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Laura Dern Slams George Bush

September 4th, 2007 10:11am EDT
Laura Dern
Actress Laura Dern has blasted U.S. President George Bush and is desperate for a Democrat to replace him. The 40-year-old actress now has to decide who she wants to win the Democrat race - because she's friends with Hillary Clinton and a fan of her rival Barack Obama.

She said "I'm excited that there are so many wonderful Democratic voices speaking out about important issues. I mean everyone is sick of Bush. Even my Texan Republican step dad is saying, 'This is a nightmare, get these people outta there.' We all want change."

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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.

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Mike White Sued Over 'Year Of The Dog'

June 7th, 2007 2:49pm EDT
Year Of The Dog
Filmmaker Mike White is being sued over his latest film Year Of The Dog by his former friend Laura Kightlinger, who claims she gave him the idea for the movie. Kightlinger has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claming she gave him the script named 'We Are Animals' about a woman who loves rescuing cats. Year Of The Dog, which stars Laura Dern and Molly Shannon, centers on a pet-obsessive.

White tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "They are totally different scripts. I know there is a similarity in the sense that (the female leads) both have pets that they care about, but bey...
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Laura Dern Was Ostracized For Ellen Degeneres Kiss

April 24th, 2007 4:09pm EDT
Laura Dern
Movie star Laura Dern was boycotted by Hollywood for more than a year after she played Ellen DeGeneres' girlfriend in the gay comedienne's controversial 'coming out' episode a decade ago. Dern appeared on DeGeneres' TV talk show yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the pop culture moment when Ellen came out of the closet in real life and in her TV sitcom.

The couple kissed on the show - and Dern now reveals her part on the controversial TV episode cost her career for a year.

The Jurassic Park star says, "There was certainly a backlash... It was awfully terrifying."

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Quotes By Rebecca Romijn, Gisele Bundchen & More

April 24th, 2007 1:29pm EDT
Rebecca Romijn
"I am getting a little crazy hearing that there's no way I could ever have been a man. Come on! I've met drag queens who are girlier than I am." Rebecca Romijn is upset TV viewers struggle to accept her as a transsexual man on hit show Ugly Betty.

"I think they make a cute couple." Actress Gina Gershon on pal Joan Jett's rumored romance with Carmen Electra.

"I grew up as a skinhead. You get a haircut, turn up the Sex Pistols, and go beat somebody up." Vinnie Jones remembers his punk rock past.

"I've put on about 15 pounds since I stopped smoking two and a half years ago. W...
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Father's Death Scene Traumatized Laura Dern

April 24th, 2007 8:54am EDT
Laura Dern
Laura Dern was left traumatized as a child when she watched her father Bruce Dern's head roll out of a hat box in a movie. The actress was just five when she caught sight of her father's decapitated head in the movie Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.

She recalls, "I remember watching television with my mom and she was flipping the channels and there was this image of Bette Davis holding a hat box at the top of the stairs... and out rolled my father's head.

"It was traumatic. I was quickly put on the phone with my father, so he could tell me that... things were good."

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Dog Movie Arrived As Laura Dern Mourned Her Dead Pet

April 18th, 2007 9:46am EDT
Laura Dern
Laura Dern's new movie Year of The Dog could not have come at a better time for the actress - the script arrived the days after she had put her own pooch to sleep. The star jumped at the chance to appear in the movie, which revolves around a secretary's attempts to get over her beloved pet's death, and found the whole filming process to be a therapy session.

Dern says, "I was sent the script the day after I put my dog to sleep. If I had to serve coffee on the set there was no way I was saying no to this movie. You're just broken and devastated when your dog dies and you feel like the ...
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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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Laura Dern Defends Director/Mentor David Lynch

March 7th, 2007 4:30pm EST
Laura Dern
Actress Laura Dern has defended David Lynch against accusations the director makes his surreal movies deliberately difficult to understand - and then refuses to explain them. Dern, who has starred in four Lynch movies including his latest Inland Empire, became incensed at the Venice Film Festival last September when one reporter criticized him for not explaining the movie's plot.

She says, "I get so protective of David, like an older sister or something, which is so absurd. He's not waiting for us to get the movie because he doesn't think the cinema is about 'getting it'. I think he b...
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'Little Miss Sunshine' Dominates Independent Spirit Awards

February 25th, 2007 10:17am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine got a pre-Oscars boost yesterday after claiming four honors at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, including the ceremony's Best Film prize.

The movie, which is up for a handful of honors at today's Academy Awards, also earned moviemakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris the Best Director prize, while Alan Arkin claimed the Best Supporting Male award and screenwriter Michael Arndt was also honored.

It was also a good day for Half Nelson, which claimed both lead acting awards, giving Ryan Gosling a boost as he prepared to fight Oscars fa...
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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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Courteney Cox & David Arquette Go To Marriage Counseling

August 9th, 2006 8:22am EDT
Courteney Cox & David Arquette
Courteney Cox and David Arquette called in a therapist to help them cope with a marriage crisis after they found themselves fighting in front of the paparazzi on vacation. Cox poured out her problems to pal Laura Dern upon her return and the actress advised her friend to seek counseling help.

She tells Life weekend magazine, "I could see how relationships break up if you don't go, 'What are we doing?' So we went to a therapist."

After fixing her marital problems, Cox decided to take some time out to take care of her own issues. She adds, "I'm a great caretaker but one thing I'm ...
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Courteney Cox's 2-Year-Old Has a Boyfriend

August 5th, 2006 9:28am EDT
Courteney Cox Arquette
Courteney Cox Arquette's two-year-old daughter Coco has fallen in love with pal Laura Dern's son Ellery Walker, who is twice her age. The former star is thrilled with her little girl's choice in men because Ellery is smitten with her daughter.

She says, "Ellery is four and Coco and Ellery see each other and they kiss...They love each other, they hold each other, they hold hands. We were away together and Coco was sitting back and Ellery looked at her and goes, 'Coco, you look like a real woman.' I'm not kidding."

Cox only hopes that the puppy love blossoms into a full romance as t...
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A May/December Romance for Nicole Richie & Jeff Goldblum?

July 6th, 2006 8:26am EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is reportedly making her romantic dreams come true following her split from fiance DJ AM - enjoying dinner dates with her lifelong crush Jeff Goldblum. The odd couple has been spotted out and about in Hollywood following the star's recent interview confession that she's had a crush on the actor since she was 13.

At 24, Richie is almost 30 years younger than the actor, who was once married to Geena Davis and engaged to his Jurassic Park co-star Laura Dern. Until recently, Goldblum was engaged to dancer Catherine Wreford (corr), 24, following a whirlwind romance after the ...
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Laura Dern Goes on Tour

July 2nd, 2006 9:00am EDT
Laura Dern
Laura Dern is so desperate to spend time with new husband Ben Harper, she is packing up the family and joining him on his world tour. The star decided to take the couple's four-year-old son Ellery and one-year-old daughter Jaya along to see their father in action.

Harper has a string of dates planned in the United States to promote his double album Both Sides Of The Gun, before jetting off around the globe. She explains, "We're going to visit him in Europe. Then I'm working in LA. That's the extent of our summer - everybody's working."

The couple married in December after five y...
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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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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 10

February 10th, 2006 3:00am EST
Victoria
Happy Birthday to child actresses Makenzie Vega (1994) and Emma Roberts (1991), WWE Diva Lisa Marie Varon a.k.a. 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 Jimmy Durante...
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