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15 Surprising Celebrity Birthplaces

March 27th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Unless you are a celebrity trivia champion, it may surprise you to learn some of your favorite actors and actresses were born far away from the countries we associate them with. While Nicole Kidman's parents are Australian, the actress was actually born in Hawaii and lived the first four years of her life there before moving Down Under. (Continue reading bio)

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York and lived the first twelve years of his life there. It wasn't until after his father settled an injury lawsuit that Mel moved to Australia, where he became a star for his work in the Mad ...

Sandra Bullock immortalised as wax model

February 14th, 2014 10:20am EST
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock has been immortalized as a wax model.
The 49-year-old actress' likeness has been made into a figure and her doppelganger will be unveiled at Hollywood's Madame Tussauds museum in two weeks time.
Madame Tussauds state the figure is "red carpet ready" as she can be seen wearing a flattering red dress, a beautiful clutch bag in her hand, black high-heels on her feet and her straight long locks combed over to one side.
A likeness of Oscar winner Sandra is already on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
The statue of Sandra joins the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, ...

Zooey Deschanel ditches Daisy Dukes

January 30th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is too old to wear Daisy Dukes.
The 34-year-old actress shuns tight cutoff jean shorts - named after the 'Dukes of Hazzard' character who popularized the look - because she believes they don't look graceful at her age.
She told Lucky magazine: "Daisy Dukes are not for people over 30. I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that right now."
The 'New Girl' star is famed for sporting vintage wear, but protests there's nothing wrong with having a particular style and sticking with it.
She added: "The funny thing is, people think I never break out of this one box. I like wh...

Audrey Hepburn's Bouffant Updo Tops Iconic Hairstyles Poll

December 31st, 2013 9:32am EST
Audrey Hepburn
British actress Audrey Hepburn's beehive has topped a poll for the most iconic hairstyles.

The late star's sophisticated bouffant updo, featured in her role as New York socialite Holly Golightly in 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany's topped a list of 50 hairstyles compiled from a poll in the UK, despite having it's screen debut half a century ago.

Toni & Guy global creative director, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, who conducted the survey for the brand's 50th anniversary said: "The image of her with her dark hair piled up while she is holding a cigarette holder is one of the most recognizable film i...

Max George wants a puppy for Christmas

December 24th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Max George
Max George wants a puppy for Christmas.
The 'All Time Low' singer says he would love to be gifted with a cute canine pal but admits his busy schedule wouldn't allow time to care for a pet, as he is set to go on tour with The Wanted shortly after the festive season.
Max said: "I'd really love a dog, my dog Pele died two years ago and I feel ready for another. I'd like a Boxer, but I'm a patron for Manchester Dog's home so I would probably end up getting a mutt."
The 25-year-old hunk says lavishing his friends and family with thoughtful presents adds to the excitement on Christmas day and he ...

Diane Keaton to accept Woody Allen's Lifetime Achievement Award

December 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton will accept her longtime friend and former lover Woody Allen's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards next year (14).

The Blue Jasmine filmmaker is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious honour, but Allen, who is notorious for shunning awards shows, is not planning to attend the ceremony.

Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who nominate and vote on the awards, have now decided to ask Keaton to accept the award on his behalf, according to

Keaton and Allen met in 1968 when she was cast in his Broadway production, Play it Again, and she a...

George Clooney still looking for the love of his life

December 2nd, 2013 3:20pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney hasn't met the love of his life yet.
The hunky 'Gravity' actor has dated a string of beautiful women in his years as a star - including recently splitting from wrestling babe Stacy Keibler and being linked to model Monika Jakisic - but claims he's yet to have his greatest romance.
When asked who has been the love of his life, George told W magazine: "I haven't met her yet."
The 52-year-old star - who was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 - named classic Hollywood stars Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly as his ideal women.
He explained: "When I was a kid, I was...

Madonna, Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson Make Fashion Icon List

April 4th, 2012 9:15am EDT
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and The Beatles have been named among the "All-Time 100 Fashion Icons" by Time magazine editors.

The extensive list features the "most influential fashion icons since 1923", the year the publication was born, and is split into six categories - Designers & Brands, Models, Muses, Photographers, Editors & Stylists and Style & Design.

The artists have all made the list as Muses, alongside rocker David Bowie, actors James Dean, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Audrey Hepburn, late British royal Diana, Princess of Wales and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.


Blake Lively Does Her Best Marilyn Monroe Impression (Photos)

January 19th, 2012 2:49pm EST
Gossip Girl 100th episode
The 100th episode of "Gossip Girl" airs Monday, Jan. 30, and will open with a musical dream sequence featuring Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester) and all the men in their lives (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Hugo Becker). Leighton plays Audrey Hepburn while Blake channels Marilyn Monroe.

Do you think Blake makes a believable Marilyn? She wears a strapless pink dress, gloves and many jewels, mimicking "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Check out more photos on the following pages.

The episode will also focus on Chuck (Westwick...

'Breakfast At Tiffany's' House Up For Sale

December 24th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Breakfast At Tiffanys
Fans of Audrey Hepburn's classic movie Breakfast At Tiffanys will have the chance to live in the style of Holly Golightly as the townhouse featured in the film has gone up for sale.

The New York brownstone building, which served as home to Hepburn's character in the popular 1961 movie, has gone on the market for almost $6 million.

Hepburn starred as young New York socialite Golightly who becomes fascinated by a new man in her apartment building, and although the interior scenes in the movie were shot on a soundstage in California, all the exteriors were filmed at the Manhattan house.


Beyonce Responds To Belgian Dancer's Plagiarism Claims

October 12th, 2011 8:24am EDT
Beyonce has acknowledged dance routines in her new Countdown video were inspired by a Belgian choreographer who has accused her of plagiarism.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has threatened to sue over claims Beyonce copied moves from her ballet production Rosas danst Rosas.

The superstar singer has now opened up about the dispute, revealing the Belgian work was among a number of different influences which can be clearly seen in her video.

She says in a statement, "Clearly, the ballet Rosas danst Rosas was one of many references for my video, Countdown. It was one of the inspirations used ...

Julie Andrews Celebrates 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' In NYC

September 19th, 2011 12:40pm EDT
Julie Andrews Breakfast at Tiffany's 50th Anniversary Screening
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the kind of movie that feels familiar the first time you watch it, and seems fresher and brighter every time afterwards. It’s iconic. It’s Audrey Hepburn. It’s fashion and the little black dress.

It’s Moon River, a song “Sex & the City” fans may remember Carrie and Big dancing to in the show’s post-9/11 love letter to New York.

It’s New York at its most beautiful, romantic, and hopeful.

While the city has changed and there are certain details (Mickey Rooney) that may not be considered “timeless,” Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is the type of stylish modern w...

'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Debuts On Blu-ray Sept. 20

September 10th, 2011 7:04am EDT
Breakfast At Tiffanys
"Breakfast At Tiffany's" has been fully restored and remastered for this 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release, which boasts over 90 minutes of special features including an exploration of the making of the film, a look at Audrey’s iconic style, a tour of the studio lot, featurettes on Henry Mancini and Tiffany’s, commentary by producer Richard Shepherd, photo galleries, the original theatrical trailer and more.

In an idealized New York City during the early '60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey_Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. S...

50th Anniversary Blu-ray Debut Of 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Hits Stores On Sept. 20

July 12th, 2011 10:53am EDT
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Fully Restored and Remastered, Iconic Film Debuts on Blu-ray September 20, 2011 Including Over 90 Minutes of Bonus Features on the Making of the Movie,
Audrey Hepburn’s Timeless Style, the Music of Henry Mancini and Much More

The exquisite Audrey Hepburn stars as the free-spirited Holly Golightly in the unforgettable masterpiece BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and debuting on Blu-ray September 20, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Based on Truman Capote’s best-selling novella, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S captured the imagination of audiences everywhere...

Sidney Poitier To Receive Prestigious Film Award

May 2nd, 2011 7:54am EDT
Sidney Poitier
Movie legend Sidney Poitier is to be honored with one of the film industry's most prestigious awards at a ceremony in New York City on Monday.

The In the Heat of the Night star, who became the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1963, will be feted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a star-studded gala in Manhattan.

Poitier, 84, will be presented with the coveted Chaplin Award in recognition of his career achievements, following in the footsteps of other Hollywood greats including Al Pacino, Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood and Audrey Hepburn, as well as last year's recipie...

Hollywood Unwrapped: Must Not See TV

April 15th, 2011 8:43am EDT
I have a question to ask all of the readers of this column. Do we really have Hollywood stars or real actors that we had in the past? Gone are the days when studios had an iron claw on the stars and being a celebrity actually meant something.

Yes, today we still have a handful of Academy Award winning movie stars such as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, and Clint Eastwood. We don’t have stars like Steve McQueen, James Dean or an Audrey Hepburn. But that's on the big screen.

Today, television is packed with reality shows that makes us lose brain cells and it seems like we be...

HarperCollins Releases Children's Book About Audrey Hepburn

January 29th, 2011 7:00am EST
Just Being Audrey
When Audrey Hepburn starred in a movie, she lit up the screen. Her unique sense of fashion, her grace, and, most important, her spirit made her beloved by generations. But her life offscreen was even more luminous.

As a little girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, she learned early on that true kindness is the greatest measure of a person—and it was a lesson she embodied as she became one of the first actresses to use her celebrity to shine a light on impoverished children throughout the world.

This is Audrey as a little girl, an actress, an icon, an inspiration; this is Audrey just b...

Blake Edwards, Julie Andrews' Husband & 'Pink Panther' Creator, Dies At 88

December 16th, 2010 2:04pm EST
the Pink Panther
Julie Andrews' husband, Pink Panther creator Blake Edwards, has died at the age of 88.

The director, writer and producer passed away at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday night after suffering complications from pneumonia. His wife and other family members were by his bedside, according to his longtime publicist, Gene Schwam.

Born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards began his career as an actor and screenwriter, penning seven scripts for late actor/filmmaker Richard Quine.

He landed his big break on Orson Welles' production of War of the Worlds ...

Audrey Hepburn 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Stamp Sold For $600K

October 17th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn's son has spoken of his delight after a rare set of stamps featuring the screen icon were sold for a staggering $606,000 at a charity auction.

The 10 stamps show the legendary actress smiling coyly with a cigarette holder in her mouth, in character as Holly Golightly from the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's."

Sean Ferrer, Hepburn's son with actor and director Mel Ferrer, has pledged to hand over the money raised at the auction in Berlin, Germany on Saturday to "children in need."

Two-thirds of the sum will go to the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund, and one-third to from 1988...

Chloe Moretz's Friends Are A Bunch Of Slobs

October 4th, 2010 9:06pm EDT
Chloe Moretz
"Let Me In" star Chloe Moretz has apologized to Paramount Studios bosses after her recent 13th birthday screening party there turned into a sticky mess as her ill-mannered friends ran riot.

The young actress was thrilled when studio bosses agreed to dust off the original reel of "Breakfast At Tiffany's" for her, so she could watch her heroine Audrey Hepburn just as she had watched herself 50 years ago.

And they even let her invite 30 friends to the studios for a private screening.

She tells WENN, "They gave me a private screening room and I saw the original reel of 'Breakfast at Tiffany'...

Natalie Portman: The Best Actress Of Her Generation?

October 1st, 2010 10:10am EDT
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Since her intense breakout role in 1994’s “The Professional,” Natalie Portman has been one of the most respected and versatile actors working in Hollywood. Her filmography spans over 15 years but is as impressive and solid as Audrey Hepburn’s or Meryl Streep’s, two actresses to whom she has rightfully been compared.

It makes sense that Portman has become one of the most talented performers in Hollywood considering the amazing list of directors with whom she’s worked:

Luc Besson (“The Professional”)

Michael Mann (“Heat”)

Ted Demme (“Beautiful Girls”)

Woody Allen (“Everyone Says I Love Y...

Penelope Cruz: 'I Never Want To Lie About My Age'

July 26th, 2010 4:15pm EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz has vowed never to lie about her age - because she isn't ashamed of growing older.

The 36-year-old actress is determined to grow old "gracefully" like movie icons Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, and she's determined not to play the Hollywood game of knocking a few years off her birth date.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it - women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn... Of course my face will change as I get older, but that's ...

Rachel Zoe Insists She Doesn't Have Eating Order, Says 'I Feel Great'

January 28th, 2010 8:43am EST
Rachel Zoe
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has laughed off reports she is suffering from an eating disorder, branding speculation about her thin frame "silly."

The style guru, who has worked with Nicole Richie and Cameron Diaz, sparked concerns for her health after she was photographed looking skinny and frail in a bikini earlier this month.

But Zoe, 38, insists there's nothing wrong with her and she's tired of being criticized for her thin look.

She tells E! News, "I'm here. I'm fine. I feel great, and I'm good."

Zoe has tried for months to quiet chatter about her ultra-slim size. Last year,...

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

December 24th, 2009 9:33am EST
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...

Q&A: Penelope Cruz On 'Broken Embrace,' Her Career And Much More

December 11th, 2009 10:32am EST
Penelope Cruz - Broken Embraces
Everything Penelope Cruz does generates lots of interest and attention. She came to Hollywood after acclaimed and controversial foreign films, only to date the most famous movie star in the world. Even without celebrity beauxs, her films generate lots of attention on their own, from the voluptuous murderer of Volver to the threesome of Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Cruz is back with another duo of highly anticipated films. Nine is the movie adaptation of the stage musical and Broken Embraces reunites her again with her Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. In her fifth film with Almodovar, she p...

Man Collapses Over Nude Anna Friel

October 31st, 2009 12:54am EDT
Anna Friel pictures
Anna Friel's nude role in a West End play is having a huge effect on audiences - one onlooker collapsed when the "Land of the Lost" actress peeled off her clothes. The British beauty strips off onstage during her protrayal of Holly Golightly in the new version of classic Audrey Hepburn movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" - and the sight of the star in all her naked glory was simply too much for one audience member.

He keeled over in the aisle and had to be wheeled out of the auditorium by medics.

Friel explains, "During that naked scene, about four days ago, we had a man who collapsed in t...

Keira Knightley Waits For 'My Fair Lady' Role

March 13th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is begging studio bosses to finally cast her as the lead in the remake of My Fair Lady - because she's been preparing for the part for two years.

Reports have been circulating since September suggesting Knightley has secured the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners, Pygmalion. But she insists casting directors have not made a final decision since she first read for the role in 2007, and she will ignore rumors she's landed the part until she receives confirmation from her managers.

Knightley tells...

Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.


Jennifer Love Hewitt Channels Audrey Hepburn

February 23rd, 2009 5:48pm EST
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt dazzled guests at her 30th birthday party on Saturday - by attending as Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn. The actress, who played Hepburn in TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story, hosted tea and dinner celebrations at the Montage Beverly Hills - and chose old Hollywood glamor as her style for her big day.

It began with a croissant and coffee at Beverly Hills jeweler Tiffany's, where she dressed as her heroine's character Holly Golightly for a real breakfast at Tiffany's.

And the Hepburn theme continued throughout the day at the Montage, where friends and fa...

Hugh Grant Movies Top 'Manly' Poll

February 13th, 2009 9:39am EST
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant movies Love Actually and Four Weddings And A Funeral have come out top of a poll of romantic films that men secretly love to watch.

The two hit Brit films, which were released in 2003 and 1994 respectively, proved popular in the survey conducted by Coming in third was 1997 weepy Titanic, which catapulted Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to fame.

In fourth place is 1990's Pretty Woman and rounding out the top five is Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast At Tiffany's, which was released in 1961.

Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Bridget Jones's Diary, which Grant als...

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