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The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 9:17am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
Stars packed the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Viewers tuned in to see the winners, but the red carpet fashion is always one of the highlights of the show.

Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") stunned in a sky blue Prada gown, while Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") dazzled in Armani Prive.

Although she didn't take home a trophy, Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") was a winner in a crimson strapless Dior dress.

Angelina Jolie disappointed in a sheer, sparkly Elie Saab dress that would have been...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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HBO Cancels 'Enlightened'

March 20th, 2013 9:33am EDT
Enlightened
After just two seasons on the air, HBO has canceled Laura Dern's critically claimed drama "Enlightened."

The series centered on self-destructive Amy, who after experiencing a spiritual awakening, strives to live an enlightened life, creating chaos at home and work in the process.

Dern co-created the series with writer/director Mike White, and the actress won a Golden Globe for her role.

HBO issued the statement: "It was a very difficult decision...We're proud of the show and we look forward to working with Mike White and Laura Dern in the future."

Earlier this month, Dern tweeted about ...
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Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012

December 31st, 2012 12:05pm EST
Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012
2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, prov...
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Laura Dern Shows Off Her Bikini Body In Los Angeles

September 18th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Laura Dern
Laura Dern looks fit and fantastic in new photos showing her enjoying the beach with her children in Los Angeles. We spotted the "Enlightened" star, 45, wearing a striped bikini top with plaid board shorts while playing with her daughter Jaya, 10, son Ellery, 7, and some friends in the ocean.

Dern and her singer husband Ben Harper decided in July to move forward with their divorce despite attempts to reconcile. The couple wed in 2005.

The actress stars in "The Master," which is loosely based on the story of late author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The film broke recor...
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Laura Dern and Ben Harper's Divorce Is Back On

July 9th, 2012 10:13am EDT
Laura Dern
Laura Dern is moving forward with her divorce from singer Ben Harper, despite recent attempts to reconcile.

The Wild at Heart star, 45, reconnected with Harper earlier this year after the Burn One Down hit-maker filed for divorce in 2010, but the reunion didn't last, with multiple gossips reporting the pair - parents to Ellery, 10, and Jaya, seven - split last month.

And on Friday Dern filed new legal papers at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in response to Harper's divorce petition, requesting joint legal and primary physical custody of their two kids.

According to TMZ.com, sh...
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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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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition' Five-Star Lynch Dissection

November 7th, 2011 12:20pm EST
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How much stranger can Lynchland get in hi-def? (And what’s in store for fans itching for more mystery revealing extras?!) Check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of the 1986 masterwork that changed cinema forever David Lynch’s "Blue Velvet" out on Blu-ray Nov. 8 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Let’s go for a joyride – get your robe!

Title: "Blue Velvet: 20th Anniversary Edition"

Grade: 5

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Director: David Lynch

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Release Company: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Website: www.mg...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Everything Must Go'

September 9th, 2011 2:12pm EDT
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Ready to dive head first into a life that’s probably worse then yours? Then head on over to the life yard sale on the front lawn of one Will Ferrell where whether he wants it or not, "Everything Must Go." (On Blu-ray Sept. 6 from Lionsgate!) Check out the base price skinny below!

Title: "Everything Must Go"

Grade: 4

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena

Director: Dan Rush

Rating: R

Runtime: 97 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Is it just me or does the drama of Will Farrell just keep getting better and better?...
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'Jurassic Park' Returning To Theaters To Mark Blu-ray Release

August 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg's monster hit movie Jurassic Park is heading back to cinemas next month to celebrate its release on Blu-ray.

The 1993 masterpiece, which revolutionised the use of visual effects, brought dinosaurs back to life and kick started a hit trilogy which went on to earn more than $2 billion at the box office.

Now the movie, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, has been digitally remastered to mark its release on Blu-ray, and to celebrate Universal Pictures is re-releasing the film for fans in the U.K.

The new cinema run will start on September 23.

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Will Ferrell: 'Everything Must Go' Was A New Challenge That I Really Wanted To Try'

May 11th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Will Ferrell Everything Must Go
Will Ferrell’s new movie is a bit more dramatic than his usual comedies. In Everything Must Go, he plays a man who comes home to find all his belongings on the front lawn after his wife leaves him. He is also an alcoholic so has a few binges in the movie, and Ferrell plays it straight.

“I’m getting the question, were there moments you were tempted to make them funny,” Ferrell said. “I don’t think you can sit down to read a piece of material like this and start earmarking it with ‘Ah, this would be funny. I should barf on myself here. I know how to spice that up.’”

There are funny moments ...
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Review: 'Everything Must Go' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Go For Will Farrell's Dramady (Video)

May 11th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Everything Must Go
'Everything Must Go' is based on a short story by Raymond Carver. The film is directed and adapted for the screen by Dan Rush and stars Will Ferrell as Nick Halsey, a man who's definitely on his way down.

Nick is a career salesman who has always been on the top...but not anymore. The film opens with Nick being fired. If that isn't bad enough, Nick arrives home to find that his wife has changed the locks and thrown all his possessions out on the front lawn. What's a guy to do? Well since Nick is an alcoholic, the answer is simple...buy beer...a lot of beer.

So in between guzzling...
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Tribeca Review: Will Ferrell Shows Us He Can Do More Than Comedy In 'Everything Must Go'

April 28th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Everything Must Go
A few years ago, funnyman extraordinaire Will Ferrell gave us Stranger Than Fiction, a serious movie that just happened to be funny. This time he teams up with writer/director Dan Rush for Everything Must Go, a funny movie that just happens to be serious. Ferrell plays Nick Porter, an excellent salesman who gets fired from his cushy job because of a little drinking problem. Well, a big drinking problem. He arrives home to find that his luck hasn’t changed—his wife has changed the locks on the doors to the house, and to boot she puts all of his stuff out on the front lawn. (We’re talking all...
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Jeff Goldblum Dating Lydia Hearst?

January 27th, 2011 6:48am EST
Jeff Goldblum
Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum has reportedly found love with an actress less than half his age.

The 58 year old is reportedly dating socialite Patty Hearst's daughter Lydia, 26 - and the couple was spotted smooching during a recent shopping trip in Los Angeles.

An eyewitness who spotted the new couple at the Fred Segal store in Hollywood tells the Globe, "Jeff was all over Lydia... It was kinda uncomfortable watching them."

The new couple was also spotted dining together at Mr. Chow in Hollywood.

Goldblum has a history of dating actresses - he was married to Geena Davis, engaged to L...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: October

January 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EST
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Celebrity break-ups were big news in October with a number of high-profile couples calling time on their relationship. Courteney Cox and David Arquette stunned the world by announcing they were taking a break from their 11-year marriage, and just days later singer Christina Aguilera confirmed her split from husband Jordan Bratman. Ben Harper and Laura Dern also filed for divorce after 10 years together.

But October also saw an influx of celebrity weddings - Katy Perry and Russell Brand sealed their love in a lavish Indian ceremony, and both Paul Weller and David Schwimmer hit the news when...
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Review 'Little Fockers': 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Recommend Spending The Holidays With This Family (Video)

December 20th, 2010 1:08pm EST
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'Little Fockers' the third in the 'Meet The Parents' series is directed by Paul Weitz and written by John Hamburg along with three other writers...which is never a good sign. The whole cast is back. It's been ten years since we left Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) They are now the proud parents of twins...a girl and a boy. Greg is still a nurse, but he also heads his own department. Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand) now has her own TV show where she discusses, among other things, Greg's sex problems. Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) is off in Spain learning how to Flamingo. And of cour...
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Jessica Alba Wears Valentino & Stripper Heels At 'Little Fockers' Premiere

December 16th, 2010 8:39am EST
Jessica Alba
Check out Jessica Alba in a white, flapper-like Valentino Couture gown at the world premiere of "Little Fockers." She finished the look off with David Webb jewels and a towering pair of gold Christian Louboutin sandals.

The star-studded red carpet event was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.

A birthday party for the twins gives Greg an opportunity to redeem himself after he takes a job that raises the suspicions of his overbearing father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro), in "Little Fockers."

Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) have been together for ten years, and now they're the...
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Jessalyn Gilsig Files For Divorce

October 13th, 2010 8:45am EDT
Jessalyn Gilsig
Glee star Jessalyn Gilsig has filed for divorce from her movie producer husband Bobby Salomon.

The pair was high school sweethearts and wed in 2006 before welcoming a daughter, Penelope, later that same year. But the couple secretly split almost a year ago - and Gilsig has filed divorce papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

The documents, obtained by TMZ.com, reveal Gilsig and Salomon have drawn up a private marital settlement "that will divide all community assets and obligations," including a custody arrangement for Penelope.

Gilsig's marria...
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Christina Aguilera Splits From Husband

October 12th, 2010 12:09pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Pop superstar Christina Aguilera has split from her husband Jordan Bratman after almost five years of marriage.

The Beautiful hit-maker wed the music executive in November 2005 and they are parents to two-year-old son Max. A source tells UsMagazine.com the couple has been "separated for a few months."

The insider adds, "They are now living apart, and they will see how that goes. They are very much in love. But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife."

Aguilera's marriage breakdown is the latest in a spate of celebrity splits - on Mond...
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Ben Harper Files For Divorce From Laura Dern

October 10th, 2010 12:05pm EDT
Ben Harper
Ben Harper has filed for divorce from his actress wife Laura Dern.

The Grammy winner filed divorce papers in Los Angeles on Friday citing irreconcilable differences.

According to TMZ.com, Harper has asked a judge to deny the "Jurassic Park" actress spousal support and claims that the couple split in January.

He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the pair's two children, Ellery and Jaya.

Dern and Harper married in 2005 after dating for five years.
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Michael Jackson's Kids Attend School With Other Children

August 27th, 2010 12:05pm EDT
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Michael Jackson's two eldest children have attended school for the first time.

The superstar's three kids - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket - were tutored at home under the instruction of the singer, who was determined to keep his children out of the public eye.

After Jackson's death last year, the youngsters were placed in the custody of their grandmother Katherine, who announced plans to send them to public school and allow them to mix with their peers.

And Katherine has followed through with her promise - Prince and Paris have enrolled at an exclusive school in Calif...
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2009 Spirit Awards Air Saturday, February 21 on IFC

February 19th, 2009 2:22pm EST
Independent
The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by award winning actor/comedian Steve Coogan, will air uncut, uncensored, and commercial free on IFC (Independent Film Channel) Saturday, February 21 LIVE at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. IFC.com will deliver up-to-the-minute news and video on the event, including a live streaming webcast during the red carpet arrivals and from the press room, an updated announcement of the winners, and photo galleries of both the red carpet at the event and at the IFC Indie Film Celebration after party. Last year's Spirit Awards telecast was honored with a 200...
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Cutest Celebrity Valentine's Day Couples

February 13th, 2009 10:00am EST
Angelina Jolie
Everyone's least (or most) favorite holiday is...Valentine's Day! If you're in a relationship be fortunate that every smooch you two share won't be plastered all over Us Weekly. For all you single people out there, don't call out sick from work and mope around your house in your pajamas with Ben and Jerry. You'll find love one day, just like these cute celebrity couples!

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick - This couple gives you hope that Hollywood marriage can work!

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - What do you get when you cr...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should They Make 'Jurassic Park IV?'

July 31st, 2008 9:24am EDT
Jurassic Park
"Jurassic Park IV" is currently "in production" with producers and writers working on the script. Many question whether a fourth film is necessary, particularly following what many call a disastrous third installment in the franchise. Two Starpulse writers have strong opinions on whether making a fourth film is really what the public needs or wants:

Point

Anyone who is familiar with my opinions on sequels and my general distaste for the work of Steven Spielberg are going to be surprised to learn that I love Jurassic Park and both of its sequels. Now don't get me wrong, the act...
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David Lynch Expands His 'Inland Empire' August 14

August 9th, 2007 2:29pm EDT
David Lynch
David Lynch's acclaimed film Inland Empire will make its DVD debut this summer with Rhino Entertainment. Overseen personally by Lynch, the DVD will feature the director's mind-bending cinematic journey generously embellished with a number of extras including a massive collection of additional scenes entitled "More Things That Happened." Other bonus materials include a making-of featurette, interviews with Lynch and the film's star Laura Dern, a photo gallery and theatrical trailers, plus footage of Lynch at home cooking quinoa -- an edible seed similar in texture to couscous.

Filming e...
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John Travolta And James Gandolfini Play Detectives In 'Lonely Hearts,' Opening April 13

April 5th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Lonely Hearts
An absorbing true story about serial killers on the lam, Lonely Hearts is based on the murder spree of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez during the late 1940s and Detective Elmer C. Robinson's participation in their capture, incarceration and subsequent executions.

The murders are bloody and demented as lovers Ray and Martha travel together, Ray seducing lonely, vulnerable women, milking them of their money, then killing them. All the while Martha falls deeper into obsession for Ray, convinced of their undying bond because he kills for her, and ultimately drawn to participate in the g...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 10

February 10th, 2007 3:00am EST
Don Omar
Happy Birthday to child actresses Makenzie Vega (1994) and Emma Roberts (1991), reggaeton singer Don Omar (1978), WWE Diva Victoria (1971), American actress Laura Dern (1967), late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton (1962; d. 1986), "Sideways" director Alexander Payne (1961), Aussie golfer Greg Norman (1955), Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz (1950), R&B singer Roberta Flack (1939), "Hart to Hart" actor Robert Wagner (1930), American composer Jerry Goldsmith (1929; d. 2004), actor Lon Chaney Jr. (1906; d. 1973), film director John Farrow (1904; d. 1963), and American singer/comedian/actor Jim...
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Rob Zombie To Host New TCM Movie Showcase

May 24th, 2006 12:35pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is taking a walk on the wild side as it welcomes auteur filmmaker and legendary rocker Rob Zombie as the host of the network's newest weekly movie showcase, "TCM Underground." The late-night franchise, which will feature off-the-wall movies chosen and introduced by Zombie, is set to launch in October.

"TCM Underground will serve as home to some of the truly visionary cult films that have been made over the past century, from stylish horror movies to offbeat black comedies," said Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager for TCM. "We are proud ...
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