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DVD Review: 'House of Versace'

February 6th, 2014 10:30am EST
DVD Review: 'House of Versace'
Ready to enter the fashion world through the eyes of famed sister Donatella Versace? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "House of Versace" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine and review the runway accoutrements below!

Title: "House of Versace"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Gina Gershon, Enrico Colantoni, Colm Feore

Director: Sara Sugerman

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Not really knowing a ton about famed fashion designer Gianni Versace and even less ...
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TV Tonight: 'House Of Versace' Starring Gina Gershon

October 5th, 2013 11:45am EDT
House of Versace
Lifetime's "House of Versace" chronicles Donatella Versace’s inspiring triumph over tragedy by carrying on her brother’s powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying.

Gina Gershon, Raquel Welch, Enrico Colantoni and Colm Feore star in the film premiering tonight at 8/7c.

The Lifetime Original Movie is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival."

The film brings to light the story of Donatella (Gershon), who, following the brazen murder of her brother, world-renowned designer Gianni Versace (Colantoni...
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Donatella Versace's camp dismisses new TV movie

October 4th, 2013 3:22am EDT
Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace's representative has dismissed a new TV movie based on a book about the inner-workings of fashion's most famous family as a "work of fiction".

Actress Gina Gershon went peroxide blonde to play the flamboyant designer in House of Versace, which chronicles Donatella's efforts to keep the Versace empire together following the death of her brother Gianni in 1997.

The movie will air in America on Lifetime over the weekend (05Oct13), but one person who won't be watching is the fashion maven herself.

Dismissing the project to Women's Wear Daily, a publicist for the brand says,...
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Donatella Versace biopic is 'fiction'

October 3rd, 2013 7:20am EDT
Donatella Versace
Versace has branded a new biopic about Donatella Versace "a work of fiction."
The upmarket fashion label has hit out against 'House of Versace', which tells the story of the fashion legacy Donatella has created, while also documenting her struggles following the murder of her brother Gianni Versace in 1997.
The film is an adaptation of Deborah Ball's 2010 novel 'House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival', with actress Gina Gershon cast as the leading lady.
A spokesperson told WWD: "Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only b...
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Gina Gershon was hesitant about Donatella Versace role

September 30th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Donatella Versace
Actress Gina Gershon was reluctant to portray Donatella Versace onscreen in new TV movie House Of Versace because she feared the fashion designer would be turned into a "flamboyant caricature".

The Bound star admits she didn't like the sound of the project when her agents first raised the topic with her, but she was quickly won over after becoming hooked on the script, which chronicles Donatella's efforts to keep the family's fashion empire alive following the death of her brother Gianni in 1997.

She tells U.S. talk show host Katie Couric, "I think because I hadn't read it (the script) ye...
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Gina Gershon Looks Eerily Like Donatella Versace In New Lifetime Promo Pic

September 6th, 2013 5:57am EDT
House of Versace
In a newly released promo image for the made-for-TV film "House of Versace," Gina Gershon looks exactly like fashion designer Donatella Versace. Okay, maybe she's a little bit prettier.

In the photo, Gershon (who believe it or not is 51!) wears a platinum blonde wig and pouts while sitting on a pale pink and silver embellished armchair.

According to the NY Post, Gershon's face was transformed with a little cotton (stuffed under her lips) as well as strategically applied make-up.

The film, which airs on Lifetime on Oct, 5, is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's book "Hous...
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Gina Gershon to play Donatella Versace in fashion family drama

August 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Donatella Versace
Gina Gershon has been cast as fashion mogul Donatella Versace in a new TV movie about the death of her brother.

House of Versace will also feature Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace and Raquel Welch as the siblings' Aunt Lucia.

The film, which will chronicle Donatella's efforts to keep the family's fashion empire alive following the death of her brother in 1997, will be based on Deborah Ball's book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival.

The movie will premiere in the U.S. on 5 October (13).
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Bound'

October 26th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Bound
Films fans are sure to flock to the sight of the epic looking "Cloud Atlas" this weekend, but we thought it a good time to check out some early Wachowski fare. Back when Lana was Larry and style was the special of the day...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s selection was a sexy, tense and ultimately stylistic masterwork that all but announced the arrival of the famed Wachowski Brothers. It combined a terrific story with some dynamite performances – and looked good doing it. Lesbians, double crosses and a little Tom Jones, it’s the 1996 underrated thriller..."Bound."

Cor...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Breathless'

August 15th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Breathless
Money, murder and mayhem – Texas style! We’re checking out the new more than meets the eye flick "Breathless" out this week on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. Check out the list of reviewed suspects below!

Title: "Breathless"

Grade: 4

Cast: Gina Gershon, Kelli Giddish, Ray Liotta

Director: Jesse Baget

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: With the exception of the already been used title, "Breathless" is a tasty little bank heist gone bad thriller. Filled with enough blood t...
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Gina Gershon: 'My Face Was Blowing Up'

July 25th, 2012 3:36pm EDT
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon was left with a swollen face for three months while filming new movie Killer Joe in Louisiana after accidentally ingesting a solvent used to clean up the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010.

The Showgirls star had an unusual reaction to one serving of oysters in New Orleans, Louisiana and discovered she had fallen ill with a bout of food poisoning. It took Gershon a little while to recognize the full affects of the solvent on her face as she had piled on a few extra pounds to play Sharla Smith in the film.

She tells New York Magazine, "It's more fun to look super-gnarly (ugly) tha...
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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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Gina Gershon Dating Mr. Hudson?

June 15th, 2011 10:16am EDT
Gina Gershon
Actress Gina Gershon is back on the dating scene following her reported split from Noah Wyle and she has been linked to British musician Mr. Hudson.

The Showgirls star embarked on a romance with the E.R. hunk last year, but they called off their relationship in September.

The 49 year old has now been linked to a new man after she was spotted spending time with U.K. pop star Mr. Hudson at a Kanye West show in New York last week.

Hudson, 31, who is signed to West's Good Music label, was reportedly spotting hanging out with Gershon backstage at the Thursday night gig.

A source tells Ne...
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Noah Wyle & Gina Gershon Are 'Clearly In Love'

April 15th, 2010 8:19am EDT
Noah Wyle
Former "E.R." star Noah Wyle is dating actress Gina Gershon, seven months after splitting from his wife.

Wyle, 38, announced that his nine-year marriage to make-up artist Tracy Warbin was over in October, and he has since embarked on a romance with the "Showgirls" star, who is nine years his senior.

The couple was spotted enjoying a romantic break at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California last week, and a source tells the National Enquirer, "Noah and Gina arrived arm in arm around sunset, and they were dressed to the nines. They had a very romantic four-course dinner at the inn's Sierr...
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Gina Gershon: 'Only Young Guys Come On To Me'

October 7th, 2009 9:06am EDT
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon is convinced she can't get a date with a man her age because 40-something guys are too intimidated to chat her up.

Gershon, 47, has written off men of her generation, insisting they weren't raised to appreciate strong, career-minded women.

She tells the New York Post, "I'm available. Single... But eligible guys are hard to find. I know amazing professional women who can't get guys. Only young ones come on to me. In their 20s, they're emotionally available and more polite. Those my own age don't want strong women. The ones in their 40s were raised wrong."

And until the ...
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Gina Gershon Involved In New Legal Battle

September 22nd, 2009 10:08pm EDT
Gina Gershon John Stamos Bye Bye Birdie
Gina Gershon is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with her former talent agents over allegations she failed to pay them commission for landing her a job on Broadway.

The Showgirls star is currently appearing opposite former ER actor John Stamos in the revival of "Bye Bye Birdie", which officially opens next month, and bosses at Fortitude talent agency claim they helped her land the stage show.

They allege the actress has refused to pay them the 10 per cent commission they're due.

In legal papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, and obtained by TMZ.com, the agents claim t...
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'Bye Bye Birdie' Scene Scrapped Over Being Too 'Gang Rape-y'

August 24th, 2009 2:59pm EDT
Gina Gershon
A scene has been scrapped from the remake of Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie over producers' fears it was "gang rape-y."

Gina Gershon, who stars as Rose in the upcoming revival, reveals her bosses at the Roundabout Theater Company have axed a dance sequence that has featured in the show since its debut in 1960.

The original scene shows Gershon's character, made famous on the stage by Chita Rivera and in film by Janet Leigh, crashing a Shriners' banquet and flirting underneath a table with a group of men wearing Fez hats.

She tells the New York Daily News, "It seemed a little too...
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Dress Battle: Diane Kruger Vs. Gina Gershon

August 18th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Diane Kruger and Gina Gershon
Diane Kruger and Gina Gershon both looked fab at the New York premiere of "Inglourious Basterds" yesterday. But who has the edge? Diane in her funky sequined cocktail dress or Gina in her basic black gown? See more photos after the jump, and you decide.

Image © Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Gershon gets her exotic looks from her French, Russian, and Dutch heritage. Since the mid-'80s, Gershon has carved out a living as a reliable character actress on both the big and the small screens.

Born Diane Heidkrüger in Hildesheim, Germany, Diane Kruger initially aspired to be a dancer and studi...
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Dress Battle: Anne Hathaway Vs. Gina Gershon

June 8th, 2009 11:36am EDT
Anne Hathaway and Gina Gershon
Who looked better in black at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards last night - Anne Hathaway or Gina Gershon? See the photos, and tell us what you think!

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

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John Stamos Takes On Broadway

April 4th, 2009 11:39am EDT
John Stamos
John Stamos is returning to Broadway - he will revive Dick Van Dyke's role in a modern remake of 1960 musical "Bye Bye Birdie."

The actor will join Gina Gershon in the new stage production by the Roundabout Theater Company - his first role since the long-running medical drama came to an end on Thursday.

Stamos will portray Albert, the manager of rocker Conrad Birdie, in the show, while Gershon will play his love interest Rosie.

Bill Irwin and Jayne Houdyshell will also star in the forthcoming production.

Stamos has previously starred on the New York stage in Roundabout r...
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Gina Gershon's Latest Sarah Palin Video

November 4th, 2008 9:20am EST
Gina Gershon Sarah Palin videos
It's Election Day and America is deciding between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. Luckily Gina Gershon has made another video impersonating Sarah Palin to keep us laughing. Watch the new clip and the original ones below.

Watch the brand new 'Inspirational Moments With Gina Gershon As Sarah Palin':

Watch 'Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin #2':

Watch the original 'Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin':

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

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- Vote For Lando Calrissian!

- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

- O...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

October 28th, 2008 10:10am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most inspiring and humorous remarks were made on the latest stories on Gary Busey and his dog named Blizzard, the latest from the always popular “Booty” article , and Hair extensions trashy or trendy?; as well as a Story about America’s favorite make believe leader.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and pleasant remarks made about actresses Christy Romano, Amy Yasbeck and Jennifer Hudson, on the ...
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Video: Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin

October 22nd, 2008 11:17am EDT
Gina Gershon Sarah Palin video
Tina Fey isn't the only actress impersonating Sarah Palin. Last month Gina Gershon made a video spoofing the US Vice Presidential candidate called 'Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin.' And now the actress has recorded a follow-up. Watch them both below. Who's the better Palin impersonator: Tina or Gina? Leave a comment below!

Watch the original 'Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin':

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

More political spoof videos:

- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

- Obama vs. McCain Dance Off

- Ron Howard Brings Back Opie & Richie...
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Heirs To The Hefner Crown: Hollywood Stars Who Have Lived The Playboy Dream

October 10th, 2008 10:54am EDT
Hugh Hefner
A dark cloud loomed over the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner was dumped by not one but three babes simultaneously. Before you drown your all-my-heroes-are-geezers sorrows in Chivas and Cuban cigars, remember: You should never doubt Hef. He’s already frolicking with three new blondes (two of them twins) in the grotto. But it does make us wonder. Is it time for Hef to pass on his proverbial baton to some other stud? (Check out a video HERE!)

People who only know him as the 82-year-old guy on The Girls Next Door must find it hard to believe that he set the standard for all of the commitment...
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Gina Gershon Slams Affair Claims

June 9th, 2008 1:07pm EDT
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon has dubbed allegations she had an affair with ex-President Bill Clinton a "crazy outrageous lie".

The July issue of Vanity Fair magazine features a report by journalist Todd S. Purdum, in which he alludes to Clinton's infidelity following his recovery from heart surgery in 2004. The article goes on to insinuate that Clinton made frequent stopovers in California to "visit" Gershon.

Gershon, who turns 46 on Tuesday, claims she has only met Clinton three times, and any suggestion they had a relationship is untrue.

Speaking on the TV show Live with Regis and Kell...
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Gina Gershon's Rep Chastises Vanity Fair Journalist

June 3rd, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Gina Gershon
Actress Gina Gershon's representative has slammed a new Vanity Fair article that suggests she had an affair with former president Bill Clinton.

The July issue of the magazine features a report by journalist Todd S. Purdum, in which he alludes to Clinton's infidelity following his recovery from heart surgery in 2004.

The article goes on to insinuate that Clinton made frequent stopovers in California to "visit" Gershon.

But Gershon's spokesperson Mara Buxbaum has blasted the story and is demanding her client's name be removed from the piece.

She fumes: "Todd Purdum's in...
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'P.S. I Love You' Now On DVD

May 6th, 2008 10:00am EDT
P.S. I Love You
In P.S. I Love You, a grieving widow finds her husband's warmth radiating from the afterlife when she discovers that he left her a series of tasks to be revealed in ten monthly messages and designed to help her overcome her sorrow while gradually making the transition into a new life.

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is a beautiful and successful woman whose good-humored husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) always stood by her side. Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, Gerry succumbs to a devastating illness and Holly is left to face an uncertain future. No one in the world knows Holly better...
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CBGB Fans Protest Outside Defunct Rock Venue

April 22nd, 2008 3:10pm EDT
Blondie
Angry music fans protested outside New York's new John Varvatos store last week - because the clothing store had taken the place of punk mecca CBGB. The East Village live music venue closed its doors in 2006 after CBGB boss Hilly Kristal lost a lease battle with his landlords.

The space is now shared by rock art gallery Morrison Hotel and designer Varvatos' new clothing store.

But die-hard devotees of the club - famous for launching the careers of bands like the Ramones and Blondie - aren't happy with the choice of new tenants and stormed the velvet ropes at Varvatos' VH1 Save the...
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Top Big-Screen Couples Of The Decade

February 27th, 2008 2:00pm EST
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
There have been many memorable onscreen pairings in the new millennium, but these couples top our list:

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Playing against type, with Winslet sporting day-glo punk hairstyles and Carrey slouching with a sad hound dog face, these two captured love in all of its inglorious, impossible-to-get-along shapes. A movie that begins with two people hoping to erase all traces of each other from one another's minds potentially heralded two hours of mud slinging. Instead, Winslet and Carrey work wonders together as a c...
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'P.S. I Love You' Soundtrack Includes James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, The Academy Is, More

December 2nd, 2007 10:00am EST
P.S. I Love You
Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of P.S. I Love You - Music From The Motion Picture, the original motion picture soundtrack to the Warner Bros. Pictures/Alcon Entertainment romantic comedy/drama. Due in stores on December 4th, the album features tracks from a diverse range of top artists, including James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, and the one-and-only Pogues. P.S. I Love You, the film, is slated to open in theaters nationwide on December 21st.

P.S. I Love You - Music From The Motion Picture is highlighted by Same Mistake, the second single from James Blunts acclaimed ne...
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Gina Gershon Turns Down Prince

October 22nd, 2007 12:52pm EDT
Gina Gershon
Hollywood star Gina Gershon turned down the opportunity to work with pop superstar Prince - because he wanted to change her name. The actress, who is also an accomplished singer, admits she was asked by the star to appear on iconic 1984 album Purple Rain - but wasn't prepared to swap her original moniker in exchange for singing stardom.

She says, "Prince wanted me to do Purple Rain years ago. He flew me out there and he's changing my name, and for some reason, I backed out of that. He goes, 'I think I'm going to call you Gheena.' I said, 'Gheena Gershon?' And he said: 'No. Just Gheena...
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