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'Justified' Recap: 'Wrong Roads'

March 12th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Wrong Roads'
What happens when Raylan Givens goes on vacation? A lot more than ever would happen on any of our vacations. But that's to be expected, because nobody wants to watch an hour of Justified that involves Raylan taking his daughter to Disney World or looking for a parking space at the mall.

But before we get to that, we're still dealing with the misfit brigade, who've at least managed to find their way into the United States, so they've accomplished something since we saw them last. They're still trying to move product back into the country, while Boyd and Daryl are drinking in the back office...
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Eric Roberts Says His Daughter Emma Is Doing Fine

July 28th, 2013 4:30pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts has assured fans his actress daughter Emma is "fine" and doing "good" following her arrest in Canada earlier this month.

Emma Roberts was detained by police following an alleged fight with her boyfriend Evan Peters in a hotel in Montreal.
 
She was released hours later after Peters, who was left with a bloodied nose, refused to press charges.

Roberts' famous father Eric has now spoken out about her problems, admitting he hasn't seen the 22 year old since the incident, but they spoke and he is adamant she is doing well.
 
Speaking at the premiere of new movie Blue Jasmine in...
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Q&A: Maureen McCormick Discusses 'Snow White: A Deadly Summer' And Catches Up With Us

March 26th, 2012 11:45am EDT
Maureen McCormick Signs Copies of Her New Book
Maureen McCormick will forever be known as “Marcia Brady” to most of the television-watching public but her talents reach much further than just 70s sitcom sister. She’s a songwriter, a singer, she’s worked in musical theater and she became a reality television show favorite thanks to her appearances on VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club (where she won in 2007) and two CMT shows, “Gone Country” (2008) and its spin-off “Outsider’s Inn”(2008).

Her newest project is a complete departure from the good girl character she’s been associated with for so long. In the David DeCoteau film “Snow White: A...
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Photos Of Amanda Seyfried As Linda Lovelace

January 7th, 2012 11:00am EST
Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace
We spotted Amanda Seyfried with brown hair wearing a cream sweater on set of the 1970's pornstar biopic "Lovelace" in Los Angeles yesterday.

Seyfried is set to play sex starlet Linda Lovelace. The film chronicles the life of the porn star-turned-anti-porn activist.

Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts recently joined the cast, alongside Sharon Stone and Hank Azaria. Moore will play feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Reports suggest James Franco is joining the cast as Hugh Hefner.
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'Burn Notice' Recap: 'Fail Safe' (4.18)

December 15th, 2011 11:17pm EST
Burn Notice
Fail Safe the film (either of them) was fantastic and chilling. "Fail Safe" the Burn Notice finale is not going to keep me up at night, but it certainly capped off the fifth season with a lot to talk about.

Anson has "an instant recipe for mayhem," and Michael's committed to "doing whatever it takes" to stop him from bringing back the very illegal organization that started it all. The episode starts with the moment most might have saved to the end - Michael having a face-to-face confrontation with the man who's been running his life all season, debating how much of a life Michael ha...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut'

December 14th, 2011 2:30pm EST
The Expendables photo
So you thought the last Stallone outing was already a decent guns and ammo treat? Well then feast your eyes on the upgrade via the new "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut" out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate. Does Stallone provide more backbone – check out the action stats below!

Title: "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Amidst the already blood and guts heavy previous...
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Eric Roberts Hit With $85,000 Tax Bill

August 30th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Eric Roberts
Actor Eric Roberts' tax woes are mounting - he's been hit with a new bill after allegedly failing to hand over more than $85,000.

State officials in California filed a tax lien for $23,714 against Julia Roberts' brother last year, and he was slapped with another bill for $32,634 in March.

And now a third document has been filed against Roberts, according to The Detroit News.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) bosses filed papers at the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds in June, suggesting the star owes an additional $85,890 in back taxes.
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'Celebrity Rehab' Star Eric Roberts Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

August 8th, 2011 8:52pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Actor Eric Roberts has thrown his support behind a campaign to legalize marijuana, insisting pot is less harmful than alcohol.

The Expendables star, brother of Julia Roberts and father of young actress Emma, tried to kick his addiction to the drug during a stint on reality show Celebrity Rehab last year, but that hasn't ended his interest in marijuana and now he has filmed a promotional video for website TellDC.com.

In the promo, he says, "Today we're talking about the legalization of marijuana. How is alcohol legal and marijuana is not? Alcohol has destroyed whole civilizations, whereas ...
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Emma Roberts Blasts 'Ridiculous' Nepotism Claims

June 17th, 2011 8:22am EDT
Emma Roberts
Julia Roberts' actress niece Emma has taken aim at "ridiculous" suggestions her success is down to her famous relatives.

The 20 year old, whose father is actor Eric Roberts, has notched up numerous film credits, including turns in Scream 4 and teen movie Wild Child, but insists she broke into Hollywood thanks to her own talent and not her family links.

She tells PopEater, "A lot of people think that and they talk about nepotism which I think is so ridiculous considering it's obviously not true, because I've auditioned for so many things and never gotten the part. Also it's like, you kno...
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Q&A: Danny Trejo Talks ‘Babes, Bullets & Blood’ In 'Death Race 2,’ Helping Kids & More

January 18th, 2011 11:10am EST
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo is a Mexican American character actor with a colorful past. The 66-year-old, spent time in prison during the 1960s, where he won the state prison titles in lightweight and welterweight boxing divisions. During this time he became involved with a twelve-step program, which he credits with helping him overcome his drug addiction.

After leaving prison, Trejo went on to become a drug counselor. His role as a counselor led to a chance encounter with an old friend from prison on the set of the movie “Runaway Train” in 1985. The film’s writer asked Trejo to teach boxing to the ac...
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Leif Garrett Claims 'Celebrity Rehab' Pushed Him To Use Drugs

January 5th, 2011 8:19am EST
Leif Garrett
Troubled 70's pop star Leif Garrett has prompted a war of words between himself and the producers of VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab" after accusing them of accelerating his 2010 drug relapse for dramatic effect.

The singer, who has been battling drug abuse for years, checked into the latest season of Celebrity Rehab in a bid to kick his habit, but in a new Los Angeles Times interview, Garrett claims producers encouraged him to relapse in a bid to boost ratings.

He says, "(The producers) asked to get some footage of me using, and I said, 'I haven't been using'. They said, 'We really hav...
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Eric Roberts' Insomnia Ended When He Kicked His Weed Addiction

September 24th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Recovering pot addict Eric Roberts is enjoying the most peaceful nights' sleep he has had in years after discovering his marijuana habit had done nothing to cure his long-running problems with insomnia.

The Expendables star, who is Julia Roberts' brother and the father of actress Emma Roberts, entered a drug rehabilitation facility over the summer in a bid to kick his 16-year weed addiction once and for all. His treatment was documented for the new season of celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky's reality show Celebrity Rehab and Roberts has now been sober for over two months.

He says, "I...
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'The Expendables' Boasts An Action Movie Dream Team

August 11th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
expendables
All across the country, fans of the explosive action movies of the 80s are about to have their thirst for old school ass kicking quenched by “The Expendables” whose cast is a veritable dream team of action stars. On August 13, testosterone junkies will have their fill of macho dialogue and gratuitous explosions. In order to be appropriately prepared for what will be a glorious disaster of cheesy filmmaking, here’s a quick rundown of the cast.

Co-writer and director Sylvester Stallone heads the cast as the leader of a group of mercenaries who travel to South America to overthrow a dictator,...
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Emma Roberts Is No Julia

August 10th, 2010 8:59pm EDT
Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts, niece of "Eat, Pray, Love" star Julia Roberts, showed up at the Teen Choice Awards wearing a strapless lime green dress with chunky black boots.

We always thought Emma was cute, but that virtue is definitely not showing through in this ensemble. What do you think?

Emma's dad Eric recently conquered his longtime addiction to marijuana with the help of TV's Dr. Drew Pinsky. The actor checked into rehab for the medic's reality show. The rehab program is going so well, it allowed him to walk the red carpet sober for the first time ever at the Los Angeles premiere of his action ...
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Katie Price In Thigh Highs And A Semi-See Through Dress - Hot Or Not?

August 10th, 2010 1:31pm EDT
Katie Price
Katie Price looked like a street walker when she walked the red carpet at the U.K. premiere of "The Expendables" in London on Monday. What do you think of her thigh-high stockings and see-through dress?

In the film, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li star as a group of mercenaries who undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, and UFC star Randy Couture co-star in the action-packed production.

Sylvester is convinced "The Expendables" will break box office records for featuring "the ugl...
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Eric Roberts In 'Celebrity Rehab' For Marijuana Addiction

August 4th, 2010 2:35pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Actor Eric Roberts has conquered his longtime addiction to marijuana with the help of TV's Dr. Drew Pinsky after checking into rehab for the medic's reality show.

The Hollywood star, who is Julia Roberts' brother and the father of teen actress Emma Roberts, recently joined the cast of the new season of Celebrity Rehab, where Pinsky attempts to help his high-profile patients battle their drug and alcohol demons once and for all. Details of Roberts' addiction problem were never fully disclosed, although his publicist Chuck Jones told WENN, "It's not for anything serious. He's not hooked on...
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Eric Roberts Checks Into Rehab

July 24th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Eric Roberts checks into rehab
Julia Roberts' brother Eric has checked into rehab - and his treatment will be televised.

The actor, who is actress Emma Roberts' father, has joined the cast of the new season of reality TV show Celebrity Rehab, where celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky will attempt to help the star battle his substance abuse demons once and for all.

The details of the actor's addiction problem are hazy, but his publicist Chuck Jones tells WENN, "It's not for anything serious. He's not hooked on prescription meds or hard drugs or anything like that."

A spokesman for Roberts' new film Rock Slyde says, "It...
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Emma Roberts Is Simple & Sexy In Ivory And Gold

May 28th, 2010 12:22pm EDT
Emma Roberts
Julia Roberts' niece Emma is turning into a sexy young lady. The 19-year-old appeared at the "4,3,2,1" premiere in London this week looking sweet in an ivory and gold shift dress that bared her shoulders and her legs. It's simple, yet sexy.

Emma was just cast in the fourth "Scream" film. She'll play opposite Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell.

She commented, "I'm so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise. It's the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I've ever done before."

The actress has appeared in "Valentine's Day," "Hotel f...
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Celebrity Offspring: Five Worth Watching

September 30th, 2008 10:27am EDT
Will & Jaden Smith
Not all relatives should show up at the same office everyday, and not everyone wants to get into the family business. Yet when the perks include fame, big paychecks, and glamorous premieres, the choice seems a little easier to make.

And since nepotism in Hollywood is as classic a tale as Citizen Kane, it’s no surprise that lots of Tinseltown legacies are following in the footsteps of such other celebrity offspring as Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, and Liza Minnelli.

Here are five we think are worth watching...

1. JADEN SMITH

The son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden, 1...
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'The Dark Knight' Bestows Role of a Lifetime For Heath Ledger, Epic Proportions For Itself

July 17th, 2008 9:59am EDT
The Dark Knight
(Hollywoodchicago) – With only three short words comprising the film’s enigmatic title, “The Dark Knight” also boasts three epic claims to fame: the role of a lifetime for the late Heath Ledger as the hauntingly deranged Joker, one of the best films of 2008 and one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

In a year when Hollywood has the superhero woody comparable to when westerns where the greatest thing since sliced bread, “The Dark Knight” not only fares well against blockbuster competition with films like “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” but also manages to rise above chart...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

June 9th, 2008 8:43am EDT
Kathy Griffin
Monday, June 9

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - School's out in tonight's season finale, which means it's time for some Spring Break antics.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Admit it. You liked it when Blair and Serena were more enemies than friends, like in tonight's repeat when Blair tells the college reps that Serena has a drug problem.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Ted is the ultimate spoilerphobe when he builds a sensory deprivation contraption to avoid finding out the outcome of the Super Bowl. Take note, spoiler-free TV watchers.

Tuesday, June 10

Hell's...
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Larry The Cable Guy Stars In 'Witless Protection,' In Theaters Feb. 22

December 28th, 2007 10:41am EST
Witless Protection
Larry the Cable Guy returns for another comic misadventure as a small town sheriff who unwittingly gets involved in a high profile FBI case in Lionsgate's new comedy, Witless Protection.

During a routine day spent patrolling his small town, Larry witnesses a beautiful, high-class woman, Madeleine, being held against her will by four mysterious, black-suited men. Recognizing the opportunity to save the day, Larry "kidnaps" her, only to learn that Madeleine is actually a key witness in a high-stakes Chicago crime case and her captors are FBI agents assigned to protect her.

Madelei...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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