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24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating

March 25th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
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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Sylvester Stallone celebrates MGM's 90th

January 22nd, 2014 11:20pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone helped celebrate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 90th anniversary yesterday (22.01.14).
The 'Rocky' movies legend was present as Leo the Lion - the symbol of the MGM group, who can be seen roaring at the start of all their movies - cast his paws in cement outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood.
He told BANG Showbiz: "Once upon a time this amazing studio employed the finest creative minds in showbusiness. The most accomplished writers, actors, celebrated directors and producers found a home at MGM. I did and I was lucky enough to show up with this guy we called Ro...
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Ben Stiller Believes People Will 'Connect' With Walter Mitty

December 23rd, 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: Being single would be horrible

December 23rd, 2013 7:20am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller thinks being single at his age would be "horrible".
The 48-year-old actor, who plays Walter Mitty in his new film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', which he also directed, is married to actress Christine Taylor, and says struggling to connect with the world of romance through online dating like his character in the film would be his worst nightmare.
He told British newspaper Metro: "It would be challenging for me to be in that situation, being single in your 40s and facing that responsibility - to have to communicate via social media. You have to put yourself out there; it's ex...
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Ben Stiller About 'Zoolander 2': 'It's On Hold'

December 19th, 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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Ben Stiller's Proposal Was Like A Real-Life 'Meet the Parents'

December 19th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller says asking his father-in-law if he could marry his daughter was "like 'Meet the Parents' in real life".

'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' actor and director wed Christine Taylor 15 years ago, but likened getting permission from her father - security firm boss Albert E. 'Skip' Taylor III - to the plot of his 2000 movie, about a man trying to win over a protective ex-CIA officer in order to marry his daughter.

He told Parade magazine: "It was like 'Meet the Parents' in real life, because Christine's father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we're good friends n...
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Ben Stiller Was Stalked By Female Fanatic

December 19th, 2013 6:20am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller once had a female stalker.

The 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' actor was left terrified by a bizarre encounter with an over-zealous fan who pretended to be a journalist in order to get closer to her Hollywood idol.

He told Shortlist magazine: "I once had a strange, stalker-type woman. This was about 10 years ago. She showed up in our production office wanting to say hi, and I thought that was that.

"But then she showed up again, two weeks later, at a press conference, and she'd somehow got hold of a press badge. It was crazy. I felt like I was in 'Basic Instinct'. She ended up ...
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Ben Stiller's new film prompts online dating bosses to update system

December 16th, 2013 3:10am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller's new movie The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty has prompted bosses at online dating site eHarmony.com to upgrade their customer service.

When eHarmony dating experts realised the movie depicts staff as 24-hour carers to lonely hearts, they decided to make changes.

In the film, comedian Patton Oswalt plays the voice on the phone trying to help Stiller's desperate character find love by constantly editing his dating profile online - something eHarmony personal counsellors didn't do, until now.

After Stiller approached the dating site bosses with his ideas for the film, they decide...
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Ben Stiller: No 'drive' for acting any more

December 9th, 2013 1:20am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller doesn't think he has a "drive" for acting any more.
The actor-and-director enjoyed making his latest film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' - in which he plays the titular lead character - and he wonders if his passion behind the camera has taken over.
He said: "I don't want to ever be dismissive of it. To be a really great actor takes as much commitment as anything. But I do wonder sometimes, for me, if I have as much drive for that these days as I do to direct, because that I don't even question. But then it's also about finding the projects, and it's much more of a commitment...
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Ben Stiller Wants To Step Back From Acting To Direct

December 8th, 2013 1:37pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is planning to cut back on his acting schedule in the near future so he can focus on his passion as a director.

The Night at the Museum star enjoys the freedom of being able to tell different stories from behind the camera and admits he would love to build up his filmmaking resume following the upcoming release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which he directed and stars in.

He tells industry publication Variety, "I love acting, but... as an actor, to a certain extent, you're just limited to who you are and what you get cast in. The process is less vulnerable when you're di...
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Tom Cruise Salutes Ben Stiller At Hand And Footprint Ceremony

December 4th, 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 feared no one would show up for his Hollywood hand and footprint ceremony

December 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller has revealed he slept poorly on Monday night (02Dec13) because he was worried no one would turn up for his hand and footprint ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday (03Dec13).

The funnyman admits he was stunned when he was asked if he'd be interested in making his mark in cement on Hollywood Boulevard alongside Tinseltown's greatest names past and present - and had nightmares that he'd be all alone on his big day.

But he needn't have worried - as scheduled, one of the movie world's biggest stars, Tom Cruise, was there to salute him.

Stiller joked...
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Beastie Boys star in talks for Stiller movie

July 16th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys star Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz is in talks to land a role in Ben Stiller's new movie.

The No Sleep Till Brooklyn rapper is slated to appear alongside Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver in While We're Young, according to TheWrap.com.

Reports suggest Horovitz will play a friend to a married couple portrayed by Stiller and Watts.
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Ben Stiller Honored At 26th American Cinematheque Awards

November 16th, 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

July 27th, 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

June 18th, 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

June 4th, 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

May 5th, 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

March 13th, 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'

February 22nd, 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

December 30th, 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

November 16th, 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

November 7th, 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)

November 5th, 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

October 31st, 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

October 24th, 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

October 12th, 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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Is Eddie Murphy Returning To 'SNL'?

October 5th, 2011 4:43pm EDT
Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live
Eddie Murphy is back! The comedian, actor and future Oscar host has a new lease on life. After suffering a career slump he's priming himself for a major return, which could include a special appearance on this week's Saturday Night Live.

Eddie Murphy appeared on Saturday Night Live for four years and went on to become one of the show's most successful stars. With a new film heading to theaters and a prestigious hosting gig on the horizon, rumors are swirling that Murphy might return to his SNL roots.

Murphy co-stars with Ben Stiller in the new comedy Tower Heist, which opens in theater...
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Billy Crudup Infiltrates The 'Neighborhood Watch'

October 5th, 2011 11:50am EDT
Billy Crudup
Every town has one: the creepy, weird, maybe slightly off (to put it nicely) resident. And now the sci-fi comedy "Neighborhood Watch" may get one too, as Billy Crudup is in talks to join the cast as the not-quite-all-there neighbor in question.

The tall, dark and quirky Crudup would join an A-list lineup led by Ben Stiller that also includes Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Will Forte and Rosemarie DeWitt, The Hollywood Reporter recounts.

Penned by Seth Rogen, his mainstay writing partner Evan Goldberg and Jared Stern (the scribe behind "Mr. Popper's Penguins" — but don't hold that against him),...
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Check Out 'Submarine' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 4

October 2nd, 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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