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Elizabeth Banks Defends Planned Parenthood In New President Obama Video

August 9th, 2012 12:46pm EDT
Elizabeth Banks
The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks has shared her personal experiences with birth control in a candid campaign advertisement for President Barack Obama.

In a new promo aimed at female voters, the actress tells how she turned to the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood for health care services after she graduated from college and had no medical insurance.

She says, "Yes, I got birth control, but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I'm on record saying I had a heavy flow! Unfortunately, these are the type of things that I don't want to discuss with e...
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Elizabeth Banks: 'I Have Been Known To Gift People With Sex Toys'

June 29th, 2012 9:22am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks commonly hands out saucy presents to her co-stars and crew. She gave Seth Rogen a huge box of sex toys when they finished filming 2008's "Zack And Miri Make A Porno."

"I have been known to gift people with sex toys. I made a movie called Zack and Miri Make a Porno and I was able to give my co-star Seth Rogen a big box of toys and porn...He's now married, so it's a nice thank you for her (his wife) as well as for him," she explained on "The Talk."

After working with less sexually adventurous women earlier on in her career, the actress decided to give out vibrators to show h...
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Interview: Gal We Adore 'People Like Us' Actress Elizabeth Banks Talks Back

June 27th, 2012 4:04pm EDT
Elizabeth Banks
For those who like us who appreciate everything Elizabeth Banks things are about to get really exciting. Meaning for fans who loved the recent article entitled “Five Reasons We Adore Elizabeth Banks” we’re about to give you next best thing – Banks herself. That’s right, Starpulse recently got some much desired one-on-one time with our favorite multi-talented actress and rest assured we left no movie stone unturned. She’s currently starring in a new drama about family secrets titled "People Like Us" (out in theaters June 29 from DreamWorks) that also stars Chris Pine, Michelle Pfeiffer an...
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Elizabeth Banks Lands Navigator Award At Hawaii Film Festival

June 18th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Actress Elizabeth Banks was the guest of honor at the Maui Film Festival in Hawaii over the weekend after landing one of the event's top awards.

The Hunger Games star was handed the Navigator Award by festival director Barry Rivers, and she attended a special question and answer session at a screening of her upcoming drama People Like Us.

Banks wasn't the only winner at the annual movie event - Josh Radnor received the Triple Threat Award for his skills as a writer, director and actor, while James Marsden was named the recipient of the Nova Award, which honors outstanding performance in...
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Five Reasons We Adore Elizabeth Banks

June 15th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
There’s a new family drama heading up the Summer Showcase section of the 2012 LA Film Fest called "People Like Us" (from Touchstone Pictures) and the movie, that's based on a true story, stars the lovely Elizabeth Banks. So to celebrate it felt only fitting to pay tribute to "People Like Us" by conjuring up a column that highlights the attributes of the captivating and underrated lead actress. Funny, sexy, bold and beautiful, the talented Banks brings something special to the table for every role she embodies and it’s in this realm that we’re gonna examine her ample acting wares. So from...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Man On A Ledge'

June 4th, 2012 11:22am EDT
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What could be so wrong that one would want to end it all in a single jump? And could you really go through with it if Elizabeth Banks was your negotiator? We’re checking in with the new flick "Man on a Ledge," now out on Blu-ray from Summit Entertainment. Don't look down – except to read my review!

Title: "Man on a Ledge"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris

Director: Asger Leth

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 102 minutes

Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment

Website: www.summit-ent.com

The Flick: "Man on a Ledge" is actually a very simple tit...
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MTV Movie Awards: Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart & More Stars Rock The Red Carpet

June 4th, 2012 9:38am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Hunger Games" and the "Twilight" franchise took center stage at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, taking home four and two awards, respectively. But let's be honest - many also tuned in to see the fashion!

"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson looked adorable in a short multi-colored dress, while Kristen Stewart was her usual quirky self in a silver, yellow and purple dress.

Jessica Biel channeled the 70s with stick straight hair and a white long-sleeved dress. Charlize Theron, whose film "Snow White And The Huntsman" dominated theaters over the weekend, looked amazing in a red strapless...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battleship,' 'The Dictator,' & More

May 14th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week’s Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration “Dark Shadows” turned out to be rather disappointing. The film starts out strong, but loses steam as it progresses. It has plenty of Burton’s trademark grim style with musical accompaniment by Danny Elfman, and some decent humor. However the villain is very one-dimensional, the climax is weak, and in many ways the film feels like a watered-down version of other classic Burton works like “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands.” My Grade: C+

At the box office this week, you’ll find the science fiction action flick “Battleship,” the ensemble pr...
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Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker & More Hot Ladies Attend 'What You're Expecting' Premiere

May 9th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Cameron Diaz
A bevy of beauties attended the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" New York City Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater yesterday. Noticeably missing? Jennifer Lopez, who's busy filming "American Idol."

In the film, four expectant couples learn that having a baby is anything but predictable. Lopez recently confessed making the movie made her open to the idea of adopting.

Cameron Diaz, who's not a mom in real life, talked about saggy breasts when promoting the film last weekend. She explained, "So there’s an actual function for saggy titties. It’s because you have to feed your child."
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Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna & More Stars Sizzle At Costume Institute Gala

May 8th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Beyonce
The "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was the place to be on Monday night.

New mom Beyonce stunned in a sheer black and purple dress that showed off her muscular legs. Rihanna was glamorous in a black form-fitted gown, while an adorable Emma Stone wore a short red cocktail dress.

Other stars shining in their designer duds included a golden Jessica Alba, a regal Scarlett Johansson, and a sparkling Cameron Diaz.

See tons of photos of the stars...

Rihanna

Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake

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Sexy Women Heating Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 5th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Rock Of Ages
The summer block buster movie season is upon us and looks to be the most promising one in quite some time. 'The Avengers,' opened last night to much rave review, as it looks to possibly break a box office record this weekend. Soon to follow will be 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'The Amazing Spider-man' and 'Battleship' just to name a few of the most anticipated movies of the 2012 summer.

In honor of this summer movie season, we wanted to showcase the sexy female stars that will be heating up the silver screen. Check out the list and ladies, don't forget to come back tomorrow for the men. Enjoy!...
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Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan & More Celebs Sizzle At White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 29th, 2012 8:00pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Although some criticize the attendance of certain members of Hollywood at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, there's no denying that they add a certain spice (and sexiness) to the event.

Reality star Kim Kardashian looked stunning in a green velvet dress with silver beaded accents, while Lindsay Lohan wore a daring black gown that showed off a risque bit of cleavage. But she was topped by Rosario Dawson who really showed off her curvy figure in a bright green gown.

Kate Hudson sparkled in a heavily sequined purple dress, while Elizabeth Banks was beautiful in orange. Clai...
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Lindsay Lohan Attending White House Correspondents' Dinner - See Guest List Of The Stars

April 26th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
The White House Correspondent's Dinner is one of the few times we get to so many Hollywood stars rub elbows with politicians. Every year, news sources get to choose big names to escort them to the dinner - so who's on the guest list this year?

Of course, the guest list is always up for discussion and usually points to trends at the time - Ozzy Osbourne was on the guest list in 2002, when The Osbournes was a hot reality show. Something tells us he's not going to be invited again soon.

Lindsay Lohan is the big surprise, given her recent troubles. Greta van Susteren of Fox has made the star ...
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Elizabeth Banks Slammed By Director For Her 'Biggest Career Mistake' Comment

April 26th, 2012 11:35am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Actress Elizabeth Banks has come under fire from the director of her first movie, after she branded the role the biggest mistake of her screen career.

The Hunger Games star got her first break in 1998 independent movie Surrender Dorothy when she was just a college student without drama school experience.

When asked about her career regrets in an interview with website Slate.com, she said, "Really early on, I did this one movie - I think it's called Surrender Dorothy, I'm not even sure anymore. The writer/director played the lead role, as well, because there was no one else to do it! And...
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'The Hunger Games' Slays Competition To Break U.S. Box Office Records

March 25th, 2012 6:53pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has raced to the top of the U.S. box office with a record-breaking opening weekend gross of $155 million.

The much hyped action movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, became the most popular midnight opener ever for a non-sequel when it debuted in the U.S. with a stunning $19.7 million in the early hours of Friday, and its winning streak continued throughout the weekend.

The whopping opening weekend takings have catapulted The Hunger Games in to the record books once again, making it the biggest non-sequel film to ever open at number one.

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Two Jews' Review & Recommend 'The Hunger Games' But Felt Fight Scenes Lacking (Video)

March 21st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I'm sure by now almost everyone is familiar with the story of 'The Hunger Games.' The book was the first in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins and all three novels have been on the bestseller list for several years.

But for those people unfamiliar with the story of Katniss Everdeen, the 16 year old girl who competes in The Hunger Games, the time is the future.

North America is no more. Instead we have a nation known as Panem which is broken down into 12 districts. These districts exist to provide goods for the wealthy people living in the ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hunger Games,' 'The Raid: Redemption,' & More

March 19th, 2012 11:00am EDT
The Hunger Games Poster
Honestly I didn’t have high hopes for the Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedy “21 Jump Street,” but I was very pleasantly surprised last week. I laughed my ass off at the antics of the two hapless cops sent back to high school on an undercover mission. Equal parts parody and homage, it simultaneously mocks buddy cop movie clichés and celebrates them. Hill and Tatum are the perfect team, thoroughly convincing you that they’re best buds. My Grade: B+

Things have quieted down a bit at the box office this week in terms of the number of films coming out, but I think a lot of that has to do wit...
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'The Hunger Games' Is Set To Become The Next Big Movie Phenomenon

March 18th, 2012 9:00am EDT
People Magazine
With more than 26 million books in print followed by pandemonium at the film premiere of The Hunger Games, fans everywhere are obsessed with the tale of a brave girl in a bleak future world. This week's issue of PEOPLE talks to the young soon-to-be superstars of the action series that sparked a worldwide phenomenon – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, as they brace for Twilight-level fame. "I did indies and I was in X-Men, but that was a franchise that I just joined at the end," says 21-year-old Lawrence, who plays teenage heroine Katniss Everdeen. "This is like 'N S...
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'The Hunger Games' Cast Is Gorgeous In Germany

March 16th, 2012 4:08pm EDT
The Hunger Games cast Germany
Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson attended the premiere of "The Hunger Games" ("Die Tribute von Panem") in Berlin, Germany, today.

The ladies have been wowing fans with their fashion choices this week. Elizabeth has opted for bright sequined gowns, while Jennifer chose gold and black looks for the U.S., British and Paris premieres. Jen opted for a bright red lace dress to wear in Germany.

Jennifer, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the film, recently confessed she's scared of the fan reaction when she attends Comic-Con in the summer. She told People maga...
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Jennifer Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks Wow In Backless, Sequined Gowns At Paris 'Hunger Games' Premiere

March 16th, 2012 8:40am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks
The world has "Hunger Games" fever. Last night the cast attended the film's premiere in Paris, France. Over 1,500 fans swarmed the Gaumont Marignan Cinemas on the prestigious Avenue des Champs Elysees.

The cast has already jetted from Los Angeles to London to promote their film, which hits theaters on March 23.

Jennifer Lawrence looked sleek and sophisticated in the City Of Lights. She donned a simple black dress that showed off her shapely back. She wore her blonde hair long and straight.

Elizabeth Banks opted for a much flashier ensemble - she dazzled in a hot pink sequined dress.

Wh...
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Elizabeth Banks Wears A Vibrant Yellow Backless Dress To 'Hunger Games' Premiere

March 15th, 2012 8:30am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks brought spring with her to the "The Hunger Games" European premiere in London yesterday. The actress looked gorgeous in a bright yellow sequined gown that showed off her shapely back.

She plays Effie Trinket in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' young novel about children who battle to survive in a series of deadly games.

While filming in North Carolina temperatures got as high as 105 degrees, and many of the extras collapsed. She told MTV.com, "It was difficult to shoot under insane conditions, about 105 degrees. We had all these young kids there dropping lik...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Golden & Miley Cyrus Shows Some Skin At 'Hunger Games' Premiere (Photos)

March 13th, 2012 8:39am EDT
The Hunger Games premiere
The new generation of Hollywood showed up to "The Hunger Games" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Jennifer Lawrence dominated the red carpet in a striking gold floor-length gown while Miley Cyrus wore a black belly baring skirt and bustier-like ensemble.

"The Hunger Games" is the new "Twilight" for young fans. Based on a popular young-adult novel, the film centers on 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who must compete in a televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death. The movie hits theaters March 23.

Fun fact: Lawrence gave co-star J...
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Watch 'The Hunger Games' Official Red Carpet Premiere Today At 5:30 PM Pacific Time

March 12th, 2012 7:30pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Yahoo! Movies in conjunction with Lionsgate®, presents the official live stream of the red carpet World Premiere of the highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games," today at 5:30p.m.

Watch the stars arrive, check out their fashion choices and listen to interviews with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past upr...
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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

February 26th, 2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...
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Kate Beckinsale Dazzles In A Bright Purple Jumpsuit At Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics & Winners)

February 26th, 2012 6:27pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale and a whole slew of this year's most popular actresses - including Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst and Zoe Saldana - to name a few, graced the purple carpet at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

For 25 years the event has been held as a luncheon on the beach in the coastal California town, and the ceremony celebrates the best in independent films.

At this year's awards The Artist continued its run toward Oscar glory by taking in four top honors at the event, including Best Feature, Director, Male ...
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Elizabeth Banks: 'We Had All These Young Kids There Dropping Like Flies'

February 22nd, 2012 11:32am EST
Elizabeth Banks
Actress Elizabeth Banks has revealed the set of highly-anticipated fantasy film The Hunger Games was so hot, dozens of young extras collapsed.

The W. star plays Effie Trinket in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel about youngsters battling to survive in a series of deadly games.

Banks has now revealed the young cast faced real-life difficulties after the temperature soared on the North Carolina set, and many began to faint.

She tells MTV.com, "It was difficult to shoot under insane conditions, about 105 degrees. We had all these young kids there dropping li...
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Check Out The Second Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games'

February 5th, 2012 1:45pm EST
The Hunger Games
The wait is almost over for the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins best selling teen novel The Hunger Games, and now there's a newly released second trailer to add to all the excitement.

The new spot, which will air during the Super Bowl, reveals more of the film's futuristic look, from glimpses of Panem's capital city ('The Capitol') to creepy characters who live to watch teenagers kill each other in a controlled habitat.

"Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and gir...
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Elizabeth Banks: 'I Love Beef And Baseball And Driving Fast And Flirting'

February 4th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Elizabeth Banks Women's Health
Elizabeth Banks, who stars in "Man on a Ledge" and upcoming films "The Hunger Games" and "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" is Women Health's February cover girl.

The actress opened up about filming her upcoming movies, the best career advice she ever received and how she stays healthy (and her splurges) to keep herself looking good. Elizabeth is also celebrating her 38th birthday on February 10.

Elizabeth on her upcoming action flick, Man on a Ledge:

"[It was] a great ride of a movie. I got to shoot a gun and stand on a five-foot ledge 22 stories above Manhattan."

On working on The...
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'The Grey' Wins Number-One Spot At Box Office

January 30th, 2012 9:27am EST
The Grey
"The Grey" appears to be box office gold - it raked in $20 million at the weekend to take top spot in the box office chart.

Liam Neeson's adventure drama bumped Kate Beckinsale's horror film "Underworld: Awakening" to second place with takings of $12.5 million.

Coming in at a close third was Katherine Heigl's bounty hunter comedy "One For the Money" with earnings of $11.8 million.

Falling to number four was George Lucas' passion project "Red Tails" ($10.4 million) and "Man on a Ledge," starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks, opened in fifth ($8.3 million).
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What Does Cameron Diaz Look Like Pregnant?

January 27th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Cameron Diaz
No she's not expecting, but Cameron Diaz is definitely preggers in a new poster from "What To Expect When You're Expecting." In the film, four expectant couples learn that having a baby is anything but predictable.

A household name thanks to her popular fitness show, Jules (Cameron Diaz) can't contain her excitement after learning she is about to have a baby with Evan (Matthew J. Morrison), the sure-footed star of a popular TV dance program. But the closer Jules gets to her due date, the more she and Evan realize the demands of parenthood and the responsibilities of a celebrity could...
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