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Johnny Depp Named America's Favorite Actor

January 19th, 2012 9:51pm EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has been named America's favorite actor for the second consecutive year.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End star beat out movie veteran Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington to top the annual Harris Poll, which also ranks Tom Hanks at four and late icon John Wayne at five.

Dirty Harry legend Eastwood has not featured in a movie since 2008's Gran Torino and has instead turned his focus to directing, taking charge of 2011's J. Edgar.

The top 10 is rounded out by George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Adam Sandler.
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'Community' Will Have To Deal With John Goodman's New Hair

November 11th, 2011 1:20pm EST
John Goodman 'The Artist'
This season, Community cast John Goodman in the role of the principal of the air conditioning repair school that competes with Greendale. Goodman just took a role in the Denzel Washington film Flight in which he has grown a pony tail and goatee. He goes back to work on Community next week.

“I’m screwed there,” Goodman said. “I’ve gotta work there next week and I told them as soon as I get the Flight job what was going to happen with the beard, so I don’t know what they’re going to do. I don’t know how we’re going to deal with it. I’m worried sick about it but I can’t [change it.]”

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Drew Barrymore Is Hollywood's Most Overpaid Star - See Who Else Made The List!

November 4th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore and Eddie Murphy have been named and shamed as the most overpaid actors in Hollywood.

The Forbes.com poll suggests Barrymore's recent movies have generated a return of just $0.40 for every $1 she is paid by film studio bosses, thanks to box office flops "Whip It," "Everybody's Fine" and last year's "Going The Distance," which earned a paltry $17.8 million in U.S. ticket sales.

Murphy fared considerably better - his films returned $2.70 for every dollar, but it wasn't enough to save him from second place on the list as 2008's "Meet Dave" and 2009's "Imagine That" failed to a...
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Julie Andrews Honored At 2011 Princess Grace Awards

November 2nd, 2011 12:18pm EDT
Julie Andrews
Movie icon Julie Andrews was handed the top honor at the 2011 Princess Grace Awards Gala on Tuesday to mark her success in Hollywood and her dedication to humanitarian causes.

The Sound of Music star received the Prince Rainier III Award at the New York event, and her The Princess Diaries co-star Anne Hathaway looked on as she accepted the accolade.

As part of her prize, Andrews was also given a $25,000 grant, which will benefit children's charities.

The 76 year old says, "I'm very honored to be given an award this evening and it's a fabulous opportunity to speak about the importance o...
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Denzel Washington Donates To Theater Programs At Alma Mater

October 5th, 2011 7:46pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington has donated $2.25 million to his alma mater to help fund new theater improvements at the school.

The Training Day star graduated from New York's prestigious Fordham University in 1977 with a degree in drama and journalism, and now he's giving back to the community which once fostered his acting career.

The star will use a portion of the proceeds to set up the Denzel Washington Chair in theater, which will be filled by The Cosby Show veteran Phylicia Rashad, and the remaining money will be used to establish a scholarship for a minority student interested in the arts.
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Whitney Houston To 'Sparkle' In Her Big Screen Comeback

September 13th, 2011 8:20am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston is in talks to make her big screen comeback in a reboot of 1976 musical movie Sparkle.

The I Will Always Love You hit-maker has not starred in a film since her 1996 hit The Preacher's Wife alongside Denzel Washington, but now she's in negotiations to return to acting after 15 years.

Sparkle focuses on three Harlem-based sisters who form a musical group in the 1960s and Jordin Sparks is already on board to make her film debut.

Despite the success of her first big screen outing, The Bodyguard in 1993, Houston only made three movies before her personal problems and addict...
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Betty White Named America's Most Trusted Star

August 19th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Betty White
Betty White is America's Golden Girl - she's the celebrity most trusted to front a company's campaign, according to a new poll.

In the survey by Reuters, Americans voted the beloved 89-year-old actress as the best person to drive up business for any brand she endorsed, with an 86 per cent lead.

Next in the popularity stakes is Denzel Washington with 85 per cent, Sandra Bullock is third (84 per cent) with acting legend Clint Eastwood fourth and Tom Hanks in fifth.

The top ten is rounded out by Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall, Will Smith and Johnny Depp.

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Starpulse Spotlight: DJ Jesse Marco

May 19th, 2011 12:53pm EDT
DJ Jesse Marco
With spinning for celebrities like Heidi Klum, Russell Simmons, Denzel Washington, Rihanna, Usher, Jay-Z, and Lebron James, 22 year old DJ Jesse Marco definitely has a client list to envy. Not only is this New York native an encyclopedia of music knowledge and a past Marc Jacobs and Converse model, Jesse is setting his sights on more than just playing the best. He plans to make the best, adding producer to his name by remixing tracks for Kings of Leon, Brandon Flowers, and Peter Bjorn and John. Starpulse caught up with Mr. Marco after his appearance at the Redbull Bulletin Launch Party in ...
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Who Is The A-List Actor Spreading Herpes?

May 12th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Who Is The A-List Actor Spreading Herpes?
An unnamed plaintiff has stepped forward and sued "an A-list celebrity of substantial fame internationally," after the actor infected him or her with herpes. The actor had earlier claimed he was STD free.

TMZ.com broke news of the suit, which claims the plaintiff and defendant engaged in "mutual oral copulation, mutual self-gratification, rubbing and massaging each other, play-wrestling, licking and (unprotected) intercourse."

The plaintiff has not been identified as male or female, but is demanding more than $20 million in damages.

However, the story gets worse. Apparently this celebri...
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Outstanding Supporting Actress Winner Sofia Vergara Looked Gorgeous on the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

March 6th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Sofia Vergara
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara wore a sexy beaded strapless dress to the NAACP Awards Friday night at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. The actress won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in hit ABC show Modern Family.

But the big winner of the night was Tyler Perry, whose latest film, For Colored Girls, took prizes for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Kimberly Elise). Perry's TV show Tyler Perry's House of Payne won awards for Outstanding Comedy Series; and David Mann, star of Perry's Meet The Browns, was awarded Outstanding Actor in a Com...
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Ryan Reynolds Moves On From Scarlett Johansson With German Model

March 5th, 2011 9:26am EST
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has reportedly found love with a stunning German model just three months after filing for divorce from actress Scarlett Johansson.

The star has been photographed hugging Agnes Fischer as she looks lovingly into his eyes on the set of his new film in South Africa.

Reynolds' representatives are refusing to confirm reports the pair is dating, offering a no comment instead.

Fischer, 24, has been a frequent visitor to the set and reportedly has a small part in the film, which also stars Denzel Washington.

It appears Johansson has moved on too - she has been spotted out and abou...
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30 Quick Interesting Facts About African Americans In Entertainment

February 15th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Ray Charles
In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of quick facts that consists of record-breaking moments, first accomplishments, and obscure facts that relate to African Americans in Entertainment.

The quick facts were taken from the 366 Fast Facts list that was created by Biography.com. Some of the facts include information about Aretha Franklin, Halle Berry, Harry Belafonte and Beyonce, just to name a few.

Here are the 30 quick facts about African Americans in Entertainment. Be sure to take a look at the list and let me know what you think.

Fact #1
Comedian Bill Cosb...
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Whoopi Goldberg Hurt Over 'Sloppy' New York Times Oscar Article

February 14th, 2011 7:36pm EST
Goldberg,_Whoopi
Whoopi Goldberg has slammed reporters at the New York Times for their "sloppy" journalism after they failed to mention the Ghost star's Oscar win in a factually inaccurate article about the lack of black honorees in Academy Awards history.

In a piece entitled Hollywood and the Year of the Whiteout, which was published on Sunday, writers Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott claimed that in the past 73 years, only seven black actors have won Oscars. They referenced triumphs by the likes of Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and acting legend Sidney Poitier, who made history in 1963 when he ...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis & Johnny Depp Top Movie Deaths List

December 28th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey - he has "died" on screen more times than any other Hollywood star.

The "Taxi Driver" legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including "Cape Fear," "Jackie Brown," and "Heat," topping a poll by ChaCha.com.

Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore - in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with 10 onscreen deaths, including his blood-spattered exit in "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

Dustin...
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'Narnia' Triumphs Over 'The Tourist' At Weekend Box Office

December 13th, 2010 8:30am EST
Dawn Treader
The latest film in "The Chronicles Of Narnia" saga has shot to the top of the box office, taking in $24.5 million over its opening weekend.

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" overshadowed Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's romantic thriller "The Tourist," which debuted in second-place at $17 million.

Meanwhile, Disney's animated musical "Tangled" slipped from the top spot to three, with $14.6 million, raising its box office total to $115.6 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" fell from two to four with $8.5 million, followed by Denzel Washington's action thriller "Unstoppa...
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Hot Legs: Jennifer Lopez Shows Sexy Side At Boys & Girls Club Event

December 1st, 2010 8:34am EST
Jennifer Lopez
In Los Angeles yesterday Denzel Washington announced Jennifer Lopez will join him as a national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She looked sexy as ever in a form-fitting beige dress that revealed her assets.

Jen just parted ways with her longtime publicists after an alleged dispute over her manager Benny Medina. The singer/actress is no longer represented by top publicist Leslie Sloan and her BWR colleague Nanci Ryder, who have provided the star with good PR since 2004.

Meanwhile, Jen is prepping for the new season of "American Idol." The revamped reality show will include...
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Denzel Washington: 'Being An Idiot Is What Compelled Me To Do My Own Stunts'

November 24th, 2010 7:18pm EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington took his life in his hands to film new action movie Unstoppable - the actor insisted on filming his own death-defying stunts.

The Training Day star appears alongside Chris Pine in the story of a runaway train, which the two men attempt to stop, and Washington is seen clambering on top of the fast-travelling carriage. The 55 year old admits his decision to tackle the dangerous move is "the stupidest thing" he's ever done for a film, but he wanted the shoot to look realistic for audiences.

He tells BBC Radio 1, "Being an idiot is what compelled me to do my own stunts. I ...
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'Harry Potter' Leaves Box Offices Spellbound

November 21st, 2010 9:55pm EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Harry Potter" has worked its magic on the U.S. box office chart once again, opening with a spell-binding gross of $125.1 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," scored the franchise's best debut to date, ahead of 2005's "Goblet of Fire," which took $102.7 million in its first weekend of release.

The seventh "Potter" film raked in a whopping $24 million from midnight showings alone when it opened across America on Thursday night.

The stellar figures toppled animated hit "MegaMind" from number one - the Brad Pitt and Will Ferrell-voiced film slips to two with $16.2 millio...
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'Megamind' Tops Box Office Again

November 15th, 2010 8:17am EST
Megamind
Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt's animated movie "Megamind" has continued its reign over the box-office for the second week running - sending its total profits soaring to $90 million.

The 3D DreamWorks movie, which also features the voices of Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, landed at the top of the movie countdown after making just over $30 million this week.

Denzel Washington and Chris Pine's new action thriller "Unstoppable" bumped Robert Downey, Jr.'s "Due Date" from two to three. The films earned a respective $23.5 million and $15.5 million.

New sci-fi thriller "Skyline" opened in fourth place w...
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'Unstoppable' Review: Nonstop Entertainment

November 12th, 2010 8:30am EST
Unstoppable
Unstoppable is fun, rollicking and harmless. It's loud, it's clangy, it doesn't take itself terribly seriously, and it provides a good helping of arm squeezing “Oh Jesus” moments.

“Oh Jesus” moments: where something harrowing occurs on screen and the person next to you grabs your arm and exclaims “Oh Jesus!”. These moments occur in Speed, Silver Streak, Die Hard, Not without my daughter, and True Lies. And now, Unstoppable.

Unstoppable has it all. Last second escapes, speeding trains colliding. A guy a few days from retirement dying in a fiery explosion, douchey corporate american bosses ...
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'Unstoppable' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't On The Same Track (Video)

November 11th, 2010 11:00am EST
Unstoppable
'Unstoppable', inspired by actual events, is one big adrenaline rush, thanks to director Tony Scott's ability to mix non-stop action with story telling that captures ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. A veteran train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) race against the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train and prevent a disaster in a heavily populated town. The first half of the film is nothing to write home about - mostly setting up the action and meeting the characters...But half way through, 'Unstoppable' really picks up steam and it's...
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Review: You Will Laugh At The Sheer Lunacy Of 'Unstoppable'

November 10th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
Let’s face it, real life is not very interesting most days. That is one of the reasons movies have such power over us; they offer a fantastic escape from reality. Thanks to the magic of special effects and suspension of disbelief, films have the ability to take us places our lives cannot. Usually we have that concept in mind when we hear that a film is “based on actual events.” We assume that the filmmakers have taken some liberties with the story to make it more exciting.

The best movies based on real life however keep a balance between the true account and the sensationalized version...
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Denzel Washington: 'I Was At Ground Zero And It Changed My Life'

November 9th, 2010 10:17am EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is still struggling to come to terms with the 9/11 terror attacks, insisting the traumatic events of the fateful day "changed his life" forever and made him even prouder to be a New Yorker.

The Oscar winner was at home in New York on September 11th, 2001 when two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, killing 3,000 people in the worst terrorist atrocities in the country's history. The Training Day star admits he will never forget the destruction and death he witnessed at the site, and even has pieces of the debris he collected that day.

He says, "I'm from New York...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Unstoppable,' 'Morning Glory,' & More

November 8th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of AMC’s new series “The Walking Dead” last Sunday. I’m excited to see the next episode and I am hopeful that the series will continue to sustain the dramatic tension and strong human focus present in the first episode.

On the movie front, I had the opportunity to see the Todd Philips comedy “Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. While the plot itself is formulaic, the film is quite funny due to the performances by Downey Jr. and Galifianakis. Check out my review here, if you have not already.

This week at the box office you’ll h...
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Will Ferrell Is Still Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor

November 5th, 2010 1:07pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell has been named Hollywood's Most Overpaid Star for the second year running.

The "Megamind" actor's slew of box office bombs earned a paltry $3.35 for every $1 the star pocketed, according to figures compiled by Forbes magazine.

When he topped the annual list last year, Ferrell was pulling in just $3.29 per dollar he took home.

Eddie Murphy was second on the new countdown - his films drew $4.45 for every dollar, although Forbes' editors ruled out animated movies and therefore did not include his hit "Shrek" films.

Funnymen Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler al...
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Hot Legs: Rosario Dawson Is 'Unstoppable' At Film's L.A. Premiere

October 27th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson showed up to the "Unstoppable" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday wearing a prom-like dress. We weren't crazy about her gown, but her legs look fantastic. What do you think?

The film's plot centers on two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives. Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in this action thriller from director Tony Scott.

Rosario also stars in the upcoming movie "The Zookeeper" about a lovelorn zookeeper (Kevin James) who gets a little help from his animal buddies in order to find a mate.

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Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens & Tons Of Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

September 11th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the disease.

They were part of the all-star line-up of presenters, performers and phone operators who gave up their time to help raise funds for cancer research charities and awareness about the killer disease.

Among those who took part in the TV special were Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Diane Lane, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington, while celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Marg Helgenberg...
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Check Out 'The Book Of Eli' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download

June 15th, 2010 7:42am EDT
Book Of Eli
In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in some...
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Tony Awards
John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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