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Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'

April 15th, 2014 9:31am EDT
Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'
It seems as though mini-series are quite a trend today. If you are an avid TV viewer, you are most likely tuning into one every week. That case, you won’t mind to add another show to your list.

Premiering this week is the highly anticipated crime drama, with a dark comedic flare, titled “Fargo.” Does the name ring a bell? You may recall seeing Frances McDormand winning an Oscar for her role in the 1996 movie adaption. “Fargo,” a Coen Brothers’ film, won Best Screenplay at the 1997 Academy Awards as well as was said to have been "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the...

Billy Bob Thornton blasts social media

February 23rd, 2014 6:20am EST
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Billy Bob Thornton thinks social media has turned people into "blithering idiots".
The 58-year-old actor believes people should have the right to express their opinions but doesn't think social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are the best place to do it and claims he won't be joining in any time soon.
He said: "Twitter and Facebook, and all these things, are making people into blithering idiots. I don't use any of that mess. In the '60s we would say 'power to the people' but that's not what we meant. We didn't mean every moron on Earth tweeting into CNN to say what you think."

Anna Kendrick afraid of clowns

January 30th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Anna Kendrick afraid of clowns
Anna Kendrick is afraid of clowns.

The 'Up in the Air' actress feels traditional circus entertainers are an outdated concept and doesn't think even children find them fun anymore.

She told website The Huffington post: "What am I most afraid of? I guess, clowns. I feel like I just heard that most children are afraid of clowns. Like 60 percent of children don't like clowns, or something like that. I don't know why they're still around."

A fear of clowns is called Coulrophobia and is a condition Anna shares with many other famous people, including P. Diddy, Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe and...

Friday Night Lights movie not moving ahead

December 10th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Friday Night Lights
Director/producer Peter Berg has dashed fans' hopes of a new film adaptation of TV drama series Friday Night Lights after the idea was met with mixed feelings from the cast and crew.

The critically-acclaimed show was spawned from the 2004 success of Berg's American football movie of the same name, which starred Billy Bob Thornton as the coach of a Texas high school team.

It was axed in 2011 after five seasons on air, but executive producer Berg previously admitted he would love to revamp the programme on the big screen, with TV stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton on board for the proje...

Billy Bob Thornton Talks About 'Bad Santa 2' Delay

November 25th, 2013 11:37am EST
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has blamed script troubles for postponing the highly-anticipated sequel to his cult holiday film Bad Santa .

The 58 year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as a conman who masquerades as a shopping mall Santa, but the follow-up has yet to go into production.

Thornton has now revealed Bad Santa 2 has suffered numerous delays, but is finally due to start filming early next year.

He tells Britain's The Observer newspaper, "It's been pretty hard trying to get the script right. We've been through three or four drafts but we're getting real close.

"Then there's...

Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...

Billy Bob Thornton: Sex scenes made marriage tough

October 21st, 2013 7:20am EDT
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Billy Bob Thornton says filming sex scenes made his marriage to Angelina Jolie tough.
The actor was wed to the Hollywood beauty from 2000 to 2003, during which time he filmed 'Monsters Ball' - featuring explicit scenes with Halle Berry - which put pressure on them both.
He told The Sun newspaper: "If you are an actor, even doing a Disney movie or cartoon voices, you could still be away from each other for six months.
"Look how it applied to me. I go away and do a film like 'Monster's Ball' with a very explicit sex scene with Halle Berry. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world...

Rumor Patrol: Jada Pinkett Smith's Open Marriage, Courtney Love To Judge A Talent Show, More

April 6th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have an open marriage in which they can have sex with anyone they want.

Verdict: Appears to be true. This rumor has been circulating for years, and although Pinkett hasn't explicity said they swap partners, the actress told HuffPost Live, earlier this week, "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK...

Angelina Jolie Seeing Ex-Husband Billy Bob Thornton Behind Brad Pitt's Back?

April 4th, 2013 3:23pm EDT
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Angelina Jolie has reportedly been spending a lot of time with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton lately.

Jolie has been regularly visiting Thornton at his Los Angeles home, and a source tells Life & Style Weekly that they've been spending "hours" at a time together.

"Angelina and Billy Bob are still super close," the source tells Life & Style. "And whenever Angelina is in LA, she stops by his house and they'll talk for hours."

Last year the actress wrote the foreward to Thornton's autobiography, "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts."

"They've seen each other a lot recently," the sour...

Review: 'The Baytown Outlaws' A Fun Five-Star Gang Full Of Surprises

January 11th, 2013 12:10pm EST
The Baytown Outlaws
I love being surprised.  The ruckus looking grindhouse throwback "The Baytown Outlaws" does deliver on it’s trailer promise to provide guns, gals and good lines galore.  But what it also contains is something hidden from the flash and dash crowd watching said trailers just looking to get the skinny in a jiffy.  It’s something you wouldn’t expect from a film with fetching female assassins, muscle bound meatheads and a do-gooder with a kick ass body – heart.

The Oodie Brothers are a seriously surly gang of rednecks from the wrong side of the tracks, but the thing they do best is wreaking hav...

10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...

Billy Bob Thornton Opens Up About His 'Creepy' Agoraphobia

May 17th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has a crippling fear of public places and feels as though he is subjected to a "witch hunt" every time he leaves home.

The Bad Santa star suffers from a mild form of agoraphobia, which leaves him feeling vulnerable when he steps outside, and his condition has become increasingly worse over the years.

He tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "I wasn't always that way. I've been driven inside in the last few years a lot more. I'm more afraid of people now. Not afraid of them physically - it's like this social network, it's kind of a creepy thing to me. I know that sounds like I ...

Five Fun Facts About 'The Raven' Actor John Cusack

April 26th, 2012 3:04pm EDT
John Cusack - The Raven
This Friday, James McTeigue's film "The Raven" hits the theaters with John Cusack starring as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allan Poe. Cusack is one of those rare teen stars who smoothly made the transition to leading man without missing a beat. Barely a film season goes by that doesn't include a movie with Cusack in it. So to honor the popularity of one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors (and Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast) we give you five fun facts about John Cusack.

1) A native of Evanston, Illinois, Cusack is a Chicago sports fan, touting allegiance to both the Chicago Cubs and Chi...

John Cusack Opts For Raven-esque All Black Suit At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Unveiling

April 25th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
John Cusack Hollywood walk of fame
John Cusack was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. He was joined by his sister Joan Cusack and former co-stars Jack Black ("High Fidelity"), Dan Akroyd ("Grosse Pointe Blank"), and Billy Bob Thornton ("Pushing Tin").

John and Joan have starred together in films including "High Fidelity," "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles."

The actor tweeted, "Thank you for all the good wishes for the star - right next to singing cowboy gene Autry and across the street from musso and franks ! Nice!"

He stars in "The Raven," which hits theaters Friday, April 27. He plays autho...

'The Baytown Disco' Trailer: No Disco, Plenty Of Butt Kicking

April 18th, 2012 12:45pm EDT
The brand new trailer for "The Baytown Disco" has arrived, so for those of you wondering just what the heck "The Baytown Disco" is, here's a quick analogy: It's kind of like "Smokin' Aces" meets "Smokey and the Bandit" by way of the world's most violent Waffle House. Plus, Paul Wesley from "The Vampire Diaries" and a bunch of hot chicks.

Hey, sometimes Hollywood gets it right.

Here's the premise: Eva Longoria plays a lady whose godson has apparently been kidnapped by her ruthless ex-husband (Billy Bob Thornton). So she goes and hires a trio of bounty hunting Southern gentlemen miscreants...

11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

March 16th, 2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...

Angelina Jolie Writes Foreward For Ex Billy Bob Thornton's Memoir

February 23rd, 2012 9:12am EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has penned the foreword to ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's upcoming memoir.

The couple was married for three years at the start of the new century and the actor/director has often insisted he is still friends with his ex - and now, as if to prove the point, her thoughts will feature in his book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts."

Thornton co-wrote the tome with country music singer and author Kinky Friedman.

Publishers at Harper Collins insist the tell-all will details the actor's upbringing, his infamous phobias, his movie career and his five marriages.

Check Out 'Puss In Boots' On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 24

February 20th, 2012 7:12am EST
Puss In Boots
"Puss In Boots" centers on the events preceding the famous sword fighting cat's encounter with Shrek and his friends.

Swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) fights to save his town with the help of Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).

Chris Miller, the writer/director of "Shrek the Third," helms this spinoff about the beloved character. Brian Lynch, David H. Steinberg, Tom Wheeler, and Jon Zach all teamed up to pen the screenplay. Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris also join in the fun.

If you always thought Puss in Boots was on...

Billy Bob Thornton Denies Making Film About Ex Angelina Jolie

February 18th, 2012 8:28am EST
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has dismissed rumors indicating he's penning a new script featuring a character based on his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, insisting he would never expose intimate details of their relationship.

Recent reports suggested the actor was due to shoot new movie "And Then We Drove" about the couple's early romance, but Thornton has set the record straight, revealing the project has nothing to do with Jolie.

He tells New York Magazine, "Believe me, if I were gonna write a movie about her, we certainly wouldn't announce it until it was done. We haven't even started on this movie yet!...

'Bad Santa 2' Coming Down The Chimney In 2013

February 15th, 2012 10:24am EST
And now for the Billy Bob Thornton news you've really been waiting for.

Christmas 2013 is shaping up to be a very special time indeed as we'll be witnessing not only Peter Jackson's second chapter of "The Hobbit" but also the further adventures of Willie T. Stokes, according to The Playlist.

Billy Bob Thornton revealed that the long-in-development "Bad Santa 2" will begin shooting this fall with a look toward being wrapped in time for next year's holiday season. Details on the plot are being kept a secret, but we can only imagine the sequel will set new standards for holiday raunch.


Billy Bob Thornton's Dad Inspired Robert Duvall's Character In 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

February 13th, 2012 10:23pm EST
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton will be giving movie fans an intimate look at his tough childhood in new movie Jayne Mansfield's Car - he modelled his onscreen dad, Robert Duvall, after his real-life father.

The dark family comedy centres on three World War II veteran brothers and their struggle to connect with their cold and cruel parent, Jim Caldwell.

Thornton directs and stars in the project he wrote, as one of the siblings, and the Bad Santa star admits he based Duvall's character on his own emotionless dad, William Raymond.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference following the movie's premie...

Billy Bob Thornton 'Hoping' To Run Into Ex Angelina Jolie In Germany

February 6th, 2012 9:15am EST
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Billy Bob Thornton is looking forward to meeting his ex-wife Angelina Jolie at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival in Germany, insisting he's more than happy to be the guy she was once married to.

The movie star insists there will be no awkward moments if the two former lovers come face to face as they promote their directorial efforts "In the Land of Blood & Honey" and Jayne Mansfield's Car at the festival, which opens on Thursday.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm hoping we get to see each other. The uproar will be that she's there. I'll be the guy in the corner having a smoke (cigare...

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....

Second 'Friday Night Lights' Movie A Possibility

October 7th, 2011 8:25am EDT
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton's football movie "Friday Night Lights" is set to be remade with a heavy slant towards the cancelled TV series it spawned.

The critically-acclaimed spin-off, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, picked up a Best Writing honour at the Emmy Awards last month, and now actress Britton has revealed there are plans to make a second Friday Night Lights movie.

She tells, "It's happening for realsies (real). (Director) Pete (Berg) is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it's really a matter of... getting...

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

October 6th, 2011 7:48pm EDT
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Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter has been sentenced to serve 20 years behind bars after a child died in her care.

Amanda Brumfield was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in connection to the 2008 death of little Olivia Garcia, her best friend Heather Murphy's one-year-old daughter who fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The 32 year old, who had been babysitting the tot, was initially acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated abuse charges, but she was convicted of the lesser count in June. She was denied a retrial in August.

Brumfield appeared in an Orange County, Flo...

Kevin Bacon Isn't Dead

July 14th, 2011 10:09am EDT
Kevin Bacon
Publicists for Kevin Bacon have shot down sick online reports suggesting the star has died in a car crash in Australia.

The rumors started circulating on Wednesday but Bacon's rep Jennifer Allen has assured fans the actor is alive and well and at work on new Billy Bob Thornton movie "Jayne Mansfield's Car."

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "Kevin is on set in Atlanta and is just fine."

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

June 2nd, 2011 8:13am EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter after a child died in her care.

Amanda Brumfield - Thornton's 32-year-old daughter from his marriage to first wife Melissa Gatlin - was arrested in May 2009 following an incident the previous October, when one-year-old Olivia Garcia fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The tot's death was ruled a homicide and Brumfield was charged with a number of crimes, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter.

During her trial last month, prosecutors alleged it was impos...

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Considering Marriage

May 30th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are feeling the pressure from their children to become man and wife, despite previously insisting they would only exchange vows when same-sex marriage is legalized.

The Hollywood stars, who have been dating for six years, have continually brushed off the idea of making their romance official by heading to the altar.

In a 2006 interview with Esquire magazine, Pitt famously declared: "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."

But the Ocean's Eleven hunk admits they are warming to the ide...

Billy Bob Thornton: 'Don't Put Me Out To Pasture'

March 21st, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has no plans to quit Hollywood because he would "go crazy" if he was forced to endure a quiet life of retirement.

The Monster's Ball star, 55, refuses to give up his career after 30 years of acting and insists relaxing on a sunny beach is his worst nightmare.

He tells Britain's Celebs on Sunday magazine, "I think about giving up probably three or four times a day but no, not yet. Don't put me out to pasture. Robert Duvall is not retired! Sometimes I get fed up, but I couldn't retire - I can't even go on a vacation. I would go crazy. The idea of going to the Bahamas an...

Billy Bob Thornton In Talks For Another Bad Santa?

March 19th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton is set to don the Santa suit again for a Bad Santa sequel.

The movie star is in negotiations with Miramax/Weinstein film executives to reprise his boozy, foul-mouthed character Willie from the hit 2003 comedy.

A spokesman for The Weinstein Company tells, "We feel that it’s a Christmas perennial for the R rated crowd. Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob’s excited to be in talks with us."

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