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Allison Williams And Christopher Walken Prepare For Battle In The First Look Trailer For NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

October 30th, 2014 9:18pm EDT
Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live
Following the release of a few stills from NBC's upcoming production of Peter Pan Live! last month, the first live footage of Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook premiered online on Thursday, showing the two stars in full costume on the set of the production, where stage hands and production assistants can be seen rushing around behind the scenes to get ready for the big show, which airs in just over a Month.

No dialog is spoken in the clip, which features the sounds from the set mixed with those of an orchestra tuning up before the two stars feign bat...
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15 Unquestionably Creepy Celebrities

October 14th, 2014 2:35pm EDT
15 Unquestionably Creepy Celebrities
Some celebrities are so gloriously good at what they do, even if they don't look particularly disturbing they are really, really creepy.

Christopher Walken has cemented himself as one of the creepiest actors of all time. Maybe it's his pale skin. Maybe it's his giant forehead. Of course, many of the roles he's played have contributed to the creep factor ("The Dead Zone," "A View To A Kill," "At Close Range," "The Prophecy," etc.).

Disturbing fact: Walken was a guest on the yacht of his "Brainstorm" co-car Natalie Wood and her husband, Robert Wagner, when the actress fell overboard and die...
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Christopher Walken Unrecognizable As 'Captain Hook' In 'Peter Pan Live!'

September 25th, 2014 7:41pm EDT
Christopher Walken Unrecognizable As 'Captain Hook' In 'Peter Pa
Christopher Walken is almost unrecognizable in the first photo of him as Captain Hook from this holiday season's "Peter Pan Live!" which airs live December 2 on NBC.

The actor stars with Allison Williams, who plays the title role of the boy who refused to grow up, the latest in a long line of women who have played the character on stage.

The 71-year-old star takes on the classic look of the villain as he stands, sword raised, next to his nemesis.

Earlier this month, Williams shared the first promo image from the production, and Entertainment Weekly debuted the image of Pan and Hook on Th...
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A Woman Will Star In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

July 30th, 2014 1:34pm EDT
Allison Williams To Play Peter Pan In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'
Girls star Allison Williams is set to put on a tight green leotard, as she's been cast to play Peter Pan in NBC's upcoming Peter Pan Live.

The show, which is set to air on December 4th, comes on the heels of the network's successful Sound of Music Live telecast starring Carrie Underwood. Sound of Music Live was watched by over 18 million viewers and received 4 Emmy nominations.

Williams said in a press release, "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true. It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to ...
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Christopher Walken To Play Ape Leader King Louie In 'Jungle Book'

July 29th, 2014 8:43am EDT
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken is the latest star to join Jon Favreau's "Jungle Book" remake. He will play ape leader King Louie. Singer Louis Prima played Louie in the 1967 Disney film adaptation.

The movie centers on Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is friends with a bear and a panther and whose enemy is a tiger.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will play Mowgli, the orphan. The live-action/animation adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book will also feature Idris Elba (villanous tiger Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong'o (mother wolf Raksha), Scarlett Johansson (python Kaa) and Ben Kingsley (panther Bagheera).

In addit...
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Christopher Walken To Play Captain Hook In NBC's Live Adaptation Of 'Peter Pan'

July 14th, 2014 12:40am EDT
Christopher Walken To Play Captain Hook In NBC's Live Adaptation
Christopher Walken has signed on to play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" holiday season special.

The actor, who is the first star cast in the production, said, "I started my career in musicals and it's wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with (producers) Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after (2007 film adaptation of) Hairspray.

"It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again," Walken added in his statement.

Producers tried to land actress Kristen Bell for the title role, according to E! Online, but...
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Christopher Walken To Star In Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys'

July 24th, 2013 10:33am EDT
Christopher Walken
Director Clint Eastwood has chosen renowned actor Christopher Walken to lead the cast of his upcoming Jersey Boys movie.

Eastwood is working on a big screen adaptation of the Broadway show about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and he has signed up the Oscar winner in a key role as a New Jersey mobster who helped the group build a music career.

According to Deadline.com, Walken will star as Angelo 'Gyp' DeCarlo in the film, and previous reports suggest the director has chosen a young cast of rising stars to play Valli and his bandmates.

Broadway star John Lloyd Young, who played Va...
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Interview: 'Stand Up Guys' Helmer Fisher Stevens On Directing Icons, Memorable Acting And Duty To Docs

May 23rd, 2013 10:15am EDT
Stand Up Guys
Nothing says talented like a show business journeyman and for busy actor/producer/director Fisher Stevens it’s all in a days work.  On the acting front Stevens has created a ton of past memorable work in films like "My Science Project," "Short Circuit" and "Hackers."  His producing work on important documentaries has not only made a social and environmental impact, but in the case of "The Cove" garnered Academy Awards as well.  And on the directing front its full steam ahead as his latest effort, the Christopher Walken/Al Pacino/Alan Arkin starring flick titled "Stand Up Guys," hits DVD/Blu...
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Robert De Niro, Evan Rachel Wood & More Stars Attend Tribeca Film Festival Kick-Off Party

April 17th, 2013 9:37pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
On Tuesday night, celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, director Baz Luhrmann and Sienna Miller helped Robert De Niro kick off the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival by attending the Vanity Fair gala in New York City.

Each year, De Niro, festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and Vanity Fair editor Gradyon Carter host a bash at the state supreme courthouse on the eve of the festival's opening.

A pregnant Evan Rachel Wood (above), Mira Sorvino, Gretchen Mol, Karolina Kurkova, Jimmy Buffet, Christopher Walken and author Salman Rushdie were also guests at the event.

According to Rosenthal, security was...
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Christopher Walken Glad He Never Had Kids

March 22nd, 2013 1:34pm EDT
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken is glad he's never had children during his 50 year marriage to Georgianne Thon because he thinks it would have ended his acting career.

The Seven Psychopaths star - who has been married to casting director Georgianne Thon for almost 50 years - is content without having become a father as it would have affected his acting ambitions.

Asked if his career would have been possible with children, he told The Guardian newspaper: "Absolutely not. I'm sure many of the kids I knew as a child would have continued in show business, but they had kids of their own [and] had to do so...
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5 Fun Facts About 'Stand Up Guys' Star Christopher Walken

January 31st, 2013 10:00am EST
Stand Up Guys
Christopher Walken’s trademark looks, too-cool demeanor and sly eyes make him the ideal mobster. And if nothing else, his gangbuster performance in the upcoming movie “Stand Up Guys” demonstrates it too.

Walken plays Doc, an aging mobster that reunites with long lost comrades Val (Al Pacino) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin). The veteran gangster trio reminisce about their glory days and discover they still have what it takes to stir up trouble. But unbeknownst to Val, Doc’s under contract to kill him, adding an unexpected twist to the action-packed comedic plot.

We’ve enjoyed Walken’s attention-gr...
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Christopher Walken: 'I Was Like A Caveman For 8 Days'

November 12th, 2012 10:33am EST
Christopher Walken
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out the power to Christopher Walken's Connecticut home, the actor lived "like a caveman" for over a week.

Millions of east coast residents were left without electricity or hot water after Hurricane Sandy struck on Oct. 29, and Walken, 69, was forced to survive with bare essentials.

He told the New York Post, "I don't have an iPad, I don't have a cellphone, I don't have a computer...so when the trees went down, I was in the dark. I was like a caveman for eight days! The lights went out...and that meant no water, no phones, no light!

"And this time of year, i...
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Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' Is The Must See Film Of 2012

October 12th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Seven Psychopaths
What does one little Shih Tzu named BONNY, Seven Psychopaths and one screenwriter suffering from writer's block have in common?

Everything...At least in my favorite film of 2012 so far.

Screenwriter, Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) is way past his deadline on his latest screenplay. If that's not enough to cause the poor dude major stress, his passive-aggressive girlfriend, Kaya (Abbie Cornish) is about to walk out on him.

Lucky for Marty, his BFF sometime actor/full time dognapper, Billy (Sam Rockwell, in a tour de force performance) is sticking by him; actually a little too much.

In fact...
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Al Pacino Injures His Eye On 'Stand Up Guys' Set

April 25th, 2012 10:36am EDT
Al Pacino
Al Pacino was treated by medics on the set of his new movie Stand Up Guys after hurting his eye in an explosive gun-wielding scene.

The Scarface legend has teamed up with fellow veteran star Christopher Walken for the movie, in which two ageing gangsters enjoy one last job.

The pair filmed a gunfight sequence on the streets of Los Angeles, with both firing off fake pistols in front of the cameras on Monday.

However, Pacino was left wincing in pain after the scene wrapped, and medics had to wash out his eye with solution.

It's not known how the actor was injured.
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Christopher Walken And Robert De Niro Heading To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

April 20th, 2012 11:31am EDT
Christopher Walken
Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken are set to reunite onscreen for the first time since their Oscar-winning turn in The Deer Hunter to play pensioners at a stag party.

Fellow Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas has already signed up to star in upcoming comedy Last Vegas - dubbed "The Hangover with old people" - and rumors are swirling that De Niro and Walken will join him.

It will be the first time the pair has worked together onscreen since 1978 Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which landed Walken an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and De Niro an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
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Natalie Wood's Sister Wants Answers From Robert Wagner

November 25th, 2011 10:10am EST
Robert Wagner
Natalie Wood's sister is demanding her former brother-in-law Robert Wagner clears up a series of unanswered questions about the actress' 1981 death as police detectives re-open their investigation into the tragedy.

Lana Wood has been campaigning for answers for years and now she hopes actor Wagner finally opens up about what really happened the night her sister drowned off the coast of California.

Wood was believed to have died after falling overboard as her husband and their friend Christopher Walken had fallen asleep following a Thanksgiving party aboard Wagner's yacht The Splendour - ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Kill The Irishman'

June 16th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Kill Irishman photo
If you think you’re tough, check out the gusto of this hooded gangster! Out June 14 from the good folks over at Anchor Bay is the star-studded new mobster story entitled "Kill The Irishman" starring the likes of Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken. Want to see if the juice is worth the squeeze – check out the review and extras look below!

Title: Kill The Irishman

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Rating: R

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Website: www.anch...
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Check Out 'Kill The Irishman' On DVD & Blu-ray June 14

June 11th, 2011 7:33am EDT
To Kill The Irishman
Based on author Rick Porrello's book "To Kill the Irishman: The War that Crippled the Mafia," director Jonathan Hensleigh's richly detailed biopic details the rise and fall of notorious Cleveland union rep Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who earned notoriety in the mid-'70s for his bold willingness to defy the Italian mob.

Raised on the mean streets of Cleveland, Greene's tough reputation eventually lands him a contact with the local mob. Before long, the scrappy local has become a mafia enforcer, but after forming an alliance with notorious gangster John Nardi (Vincent D'Onofrio) and burnin...
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Celebrities Who Should Host Saturday Night Live

January 22nd, 2010 6:00pm EST
Celebrities Who Should Host Saturday Night Live
With such an iconic sketch comedy show like Saturday Night Live, it can be very disappointing when the host fails to excite us. Some celebrity hosts surprise the audience and are actually funny like Brian Williams

, whereas some bomb terribly like January Jones, Michael Phelps and Paris Hilton. Most likely if Lorne Michaels invites the celebrity to host again, it's a good sign like Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Drew Barrymore, and Jon Bon Jovi. A few other phenomenal past hosts were Justin Timberlake, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Britney S...
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31 Days Of Horror Week 4: 'The Sentinel,' 'Night of the Living Dead,' & More

October 30th, 2009 11:30am EDT
31 Days Of Horror Week 4
With Halloween just a day away, Starpulse writer Kris King is reaching the final stages of his horror movie marathon. This week Kris gets cozy with a Good Guy doll with a "Child's Play" double feature, stands guard at the gates of Hell

in "The Sentinel," and fights off a mental assault from Nazi Alien Grasshoppers in "Quatermass and the Pit."

October 22 - The Sentinel (1977)

There are a staggering amount of famous people in "The Sentinel," and nary a one of them has a major role. When starting the movie, seeing Beverly D'Angelo impulsively masturbate towards the camera was probably the...
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Q&A: Bill Hader On His First Leading Role 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs'

September 16th, 2009 9:37am EDT
Bill Hader
"Knocked Up," "SuperBad," Hot Rod," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Tropic Thunder," "The Pineapple Express, Adventureland." All films -- released just in the last two years -- featuring (obviously, from the title of this post) "Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader. Bill Hader now takes on his first leading role, sort of, as wayward inventor Flint Lockwood in the new 3-D animated feature, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Hader, in this one on one interview, discusses with us the challenges of voice over work, his recent success in films as a supporting character and how all of this would ...
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Five Tremendous Quentin Tarantino Films

August 19th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Inglorious Basterds
This week we finally get to see one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer: "Inglorious Basterds." Like all Quentin Tarantino aficionados, we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this World War II action epic since it was in development.

Tarantino's films have had a profound impact on those that have an appreciation for cinema. His use of excessive violence as a form of social commentary, his references to classic movies, and his nontraditional narrative structure has remarkably influenced modern moviemaking since he hit the scene in the early 1990s.

With the rele...
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When Good Actors Do Bad Movies

August 7th, 2009 9:20am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Entering theatres with a torrent of bad buzz, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" has all the makings of a big-time flop - not necessarily a shock given the thin source material.

What is surprising, however, is the appearance of indie stalwart and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Cobra Commander. It's not the kind of fare he's normally associated with, but he isn't the first good actor to show up in a bad, bad film.

Why does this happen? There are myriad reasons, but these are the most popular:

Material temptation: It's not easy turning down a $20 million ...
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Kate Gosselin's Dating Profile, Walken Impressions, Rednecks & More (Videos)

July 13th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Kate Gosselin
Today's videos include Kate Gosselin's Match.com profile - another classic from "Funny or Die!"... a montage of rednecks doing stupid stuff & some fantastic Christopher Walken impressions done by Asians. Speaking of Asians, there's also a video of "Cutey Honey", whose claim to fame is being the first female Manga character. We're still not entirely sure what exactly Manga is, but we know it has something to do with Japan and comic books and weird characters with really strange powers. And finally, a new kind of 'booty call'. Check 'em all out!

A video montage of rednecks doing redn...
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Exclusive: Tim Meadows On 'The Bill Engvall Show' And His Favorite Moments On 'SNL'

July 9th, 2009 10:59am EDT
Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows joins us to discuss the upcoming season of "The Bill Engvall Show" (premiering July 18 on TBS). He continues the discussion -- that we had previously begun with Nancy Travis -- about the state of the American sitcom and looks back at his favorite moments on "Saturday Night Live," throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game and tries to answer why, actually, did he sign that SNL 30 year contract.

Mike: How did you get involved with "The Bill Engvall Show"? I've followed your career for some time; I really like you on the show but, I admit, I didn't completely see this one comi...
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Rockin' and Reelin': Seven Spectacular Movie Concerts

July 7th, 2009 10:00am EDT
School of Rock
Pull out your lighter, turn up the volume, and get ready to throw up the horns. This jammin' compilation is my top seven compilation of climactic movie concerts. Why seven? Seven is a nice odd number.

When I first decided to form a list of top movie concerts, I thought having a wealth of film knowledge would help me out. Sitting down to draft the list however, I found myself at a loss for ideas. I couldn't see the forest for the trees, and plots sat jumbled together in my head.

After thinking for a few days and taking a stroll through my neighborhood Blockbuster's going out of bu...
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Zac Efron: The Next Leonardo DiCaprio Or Corey Feldman?

May 14th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Zac Efron
In theory, being a teen heartthrob seems like a pretty sweet gig. They never have to wait for tables at restaurants, they have throngs of adoring fans, and they get to date gorgeous models and actresses. Basically, they are given a first class ticket for life, which means more leg room, no middle seats, and cashews instead of peanuts.

But as appetizing as all that sounds, teen heartthrobdom isn't all that it's cracked up to be. It can be a dicey business that often comes at a hefty price because it doesn't guarantee that the ensuing path will be paved quite as goldenly as the yellow b...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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Our Favorite Bug-Eyed Celebrities

April 21st, 2009 10:11am EDT
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
In Hollywood, you've got show-stopping performances and eye-popping beauties. But what about those Hollywood beauties whose eyes just pop? Some celebrities are recognized by their plunger lips, or by their adorable pair of dimples, while others are distinguished by their bulging peepers. The bug-eye feature is very hit or miss, however. On one hand, bug-eyes have the ability to create unconventional gorgeosity in a person, but on the other hand, they are also capable of making good faces go Muppet.

Christina Ricci falls into the former category of bug-eyed celebrities. Her sizeable...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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