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Patrick Swayze Considered 'Zombieland' Cameo

September 21st, 2009 9:21pm EDT
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Patrick Swayze was considering poking fun at his two greatest movie roles as a zombie in a TV project that has become a much-hyped new film. The Dirty Dancing star was approached to play a member of the undead in horror comedy Zombieland, but had to turn the cameo down when he became ill.

Film writer Rhett Reese tells ShockTillYouDrop.com that Swayze, who passed away last week, was interested in a cameo when the Woody Harrelson movie was a TV pilot - and the writers planned to lampoon classic scenes in Ghost and Dirty Dancing.

He says, "It was many years ago, before he got sick. It wa...

Hot Pictures From 2009 Teen Choice Awards

August 10th, 2009 11:25am EDT
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All the young Hollywood Hotties were out in full form Sunday night for the 11th annual Teen Choice Awards, check out the hottest pics of the stars here!

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Vampire movie Twilight led the way at the awards, scoring a massive 11 wins, with stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart taking home best actor trophies.

The Jonas Brothers were very active; they hosted the show and performed their track Much Better, won five surfboards (including male red-carpet icons and breakout TV show Jonas), as well as taking one for the team when boxer Mike Tyso...

Abigail Breslin Looks 33, Not 13

June 18th, 2009 10:16am EDT
Abigail Breslin
A bun. A ruffled shirt. A black suit jacket. Could Abigail Breslin make herself look any older? What do you think of the Little Miss Sunshine star? See more photos after the jump...

Abigail visits MuchOnDemand in Toronto on June 17, 2009

Image © Robin Wong / PR Photos

One of Abigail's upcoming projects is the big-screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' 2003 book, "Rape: A Love Story." Samuel L. Jackson will play a sympathetic cop who offers comfort to Breslin's character and her mother, played by Maria Bello, as her character recovers from a brutal gang rape.

Image © Robin W...

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: 'Twilight' Stars, 'Hills' Cast & More

June 1st, 2009 8:39am EDT
Kristen Stewart
MTV's awards shows have become something of a spectacle in the last few years from controversial performances to surprise celebrity events leading up to and surrounding the actual show. That would explain why neither this year's MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg nor "We Made You" performer Eminem, had time to walk the red carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Citywalk last night.

Those that did smile and pose for paparazzi and walk the line of nearly 200 media outlets all hoping to steal a precious few minutes with the talent included the other musical act, Kings of ...

Daniel Radcliffe Tops Forbes Power List

March 12th, 2009 8:21am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has a new trick up his sleeve - he's Forbes magazine's Most Valuable Young Star.

The 19-year-old Brit beat out Miley Cyrus and Dakota Fanning on the annual power list, which focuses on actors under 19.

Also making the top five on the Most Valuable Young Star list is Little Miss Sunshine actress Abigail Breslin and Hayden Panettiere.

Radcliffe's Potter pal Emma Watson and Julia Roberts' niece Emma also made the top 10.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Samuel L. Jackson Signs On For 'Gang Rape' Film

March 3rd, 2009 9:00am EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson will sidestep his blockbuster movie roles for his next film - an independent drama with Abigail Breslin and Maria Bello.

Jackson, who just last week signed a nine-movie deal with comic book giants Marvel Entertainment, will co-star in the big-screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' 2003 book, Rape: A Love Story, reports Daily Variety.

In the forthcoming film, the actor will play a sympathetic cop who offers comfort to Breslin's character and her mother, played by Bello, as her character recovers from a brutal gang rape.

Filming is scheduled to begin on th...

Underrated & Overrated Child Performances

October 10th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Little Miss Sunshine
Everybody loves a good child performance. This might start with parents parading their children out to sing songs at dinner parties or the endless school plays parents are forced to attend, but whatever it is, kid actors are ingrained in a positive way in the eyes of many filmgoers.

It seems that if a kid simply manages to speak in a way that can be understood the performance earns praise. It's been this way since the 1920s and has since grown to a degree that certain kiddie performers are more powerful than their veteran contemporaries.

But not all such performances are great, i...

Abigail Breslin Raises Animal Cash With Swear Box

April 2nd, 2008 9:27am EDT
Abigail Breslin
Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin gave Australia's animals something to smile about thanks to a swear box on the set of her new family film Nim's Island.

Appalled by Scottish actor Gerard Butler's cursing, the child star insisted that all cast and crew pay $2 every time they swore in front of her, and she gave the cash to animal charity the Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (RSPCA).

She says, "All together, with everybody contributing to the swear jar, we made $150 and we donated it to the RSPCA."

Breslin admits co-star Butler was responsible f...

Abigail Breslin Has A Crush On The Jonas Brothers

March 27th, 2008 9:20am EDT
Abigail Breslin
Oscar-nominated child star Abigail Breslin has a celebrity crush on teen boy band The Jonas Brothers. The Little Miss Sunshine star is only 11, but already has her sights set on the clean-cut trio, who recently revealed they were virgins - and will remain so until they wed.

She reveals, "I love the Jonas brothers... I love them all. But Nick's my favorite."

-The Jonas Brothers Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Notes & Quotes

March 19th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Scottish actor Gerard Butler's foul language cost him a small fortune on the set of new family film Nim's Island - young star Abigail Breslin fined him $2 every time he cursed in front of her.

Nahla, the name Halle Berry has given her baby daughter, means honey bee in Arabic.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's five-year-old son Deacon is named after a baseball great who pitched in the first ever World Series in 1903. Turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Deacon Phillippe is a distant relative of the star.

"I'd be lying if I said it didn't affect me in some way...

Ryan Reynolds: 'Breslin Is An Inspiration'

February 19th, 2008 2:38pm EST
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has hailed child star Abigail Breslin an inspiration to young actresses - because she refuses to allow fame to rule her life.

Reynolds, who appears alongside the 11-year-old in new movie Definitely Maybe, was amazed by her maturity - and believes she will not suffer the same fate as former child stars Drew Barrymore and Lindsay Lohan - who have both endured public battles with alcohol and drugs.

He says, "It's a tough gig with these kids in this industry. They come in wholesome and whole and leave broken. You look at a girl like Abigail and her mom and her family a...

Notes & Quotes

February 13th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson's nickname in school was 'Smelly Ellie,' although the supermodel insists it was only because it rhymed.

"My grandfather had a baby when he was 90 and then he passed away and he left his wife pregnant, and she had a baby six months after he died... So now I can wait until (I'm) at least 80." Enrique Iglesias, 33, won't be rushing into fatherhood.

"The top of my head hits his armpit, so I drag my apple box around... and stand on it." Reese Witherspoon on filming romantic scenes with tall actor Vince Vaughn in new comedy Four Christmases.

"You're never going to ...

Dakota Fanning Steps Down From 'My Sister's Keeper' Role

February 13th, 2008 12:05pm EST
Dakota Fanning
Child star Dakota Fanning has pulled out of new movie My Sister's Keeper - because she isn't prepared to shave her head.

The War Of The Worlds star, 13, was set to star in the forthcoming Nick Cassavetes film, about a young girl who files for legal separation from her parents after discovering she was only conceived to help prolong the life of her sick sister.

However Fanning withdrew from the project after learning the role would require her to lose her blonde locks, reports industry publication Variety. And the teen is not the only one to quit My Sister's Keeper - her nine-yea...

Ryan Reynolds And Abigail Breslin Sweeten Up Valentine's Day In 'Definitely, Maybe'

January 28th, 2008 4:21pm EST
Definitely Maybe
Ryan Reynolds stars as Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love.

Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the presidential campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as an idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic ...

Notable Quotables

January 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Abigail Breslin
"She's incredible. I'm convinced she's just Judi Dench in good make-up." Ryan Reynolds is impressed with 11-year-old Abigail Breslin's acting skills. Reynolds plays the Little Miss Sunshine star's father in new film Definitely, Maybe.

"We aren't officially living together, but we do have sleepovers pretty much every night." Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz clarifies his relationship status with girlfriend Ashlee Simpson.

"I like to think of myself as one the best husbands you can ever have. I take this stuff very seriously." Sarah Michelle Gellar is a DIY expert.

"Nobody's gonna...

Notable Quotables

December 26th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Abigail Breslin
"I'd really like a puppy." Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin on her dream Christmas gift.

"Christmas is always special for me. I like to have a big meal with my family." Alicia Keys on her Christmas.

"When I was little I got a big truck you put batteries in it and it had big claws coming out of it. I will never forget it. I saw it there on the sitting room floor on Christmas morning and I was like 'Aaahhhhh!'." Westlife's Shane Filan on the best Christmas present he has ever received.

"I will most likely do my usual Chinese food and a movie, which in my family is an i...

Fashion Review: Some Stars Pop On The Red Carpet, Others Not So Much

December 18th, 2007 10:40am EST
Keira Knightley
We love reviewing celebrity fashion here at Starpulse and, of course, the best place to catch celebrities at their best and worst is on the red carpet.

Celebrity Goodies

At the Chanel Winter Show on Dec. 6, the beautiful Ms. Lily Allen charmed us with her quirky style by sporting yet another one of her very girly dresses. We adore her satin navy blue number with a faux shawl-like detail at the shoulders. We are also totally feeling the star accent at the waist. What can we say; she is certainly our fair lady!

At the same event, Claudia Schiffer kept it simple, but still ve...

Celebrity Snippets

October 30th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Abigail Breslin
Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin has been named Glamour magazine's first "Girl Of The Year." The 11-year-old, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the hit comedy, will be honored at a ceremony at New York's Lincoln Center on November 5.

The Spice Girls are in talks to bare their flesh in a photo shoot for lingerie brand Victoria's Secret before they kick off their world tour in December. The reunited pop stars have already agreed to perform as part of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show later this year, but are also expected to be donning the saucy underwear ...

James Garner, Brian Dennehy, And Abigail Breslin Star In 'The Ultimate Gift' On DVD August 21; Win A Copy

August 2nd, 2007 3:29pm EDT
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CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Upon his wealthy grandfather's death, a young man is presented with an unlikely inheritance taking him on a journey of self-discovery that will change him forever in the heartwarming family drama The Ultimate Gift, debuting on DVD August 21 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the inspirational novel by best-selling author Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift is a moving story following a spoiled young man's crash course on life with twelve tasks - or "gifts" - devised by his grandfather to ultimately lead him to determine what's most important in life...

Music From The Movie 'No Reservations' Out July 24

July 14th, 2007 10:00am EDT
No Reservations
(July 10, 2007- New York, NY) –The new movie, No Reservations, starring Academy Award®-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) and Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), is destined to become the romantic film of the summer. This culinary comedy drama, directed by Oscar-nominated Scott Hicks (Shine), is set in a New York City restaurant and also features Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). The soundtrack will be released on Decca July 24th.

The recipe for this musical masterpiece starts with a generous helping of Italian arias performed ...

MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...

Abigail Breslin To Star In 'American Girl' Movie

April 6th, 2007 10:03am EDT
Abigail Breslin
Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) will star as Kit Kittredge in the first theatrical adaptation from the "American Girl" series, as an HBO Films production to be released by Picturehouse.

The film tells the story of the clever and resourceful Kit Kittredge, a nine-year-old girl growing up in 1934 during America’s Great Depression.

“Abigail was our very first choice for this role, and her enthusiasm and passion for this project is simply infectious,” said Colin Callender, president, HBO Films.

Introduced in 2000 as the seventh "American Girl" histor...

Fascinating Facts

April 2nd, 2007 4:39pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Teen idols Miley Cyrus and Raven Symone are to team up in a remake of hit 1987 family film Adventures In Babysitting. In the original, Elisabeth Shue played a bored babysitter who multi-tasks when a friend calls for help while she's looking after he neighbors' children.

Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin is set to become a living doll after taking the lead in American Girl, a new film inspired by the line of US dolls and accessories.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Are Top Earners Under 21

February 27th, 2007 8:56am EST
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Sisters Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have topped Forbes magazine's first-ever "Hollywood's Top Earning Stars Under 21" list. The 20-year-old twins earned an estimated $40 million last year from their retail empire to beat Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe to the top of the new rich list.

Radcliffe, who is currently wowing theatre fans in London by baring all onstage in "Equus," earned an estimated $13 million in 2006 to come in second. Actresses Lindsay Lohan, Dakota Fanning and Amanda Bynes rounded out the top five on the new list.

Young Hollywood's Top Earners:

1. Mary-Kate...

And The Oscar Goes To - Full List of Oscar Winners!

February 26th, 2007 9:01am EST
The Departed
Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker were crowned queen and king of the Oscars last night. The stars of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Departed - his first win out of six nominations in the category and 31 years since his first nomination. Full List of Winners Below!

As she accepted her award, Helen, struggling to hold the statuette, said: "I've got my purse in one hand, my earring in the other. Thank you, Academy. You know, my sister told me that all kids love to get gold stars, and...

Fascinating Facts

January 31st, 2007 4:05pm EST
Abigail Breslin
If 10-year-old Abigail Breslin claims Oscar gold at the Academy Awards next month, she'll tie with Tatum O'Neal as the youngest ever winner.

Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson has landed her first record deal with music mogul Clive Davis and will start recording the project a week after learning if she has won Oscar gold at the end of February.

My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden are headline acts at England's Download Festival in June.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year


The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

January 16th, 2007 4:00pm EST
Josh Groban
"I was wrongly prescribed Ritalin when I was younger. I didn't need it, but I did have a bit of a focus problem, and it's just like speed. That was not a good day at school." Singer Josh Groban.

"He used to give me the keys to his house in the Hamptons and say, 'James, the butler, will take care of you. Have a good time.' And you know I did." Kid Rock on his unlikely friendship with late music executive Ahmet Ertegun.

"Kelly's really one of the top five singers in the world today. This girl is a young Aretha Franklin." Simon Cowell has high praise for American Idol star Kelly Clar...

'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

January 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...

'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures


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