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Kevin Spacey's stolen invite led to Jack Lemmon theatre role

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
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Movie star Kevin Spacey has a stolen party invite to thank for helping him land his dream stage role opposite the legendary Jack Lemmon early on in his career.

The House of Cards star was a young thespian working in a theatre production of Hurlyburly in New York in the mid-1980s when he heard director Jonathan Miller was going to be in the city to hold tryouts for a planned version of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, starring Lemmon in the lead role.

Spacey was desperate to play the part of Lemmon's onstage son, but reveals he had no way to score an audition - until he stol...

Kevin Spacey honoured by friends and co-stars at museum salute

April 10th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Kevin Spacey
Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Leary and Kate Bosworth saluted their movie star pal Kevin Spacey on Wednesday night (09Apr14) at a special gala hosted by officials at New York's Museum of the Moving Image.

Kim Cattrall, Tony Bennett, Penn Badgley, Chazz Palminteri and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were also among the guests who turned out to honour the two-time Oscar winner as he was presented with a career achievement award.

A number of his film co-stars took the stage to reminisce about their experiences of working with Spacey in between clips of films such as Margin Call, Ame...

Kevin Spacey to reprise Clarence Darrow role in one-man show

March 18th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Kevin Spacey
Actor Kevin Spacey is heading back to the London stage to reprise a character he first portrayed over two decades ago in TV movie Darrow.

The House of Cards star will play pioneering 19th century American lawyer Clarence Darrow in a one-man play at The Old Vic venue, marking his 10th anniversary as the theatre's artistic director.

Spacey also tackled the role of Darrow in a 2009 Old Vic revival of Inherit The Wind.

A statement issued by the actor reads: "I am thrilled to be returning to The Old Vic stage, for the first time performing in the round, such an exciting transformation of our ...

Kevin Spacey holding acting masterclass

March 16th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey is set to turn drama turn teacher when he fronts an acting masterclass as part of an Indian film event next month (Apr14).

The Oscar winner will join Bollywood star Vidya Balan to oversee the workshop at the event hosted by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Andre Timmins, director of the IIFA, stated: "IIFA has always been viewed as a platform to bridge the gap between the Indian film industry and the international audience.

"It has been our dream to be able to do this with the participation of Hollywood artists being featured within our eve...

TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

March 8th, 2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"


Kevin Spacey denies boycotting Vanity Fair Oscars bash

March 5th, 2014 3:10am EST
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey's publicist has denied reports the actor skipped the annual Vanity Fair party after Sunday's (02Mar14) Academy Awards due to Gwyneth Paltrow's feud with the magazine's editor.

Reports in the New York press suggested a number of A-list stars boycotted the exclusive bash in support of Paltrow, who fell out with media mogul Graydon Carter last year (13) over his plans to publish an expose on her life.

Spacey was said to be one of the big names who deliberately avoided the bash, but a representative for the American Beauty star insists he did not go to any Oscars afterparties.


Oscars: Red Carpet Highlights From The 86th Academy Awards

March 4th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Oscars: Red Carpet Highlights From The 86th Academy Awards
Starpulse was back on the red carpet for the fourth year and we spoke with some great stars this year. We've been in the same location for the last three years, but you never know who is going to stop by. Some years you get the big names, while other years, no one wants to be interviewed. The 86th Annual Academy Awards was a great year for us on the red carpet. Julia Roberts, Glenn Close, Kevin Spacey, Kellan Lutz and Whoopi Goldberg were just some of the names who stopped by to speak with us.

If you missed Starpulse's live coverage, take a look at our red carpet interviews!

Ellen DeGeneres didn't get much sleep after Oscars

March 3rd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres didn't get a lot of sleep after the Oscars last night (02.03.14).
The talk show star hosted the prestigious Hollywood event live until late last night, then let her hair down by partying afterward, leaving her feeling worse for wear this morning.
She wrote on Twitter after the show: "Thanks for watching and tweeting! Now I need to meet with my friend, Margarita. See you tomorrow for my live show! #Oscars"
Today (03.03.14) she followed up with a tweet saying: "Gopd mrorining! It'sd time to do a live OSxar show. Didn't get much slep but whoneds it? (sic)"
Ellen then posted a ...

Lupita Nyong'o won't forget Oscars

March 3rd, 2014 10:20am EST
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o hopes she never forgets this year's Oscars.

The 31-year-old actress was thrilled to pick up the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in '12 Years a Slave' and admitted she was having an incredible evening.

Asked after her victory last night what she will most remember about the ceremony, she said: "I don't know yet. I'm still living it. I hope I remember it all."

Earlier in the evening, Lupita joined a number of stars including Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pos...

Ellen DeGeneres ordered Oscars pizza

March 3rd, 2014 4:30am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizzas for the Oscars audience.
The talk show host - who presided over the four-hour academy awards ceremony last night (03.02.14) - wanted to ensure the guests didn't go hungry, so had the tasty treats delivered from Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria, and admitted she had "lied" to the man who brought the order as he thought he would just be leaving them backstage.
Instead, celebrities including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Chiwetel Ejiofor - who requested an entire box - Harrison Ford, Kerry Washington and Julia Roberts happily tucked into the pies, while Brad Pitt ...

Oscars selfie 'breaks' twitter

March 3rd, 2014 4:30am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
The star-studded Oscars audience "broke twitter" last night (03.02.14).
A 'selfie' picture organized by Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres, who handed her phone to Bradley Cooper to take the photo, became the most retweeted post ever on the social networking website, amassing over 1.1 million reposts in just half an hour.
As well as Ellen and Bradley, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong'o and her brother Peter all crammed into the photograph, much to the excitement of fans.
However, the website was then hit by...

Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep turn viral videos into films on TV

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Tom Hanks
Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Christoph Waltz helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turn popular videos into hilarious new film trailers on Sunday (02Mar14).

As part of the comedian's annual Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-Oscars special, the TV host recruited Australian acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth to shoot a big screen version of 2007 viral video Charlie Bit My Finger in a movie titled Bitman Begins.

Streep played the brawling siblings' mother, while Hanks portrayed a hooded monk looking out for Liam.

Another fake film preview featured Queen...

Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Twitter With Star-Studded Oscars Selfie

March 2nd, 2014 11:37pm EST
Ellen's Oscars Twitpic
Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with numerous A-listers during the 2014 Oscars and ended up breaking Twitter.

The host of the 86th annual Academy Awards shared the image, which featured Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o, Kevin Spacey and almost Jared Leto, shared the image on the social networking website after taking it, writing, "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever" (Cooper actually held the camera).

The photo was retweeted over a million times, breaking the record set by U.S. President Barack Obama afte...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to present at the Oscars

February 24th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and John Travolta will present awards at the Oscars.
A full list of the stars who will hand out trophies at the prestigious event on Sunday (03.02.14) has been released today (02.24.14) and features the cream of Hollywood, including Bill Murray, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, among others.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday's Oscar ceremony.
"We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year's...

Kate Mara warns family about on-screen nudity

February 19th, 2014 10:20am EST
Kate Mara
Kate Mara's family don't approve of her stripping on screen.
The 30-year-old actress is currently starring in the Netflix original series 'House of Cards' alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and admits she has to warn her parents if she takes her clothes off in any of the scenes.
She said: "They [my parents] don't love it that I occasionally have to take off certain items of clothing. We sort of have an unspoken rule of, if my character on 'House of Cards' or during a photo-shoot I have to be in my underwear or something, I sort of send out a family text about it.
"'Beware of the first ...

'House Of Cards' - The Best Of Frank Underwood

February 13th, 2014 4:22pm EST
'House Of Cards' - The Best Of Frank Underwood
The complete second season of the Netflix drama 'House of Cards' returns on Friday, February 14th. A quick look at all the reasons why we love Frank Underwood:

In the second season, Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that...

Netflix Renews 'House Of Cards' For A Third Season

February 4th, 2014 10:51pm EST
House of Cards
Netflix has renewed its hit political drama House of Cards for a third season.

The show, which stars Kevin Spacey, is just over a week away from the season two premiere, but the success of the show has led bosses at the streaming video giant to renew it for another year.

Spacey's co-star, Robin Wright, won a Golden Globe award last month for her role on the show.

The second season kicks off on Valentine's Day.

Mike Tyson to produce movie about his life

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is set to produce a movie about his early years in the ring.

The Hangover star will work with his wife, Lakiha Spicer, to chronicle his meteoric rise to the top of the boxing world, which resulted in him becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever at the age of 20.

Tyson is looking to cast an unknown to play himself, but he wants Kevin Spacey to portray his mentor and trainer, Cus D'Amato, and Helen Mirren to star as his adoptive mother, Camille Ewald, according to the New York Post.

Last year (13), Tyson brought his life story to the Broadway stag...

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to present at SAG awards

January 14th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to present at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday.

The Hollywood couple - who married in 2005 and have three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina, five, and two-year-old son Samuel together - are among the stars who will be handing out awards at the annual event.

Although they will not be presenting together, they will be seated next to each other on the night, according to People.

Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington will also present awards, as will Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey and Sasha Alexander.

Meanwhile, Jennifer will have a double duty on t...

'House Of Cards' Season 2 Trailer And Poster Released

January 13th, 2014 7:25pm EST
House of Cards Season 2
The Emmy-Award winning Netflix original series 'House of Cards' will return for its second season on February 14. All 13 episodes of the season starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey and Golden Globe® winner Robin Wright will be available simultaneously.  This critically-acclaimed drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. The trailer for the new season can be found below:

In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fr...

Netflix CEO offers President Obama House of Cards cameo

December 18th, 2013 3:20am EST
House of Cards
U.S. President Barack Obama has been offered a cameo in hit online political drama House Of Cards.

On Tuesday (17Dec13), bosses from some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Google, Apple and Facebook gathered in Washington, D.C. to meet with the American leader to discuss the impact of the U.S. government's security surveillance programmes.

But before they got down to business, President Obama took the opportunity to ask Reed Hastings, boss of streaming website Netflix, about his company's Emmy-winning political series, starring Kevin Spacey as a scheming politician.


'American Hustle' & '12 Years A Slave' Lead 2014 Golden Globes Nominations

December 12th, 2013 9:50am EST
American Hustle
American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave are going head-to-head at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards after landing six nominations each.

The dramatic comedy will go up against Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Wolf of Wall Street for Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy.

Its stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams scored a mention for Best Performance In A Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), while Jennifer Lawrence picked up a nod for her supporting role and David O. Russell landed a nomination for Best Director.

The film also picked up a Best Screenplay - Motion Picture nod.

Steve McQueen's 1...

Pharrell attends dinner in honour of Tracey Emin

December 5th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Tracey Emin
Pharrell Williams attended a dinner party in honor of British artist Tracey Emin in Miami on Wednesday night (04.12.13).
The 40-year-old musician took his wife Helen Lasichanh to the bash which celebrated Emin's first American solo museum exhibition, 'Art Basel: Tracey Emin: Angel Without You', opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMA).
The newlywed couple - who tied the knot in October - mingled with other guests including artist Damien Hirst, who was accompanied by his beautiful girlfriend Roxie Nafousi, Kevin Spacey, Bruce Weber and Adrian Grenier, at the Soho Beach House Miami. ...

Dame Helen Mirren wins Best Actress at Evening Standard Theatre Awards

November 18th, 2013 4:20am EST
Adrian Lester
Dame Helen Mirren has been crowned Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
The 68-year-old actress won the prize at the glamorous event, held at the Sovoy Hotel in London, last night (11.17.13) for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the West End play 'The Audience'.
Mirren - who already has an Olivier, BAFTA and Oscar accolade under her belt for her two portrayals of the British monarch - said: "They loved it but they were loving the Queen really they're not really loving me. It's her and that incredible history. She's the one person who's been in my life the longest apart ...

Kenneth Branagh up for leading London theatre jobs

October 14th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh has been hotly tipped to replace both Kevin Spacey and Sir Nichols Hytner as the artistic director at two leading London theatres.

Reports suggest the newly-knighted movie star/director is close to accepting a major position at The National Theatre in 2015, although sources tell Britain's The Independent newspaper that Rufus Norris is also in the running.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, who is a longtime friend of the Henry V star, tells the publication, "He (Branagh) wrote me an email and told me he'd been offered the directorship. I said do it... I told him he must accept. You see,...

2013 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Are The Favorites To Win?

September 20th, 2013 8:48pm EDT
2013 Emmy Awards Predictions

It’s been a while since we’ve had such a wild card Emmy season. Last year, Homeland was all but a lock in each of its major categories, but after a shaky second season, some strong competition from other long-running shows, and a buzzworthy new Netflix series, things are really up in the air pretty much all over the place. Still, I’ll do my best to make some predictions in the big categories. Just remember: This year, pretty much anything goes.

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men

While I’d love to see Game of Thrones’ confident t...

Kevin Spacey caught up in South Carolina floods

July 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Kevin Spacey
Actor Kevin Spacey found himself ankle deep in water at the weekend (20-21Jul13) after he was caught up in floods in South Carolina.

The American Beauty star spent a few days in Charleston, but he was caught out when the city was hit by torrential downpours.

Spacey shared a photo with his fans on Monday (22Jul13), showing him standing in a flooded street while holding his shoes.

He joked, "I had a great time in Charleston, SC. Beautiful summer weather."

Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...

Carly Rae Jepsen throws terrible first pitch at Florida baseball game

July 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen was left red-faced when she threw the ceremonial first pitch for a Florida baseball team on Sunday (14Jul13), as she barely managed to hurl the ball further than two feet (0.6 metres).

The Call Me Maybe hitmaker took to the mound at the start of the Tampa Bay Rays' home clash against the Houston Astros, but her throw was quickly labelled "possibly the worst ceremonial first pitch ever" by CBS baseball critic Dayn Perry.

The singer immediately covered her face with her hands after the embarrassing throw, but was cheered on by fans who went on to watch the home team beat t...

Kevin Spacey desperate to work with Woody Allen

June 14th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Woody Allen
Actor Kevin Spacey recently fired off a letter to Woody Allen in an attempt to persuade the legendary director to cast him in his next film.

The Usual Suspects star has won rave reviews for his role as cut-throat Democratic congressman Frank Underwood in Netflix original series House of Cards, and Spacey insists he feels blessed to be working with Fight Club director David Fincher, the show's executive producer, but he admits there is still one man he would like to collaborate with.

He tells industry publication Variety, "If I could do everything with David Fincher, I would. His nuances, ...

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