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Short And Sweet: Hollywood's 15 Shortest Actresses

April 28th, 2014 9:03pm EDT
Meredith Eaton
We recently profiled several short actors in Hollywood, so naturally we also wanted to honor the short actresses with notable careers in showbusiness. Interestingly enough, several of these short gals are brilliant singers in addition to their career on-screen.

Meredith Eaton, 4’3". Meredith had a breakout role as attorney Bethany Horowitz on Boston Legal, a skilled lawyer usually underestimated due to her size.

Linda Hunt, 4’9". Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1982 for The Year of Living Dangerously. She's well-known as a series regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Academy Museum Bosses Buy Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers

February 22nd, 2012 10:45pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard Of Oz have a new home at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio.

The iconic shoes were sold at auction by collector Debbie Reynolds last year and now Academy officials have revealed DiCaprio led a group of 'angel donors' whose gifts to the Academy Foundation enabled the purchase.

Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. and chairman of the capital campaign for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, says, "The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world over. This i...
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Dorothy's Ruby Slippers From 'The Wizard Of Oz' For Sale

September 22nd, 2011 6:57pm EDT
The Wizard Of Oz
The actual ruby slippers Judy Garland clicked together to send her character Dorothy back to Kansas in The Wizard Of Oz are to be auctioned off in December.

Replicas and stunt shoes have been sold off in the past, but now bosses at California auction house Profiles in History have acquired the most famous footwear in Hollywood.

The slippers will be the highlight lot at the three-day Icons of Hollywood auction, which will take place from December 15-17.

A spokeswoman for the auction house says, "There are four pairs of screen-used ruby slippers known to have survived the 70 years since th...
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Marilyn Monroe's White Dress From 'The Seven Year Itch' Sells For $4.6 Million

June 19th, 2011 12:39pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Iconic screen siren Marilyn Monroe was still the toast of Hollywood on Saturday after her iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch sold for an astonishing $4.6 million at auction.

"Singin' In The Rain" legend Debbie Reynolds put the movie memorabilia she has collected during her career under the hammer in California, and film fans flocked to the sale to try and buy a piece of Hollywood history.

And it was Monroe who was still the big star turn at the sale when her buyers bidded big for her most famous on-screen outfits.

The white dress, which famously blew up as the star stood over a ...
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Hugh Martin, 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' Songwriter, Dies At 96

March 13th, 2011 11:54am EDT
Hugh Martin | Photo Credits: Jesse Grant/WireImage
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" songwriter Hugh Martin has died. He was 96.

Martin is best known for composing the score to the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland famously performs the song that became a seasonal classic. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the film's "The Trolley Song."

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James Franco To Star In 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel?

February 7th, 2011 4:38pm EST
James Franco
Oscar nominee James Franco is in talks to replace Robert Downey, Jr. as the wonderful wizard in upcoming Disney movie Oz: The Great And Powerful.

The 127 Hours star has emerged as the new favorite to head up Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books.

The film will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie and focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

Downey, Jr. walked away from the movie last month and Disney bosses had reportedly approached J...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Quits 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel

January 20th, 2011 8:40am EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. has dropped out of upcoming Disney movie Oz The Great And Powerful and movie bosses are reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp to replace him as the wonderful wizard.

The Iron Man star had signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books and will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie.

The film, which will be directed by Spider-Man's Sam Raimi, focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

The ac...
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Anne Hathaway's Judy Garland Biopic Postponed

December 22nd, 2010 8:38am EST
Anne Hathaway
Production on an upcoming biopic of Judy Garland, starring Anne Hathaway, has been pushed back to allow the actress and movie executives extra time to deal with the "sensitive project".

The Devil Wears Prada star last year signed on to play the Wizard of Oz legend in a big screen adaptation of biographer Gerald Clarke's 2001 book Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland.

Work on the movie has yet to begin and Hathaway reveals production may not start until late 2012 - to make sure the film correctly portrays Garland's life story.

Speaking on BBC Radio Four's Front Row radio show, the actres...
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TV Holiday Roundup: Check Out Your Favorite Holiday Shows

November 25th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Grinch and little Cindy Loo Hoo
The Christmas season is upon us. That means holiday specials abound! Here’s a roundup of the classic – and the new – TV material coming soon to help you celebrate the holidays.

Here are some highlights for the holiday season. All times are Eastern. Watch your local listings, as many of these specials will air more than once, and on more than one channel.

‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ – ABC, Nov. 25, 8 PM

In this classic holiday special, Charlie Brown must juggle obligations between family and friends – namely, Peppermint Patty, who is set on spending her holiday with Chuck. Watch...
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'The Poseidon Adventure' Adventure Director Dies At 99

June 18th, 2010 2:49pm EDT
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British director Ronald Neame has died at the age of 99 after failing to recover from a fall.

The Poseidon Adventure filmmaker passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, his friend Peter Bowes has confirmed.

Born in London to photographer Elwin Neame and actress Ivy Close, Neame began his career in the film industry as a messenger boy at the U.K.'s famous Elstree Studios, where he first met acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock.

He became an assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's 1929 movie Blackmail, before working as a cinematographer on 1933 musical comedy Happy.

He turned to dire...
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The Celebrity Curse: Drugs, Alcohol, And Poor Decisions

May 13th, 2010 9:20am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
The celebrity curse of drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and self-destruction has played a major role in the lives of many in Hollywood since its creation. More and more stars are dying from their addictions and it remains extremely puzzling as to why some are able to escape the dangers of superstardom and others continue to fall victim to it. This is nothing new, as celebrity icons of the past such as Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland were at the top of the entertainment world and ended up losing their lives due to their personal struggles. Countless celebrities have taken the trip to rehab, ha...
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Robert Downey Jr. To Play Wizard Of Oz?

April 21st, 2010 8:59am EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly set to team up with director Sam Mendes to bring the Wizard Of Oz back to life.

The original 1939 movie, starring Judy Garland, became a cinematic classic, while another film based on L. Frank Baum's books, Return To Oz, was released by Disney in 1985.

Now, movie-makers are preparing to return to the Emerald City on the big screen in a new picture about the wonderful wizard, titled Oz The Great and Powerful. The film will be a prequel to the Garland movie, based on Baum's work, and will tell the story of a young circus magician who ends up ruler of the ma...
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Russell Crowe & Beyonce To Hook Up In 'A Star Is Born'?

February 6th, 2010 10:19am EST
Beyonce
Russell Crowe and Beyonce have emerged as the frontrunners for the lead roles in a remake of classic movie A Star Is Born.

Robert Downey Jr. was attached to the male lead at one point, but now it seems the Gladiator star has taken his place.

Crowe is the new favorite to play an aging, alcoholic musician who mentors and falls in love with a younger female star.

The film was a big screen hit in the 1930s and it has already been reworked twice, with Judy Garland and James Mason in 1957 and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976.

Nick Cassavettes is onboard to direct the fi...
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A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

December 24th, 2009 9:33am EST
Nine
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...
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Exclusive: Stream Rufus Wainwright's Entire New Album Here!

September 23rd, 2009 6:00pm EDT
New Album From Rufus Wainwright
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.

Wainwright has released six albums and two DVDs to date, and has appeared on numerous soundtracks an...
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Katie Holmes' Sexy Judy Garland Tribute On 'SYTYCD' (Video)

July 24th, 2009 10:57am EDT
Katie Holmes on So You Think You Can Dance
Katie Holmes wowed viewers last night with her sexy tribute to Judy Garland's "Get Happy" on So You Think You Can Dance last night. Video after the break.

Holmes pranced around in an all-black outfit including a fedora, nylons, and skin-tight shorts - similar to what Garland wore in the 1950s musical Summer Stock.

Garland's son, Joey Luft, told Usmagazine.com: "I bet Judy Garland's giving [Katie] a standing ovation in heaven."

Nigel Lythgoe, judge/executive of the show, said to the mag: "She put herself out there and she didn't have to do that, so I'm very delighted in her perform...
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Why Anne Hathaway Is The Perfect Choice To Play Judy Garland

April 27th, 2009 11:06am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway looks wonderful in all of her magazine pictures, especially when you consider that she's sporting more weight on her shoulders than most actors in Hollywood today. That's because she will play Judy Garland in a bio-picture based on the controversial book by Gerald Clark.

Hathaway is, of course, perfect for the role. Never mind that she can't quite copy the kind of 4-year-old face that became trademark Garland. That's one of those remarkable traits that can't be duplicated. She still has the pouting lips, the miraculous smile, and the charming singing voice. Her face might...
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Songs We Never Want To Hear Again On 'American Idol'

January 27th, 2009 10:04am EST
American Idol
With the countless amounts of songs floating around out there, and with more and more artists allowing American Idol to use their music, why are some of the show's contestants content to trot out the same old songs that have already been done to death? And why do some Idol hopefuls insist on choosing songs that are all wrong for their vocal range or style?

According to the judges, song selection is half the battle. You could have the voice of an angel, but if you're treating Simon and the gang to "Unbreak My Heart" for the millionth time, chances are they won't be jumping out of their...
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Actress/Singer Kristin Chenoweth Releases Christmas CD; Win A Signed Copy!

October 31st, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Kristin Chenoweth
On October 14, 2008 Sony BMG Masterworks released Kristin Chenoweth's new Christmas CD A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas. For her third album, Chenoweth covers a wide range of Christmas songs from "Christmas Island," popularized by The Andrew's Sisters to Kristin's personal favorite "Come On Ring Those Bells."

Recorded at Capitol Recording Studio's legendary Studios A & B where Sinatra, Judy Garland and Nat King Cole all etched their Christmas standards, A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas is an eclectic combination of full orchestral arrangements, along with big band, a bit of tropical isla...
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Overrated & Underrated Pop Duets

October 3rd, 2008 10:11am EDT
Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder
Sometimes one just ain't enough.

That's a line, okay an amended line, from the rarest of rock treats - the duet. Everyone loves when two pop icons team up for a single. It's just like those rare occasions when two solo wrestlers join forces for a super tag-team.

Just like its brethren in the WWE the results for pop duets are often much less than the sum of their parts. Still, each duet holds a special spot, or two, in the minds of music fans.

So it's easy to say that all duets are overrated isn't it? Well, that would be the case if it weren't for the fact that so many gr...
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Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

June 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...
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Karaoke & Cheesy Performances Prevailed On 'American Idol' This Week

February 21st, 2008 10:50am EST
American Idol
"Too cheesy," "not relevant," "extremely cabaret" and "terrible vocals" were common criticisms heard from the south end of the judging table this past week on "American Idol." Aside from Paula Abdul's over-the-top compliments and Randy Jackson's on-the-fence opinions, Simon Cowell's take on week one completely highlighted the show.

This year, it seems that Simon is determined to find the right singer to advance into the music industry. And why shouldn't he? A professional needs to be able to handle the rigmarole of the music industry. But often times, Simon loses his focus. Just h...
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Rhino Gives Standing Ovation To Linda Eder

January 25th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Linda Eder
It's common for female singers to cite Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland as their influences, but it's quite a rare occurrence to encounter a woman who can take the songs of such legends and make them her own.

In her 26-year career, Linda Eder has far surpassed the role of admirer and has taken on Carnegie Hall, the Gershwin theater, and nearly all the stages of Broadway to become recognized as one of the great contemporary solo voices. Rhino Records applauds the Broadway great with a career-spanning, single-disc collection of her work. Linda Eder: Greatest Hits will be available Janu...
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Starpulse Catches Up With Silverchair's Daniel Johns

November 30th, 2007 3:46pm EST
Silverchair
In 1995, Silverchair's "Tomorrow" became the single most played song on US modern rock stations, quite a feat for three 15 year olds from Australia. Since then, Silverchair has become the most successful band in their homeland's history, winning more Arias, the Grammy's of Australia, and charting more number-one records than any other act.

Their sound has evolved considerably since their grunge-styled early work to their latest release "Young Modern," a meticulously produced masterwork that combines elements of glam rock and orchestration reminiscent of Sergeant Pepper's/Revolver-era ...
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Double Bassist Art Davis, Who Played With Jazz Greats Such As Coltrane, Dies At 73

August 4th, 2007 9:15am EDT
John Coltrane
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Art Davis, the renowned double bassist who played with John Coltrane and other jazz greats, has died. He was 73.

Davis died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in Long Beach, his son Kimaili Davis told the Los Angeles Times for a story in Saturday's editions.

Davis was blacklisted in the 1970s for speaking up about racism in the music industry, then later earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and balanced performance dates with appointments to see patients.

''He was adventurous with his approach to playing music,'' said pianist Nate Morgan, who ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 10

June 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Happy Birthday to actress Leelee Sobieski (1982), "A Walk To Remember" star Shane West (1978), singer Faith Evans (1973), R&B singer Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo (1971), Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty (1970), "Austin Powers" actress Elizabeth Hurley (1965), "Waterworld" actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), actress Gina Gershon (1962), Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto (1931), British actor Lionel Jeffries (1926), "The Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland (1922; d. 1969), and legendary bluesman Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1910; d. 1976).
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Sarah McLachlan Releases Holiday Album, "Wintersong"

October 26th, 2006 11:52am EDT
Sarah McLachlan
At its best, the venerable pop music tradition known as "the holiday album" can capture all the sentiments of the season: the warm glow of friendship and family, the bittersweet reflections on the year gone by, the hopeful anticipation of the new year ahead.

Sarah McLachlan has created a true holiday classic with Wintersong. The Arista recording artist imbues this splendid twelve-song collection-the first holiday album of her multi-platinum career-with peerless interpretive skill and exquisite musicianship. Released on October 17, Wintersong is Sarah's first new studio album since Afte...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 10

June 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Happy Birthday to actress Leelee Sobieski (1982), "A Walk To Remember" star Shane West (1978), singer Faith Evans (1973), R&B singer Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo (1971), Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty (1970), "Austin Powers" actress Elizabeth Hurley (1965), "Waterworld" actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), actress Gina Gershon (1962), Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto (1931), British actor Lionel Jeffries (1926), "The Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland (1922; d. 1969), and legendary bluesman Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1910; d. 1976).
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Bob Dylan Makes His DJ Debut

May 4th, 2006 9:42am EDT
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan made his debut as a radio DJ yesterday. The legendary musician hosted an hour-long program on US satellite radio station XM Deep Tracks and treated listeners to a selection of his favorite hits about the weather. He opened his show with the line: "Into each life some rain must fall. Trouble may be waiting along the way."

Among the tracks Dylan - who is known for his reluctance to give interviews and for being a recluse - played were Blow Wind Blow by Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix classic The Wind Cries Mary and Stevie Wonder song A Place In The Sun. Hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean...
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Nearly 8 Hours of Music Featured on MGM Musicals Anthology; Out April 25

April 17th, 2006 12:20pm EDT
Singin In The Rain
Movie music fans rejoiced in 1995 when Turner Classic Movies Music and Rhino Movie Music partnered for an exhaustive five disc collection featuring indelible musical performances from MGM's golden age. A decade and more than 200 classic movie soundtrack releases later, Turner/Rhino revisits the centerpiece of its successful ongoing partnership to create a truly definitive collection of MGM musical magic.

"That's Entertainment!" The Ultimate Anthology of MGM Musicals" expands the original landmark release with an entire disc of never-before-released music, and uses new technology to up...
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