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Actress Anne Meara Dies At 85

5/25/2015 8:55am EDT
Anne Meara & Family
Ben Stiller's actress mom Anne Meara has died at age 85. The star passed away on Saturday, comedian Jerry Stiller confirmed. The couple were married for 61 years and performed as Stiller & Meara on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other variety programs.

Stiller has now thanked fans for their support and wrote on Twitter, "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."

Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1928. She was known for bother her stage and TV roles. In 1993, she received a Tony nomination for her role in ...
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Stiller And Wilson Ham It Up In Paris For 'Zoolander 2'

3/11/2015 5:09pm EDT
Ben Stiller And Owen Wilson
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson hammed it up for photographers in Paris to promote their sequel to 2001's Zoolander by bouncing on trampolines and posing with models.

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The two stars hit Paris Fashion week on Tuesday and walked the runway during the Valentino fashion show, whipping the audience into a frenzy before the real models showed off the designer's 2015 Fall/Winter Women's Collection.

Stiller and Wilson showed up in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel, respectively, creating a big buzz for Zoolander 2, which is due in theaters on Feb. 12, 2016...
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Stiller & Wilson Hit The Runway During Paris Fashion Week, Confirm 'Zoolander 2' Is In The Works

3/10/2015 9:09pm EDT
Zoolander 2
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson hit the catwalk during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday to tease the forthcoming sequel to their 2001 flick Zoolander.

The two stars took to the runway at the Valentino fashion show in full character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel and hammed it up for photographers.

Stiller posted the shot below to his Instagram page, writing, "Apparently Derek and Hansel have come to terms on #Zoolander2."

The Italian fashion house shared several photos of the two on the company's Instagram page, explaining the designs the two wore for the show.

"Derek wears a custom Night But...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015

1/11/2015 3:00pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015
Simple mathematics indicate that 50 years ago would make it the year of 1965. That year was a unique and troublesome time in the world as the Vietnam war really began to escalate - as well as the civil rights movement. The Counter culture began to awake as skirts got much shorter and men started to grow their hair a bit longer.

Gas was a mere 31 cents per gallon and the average rent was $118 per month.

In pop culture “The Sound of Music” was released, the Beatles played their famous live concert at Shea Stadium and the Grateful Dead played their first concert in San Francisco – just to na...
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24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating

3/25/2014 3:03pm EDT
24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating
By know you've heard Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged and already expecting their first child, after playing girlfriend and boyfriend in That 70s Show. However, they aren't the only celebrities who dated after working together. Check out the celebrities who fell in love on the set - you may be surprised!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt infamously met on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith while Pitt was still with Jennifer Aniston. While Jolie admits she fell in love with Pitt on the set, she's adamant that he didn't cheat on Aniston with her.

Despite being 20 years apart in age, ...
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Ben Stiller Believes People Will 'Connect' With Walter Mitty

12/23/2013 4:14pm EST
Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller thinks people will connect with his character Walter Mitty.

The 48 year-old actor, who plays the lead role in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and also directed the motion picture, says there are similarities between him and his character.

He told the UK's Metro newspaper: "I do live in my head a lot (like Walter). We all have things that we don't say and ways we want to be that don't necessarily come out in real life the way we want them to.

"Also, this story is about a guy who learns to live life in the moment. As I get older, that's something I think about a lot. As I start...
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Ben Stiller About 'Zoolander 2': 'It's On Hold'

12/19/2013 4:20pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller has proclaimed Zoolander 2 is "on hold".

The 46 year-old actor has been planning a sequel to his hit 2001 male model comedy for several years, but he admits the film has hit a roadblock as he wants the film to feel current.

Stiller explained: "Right now, it's on hold. There's a script we like, but I don't want to force it, because people who love that movie really love it, so I want to make sure we do the sequel the right way.

"Mike Myers did it well with the Austin Powers movies; they were all funny and very 'of their time'. And 'Zoolander' is 'of its time', too, so it's ab...
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Tom Cruise Salutes Ben Stiller At Hand And Footprint Ceremony

12/4/2013 12:00pm EST
Tom Cruise & Ben Stiller
Prior to Ben Stiller's hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, the actor feared no one would show up to support him.

He had no reason to worry. At least one celeb pal made sure to appear -  his "Tropic Thunder" co-star Tom Cruise.

Stiller told the crowd: "To just look out there and see the faces of the friends and family who showed up and that people actually came is nice. You have that nightmare that nobody is going to show up, but I had the Tom Cruise insurance policy, which was great."

Cruise praised his pal, telling the audience: "I know Ben an...
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Ben Stiller Honored At 26th American Cinematheque Awards

11/16/2012 7:17pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller was honored for his contribution to the film industry at the 26th American Cinematheque Awards on Thursday.

The Zoolander star followed in the footsteps of previous winners Robert Downey Jr., Julia Roberts and Al Pacino when he was presented with the award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The star-studded event was attended by Stiller's actress wife, Christine Taylor, his Along Came Polly co-star Jennifer Aniston and her partner Justin Theroux, as well as long-time acting pals Will Ferrell and Jack Black.

Stiller tells E! Online, "It's really nice ...
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'The Watch' Is A Comedy Dream Team - Ben Stiller And Jonah Hill Explain

7/27/2012 11:22am EDT
Ben Stiller - The Watch
The Watch stars Ben Stiller as the leader of a neighborhood watch that includes Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and British comedian Richard Ayoade. It is the fifth film Stiller and Vaughn appear in together and the third in which they costar. Comedy connections abound between every star of the film.

“Jonah and I did a scene in Night in the Museum 2 together,” Stiller said. “We had so much fun doing that. We were really looking forward to work together again. I love working with these guys. It’s great to work with the people who make you laugh and who are funnier. Vince and I had a really fun tim...
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Michelle Pfeiffer & Ben Stiller Early Leaders In PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Poll

6/18/2012 7:42pm EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
Ben Stiller, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Chastain and Michelle Pfeiffer are leading the way in a new poll to find the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity.

The quartet are among the favorites in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' 12th annual contest.

Other celebrities up for this year's title include Peter Dinklage, Venus Williams, Diane Keaton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Lea Michele, Jason Schwartzman and past winners Prince, Natalie Portman, Leona Lewis, Tobey Maguire and Kristen Bell.

The contest runs until June 27 on the animal rights organization's website PETA.org.
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Trailer Talk: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Could Be This Summer's Next Big Blockbuster & More

6/4/2012 1:02pm EDT
Prometheus
Arriving in theaters this week are Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle “Prometheus,” the silly computer animated sequel “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the coming-of-age comedy “Lola Versus,” the indie time travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the period piece drama “Bel Ami,” the family relationship dramedy “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” and Todd Solondz’s drama “Dark Horse.”

Unfortunately my pick from last week, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was plagued by bad acting, lackluster action scenes, and farfetched concepts even for a fairy tale. Not only was it diff...
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Fox Renames Ben Stiller's 'Neighborhood Watch' On Account Of Trayvon Martin Killing

5/5/2012 5:59pm EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller's upcoming film Neighborhood Watch has gotten a new title after African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida on February 26 and the film's title and theme hit a little too close to home for some.

The film will now be titled simply The Watch.

The Watch follows a neighborhood watch group, played by Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and newcomer Richard Ayoade, as they battle aliens.

Trailers for the film were pulled from theaters in Florida after Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

"As the subject matter of th...
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Discovery Channel Fires Bear Grylls Over Contract Dispute

3/13/2012 4:00pm EDT
Man vs. Wild
Bear Grylls is leaving Discovery Channel after six years on the air. According to an exclusive story by The Hollywood Reporter, Grylls and Discovery could not agree on appearances in two other unnamed projects.

Grylls' show, Man vs. Wild, premiered in 2006 and has been a hit ever since. Celebrity cameos included Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller. Grylls' online fandom grew when he began to eat and drink from natural sources - the most extreme being liquid squeezed from elephant dung and infamously drinking his own urine.

The show also created a debate on the new "survival real...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Tower Heist'

2/22/2012 12:10pm EST
Tower Heist photo
Is legendary funnyman Eddie Murphy still, well, funny? We’re gonna answer that one with a review of his latest outing that teams the comedian with a wry Ben Stiller in "Tower Heist," out Feb. 21 from Universal Home Video. Check out the stolen goods below!

Title: "Tower Heist"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick

Director: Brett Ratner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: While not one of Eddie Murphy’s most amazing outings, "Tower Heist" is by far his bes...
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Brad Pitt Voted Top Money-Making Star Of The Year By Movie Theater Owners

12/30/2011 2:13pm EST
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Brad Pitt has been named the "Top Money-Making Star of 2011," according to an annual survey of movie theatre owners.

Bosses at Quigley Publishing Company have asked theatre owners and film buyers to vote for their top 10 box office generators, and this year exhibitors credited Pitt with bringing in more traffic than any other celebrity due to his acting and/or vocal appearances in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," and "Happy Feet Two."

Coming in at number two was Pitt's pal George Clooney for both "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," and last year's winner, Johnny Depp, fell to third...
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Ben Stiller Auctioning Off Walk-On Movie Role

11/16/2011 4:20pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is auctioning a walk-on role in his upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch to raise money for charity.

The winning bidder will be invited to the Atlanta, Georgia set in December to shoot a scene alongside Stiller and his cast mates Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.

The CharityBuzz auction is expected to pull in as much as $20,000 when it ends on Tuesday and all proceeds will benefit the Stiller Foundation, which helps provide education for underprivileged children around the world.
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'Puss In Boots' Wins Second Weekend At Box Office

11/7/2011 8:53am EST
Puss in Boots
"Puss In Boots" has dug its claws into the top spot on the box office chart to celebrate a second week at number one.

The animated Shrek spin-off, featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, earned $33 million to shut out Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy's new comedy "Tower Heist," which garnered $25.1 million.

"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" was another new entry at three after grossing $13.1 million.
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Two Jews' Review 'Tower Heist' And Find This Caper Comedy Not Very Funny (Video)

11/5/2011 10:00am EDT
Tower Heist
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: All I can say is thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy because he single handedly put the funny in this new so-called, comedy entitled, 'Tower Heist,' directed by Brett Ratner.

So here's the story in a nut shell.

There's this super sleazy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) - No, this film isn't a fantasy. Sleazy Wall Street dudes really do exist.

Arthur occupies the Penthouse apartment of New York City's tallest high rise called 'The Tower.' Arthur is charming, friendly to the staff, loves to play chess with the...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,' 'Tower Heist' & More

10/31/2011 2:00pm EDT
Harold & Kumar 3D - Tower Heist
Last week I watched two classic horror movies: “The Thing” and “The Exorcist.” Watching John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” just further reminded me of how crappy the recent prequel was. With its spooky score, good looking practical effects, and more fully formed characters, Carpenter’s story is far superior. If you were thinking about seeing the prequel, skip it, so you can stay in and watch Carpenter’s version.

Even though I didn’t find myself grossed out by any of the nasty behavior of the possessed little girl (Linda Blair) in “The Exorcist,” I really appreciated the eerie music, the sp...
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Will Ferrell Drops Mark Twain Award At Ceremony

10/24/2011 12:51pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Clumsy Will Ferrell was left red-faced after collecting the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night - he broke the award by accidentally dropping it.

Ferrell received the honor during a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and Jack Black opened the show with a song and dance number dedicated to his pal.

The School of Rock star led the crowd in a rendition of Queen's We Will Rock You, changing the words to "Will, Will, Will, will rock you," before adding, "Will Ferrell, did you notice how I changed it from We Will Rock You?.....
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Universal Scraps Plan To Make Eddie Murphy Movie 'Tower Heist' Available In Homes

10/12/2011 8:59pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Movie executives at Universal Pictures have abandoned plans to release Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller's new film Tower Heist as a pay-per-view video-on-demand movie on TV three weeks after its theatrical release following an outcry from cinema chiefs.

The bosses of a handful of leading cinema chains vowed not to play the comedy at all if Universal bigwigs went ahead with the idea to make the movie available at home in select markets before the end of November. It opens in the on November 4.

Executives of one big player, National Amusements Inc., insisted the film would not show at any of th...
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Check Out 'Submarine' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 4

10/2/2011 7:00am EDT
Submarine
Writer/director Richard Ayoade adapts author Joe Dunthorne's acerbic coming-of-age novel, "Submarine," to the big screen.

The comedy is centered on the efforts of precocious Welsh 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) to lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to prevent his mother (Sally Hawkins) from having an affair with a smooth-talking spiritual guru (Paddy Considine) after his morose father (Noah Taylor) loses the will to fight for his marriage.

Ayoade, who plays Moss on the British series “The IT Crowd,” writes and directs this dramedy produced by Ben Stiller.

Win a ...
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Chris Tucker Plans Movie Comeback With Two New Roles

9/8/2011 8:31am EDT
Chris Tucker
Comedian Chris Tucker is preparing to make his Hollywood comeback - he's in talks for two new movie roles starring alongside Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Ben Stiller.

The funnyman, who was last seen on the big screen in 2007's "Rush Hour 3," is negotiating a part in director David O. Russell's drama "The Silver Linings Playbook," based on the novel by author Michael Quick.

The film follows a former teacher who tries to rebuild his life after four years in a mental institution and would see him work with De Niro, Cooper and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, Tucker has also...
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Brett Ratner Sorry For 'Seizure Boy' Comment In 'Tower Heist' Trailer

9/6/2011 8:25am EDT
Brett Ratner
Moviemaker Brett Ratner has apologized for including a joke about epilepsy in the TV trailer for his upcoming film "Tower Heist."

Former "Lost" actor Greg Grunberg, who has an epileptic 15-year-old son, took offense to the "Tower Heist" movie preview and called on his Twitter followers to boycott the comedy upon its release in November.

In the clip, Eddie Murphy's character pokes fun at Ben Stiller's, calling him "little seizure boy" twice.

And, although Ratner claims the exchange was not meant to be hurtful, many viewers were angered by the insensitive reference.

Responding to the crit...
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Bill Clinton To Co-Host Haiti Fundraiser For Ben Stiller

8/8/2011 5:50pm EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller has recruited former president Bill Clinton to co-host a fundraiser to boost donations for a school building mission in Haiti.

The actor established The Stiller Foundation following the earthquake, which devastated the poverty-stricken nation in January, 2010, and he is continuing to push for funds with a charity gala in New York on September 23.

Clinton has been heavily involved with the Haiti relief effort too - he founded the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund last year and set up a joint charity venture with fellow ex-president George Bush, called the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
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Lara Stone: 'I Would Love To Be In 'Zoolander 2''

7/29/2011 5:17pm EDT
Lara Stone
Supermodel Lara Stone is eager to expand her resume with a movie role, and she's named a follow-up to Ben Stiller's hit Zoolander as her dream role.

Stiller has written a script for a sequel to the hit 2001 comedy, and is hoping to release the second installment next year. And the Dutch beauty, who is married to British funnyman David Walliams, is eager to land a part in the film.

She tells Vogue magazine, "I would love to be in Zoolander 2. I'd be so good at that 'Blue Steel' pose. I think I'd enjoy doing that, it'd be funny. I'd like to try acting if the right part came along, but I'm...
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Jim Carrey & Adam Sandler Targeted In Animal Rights Letter Campaign

7/18/2011 7:33pm EDT
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are among the funnymen who have been targeted by leading animal rights group PETA as part of a campaign to keep animals out of the movies.

Activists were appalled to see real creatures in films like Mr. Popper's Penguins and Zookeeper alongside computerized doubles and now they're appealing to the stars in person, asking them to boycott films that feature performing animals.

Letters have been sent to Carrey and Sandler as well as Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and Ben Stiller - all of whom have starred in and/or produced films that featured wild animals.

A spokes...
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'Hangover' Monkey Is Addicted To Cigarettes

4/15/2011 2:21pm EDT
Night at the Museum
Director Todd Phillips has outraged officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) because the cigarette-puffing monkey which stars in The Hangover Part II is now addicted to smoking.

The moviemaker shot the sequel to the hit 2009 film in Bangkok, Thailand and he hired capuchin monkey Crystal, who previously starred in Night at the Museum opposite Ben Stiller, as part of the cast.

The primate was trained to smoke for certain scenes, but now Phillips has come under fire from animal rights activists because Crystal is refusing to give up the habit since filming wrapped.
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'Dodgeball' Actor Alan Tudyk Busted For DUI

2/1/2011 8:12am EST
Alan Tudyk
Actor Alan Tudyk is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an arrest on Sunday.

Tudyk, who had a small role in Ben Stiller comedy "Dodgeball," was allegedly caught speeding on a California highway at around 1am.

His car was pulled over by cops and he was taken into custody after struggling to complete a field sobriety test, reports TMZ.com.

He has since been released without incident and has been ordered to appear in court on March 1.
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