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Patrick Stewart: 'Hiding from bailiffs was a game'

March 27th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
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Patrick Stewart used to hide from bailiffs as a child.
The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' actor claims keeping out of sight of debt collectors became a big "game" when he was a child because he was too young to realize his mother was suffering serious financial difficulties at the time.
Patrick told the April/May issue of AARP Magazine: "Some of my earliest memories are of when a bill collector came to the door. My mother and I would hide behind the sofa and pretend we weren't in. I thought that was a great game."
The 73-year-old actor admits he still makes very sensible purchases even t...

11 Celebrities Who Never Seem to Age

March 26th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Keanu Reeves - Allegedly
The Fountain of Youth may is certainly a popular historical fable, promising everlasting life and vitality to those lucky to drink from its waters. But even as this popular myth evaporated over the ages, there seems to be some Hollywood celebrities who happened upon hidden caches of aqua vitae. Whether they're well into their retirement years but still working non-stop, or middle-agers enthusiastically proving 50 is the new 20, here are 11 celebrities who never seem to age.

Patrick Stewart

It’s uncertain whether Captain Picard was infected by some interstellar anti-aging element during ...

Sir Ian McKellen amazed by theatre turn-out on Broadway after Twin Towers fell

December 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
Patrick Stewart
Sir Ian Mckellen will always be fond of Broadway because he had a special connection with New York theatregoers following the terrorist attacks on the city in 2001.

The actor, who is currently starring opposite fellow Brit Patrick Stewart in a Broadway double bill, was appearing onstage with Dame Helen Mirren when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down on 9/11 and he was astonished that his show was still in business.

He recalls, "The play was called Dance of Death and it was by August Strindberg; not a popular play you'd have thought for the mainstream audience... M...

The Morning Roundup: Miley Gets Naked In New Video, Patrick Stewart Weds

September 10th, 2013 10:10am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is at it again. The teen singer bares all in her latest video, "Wrecking Ball", in which she rides nude atop a swinging ball demolishing a small concrete room. Last month Miley made headlines for her performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards for wearing a barely there outfit and dancing provocatively with the singer. This time she's gone all the way. (story)

Miley also sang and danced with a group of little people in Germany. (story)

"Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart married his third wife, jazz singer Sunny Ozell, over the weekend. The star, 73, and his new ...

Patrick Stewart Marries Third Wife, Ian McKellen Officiates

September 9th, 2013 8:15am EDT
Patrick Stuart & Sunny Ozell
Patrick Stewart, 73, has married for the third time. The former "Star Trek" actor and jazz singer Sunny Ozell, 35, wed on Sunday.

Stewart and Ozell met at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music five years ago.

The couple announced the happy news in an unusual photo on Twitter. Stewart posted a photo of himself and Ozell lying in a bunch of plastic balls with the caption, "Yes, married."

The actor's "X-Men" co-star, Ian McKellen, officated the ceremony. He posted a photo of himself holding up a T-shirt reading "Minister" and the couple's marriage certificate. "I did my part," McKellen wrote...

Patrick Stewart marries jazz singer Sunny Ozell

September 8th, 2013 6:15pm EDT
Patrick Stewart Sunny Ozell
Patrick Stewart has tied the knot with Sunny Ozell.

The 73-year-old British actor posted a picture of himself with the 35-year-old jazz singer in a multi-colored ball pond on Sunday with the caption: "Yes, married".

A spokesperson for 'The Wolverine' star confirmed to the Huffington Post that the couple, who got engaged in March, were married over the weekend.

Patrick began dating Sunny, who is based in Brooklyn, New York, in 2009 after meeting her while performing in 'Macbeth' in the city.

Patrick's close pal and 'X-Men' co-star Ian McKellen previously revealed he was going to officiat...

Check Out 'The Captains Up Close With William Shatner,' Now On DVD

August 29th, 2013 2:24am EDT
The Captains Up Close
What was once nerdy is now cool, and in "The Captains Close Up With William Shatner" the original "Star Trek" captain travels the globe to chat with those who've also sat on the bridge in the iconic franchise.

The sci-fi series has become one of the most durable and beloved franchises of all time. At the center of each  incarnation is what has become a truly iconic character: The Captain.

"The Captains Close Up" is a five episode mini-series, as seen on Epix, that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an intimate look at the actors that have inhabited this role - all...

Patrick Stewart Teaches Girlfriend Sunny Ozell How To Perform A 'Quadruple Take'

August 28th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
Venerable actor Patrick Stewart has bestowed the knowledge of the secret art of the quadruple take to jazz singer girlfriend Sunny Ozell.

Ozell uploaded a video of Stewart teaching her the acting technique; in the clip she has her feet resting on his shins as he sits and gives her the lesson.

With a wry smile he tells her to "hush, you are here to learn, not to talk," when she laughs. He continues, "What you have to understand about the quadruple take is it’s not in the same style as the take, single or double take, right, it’s a different style of physical comedy."

Using the phrase, "...

Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

July 21st, 2013 11:48am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...

X-Men stars evacuated from Montreal hotel as fire breaks out

May 7th, 2013 9:16pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
The cast members of the new X-Men movie had to flee a Montreal, Canada hotel early on Saturday (04May13) when they were awoken by a fire alarm.

Reports suggest Patrick Stewart, Adan Canto and Daniel Cudmore and others had only just returned to the hotel after shooting nearby until 4am when they were evacuated as firefighters arrived to put out a small blaze.

Stewart documented the incident on, writing, "Nothing like an early start to the weekend - though not when your hotel is on fire."

He added, "all mutant super heroes safe. Thank you Montreal Fire Brigade."

Co-star Booboo...

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Return In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

November 28th, 2012 11:07am EST
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as Professor X and Magneto
The next X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, some old faces are returning after some time off. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen weren't in X-Men: First Class, as the film took place well before the original trilogy. However, both actors will appear in some fashion in the upcoming film, which takes place in present day as well as a dystopian future.

James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult also return from First Class to star in the new film. Director Bryan Singer confirmed the news via Twitter. "I'd like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer ...

All Five 'Star Trek' Captains Unite At London Convention

October 21st, 2012 4:08pm EDT
William Shatner and Avery Brooks
Sci-fi fans were given the ultimate thrill on Saturday as all five Star Trek captains united at a London convention.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have each commanded starship operations in their respective shows - were brought together onstage at Destination Star Trek London.

The occasion marked only the second time the stars have come together, and the first time outside the U.S.

Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk, tells the BBC any former rivalry "has long since passed" and the stars are now "good friends", adding, "I would ...

Patrick Stewart Replaces Comedy Correspondent On 'The Daily Show'

September 28th, 2012 5:26pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
Thespian Patrick Stewart showed off his comedy skills on U.S. TV on Wednesday night by pretending to be comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver for a news piece about the dispute between American football league officials and referees, which was resolved overnight.

The bald X-Men actor wore a black wig for the skit, during which he used Shakespearean language to report the latest news.

Stewart then revealed his true identity and joked he, "(Al) Pacino, (Meryl Streep) and Glenn Close and the incomparable Mandy Patinkin" had been drafted in as "replacement correspondents" afte...

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Makes Acting Debut In Two 'Funny Or Die' Videos

August 9th, 2012 9:53pm EDT
Ryan Lochte
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte stars in not one, but two new videos shot for comedy website Funny Or

The first stars British thespian Sir Patrick Stewart as a master ticket scalper for the 2012 London Olympics.

As he shows off his secrets to landing the hottest tickets to the event he's joined by Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams and the two, dressed in Dickensian garb, take advantage of American tourists looking to get in to the big competitions.

Things go well until the pair run into Lochte and then... well, you'll just have to watch.

Simon Pegg also stars.

The second fe...

Patrick Stewart Will 'Never Forget' Thrill Of Carrying Olympic Torch

July 24th, 2012 8:56am EDT
Patrick Stewart
On Monday, Patrick Stewart became the latest celebrity to carry the Olympic torch. He carried the beacon through the streets of south London ahead of the launch of the London 2012 Games on Friday.

Locals in Croydon cheered on the former "Star Trek" star, who explained, "I have attended world premieres of big movies that have not had the excitement and the sense of pleasure and pride that people are exhibiting today

"The great thing is it's the first day of the school (summer) holidays and so all the children are out. It was thrilling, I shall never forget today."

Stars including Muse, Ja...

'Star Trek' Captains To Unite For U.K. Fan Convention

April 16th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Star trek
Fans of Star Trek will be given the ultimate treat this October when all five TV captains appear onstage at a London convention.

Destination Star Trek London is the first official Star Trek live event in the U.K. for 10 years and to mark the occasion, organizers are preparing to stage a special event.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have commanded operations in each of their respective series based on the TV franchise - will appear together for fans, according to Reuters.

Liz Kalodner, general manger of CBS Consumer Products, which o...

Patrick Stewart Pleas For Domestic Violence Charity Donations

February 7th, 2012 1:18pm EST
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart is calling for his fans to donate to a domestic violence charity in the U.K. to help keep it afloat.

The X-Men star, a patron of women's shelter Refuge, fears the organization will struggle to continue operating in the face of budget cuts by the British government.

He tells Britain's The Guardian, "The impact of these cuts will be devastating. The financial footing of women's charities has been shaky for many years; now it is in real danger of slipping into the abyss. Let me be quite clear about what is at stake here. Without services such as refuges, more women and chil...

TV on DVD Roundup: 'Blue Mountain State,' 'The Real L Word' And More

October 20th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Blue Mountain State
Here's what's new in the world of TV on DVD: college mayhem, archaeologists, starship captains and lots of sex. Read on for looks at Blue Mountain State, The Captains, The Real L Word, Queer as Folk UK and more...

Blue Mountain State: Season Two (Lionsgate)

Spike's original series Blue Mountain State is one of my guilty pleasures. It's vastly inappropriate and doesn't always make sense, but it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a hilariously good time. In season two, slacker QB Alex Moran (Daytime Emmy winner Darin Brooks) is stuck trying to keep egotistical "star player" Ra...

Lea Michele To Debut New 'Oz' Songs At Comic-Con

July 21st, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele will debut songs she has recorded for 2012 animated movie Dorothy Of Oz at Comic-Con in San Diego, California this weekend.

Bryan Adams has written songs for the film's soundtrack and they will be unveiled at the world's biggest comic book convention.

Michele will play Dorothy in the film, which also features Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short and Adams.

Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammer will voice the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz spin-off.

Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...

15 Badass Baldies In Movies

April 28th, 2011 2:02pm EDT
You talk a big game about your love of long-haired stars -- your Johnny Depps, your Viggo Mortensens, your Hugh Jackmans -- but there's something about a bare head that adds to the menace and allure of our favorite action stars.

We were struck by the sheer amount of baldness in the poster for "Fast Five" and it encouraged us to dig deeper. Below, check out 14 guys -- and one girl -- whose naked scalps have scared and intimidated us for years.

Jason Statham

No one has tied his name more to a particular type of movie more than Jason Statham, to the point where all you have to say is, "It'...

Patrick Stewart Supports Assisted Suicides

April 17th, 2011 4:13pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart has thrown his support behind a campaign to legalise assisted suicide after a friend was driven to end her life "in the most ghastly way."

The X-Men star has refused to go into detail about the tragedy which has spurred him on to become a patron of the Dignity in Dying group, which is calling for a change in the law to allow assisted deaths.

Stewart has only revealed the loss of a close friend, as well as his age and health issues, has convinced him to back the drive.

He tells Britain's The Sunday Times, "A lot of it has to do with my age. I had a heart procedure five yea...

Patrick Stewart Supports Assisted Dying Crusade

February 21st, 2011 10:13am EST
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart is backing a campaign calling for a change in U.K. law over the right to assisted dying.

The X-Men star wants those who are terminally ill but mentally competent to be legally allowed to die at their request. Stewart has joined Atonement author Ian McEwan and England cricket ace Chris Broad as a patron for the Dignity In Dying cause.

He says, "We have no control over how we arrive in the world but at the end of a life we should have control over how we leave it."

And McEwan, who began campaigning after his friend Dr Ann McPherson fell terminally ill with pancreatic cancer...

Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart's Shakespearean Costumes Sell at Auction

February 13th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Ian McKellen
Costumes worn onstage by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have been auctioned off by bosses at Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

More than 15,000 items from the RSC costume department raised $82,500 after going under the hammer in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on Saturday.

Thousands of theater fans lined up for hours to check out the display of outfits and accessories, including Egyptian headdresses, capes and cloaks from past plays.

A plain white shirt worn by Patrick in Hamlet in 2008 fetched $90, while green embroidered doublet and breeches donned by David Tennant in a 2008 pr...

Review: 'Gnomeo & Juliet' 'Two Jews On Film' Discover Their Inner Gnome (Video)

February 11th, 2011 10:18am EST
Gnomeo & Juliet
Can two young teenagers find love despite their warring families? Well, we all know how Romeo and Juliet ended up. However in the 3D version of 'Gnomeo & Juliet' directed by Kelly Asbury, things don't turn out quite as tragic for our lovers.

'Gnomeo & Juliet' takes place in contemporary Stratford-onAvon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Miss Montague (voice of Julie Walters) and Mr. Capulet (voice of Richard Wilson) are neighbours and they absolutely hate each other.

Their respective collection of garden gnomes, the Reds and the Blues view each other with hostility as well. After Blue Gnomeo...

James McAvoy Joins 'The X-Men'

May 28th, 2010 9:00am EDT
James McAvoy
James McAvoy has joined the X-Men - he will step into Patrick Stewart's role of Charles Xavier in the upcoming prequel. The Scottish actor will play a younger version of Stewart's character, also known as Professor X, in X-Men: First Class, which will chart the beginnings of the superhero saga.

The movie will focus on the early years of Xavier and Erik Lensherr, who later became known as magnetic mutant Magneto and was played by Ian McKellen in the blockbuster trilogy. It is not yet known who will play the younger version of McKellen's character.

The film, which will be directed by Kick...

Patrick Stewart To Be Knighted

December 20th, 2009 11:00am EST
Patrick Stewart
British actor Patrick Stewart is to become a 'Sir' - he will receive a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors list.

The 69-year-old star will be honored by the British monarch for his 50-year acting career, which spans the stage and screen and includes roles in sci-fi TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation and comic book blockbuster franchise X-Men.

Stewart follows in the footsteps of another legendary actor, Sir Christoper Lee, who received his knighthood in October.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Patrick Stewart Praises 'Star Trek' Movie

June 15th, 2009 10:07am EDT
Patrick Stewart
Former Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Patrick Stewart has praised director JJ Abrams for successfully resurrecting the franchise - insisting he "loved" the new movie.

Abrams brought the sci-fi franchise back to cinemas this year with Star Trek, a prequel to the original 1960s TV show, featuring a new cast of young actors.

Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series for seven years and brought his character to the big screen in four spin-off films, including 2002's Star Trek Nemesis.

And the British star insists he is delighted the...

Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.


This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
The Soloist
This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."


Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...

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