Thomas Anderson at the annual bash to celebrate all things British in Hollywood. When he took to the stage, the actor - married to Madonna from 1985-1989 - sent a message to Brit Richie, hinting his career could flourish after divorcing the Material Girl.

Penn said, "What's my British thing to say? Guy Ritchie is bac...

Guy Ritchie Signed Contract To Have Sex With Madonna?

10/29/2008 2:31pm EDT
Madonna & Guy
The divorce rumors surrounding Madonna and Guy Ritchie keep getting nastier. The latest? The couple reportedly had a marriage contract that urged the director not to shout at his wife and to devote time to sex.

The contract was allegedly written after the couple attended counseling two years ago, according to British newspaper The Sun. Guy was told he "must work to enrich his wife's emotional and spiritual well-being," "resolve conflicts in a constructive way," and devote time to the couple's "sexual expressiveness."

In addition, Guy was expected to spend several hours a day rea...

Did Madonna Schedule Sex With Guy Ritchie Around Time In The Gym?

10/27/2008 1:33pm EDT
Guy Ritchie claims his marriage to Madonna started falling apart when she started planning their sex life around her sessions in the gym, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mail.

Ritchie claims Madonna's life is so regimented that even their time in the bedroom was meticulously planned for weeks in advance. The news came as Guy spoke to lawyers about why their eight-year marriage broke down.

Guy felt the scheduled sex was a turn off, according to the Daily Mail, and their sex life became nonexistent more than a year ago.

What do you think about the Guy Ritchie, Mado...

Slideshow: Madonna - Hot Or Not?

10/25/2008 10:47am EDT
Madonna's recent divorce announcement, and subsequent bashing of Guy Ritchie, makes us wonder if she's passed her prime. Is she 50 and fabulous or 50 and an old fart? Is she hot or not? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know!


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Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

9/12/2008 11:34am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
1.) Starpulse User NPHFan101 asks, "Is How I Met Your Mother coming back?"

"How I Met Your Mother" will return for the new season on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

2.) daddy yankee 2 asks, "What is Daddy Yankee's real name?"

Daddy Yankee was born Ramon Ayala on Feb. 3, 1977, in Puerto Rico.

3.) pebles43751 asks, "I heard a rumor that Madonna might have had a change of heart about divorcing Guy Ritchie, has she?"

The couple is still together despite recent rumors that Madonna hooked up with baseball star Alex Rodriguez.

Have a ...

Slideshow: Cute Couples - Which One Is Your Favorite?

9/8/2008 10:15am EDT
Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson
It isn't always fair that the rich and famous are often attracted solely to the rich and famous. As our photo slideshow demonstrates, beautiful celebrities often partner up with other sexy stars. Do you have a favorite star couple? Tell us who!

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

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Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal

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A Day In The Life Of A Celebrity Child

5/27/2008 9:04am EDT
Gwen Stefani
According to the January 2008 list in Forbes magazine, the most influential celebrity children under five years old were: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Suri Cruise, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Sean Preston Federline, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Sam Alexis Woods (daughter or Tiger Woods), David Banda (son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie), Dannielynn Birkhead and Cruz and Romeo Beckham.

Most children born into the world are welcomed happily by their new parents and are immediately loved by their family. Celebrity children are born into the fame and spotlight of the media and are envied and loved by the entire world.


The 2007 Showbiz News Quiz - Part III

12/29/2007 9:00am EST
Test your showbiz knowledge with this brain-teasing celebrity quiz based on all the happenings of a busy 2007.

21: Which 'cultured' singer was charged in November with falsely imprisoning a 28-year-old man?

Jon Bon Jovi

Boy George

George Michael

Answer=Boy George

22: Quentin Tarantino directed one segment for the Grindhouse movie double bill. What was it called?

Death Proof

Death Wish

Death Run

Answer=Death Proof

23. And who directed the second film, Planet Terror?

Guy Ritchie

Wes Anderson

Robert Rodrig...

That Was The Week That Was For Dec. 16-22

12/15/2007 8:25am EST
Shirley Temple
Entertainment highlights during the week of Dec. 16-22:

1933: Five-year-old Shirley Temple signed a movie contract with Fox.

1937: Disney released the movie ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,'' its first full-length animated film in color.

1957: The movie ''Bridge On The River Kwai'' premiered in New York.

1970: Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Nixon at the White House.

1973: Singer Bobby Darin died following heart surgery. He was 37.

1983: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards married model Patti Hansen in Mexico, on his 40th birthday. Mick Jagger was...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 10

9/10/2007 3:00am EDT
Dan Castellaneta voices Homer Simpson
Happy Birthday to My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way (1980), actor Ryan Phillippe (1974), "Donnie Darko" actor James Duval (1972), actor Jonathon Schaech (1969), British film director Guy Ritchie (1968), rapper Big Daddy Kane (1968), Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson (1963), "Shakespeare in Love" actor Colin Firth (1960), film director Chris Columbus (1958), "Simpsons" voice actor Dan Castellaneta (1958), Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey (1957), actress Amy Irving (1953), Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (1950), TV journalist Bill O'Reilly (1949), "To Sir, With Love" actress Judy Geeson (1948), ...

Queen Latifah Would Rather Adopt An American Baby

2/13/2007 9:25am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is keen to adopt an American child because she wants to "help a kid in the hood". The rapper-and-actress - real name Dana Owens - is determined to adopt in the US and has leveled a veiled criticism against stars like Angelina Jolie and Madonna who have adopted from abroad.

She told talk show host Ellen Degeneres: "I want to help a kid in the hood. I want to adopt an American baby. There's just so many kids that could use a home."

Angelina Jolie has two adopted children with boyfriend Brad Pitt - five-year-old Maddox from Cambodia and two-year-old Zahara from Ethiopia...

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Most Fashionable Parents

1/26/2007 10:50am EST
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have been voted the most fashionable parents in showbiz. The Wind It Up singer and British rocker - who have an eight-month-old son Kingston - beat Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to the title, in a poll conducted by baby product brand Cosatto.

Brad and Angelina have two adopted children, Maddox, five, and two-year-old Zahara, and biological daughter Shiloh Nouvel, eight months. Victoria and David Beckham - who have three sons, Brooklyn, seven, Romeo, four, and Cruz, almost two - came in at number three, while Madonna and Guy Ritchie took fourth place.


Madonna Won't Let Her New Child's Hair Be Cut

1/3/2007 9:27am EST
Madonna will not get her adopted Malawian son a haircut until he is three, because of her Kabbalah faith. The Hung Up singer is determined that her new son, 16-month-old David Banda, is brought up in accordance with the teachings of the mystical offshoot of Judaism, and, as a result, his hair will remain untouched until a special ceremony on his third birthday.

A source close to the 48-year-old singer told Daily Express newspaper: "Madonna has made it clear that David's hair is not to be touched at all, even if it grows into an Afro hairstyle.

"When the time comes it will be a big...

Banda Calls For Madonna To Get In Touch

1/2/2007 3:41pm EST
The father of the Malawian baby Madonna is in the process of adopting has asked the pop star for an update on his son. Yohane Banda has told local Malawi newspaper the Daily Times that keeping in touch with Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie since baby David was taken last year has so far proven difficult.

The impoverished farmer, who gave his son up for adoption, says, "I don't have her phone and mailing addresses. All I want is to find out how my son is but I don't know how I can do it."

Banda made the comments after the newspaper presented him with a $788 check from Scottish nun, ...