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Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses

August 2nd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses
More than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Medication can be effective, but millions of people with the disease continue having seizures for the rest of their lives.

Several celebrities have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, including some that may surprise you.

Prince told PBS's Tavis Smiley in a 2009 interview: "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

The singer added: "My mother told me one day I walked in to her a...
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15 Surprising Celebrity Birthplaces

March 27th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Unless you are a celebrity trivia champion, it may surprise you to learn some of your favorite actors and actresses were born far away from the countries we associate them with. While Nicole Kidman's parents are Australian, the actress was actually born in Hawaii and lived the first four years of her life there before moving Down Under. (Continue reading bio)

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York and lived the first twelve years of his life there. It wasn't until after his father settled an injury lawsuit that Mel moved to Australia, where he became a star for his work in the Mad ...
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The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers

September 25th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers
Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. Whether it's dropping (or packing on) weight, sitting in a makeup chair for three hours a day, or getting new piercings, some actors and actresses are willing to do what it takes to convey a realistic character. Here are some of the Most Insane Movie Makeovers:

Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mara went the distance to present a faithful Lisabeth Sander. The actress had her hair dyed and cut into Sanders' bizarre fashion and bleached her eyebrows and lost weight. Most shocking, however, is Mara went ahead and got all the body pierci...
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Michael Bay Calls Out Hugo Weaving Over 'Transformers' Complaints

October 19th, 2012 7:52pm EDT
Michael Bay
Transformers director Michael Bay appears to have taken aim at Hugo Weaving in a scathing blog post after the actor confessed his work as the voice of robot villain Megatron was "meaningless" to him - but promptly removed the online item.

The Matrix star revealed this week that he did no research for the role and simply showed up to read his lines, without ever meeting Bay in person or setting foot on set.

He told movie news website Collider.com, "It was one of the only things I've ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn't care about it, I didn't think about it... I don't regret ...
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Director Stephan Elliott 'Comes Out' At AACTA Awards

February 1st, 2012 8:08am EST
Stephan Elliot
Director Stephan Elliott used his speech at the Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Tuesday to 'come out' as gay.

The moviemaker, famed for his hit films Easy Virtue and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, took to the stage at the ceremony in Sydney and used the opportunity to talk about his sexuality and call for gay marriage to be made legal Down Under.

He told the audience, "I've been offshore for many, many years for another reason. Basically it was because I was scared of who I was. I basically was scared that I was gay. Even after Prisc...
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Peter Jackson Offering Hobbit Set Visit For Charity

December 23rd, 2011 3:26pm EST
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The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is offering a fan the chance to visit the set of the movie in New Zealand to raise money for charity.

The filmmaker is currently shooting the Lord of the Rings prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel, with stars including Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

Now Jackson is offering up the chance to visit the set of the film as part of the Stars Come Out Auction, which launched on Trademe.co.nz this week to raise funds for scientist Sir Ray Avery's charity Medicine Mondiale.

Other offers up for auction includ...
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Check Out 'Captain America: The First Avenger' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 25

October 24th, 2011 6:13am EDT
Captain America
Meek U.S. Army soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) takes part in an experimental military program that infuses him with super-human powers and uses his newfound strength to battle the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) in "Captain America: First Avenger," the comic-book adventure from director Joe Johnston ("The Wolfman," "The Rocketeer").

When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by Red Skull. Loaded with fantastic action, stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring hero imbued with courage, h...
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Evangeline Lilly 'Very Concerned' Over Her 'Hobbit' Role

September 22nd, 2011 11:13am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly fears "purist" fans will hate her role in The Hobbit because her character didn't feature in the book and was invented solely for the fantasy film adaptation.

The Lost actress' Sylvan elf Tauriel was created especially for director Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit.

However, Lilly admits she is terrified Tolkien devotees won't respond well when the movie epic is released next year.

She says, "The Hobbit didn't include female characters at all. I can see why additional characters were needed to round ...
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'Captain America: The First Avenger' Explodes Onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD Oct. 25

September 21st, 2011 6:04pm EDT
Captain America
Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with Captain America: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011. Called "the best superhero movie ever" (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, earning over $350 million at the Global Box Office. When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Loaded wit...
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'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Blasts Off On Blu-ray & DVD Friday, September 30

September 13th, 2011 9:26pm EDT
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favorite characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky rocketed Transformers: Dark of the Moon into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular Transformers franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty Autobots in a thrill-packed adventure that...
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Summer Superhero Recap: What Worked, What Didn't, What Comes Next

July 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Summer Superhero Recap 2011
Now that Captain America has slung his mighty shield across the cineplexes, 2011’s summer superhero quadrumvirate—Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Cap—is ripe for a recap: What worked, what didn’t, and most importantly, what comes next? (Oh, and even though they bested all four DC and Marvel characters at the box office, we’re not counting the Transformers or Harry Potter, okay?)

THOR

Released: May 6. Worldwide box office to date: ~$444 million. Rotten Tomatoes rating: 6.7/10

Marvel Comics’ God of Thunder kicked off the superhero summer in a film directed by the Shakespeare...
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Review: 'Captain America' Satisfies Your Summer Superhero Craving

July 23rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
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If you thought “Thor” was too Shakespearean, but “Green Lantern” was not substantial enough, “Captain America: The First Avenger” will be a delightful middle ground. Joe Johnston’s entertaining tale has humor, action, and just the right amount of camp to satisfy your summer superhero craving.

The year is 1943—World War II is in full swing, and young men are volunteering in droves to fight the Nazis. Amidst the war fever, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a sickly runt longing to join the U.S Army. Rogers has been repeatedly denied enlistment due to his ill-health, but the stubborn yout...
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Two Jews' Review 'Captain America The First Avenger': Both Don't Salute Marvel's Latest (Video)

July 21st, 2011 10:00am EDT
Captain America, The First Avenger
By Joan Alperin Schwartz 'Captain America: The First Avenger', directed by Joe Johnston (Wolfman) is the latest superhero to come out of the 'Marvel' stable.

The year is 1941...Hitler and his merry band of Nazis are storming through Europe.

One particular Nazi, Johann Schmidt aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) is in Norway searching for an ancient artifact known as Odin's Tesseract...

This artifact is very, very powerful. We know this, because of the small print written on it... ...not meant for human eyes...Apparently, the Tesseract gives a person unlimited power. And who is the last per...
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Evangeline Lilly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

June 20th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
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Lost's Evangeline Lilly has joined The Hobbit.

"Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel," director Peter Jackson announced on Facebook. "Her name means 'daughter of Mirkwood' and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life."

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Extended 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer Released: Watch It!

March 24th, 2011 10:35am EDT
Captain America the First Avenger
Paramount released an extended trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. Read on and watch the trailer to find out why this super hero movie is so highly anticipated!

Deemed unfit for military service, a once-meek U.S. soldier-turned-hero, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) gains strength and agility far beyond that of a normal human being after taking an experimental super-serum. The research project turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Other cast includes: Richard Armitage (Heinz Kruger), Hugo Weaving (The Red S...
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First Pics Of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Reveals Shirtless Chris Evans & More (Pictures)

November 3rd, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Chris Evans Captain America
Paramount just released the first pictures of "Captain America: The First Avenger," revealing a shirtless Chris Evans, obviously a gift for the female fan base, and some other great WWII set adventure pics. For those not familiar with the Marvel Comic and plot, here are the basics of the storyline:

Deemed unfit for military service, a once-meek U.S. soldier-turned-hero, (Chris Evans) gains strength and agility far beyond that of a normal human being after taking an experimental super-serum. The research project turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's id...
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31 Days Of Horror Weekend Round-Up #4: 'Nosferatu The Vampyre,' 'The Wolfman,' 'Survival Of The Dead'

October 25th, 2010 11:33pm EDT
Nosferatu the Vampyr
Oct 22 – Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979): In the hands of any other director, a sexed up remake of the silent classic Nosferatu would probably end up being the kind of groan-inducing hack-work we’ve come to expect from Hollywood. Complete with an A-list celebrity donning the ookie Dracula make-up and ripping out the throat of some up-and-coming young talent—Oh right, like what Francis Ford Coppola did in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Almost forgot about that one. But in the hands of a mad genius director like Werner Herzog, what we get instead is a sexed up version of Nosferatu that’s also a spellbin...
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Tommy Lee Jones Joins 'Captain America'

June 29th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain America movie.

The Men in Black star will play General Chester Phillips in Captain America: First Avenger.

Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper and Hugo Weaving will also play supporting cast members in the film. Chris Evans will play Captain America.
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Check Out 'The Wolfman' On Blu-ray & DVD June 1

May 30th, 2010 7:02am EDT
The Wolfman
Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with "The Wolfman," a tale of a man who experiences an unsettling transformation after he returns to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and gets attacked by a rampaging werewolf.

When Ben Talbot (Simon Merrells) vanishes into thin air, his brother Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. Upon reuniting with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins), however, he discovers a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares.

Ben is dead; the victim of a savage attack by a beast t...
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Movies To Watch In Early 2010

December 17th, 2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...
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Benicio Del Toro Stars In 'The Wolfman', Coming Feb. 12 (Trailer)

October 22nd, 2009 5:48pm EDT
The Wolfman, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heath Ledger
Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2006 3:06am EDT
Heath Ledger
Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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