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Christmas In North Korea

August 8th, 2014 12:39pm EDT
The Interview
All the free publicity given to upcoming comedy The Interview has apparently made it popular enough to get a Christmas release.

The film, originally slated for an October 10 release, will instead hit theaters on Christmas Day, according to a press release. There it will face fierce holiday competition, including R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Disney's ensemble musical Into the Woods.

Rory Bruer, Sony president of worldwide distribution, said in a statement, "The combination of Seth, Evan and James is pure comedic magic. In our early screenings of The Interview, we’ve seen tha...
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The 5 Best Kanye West Parodies Of All Time

June 27th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
kanye west kim kardashian parody
Kanye West is bigger than ever. Kanye made his big break when he produced and lent his vocals to Jay-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint, but for many he exploded onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2003.

Since then he has become one of the best selling artists of all time, racking up 21 million albums sold worldwide. This, one top of the 21 Grammy Awards he has won, makes him a force to be reckoned with in the music world. But even huge artists like Kanye West aren't free from parody. Here are the 5 best Kanye West Parodies of all time.

South Park- Fishsticks

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Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For 'The Interview' (But He's Going To Watch It Anyway)

June 23rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For
That's right folks - the supreme leader of the glorious "People's" Republic of North Korea is officially angry with the two stars behind the upcoming action-comedy The Interview.

Kim Jong-un has been the butt of many, many jokes since his father Kim Jong-il passed away. In fact, with all the emerging horror stories coming out of escaped 'citizens' (more like prisoners) the entire country has quickly become a very sad political joke and a blemish on southeast Asia in general.

But leave it to Hollywood to turn what might be considered a serious problem into a comedy. And there are few actor...
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James Franco And Seth Rogen Try To Kill Kim Jong Un In 'The Interview' Trailer

June 12th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
The Interview
It must have been pretty easy to sell this film to movie studios. "James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Hilarity ensues." Now we have our first peek at the upcoming comedy The Interview thanks to a new trailer.

The Interview follows Dave Skylark (James Franco), who hosts a tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When he is informed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un watches his show, he lands an interview with Kim and is subsequently drafted by the CIA to assassinate him. Now Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are left with high tech gadgets...
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Macklemore Responds To Critics Calling Recent Costume 'Anti-Semitic'

May 20th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Macklemore Responds To Critics Calling Recent Costume 'Anti-Semi
Grammy winner Macklemore has released a statement defending himself after critics claimed a costume he performed in was anti-Semitic.

Jewish actor Seth Rogen was among the many who bashed Macklemore for appearing at a Seattle event to perform in disguise. The costume consisted of a black beard, a giant nose, and a bowl-cut wig. You can see the costume in the video below. Rogen tweeted:

.@macklemore, first you trick people into thinking you're a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you're Jewish? pic.twitter.com/3rtaE4GHje

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 18, 2014

Macklemore took to h...
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Review : 'Neighbors' Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh...A Lot

May 10th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Review : 'Neighbors'  Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh.
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

Kelly (Rose Bryne) and Mac (Seth Rogen) have just bought a house in a quiet neighborhood and have a baby named, Stella, (played by twins Elise and Zoey Vargas) who just might be the cutest babies on the planet.

Even though they find it hard to have impromptu sex, Mac and Kelly are enjoying their life as parents. They still, however, like to think of themselves as being young, hip and spontaneous.

When a fraternity moves in next door, the couple worry about the wild parties that might occur, so they do what any responsible adult/neighbor would do...Bring over ...
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Justin Bieber Responds To Seth Rogen Calling Him A 'D**k'

May 8th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber Responds To Seth Rogen Calling Him A 'D**k'
Actor Seth Rogen has been bashing singer Justin Bieber, and the pop star has finally spoken out about the situation.

Back in January, Rogen, 31, criticized Bieber, 20, after he was caught drunk driving and drag racing in Miami, Fla. The actor wrote on Twitter: "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of s**t." His post was shared by more than 70,000 people within four hours.

On Monday, Rogen was a guest on "The Howard Stern Show," and he told the radio host that he first met Bieber backstage at a German talk show after the singer requested a meet and greet. Bieber reportedly acted rude ...
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Zac Efron And Seth Rogen Wear Drag For 'Tonight Show' Skit

May 7th, 2014 8:03pm EDT
Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Seth Rogen Zac Efron
Neighbors co-stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogen got in touch with their feminine side for a skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon reprised his Sarah character and her talk show "Ew!" last night, and Efron and Rogen were her special guests for the episode. Rogen played a bearded girl named Allison and Efron played selfie maestro Britney.

After taking a few photos, the girls decide to get down to Lil' Jon's "Turn Down For What," before Sara's stepfather interrupts them and starts singing about granola.

Following a "speed run" that revealed Allison's affection for Gary Oldman...
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James Franco Paints Seth Rogen Naked, Shares Them Online

April 24th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
James Franco & Seth Rogen
Is James Franco and Seth Rogen's bromance going a little too far? Franco has a new artistic endeavour, and his muse is his "Pineapple Express" co-star.

Franco has depicted Rogen in a series of nude paintings. He shared a few on Twitter, writing: "Seth Rogen nude paintings - get ready!!! Theyre coming!!!"

The images show Rogen stretched out naked on a bed with the words "Big Bear" and kneeling over as he looks through his legs with the caption "Seth At Play." Over 40,000 people have "liked" the image.

Last November, the pals filmed a spoof of Kanye's West's "Bound 2" music video, which de...
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See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover!

March 22nd, 2014 5:00pm EDT
See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover
Seth Rogen is known for mocking his fellow celebrities, and his latest target is Kim Kardashian.

The reality star landed a coveted spot on the cover of the April issue of Vogue (where she's being embraced by rapper fiance Kanye West), and Rogen put his own twist on the picture.

"It had to be done," Rogen tweeted early Saturday morning. The funnyman photoshopped his head on Kardashian's body and put his buddy James Franco's mug on West's body.

This isn't the first time Rogen has taken a shot at the famous couple. Last fall he poked fun of the pair after they appeared in the music video "B...
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Seth Rogen Calls Justin Bieber Obnoxious, Ungrateful & 'A Piece Of S--t'

March 14th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen Calls Justin Bieber Obnoxious, Ungrateful & 'A Piece
Seth Rogen has reiterated his dislike for Justin Bieber, calling the singer "obnoxious" and "ungrateful."

In January, Bieber was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired licence following allegations of drag racing in Miami, Fla. Rogen tweeted at the time: "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of s**t."

Bieber's legal team is currently preparing for a trial on May 5.

On Wednesday night during an interview on "Watch What Happens Live," Rogen hadn't changed his mind about the pop star.

Rogen said, ...
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Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Conflict, Alzheimer's Disease

February 27th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Ben Affleck & Seth Rogen Testify Before Congress On Congo Confli
Actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen testified before Congress in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to raise awareness of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Alzheimer's disease, respectively.

Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing conflict in the African country.

According to the Eastern Congo Initiative, since 1998, violent conflict, disease and poverty in the DRC have killed over 5 million men, women, and children.

Prior to the meeting, Affleck wrote on Twitter, "Honored to represent @EasternCongo ...
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Seth Rogen To Direct Video Game Film 'Console Wars'

February 24th, 2014 6:33pm EST
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - the funny men behind Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and This Is the End - are now taking on video games.

Booktrade reports the two will write and direct a film adaptation of the upcoming book "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation" by Blake J, Harris. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the forward for the book.

The book (and presumably the film) follows Sega of America's CEO Tom Kalinske. Kalinske had no prior knowledge of the video game industry, but that didn't stop him from making Sega competitive with gaming...
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Zac Efron & Pal Seth Rogen Spoof Kanye West Video With 'Bound 4'

November 27th, 2013 10:38am EST
Zac Efron & Seth Rogen
Zac Efron is the latest star to spoof Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's ridiculous "Bound 2" music video.

In the original video, the rapper's fiancee appears topless in silhouette for scenes depicting the couple riding through a desert landscape on a motorcycle. The wind blows through Kardashian's hair as she bounces up and down along the highway.

Before Efron got in on the fun, James Franco and Seth Rogen recreated the video frame by frame, with Rogen playing Kardashian, appearing topless and kissing and cuddling Franco while reclining on the seat of the chopper.

The following day, Efron ...
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Weird Celebrity News: Robert Pattinson Is A Hoarder, Seth Rogen Writes Film About A Sausage

September 28th, 2013 1:03pm EDT
Robert Pattinson
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson has an unusual obsession: he collects suits. The problem? He's wears them only once and then doesn't get rid of them.

He recently told Britain's Sunday Express: "I only ever wear them once so I have a storage unit with about 1,000 suits. Occasionally I'll give them to friends, but, to tell you the truth, I'm a bit of a hoarder. I find it really difficult to give things away."

Check out more weird news of the week...

Samuel L. Jack...
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Seth Rogen To Throw A 'Sausage Party'

September 25th, 2013 3:16pm EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen is making an R-rated animated movie about a sausage. Rogen has teamed up with his This Is The End co-director Evan Goldberg to pen a risqué comedy for Sony called Sausage Party.

The film is based on an original idea by Goldberg, Rogen and their fellow Superbad star Jonah Hill. The dynamic duo won't be directing the movie, however, and will instead focus on writing the script with Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation pro Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan will be taking on directing duties. Rogen and Goldberg are also on board to co-produce the movie with V...
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Seth Rogen And Zac Efron Battle It Out As 'Neighbors' (Watch The Trailer)

September 3rd, 2013 11:06am EDT
Neighbors
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are set to do battle in Spring 2014 comedy Neighbors.

The new red band trailer for the film reveals that all-out war between the two, who play neighbors in a small college town.

Rogen and Rose Byrne play a young couple with a newborn baby living in a small town when a college fraternity, let by Efron, moves into the house next door.

Things look good at first, but when the rowdy parties at the frat house begin happening, Rogen declares war on his new neighbors.

"Neighbors", directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), opens in theat...
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Top 10 Stars Who Are Always Typecast In Their Movies

July 20th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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People tend to judge a movie by its cast. For example, when you see Adam Sandler on the poster of a new movie, you'll expect it to be a family comedy. We all know the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover," but how can we not?

We at Starpulse would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our favorite actors and actresses who have been diagnosed with a severe case of typecastitis. Symptoms: playing a certain type of character for way too long, earning nicknames like “Hollywood’s bad girl,” and people being able to guess an entire movie’s plot-line just by seeing the actor’s face on ...
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'This Is The End' Reveals Hilarious Red Band Trailer

December 21st, 2012 12:07pm EST
This is the End
Consider us excited for This is the End after watching this hilarious red band trailer.

In the uncut look at the film, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride must survive the end of the world (great timing on the trailer release). The best part, perhaps, is that they are playing themselves.

Holed up in Franco's home in California, the actors need to survive the apocalypse and each other. The trailer is full of nasty jokes and over-the-top gore. Check it out!

This Red Band trailer is recommended for viewers over the age of 17
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Seth Rogen & Wife Granted Permanent Restraining Order Against Fan

August 12th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen & Wife
A judge granted Seth Rogen and his actress wife Lauren Miller a permanent restraining order against a man who was arrested outside the couple's Los Angeles home in July.

Miller claimed she was scared of Yasin Ajani after he attempted to gain access to their home.

Ajani reportedly told the couple's maid he was a friend with a package to deliver, but she refused to let him in the house. Ajani allegedly jumped over a fence and parked himself on a sofa in the couple's front yard before police arrived and arrested him for criminal trespass.

Ajani was ordered to stay at least 200 yards away fr...
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Unstable Fan Arrested For Stalking Seth Rogen's Wife

July 20th, 2012 8:45am EDT
Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller
Actress Lauren Miller received a temporary restraining order against a man who was arrested outside her and husband Seth Rogen's Los Angeles home on Monday.

Yasin Ajani, 31, attempted to gain access to her home by telling the couple's maid he was a friend who had a package to deliver.

The maid refused let him in the house, according to documents obtained by TMZ.com. However, Ajani allegedly jumped over a fence and made himself comfortable on a sofa in the couple's front yard. Police were called to the home and arrested Ajani for criminal trespass.

Miller says she is "fearful that Ajani ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'American Reunion,' 'Damsels In Distress,' & More

April 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
American Reunion
In addition to interviewing Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods” last week, I also spoke with author Dana Fredsti about her new zombie book Plague Town, which comes out on Tuesday. We talked about her book, her connection to the cult classic “Army of Darkness,” and about this season of “The Walking Dead.” If you haven’t seen my interview yet, definitely check it out.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the “American Pie” gang back together again in “American Reunion,” the college comedy “Damsels in Distress,” the Morgan Spurlock documentary “Comic-Co...
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'Neighborhood Watch' Trailers Pulled From Florida Theaters After Trayvon Martin Shooting

March 28th, 2012 8:37am EDT
Seth Rogen
Film bosses have pulled early trailers for new Seth Rogen comedy Neighborhood Watch from Florida cinemas following the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

The 17-year-old student was gunned down in Sanford by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, last month. Zimmerman has not been arrested, with his lawyer claiming the 28 year old was acting in self-defense when he shot unarmed Martin.

The teenager's death is continuing to cause outrage in the U.S., and executives at Twentieth Century Fox have made the decision to pull early promotional material for the upc...
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Seth Rogen Didn't Make Wife Sign A Prenup

January 19th, 2012 8:43am EST
Seth ROgen & wife
Happily married Seth Rogen refused to force his new wife to sign a prenuptial agreement before they wed - because he's convinced she's worth every penny he owns.

The star wed his longtime girlfriend Lauren Miller in October but unlike most celebrity couples, the two decided against signing legal documents to protect the actor's assets in the event of a divorce.

And Rogen insists such a contact wasn't necessary.

He tells Us Weekly, "If I lose millions, then it'll be the best millions I've spent."

The pair has only been married for a few months, but the funnyman is certain he's already ch...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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Seth Rogen Won't Rule Out 'Pineapple Express' Sequel

December 24th, 2011 11:00am EST
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen is keen to reteam with James Franco in a sequel to their 2008 movie Pineapple Express.

In the comedy drama film, the actors played stoners who go on the run after accidentally witnessing a murder.

And now Rogen is eyeing a return to the film and admits Franco and himself often joke about reprising their characters.

He tells EOnline.com, "I don't think it's so precious that I wouldn't want to ruin it with a sequel. So yeah, I would be (into it).

"We talk about it. We joke around about it."
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5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

December 9th, 2011 10:00am EST
The Sitter Poster
Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....
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Seth Rogen Feared Audiences Wouldn't Take Him Seriously In '50/50'

November 27th, 2011 11:00am EST
Seth Rogen
Comedy actor Seth Rogen worried about filming serious scenes in cancer movie 50/50 in case his dramatic performance came across as "false."

Rogen plays the best friend of a sick man, portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and several parts of the movie take on a sombre tone.

But the Knocked Up star feared his past roles would make cinema goers doubt his sincerity.

He tells Sky News, "The serious scenes scared me a lot more than the comedy scenes. There are some scenes that are not played for laughs... and I was much more worried about that than the comedic scenes.

"Those had a lot more pote...
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Andy Samberg Sued Over Rihanna And Seth Rogen 'SNL' Skits

November 4th, 2011 3:28pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Funnyman Andy Samberg is facing allegations of copyright infringement over two songs he performed with Rihanna and Seth Rogen on hit comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Musicians Aleric Banks, aka Rick Tha Ruler, and Monique Hines claim they composed the music Samberg and his The Lonely Island band mates used on their Rihanna collaboration Shy Ronnie and the Rogen-assisted Like a Boss.

The duo accuses Samberg of taking the tunes and putting his own comedic lyrics to them for musical skits on SNL.

The digital shorts, which aired in 2009, have since become big hits on YouTube.com - Like a ...
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Seth Rogen To Star In Phone Sex Movie With New Wife

November 3rd, 2011 8:15pm EDT
Seth Rogen
Actor Seth Rogen has landed a raunchy role in his wife Lauren Miller's new comedy - as a saucy airplane pilot.

The funnyman recently began shooting scenes for upcoming movie "For a Good Time, Call...," and admits it was the first time he has had a chance to work with Miller, who he married last month.

He tells Esquire magazine, "She (Miller) wrote this movie called 'For a Good Time, Call...' about two girls who start a phone sex line, and I play one of the callers, an airplane pilot.

"We were figuring what kind of people would actually call phone sex lines and we thought airplane pilots ...
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