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Five Fun Facts About 'The Raven' Actor John Cusack

April 26th, 2012 3:04pm EDT
John Cusack - The Raven
This Friday, James McTeigue's film "The Raven" hits the theaters with John Cusack starring as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allan Poe. Cusack is one of those rare teen stars who smoothly made the transition to leading man without missing a beat. Barely a film season goes by that doesn't include a movie with Cusack in it. So to honor the popularity of one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors (and Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast) we give you five fun facts about John Cusack.

1) A native of Evanston, Illinois, Cusack is a Chicago sports fan, touting allegiance to both the Chicago Cubs and Chi...
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John Cusack Opts For Raven-esque All Black Suit At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Unveiling

April 25th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
John Cusack Hollywood walk of fame
John Cusack was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. He was joined by his sister Joan Cusack and former co-stars Jack Black ("High Fidelity"), Dan Akroyd ("Grosse Pointe Blank"), and Billy Bob Thornton ("Pushing Tin").

John and Joan have starred together in films including "High Fidelity," "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles."

The actor tweeted, "Thank you for all the good wishes for the star - right next to singing cowboy gene Autry and across the street from musso and franks ! Nice!"

He stars in "The Raven," which hits theaters Friday, April 27. He plays autho...
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Q&A: Get To Know 'Shameless' Star Zach McGowan

March 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EST
Zach McGowan
Have you gotten to know the newest member of the cast of Shameless? Actor Zach McGowan joined the Showtime series this season in the role of Jody, Sheila's (Joan Cusack) son-in-law. To help you get acquainted, I sat down and asked him a few questions about the man behind the man on the motorcycle.

What made you decide to pursue a career as an actor?

In reality, I've always been an actor, since I was a kid. I did theater growing up in New York. I was always in the plays in school. I was either going to be an actor or an athlete or a soldier. Those were kind of the three paths that...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil'

August 18th, 2011 10:40am EDT
Hoodwinked 2 photo
Ready for a second high-flying helping of Red, Granny, Wolf and that damn scene-stealing goat? Then hold on to your basket of goodies and head back to grandma’s house – we’re checking out the Blu-ray release of "Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil" out August 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company! Happily ever after agency specs below!

Title: "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Voices of Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton

Director: Mike Disa

Rating: PG

Runtime: 87 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Website: www.anch...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Mars Needs Moms'

August 9th, 2011 11:12am EDT
Mars needs Moms pic
Ready to hit the space super highway to get back the woman who gave birth to you? Well then, brace yourself and hold on for dear life as we explore the cosmos (and the complexity of the mystery that is mom!) in the form of Disney’s "Mars Needs Moms," out on DVD and Blu-ray August 9! Earth and details below!

Title: "Mars Needs Moms"

Grade: 3

Cast: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack

Director: Simon Wells

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Disney

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: As far as motion capture flicks go, "Mars Needs Moms" does fill the k...
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Check Out 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download Aug. 16

August 6th, 2011 7:36am EDT
Hoodwinked Too
Unexpectedly summoned back home in the middle of her training with the mysterious Sisters of the Hood, Red teams up with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel in "Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil," an animated sequel featuring the voices of Hayden Panettiere, Joan Cusack, Martin Short, and Glenn Close.

Happily Ever After Agency head Nicky Flippers is determined to ensure that no harm comes to young Hansel and Gretel, and as the search gets under way the whole gang decides to lend a helping hand.

Fracturing fairy tales and pop culture with good-natured glee, "Hoodwin...
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'Mars' Moms Have A Real Lesson For Movie Kids

March 10th, 2011 11:06am EST
Mars Needs Moms
This week’s Disney film Mars Needs Moms lets children live the fantasy of having their mothers abducted by aliens. The film’s real moms had a lesson or two for the children who may watch. Joan Cusack plays the mother of a boy who travels to Mars to rescue her.

“Some of my most Oscar-worthy performances were done with my children,” Cusack joked. “It’s much more complex.”

Mindy Sterling plays a Martian overlord in charge of kidnapping the moms. In real life, she’s practicing a compassionate disposition as an example for her teenager.

“Our upbringing is all about kindness,” Sterling said. “...
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Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

December 4th, 2009 10:04am EST
Brothers
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at Starpulse.com thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...
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'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 2: Vol. 1 Hits DVD Oct. 14; Win It

October 10th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Sarah Silverman
'The Sarah Silverman Program Season Two: Volume One (Uncensored)' Comes To DVD Oct. 14It's Sarah Silverman's world and we're all just spectators. Follow Sarah and the rest of the gang as she becomes romantically involved with God and decides to become "black" for a day to prove it's harder to be Jewish, deports her cleaning lady, joins a radical anti-abortion group and licks her dog's anus. Spend a few hours in Sarah's world where viewers come for the brilliant writing and performances, but you stay for the farts. Time magazine hails the show, "As filthy and sweet as an X-rated lollipop....
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Made In Connecticut: Filmmakers Turn East Coast State Into Moviemaking Mecca

May 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Is Connecticut the new Hollywood? Probably not, but it has become a hotspot for filmmaking. The quaint, colonial towns and Yale's impressive architecture led director Steven Spielberg to direct a portion of his highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in New Haven. Director Sam Mendes admits that the state is a central character in his latest movie, "Revolutionary Road," starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sure, the New England state is beautiful in the fall with its crimson leaves, pumpkin patches, and white picket fences. It features beautifu...
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'Baby Boom' For A New Generation: Top 5 Unlikey Mothers In Film

April 21st, 2008 11:50am EDT
Baby Mama
More than a decade after high-powered corporate, suit-wearing J.C. Wiatt inherited a baby that changed her life in Baby Boom - and in many ways how people viewed single, career-driven mothers - the story has been redone.

In Baby Mama, opening Friday, Tina Fey plays a thirty-something, upper middle class woman who wants to have a baby but can't and opts for surrogacy. Enter the blunt and often abrasive Amy Poehler, who Fey hires and then invites to live with her in this female buddy comedy flick. So in honor of the transformation the pregnancy causes not only on these women as individu...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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John Cusack & Amanda Peet Star In 'Martian Child' On DVD Feb 12

January 10th, 2008 7:15pm EST
Martian Child
Discover the magical world of a little boy whose universe collides with a very special family in the poignant film, Martian Child, arriving on DVD on February 12, 2008, from New Line Home Entertainment.

Based on the award-winning short story, the film follows David, a recently widowed man (John Cusack; (Say Anything,High Fidelity) who hopes to adopt a fragile young boy, who believes he is from Mars. Undeterred by the special emotional needs of the boy, David quickly accepts the child's differences and the two learn how to open their hearts and embrace the power of love.

The ens...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 11

October 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Michelle Trachtenberg
Happy Birthday to LPGA golf prodigy Michelle Wie (1989), Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Michelle Trachtenberg (1985), baseball player Dmitri Young (1973), 90210 star Luke Perry (1966), comedic actress Joan Cusack (1962), hall-of-fame quarterback Steve Young (1961), Contact actor David Morse (1953), musician Daryl Hall (1949), Country singer Dottie West (1932), and prolific author Elmore Leonard (1925).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 11

October 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Michelle Trachtenberg
Happy Birthday to LPGA golf prodigy Michelle Wie (1989), Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Michelle Trachtenberg (1985), baseball player Dmitri Young (1973), 90210 star Luke Perry (1966), comedic actress Joan Cusack (1962), hall-of-fame quarterback Steve Young (1961), Contact actor David Morse (1953), musician Daryl Hall (1949), Country singer Dottie West (1932), and prolific author Elmore Leonard (1925).
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Sundance Film Festival To Feature Films With Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake

December 1st, 2005 1:44pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
The Sundance Institute just announced the line-up of films screening in the out-of-competition Premieres Section of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 19-29, 2006, in Park City, Utah. The Festival opens with the world premiere of Friends With Money, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and starring an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Scott Caan, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener and Frances McDormand.

“Holofcener is one of the finest independent filmmakers and this film is perhaps her most accomplished and appealing work to date,” said Geoffrey Gilmor...
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New Film Releases for Friday, Nov. 4

November 2nd, 2005 6:59am EST
Chicken Little
The animated film Chicken Little adds a new twist to the classic children's tale. Zach Braff voices the title character, while Joan Cusack is Abby Mallard and Steve Zahn plays Runt of the Litter.

Jarhead centers on Marine enlistee Swoff (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his transition from boot camp to active duty. There has been some Oscar buzz surrounding Gyllenhaal’s performance.

Still in theaters: Saw II, The Legend of Zorro, Prime, Dreamer, Wallace & Gromit, The Weather Man, Doom, North Country, The Fog, Flightplan, Elizabethtown, and Good Night, And Good Luck .
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