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Julie Christie completes hunger strike

August 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Julie Christie
Veteran actress Julie Christie has completed a week-long hunger strike in solidarity with the inmates also abstaining from food at U.S. military detention camp Guantanamo Bay.

The Doctor Zhivago star began her self-imposed starvation campaign last Sunday (28Jul13) in support of the Reprieve charity's StandFast for Justice drive, which aims to raise awareness of the 100 inmates currently on hunger strike in the controversial facility.

The actress specifically highlights the plight of British citizen Shaker Aamer, who has been imprisoned for 11 years.

In an article for Britain's The Guardi...

Review: 'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Meet The Wolf (Video)

March 11th, 2011 11:10am EST
Red Riding Hood
'Red Riding Hood' is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight Part 1). It stars Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, aka Red Riding Hood.

Once upon a long time ago in a desolate mountain village somewhere in England, lives Valerie, a beautiful girl with big red lips and a peaches and cream complexion. Valerie spends her days roaming around the majestic snow covered forests surrounding the place she calls home. She isn't looking for her Prince Charming however... She's already found him. His name is Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) and he's a hot sexy village hunk who enjoys chopping wood and looking m...

Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...

Biographer: Warren Beatty Screwed 12,775 Women

January 4th, 2010 8:19am EST
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty has slept with more than 12,000 women, according to a new biography of the legendary Hollywood lothario.

Beatty has enjoyed high profile romances with Madonna, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Joan Collins, Julie Christie and his current wife Annette Bening - but writer Peter Biskind claims the 72 year old secretly seduced thousands of women during his heyday.

In "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Biskind estimates the actor has been with "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."


Best Movies Set In Cold Locations

December 26th, 2009 11:56am EST
Often times, weather plays an integral role in films, whether it be that it helps to set the tone, has symbolic significance, or makes a kissing scene all the more steamy, like the passionate lip-lock between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in "The Notebook" (2004), whose sexiness skyrocketed thanks to it taking place during a downpour. Sometimes the weather even takes on a life of its own, like in the film "Twister" (1996), in which the tornado acts as just as much of a protagonist as both Helen Hunt's and Bill Paxton's characters.

So now, with winter officially getting its frosty self...

Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.


The Sexiest Women Of All Time Are....Huh?

October 16th, 2008 8:47am EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith, Lisa Bonet and Swimming Pool stars Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier have been named among the "25 Sexiest Women of All Time" in a new poll.

The quartet joins film icons Julie Christie, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress, Nastassja Kinski, Faye Dunaway, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Karen Allen and latter day pin-ups Scarlett Johansson, Eva Green, Sienna Miller and Penelope Cruz on the GQ magazine hotlist.

Do you agree with 'GQ's list? Who do you think is the sexiest woman of all time? Leave a comment!

(This ...

Roger Waters & Patti Smith Plan Duets With Sons

June 4th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Roger Waters
Pink Floyd star Roger Waters and punk pioneer Patti Smith are to perform with their sons for an upcoming charity concert. Waters is set to take to the stage with his 31-year-old son Harry on the piano; while Smith will perform with Jackson, 26, on guitar at the Cries From The Heart: Tyranny gig in London.

The event on Sunday June 8 will raise money for the Human Rights Watch charity. Other scheduled performers include actors Julie Christie and Ian McKellen.

-Roger Waters Pictures

-Pink Floyd Ringtones

-Patti Smith Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment N...

Natalie Portman & Scarlett Johansson Make Directorial Debuts In New York Film

April 17th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Natalie Portman
The Other Boleyn Girl stars Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are to make their directorial debuts, filming shorts for a new all-star New York tribute. Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Brett Ratner, Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie will also direct shorts for the movie New York, I Love You.

All 12 films that feature in the big picture are currently in production in Manhattan.

-Natalie Portman Pictures

-Scarlett Johansson Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

'Away From Her' Dominates Genie Awards

March 4th, 2008 11:32am EST
Away From Her
Away From Her swept the board at the Canadian film industry's Genie Awards on Monday night, taking home seven of the top prizes including Best Motion Picture.

The movie - filmmaker Sarah Polley's adaptation of Alice Munro's short story The Bear Came Over The Mountain - chronicles the sad tale of a man gradually losing his wife to Alzheimer's disease, and won awards in most of the major categories at the ceremony in Toronto, Canada, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director.

Julie Christie, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in the 2006 drama, was named best actre...

Julie Christie Calls For Prison Camp Closure

February 25th, 2008 2:30pm EST
Julie Christie
Oscar nominee Julie Christie was in the mood for making a point at the Academy Awards on Sunday, calling for the closure of military detention camp Guantanamo Bay.

The Away From Her star was among the celebrities wearing an orange ribbon on her red carpet gown - and she was more than happy to explain its significance amid the glitz and glamor.

She revealed, "It's the American Civil Liberties Union campaign to close Guantanamo (Bay), so it's a very, very important issue... It's affecting the whole world."

The prison camp located in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base was opened in 20...

Academy Awards Aim To Cure 'Awards Fever' As Show Approaches With Usual Glitz And Glamor

February 24th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Oscar Feature
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No matter who wins, one key prediction from Academy Awards overseers already has come true: The show will go on.

It was a nail-biter for weeks as a Hollywood writers strike threatened to decimate Sunday's Oscars, with stars and filmmakers indicating they would not cross picket lines if the labor quarrel remained unsettled.

In the wake of the Golden Globes, whose celebrity bash was stripped down to a pitiful mid-January news conference because of the strike, Oscar organizers insisted their ceremony would go on as planned.

The 100-day strike ended less than t...

Julie Christie Plans To Crawl Back Into The Shadows

February 22nd, 2008 11:45am EST
Julie Christie
Julie Christie has urged fans to make the most of her Oscar-nominated performance in Away From Her - because she plans to disappear from Hollywood again. The notoriously reclusive actress emerged from movie retirement to play an Alzheimer's Disease sufferer in the new film, for which she's up for a Best Actress Academy Award.

But Christie has no plans to act again for a while - because she is lazy, has no ambition and doesn't need the money.

The 66-year-old says, "I live very simply. I don't have any aspirations for the big this and the big that. From the parts and from the bits a...

Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

February 21st, 2008 2:00pm EST
Oscar heavyweight No Country For Old Men
It's going to happen after all. For months Hollywood was left to wonder whether or not its crown jewel, the Oscars, would even go on. But with the strike resolved and plenty of time left to plan, tinsletown is certain to be completely alight once again this Sunday for yet another four or five or maybe even six hours in heaven.

But what should we expect from the first real movie awards show of the season? Probably some lame jokes, great performances and many upsets since the out-of-work voters actually had a chance to see all the nominees.

Most Anticipated Moment:

This has...

Sarah Polley Up For Genie Award

February 20th, 2008 12:15pm EST
Sarah Polley
Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley is to be honored by the Canadian film industry for her directorial debut Away From Her.

Polley - who is also up for a screenwriting Oscar this weekend - will receive the coveted Claude Jutra Award at next month's Genie Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a first-time director.

Away From Her is nominated for a total of seven Genies - including best actor nods for its stars Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent. The annual awards gala will take place in Toronto on March 3rd.

-Check out Sarah Polley's Filmography


Alzheimer's Organization Warns Julie Christie Against Oscar Jokes

February 19th, 2008 12:13pm EST
Julie Christie
Officials at the U.S. Alzheimer's Association have called on Julie Christie and others to show some sensitivity towards the disease at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Christie, who is nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of an Alzheimer's disease sufferer in Away From Her, upset the organization last month when she made an insensitive onstage joke while collecting the Best Actress prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

After thanking select members of the movie's cast and crew, Christie said, "And if I've forgotten anybody, well, it's just that I'm still in character."


Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

'No Country For Old Men' Leads Another Critics' List

December 19th, 2007 1:54pm EST
No Country For Old Men
No Country For Old Men has been named movie of the year by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association.

Film making siblings Joel and Ethan Coen have also been awarded Best Director, while Javier Bardem was handed the Best Supporting Actor prize for the brooding drama, which is based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Elsewhere, Daniel Day-Lewis picked up Best Actor for his role in There Will Be Blood, and the Best Actress prize went to Julie Christie for her performance in Away From Her.

Tilda Swinton was named Best Actress for her role in Michael Clayton.

No Country...

'No Country for Old Men' Dominates DC Film Critics Awards

December 10th, 2007 10:30am EST
No Country for Old Men
The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) just announced its selection of the gritty thriller No Country for Old Men as Best Film of 2007.

In total, the Miramax/Paramount Vantage film won four awards including Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem.

Earning his first accolade from WAFCA, George Clooney was named Best Actor for his intense portrayal of an ethically challenged lawyer in Warner Brothers' Michael Clayton, while Julie Christie was awarded Best Actress for her heartbreaking turn as an ...

New Movies On DVD, Sept. 11

September 11th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Away From Her
In Away From Her, a long-married couple must deal with the wife's (Julie Christie) memory loss and her insistence on being taken to a rest home. The decision stirs up torrents of guilt and regret in the husband's (Gordon Pinsent) heart.

Opening May 4: Away From Her

May 1st, 2007 3:16pm EDT
Away From Her
(Limited Theaters) Filmmaker Atom Egoyan - a longtime onscreen collaborator with the gifted young thesp Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter) - executive-produced Polley's directorial debut, Away from Her, starring Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy and Wendy Crewson. Continue Summary

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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), Briti...

"Away From Her" Marks Sarah Polley's Screenwriting And Directorial Debut

February 17th, 2007 9:00am EST
Sarah Polley
Away From Her is the lyrical screenplay adaptation of celebrated author Alice Munro's short story The Bear Came Over The Mountain, a beautifully moving love story that deals with memory and its circuitous, enigmatic paths over the course of a long marriage. Beloved by critics and audiences alike when it premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, the film marks the arrival of an exciting new female filmmaker in Canadian actress Sarah Polley, here making her feature screenwriting and directorial debut.

Married for almost 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Ju...

Linda Evangelista Is Caught Up in Diamond Controversy

September 21st, 2006 9:27am EDT
Linda Evangelista
Supermodel Linda Evangelista is under fire from activists after appearing in adverts for controversial diamond company De Beers. British film stars Colin Firth and Julie Christie are among those backing the campaign by Kalahari bushmen in Botswana, Africa, who are trying to prevent De Beers from forcing them from their land to make way for a new diamond mine.

And models including Erin O'Connor, Lily Cole and Iman have already stopped promotional work for De Beers following pressure from the tribes.

Survival International tell Evangelista, "We hope you agree that, until the Bushm...

Vivien Leigh Voted 'Most Beautiful British Woman'

September 6th, 2006 8:41am EDT
Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable
Late British screen star Vivien Leigh has been voted the most beautiful British woman of all time - beating Kate Moss and Elizabeth Taylor to the accolade. The Gone With The Wind actress, who topped the poll conducted by the UK's Bottlegreen Drinks company, is still considered Britain's most stunning beauty nearly 40 years after her death in 1967.

The top ten most beautiful British women are as follows:

1. Vivien Leigh

2. Elizabeth Taylor

3. Catherine Zeta Jones

4. Princess Diana

5. Julie Christie

6. Honor Blackman

7. Kate Moss

8. Sienna Miller

9. Elizabe...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To "The Grudge" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), British actress J...

Russian Director To Remake 'Doctor Zhivago'

February 15th, 2006 10:28am EST
Doctor Zhivago
A Russian director is making a new homegrown film version of classic novel "Doctor Zhivago" in a bid to correct the inaccuracies in the Academy Award-winning US-made 1965 movie. David Lean's film starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie scooped five Oscars and is regularly ranked among the top movies of all time.

But its Western approach to a classic Russian story has long been criticized in the homeland of author Boris Pasternak. Director Aleksander Proshkin hopes his 11 part TV movie, with an all-Russian cast, will re-dress the balance.

Proshkin says, "It is a wonderful U.S. film...

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