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Ryan Eggold, Famke Janssen To Star In 'The Blacklist' Spinoff

4/9/2016 3:01pm EDT
Ryan Eggold, Famke Janssen To Star In 'The Blacklist' Spinoff
With NBC's The Blacklist returning this week, news has broken that the network will use an episode of the show next month to serve as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff series starring Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen.

Per Deadline Hollywood, Eggold will reprise his role as Tom Keen, the husband to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) who was quickly revealed to be a deadly operative in his own right.

Janssen, who is best known for her role as Jean Grey in the X-Men films and most recently starred in Netflix's horror series Hemlock Grove, will co-star as Susan "Scottie" Halsted, a mysterious woman who m...
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Famke Janssen On 'Jack Of The Red Hearts,' Clive Barker And The Future Of X-Men

2/24/2016 12:15pm EST
Interview: Fabulous Famke Janssen On 'Jack Of The Red Hearts,' C
If quality acting chops and timeless beauty had a face it would be that of the fabulous Famke Janssen. A talented and stunning on-screen siren, Janssen has made a long career out of playing both serious and sexy characters that lovingly linger and she shows no signs of stopping. Her latest sees the ample actress taking on the inspired role of an overworked mom of an autistic daughter who hires a caregiver that might not be all she seems in the new drama "Jack of the Red Hearts." The film, which co-stars AnnaSophia Robb and Scott Cohen, not only features a fine turn by Janssen, but also sp...
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The Hottest Female Movie Villains

5/11/2015 9:19am EDT
Evil & Enticing: The Sexiest Female Villains On Film
There's nothing sweet about this list of sexy, strong-willed lady villains. They have graced the big screen with their big personalities and are the hottest characters we love to hate.

Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent" (2014)

The film centers on Maleficent, a young, pure-hearted girl who protects her forest kingdom but is betrayed. Seeking revenge, she feuds with the invading king's successor and places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. And then she forms a bond with the little girl, and everything changes...

During Disney's annual fan convention in Anaheim, Calif., in 2013, Jolie told ...
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These Celebrities Have An Amazing Talent

11/4/2014 2:37pm EST
C'est Magnifique! Celebs Who Speak Three Or More Languages
Many celebrities are bilingual, but those who speak three or more languages are even more impressive.

Salma Hayek Pinault ("Frida," "Puss In Boots," "Grown Ups") was born in Mexico, and her native language is Spanish. She also speaks English, Portuguese and Arabic fluently. She is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, so we suspect she speaks his language as well. But she's modest. She told David Letterman in 2013: "My French is just a humiliation every time I try to do it...I'm just not good at it."

Viggo Mortensen ("Lord of the Rings," "Hidalgo," "A History of Viole...
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Head And Shoulders Above The Rest: The 15 Tallest Actresses In Hollywood

4/30/2014 7:00pm EDT
Gwendoline Christie
We recently profiled the tallest actors in show business, so naturally we wanted to also honor the women who stand out - for both their height and acting ability.

Gwendoline Christie, 6'3". Christie plays the towering Brienne in Game of Thrones and told Stylist, "As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman."

Brigitte Nielsen, 6'1". At the height of her fame in the 80s, the danish actress was unfairly branded an "amazon" by several newspapers when she was marrie...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

1/2/2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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Weird Celebrity News Roundup: Famke Janssen's Creepy Burglar, Lamar Odom's Foot Fetish & More

8/16/2013 5:00pm EDT
Famke Janssen
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

A burglar broke into Famke Janssen's New York City apartment last week but didn't steal anything. Instead, the intruder simply left the children's book "The Lonely Doll" next to her bed.

Now that's just creepy!

The actress filed a police report and claimed she had never seen the book before or owned it.

But here's the weird part. After going through surveillance video, authorities found no evidence of a break-in at her Soho penthouse, according to The Post. There w...
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A.M. Roundup : Famke's Creepy Intruder, Gaga Channels Michael Jackson, Models Going Commando & More!

8/14/2013 10:52am EDT
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen (known to X-Men fans as Jean Grey) was greeted by an unpleasant surprise the other night, when she came home to find a book on her bed, that she didn't put there, or even own for that matter. The details surrounding the specifics of the book are even creepier - and we won't spoil and skin-crawling surprises here. But seriously - creepy. (story)

Artist and producer Dillon Fancis has targeted Katy Perry's newest single ROAR, claiming that the actress stole ideas from a music video of his, to use in hers. ROAR has already been compared to Sarah Bareilles' Brave already, so it ...
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Intruder Leaves Book By Famke Janssen's Bed During Creepy Break In

8/14/2013 9:22am EDT
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen had a creepy experience over the weekend. A burglar broke into her New York City apartment and left the children's book "The Lonely Doll" next to her bed. Nothing was stolen.

According to TMZ.com, the actress filed a police report and claimed she had never seen the book before or owned it. A police officer told the NY Post: "She walked into her bedroom and noticed a children's book standing on the shelf beside her bed."

Scary!

Janssen believes the break in happened while she was running errands on Saturday night. She is the only person who has access to her Greenwich Villag...
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Famke Janssen To Reprise Jean Grey Role In 'The Wolverine'

3/26/2013 11:13am EDT
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen will reprise her role as Jean Grey in The Wolverine.

The Dutch actress will return to the X-Men franchise as the telekinetic superhero with a cameo appearance in the upcoming Hugh Jackman-starring action flick, a new teaser trailer has confirmed.

The six-second clip, which was uploaded to video sharing website Vine by the film's director James Mangold, teases the return of Jean Grey, who was last seen in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.

Janssen first played the heroine in 2000's 'X-Men' and 2003 follow-up 'X2'.

The surprise cameo follows in the footsteps of Janssen's fellow o...
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Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe & Anne Hathaway Stand Out At Costume Designers Guild Awards

2/20/2013 12:00pm EST
Lily Collins
The 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards was a star-studded event in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

British actress Lily Collins was a showstopper in a black floor-length gown with a plunging neckline and a giant white bow on the back. Her Snow White film "Mirror, Mirror" won the award for Excellence in Fantasy Film.

"Revenge" star Madeleine Stowe, 54, looked stunning in black corset-like dress.

Anne Hathaway wore a gold Gucci mini dress and was honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award. The accolade honors actors and directors for their collaborations with costume designers.

Film an...
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Best & Worst Dressed At The 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

1/11/2013 9:01am EST
Critic's Choice Awards Fashion
On the heels of Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, the stars filled the red carpet at the 18th Annual Critic's Choice Movie Awards on Thursday.

Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the Best Actress In A Comedy award for "Silver Linings Playbook," looked incredible in a black draped Gurung gown with a train.

Also a hit was "Les Miserables" actress Anne Hathaway in a metallic floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown.

Hathaway's co-star Amanda Seyfried didn't impress us so much with her topknot hairstyle and Mario Schwab blue lace dress.

And perhaps Eva Longoria looked better in person, but her Mo...
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Famke Janssen Refuses To Have Plastic Surgery

10/1/2012 4:14pm EDT
Famke Janssen
Actress Famke Janssen is refusing to follow the Hollywood cosmetic surgery trend because she is terrified of going under the knife.

The 48-year-old X-Men star, who has embraced writing and directing in recent years, insists she would much rather step behind the camera than fight the ageing process.

She says, "Gravity will work against you. You can try to fight the process, but you're not going to win the battle. I'd rather focus on writing and directing than trips to the dermatologist or to the hospital, which frankly terrify me...

"There is something about plastic surgery that doesn'...
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Famke Janssen Named Global Water Ambassador

3/13/2012 10:43pm EDT
Famke Janssen
Actress Famke Janssen is helping to raise awareness about the need to conserve water resources as the new global spokesperson for a leading environmental organization.

The X-Men star, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, has been appointed the Green Cross' first Water Ambassador and she will work with charity officials to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to communities in less developed countries.

She says, "Water is the source of all life but I fear it will be the source of future conflicts if we do not act now to conserve the planet's reservoirs of water and find ways to shar...
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New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Looks Red Hot At 'Skyfall' Photocall

11/3/2011 10:30am EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe attended the photocall for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, in London today. The film's official title was released at the event.

Berenice is a French actress who has starred primarily on TV shows in her native country.

Film execs recently scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India. They chose to film the scenes in South Africa after negotiations fell through.

"Skyfall" also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. The film is set for release in November 2013.

CHECK OUT SOME PHOTOS OF O...
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Eva Mendes Dating Ryan Gosling?

9/6/2011 2:21pm EDT
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes appears to have found a new sweetheart in Ryan Gosling - the cute couple was spotted holding hands and kissing at Disneyland in California over the Labor Day weekend.

The pair has become close while shooting new movie The Place Beyond the Pines together - after a longtime friendship reportedly blossomed into romance. And they weren't hiding their feelings for each other at the happiest place on earth on Saturday.

An onlooker tells Us Weekly magazine, "They were very playful. Eva was skipping around like a little girl... She would lean into him and she held his arm the entire ...
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Celebrity Birthdays - November 5, 2010

11/5/2010 3:00am EDT
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to:

"X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965)

Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974)

Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963)

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams (1959)

Actor Robert Patrick (1958)

Musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 )

Actress Elke Sommer (1941)

Singer Art Garfunkel (1941)

Soul singer Ike Turner (1931)

Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967)

Cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998)

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Hottest Female Action Stars

7/23/2010 11:00am EDT
Salt
Men are not the only ones who can find success as action stars in Hollywood. There are a few kick-ass, gorgeous ladies who can hold their own as they fight, fire guns, do their own stunts and look hot while doing so.

One of our favorite action stars and one of the most beautiful and talented women in Hollywood is Angelina Jolie. Her film, Salt, one of the most anticipated films of the summer, hits theaters today and it is a must see. Taking the part of Evelyn Salt, after it was originally penned for Tom Cruise, Angie proves that she can dominate the role and the box office as an action sta...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

11/5/2009 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to:

"X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965)

Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974)

Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963)

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams (1959)

Actor Robert Patrick (1958)

Musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 )

Actress Elke Sommer (1941)

Singer Art Garfunkel (1941)

Soul singer Ike Turner (1931)

Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967)

Cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998)

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7 Not-So-Scary Movies

10/29/2009 9:45am EDT
The Blair Witch Project
Halloween is slowly approaching and you know what that means; a time for endless costume parties and for the sentimental ones, a time to cuddle up in front of the TV screen to get a healthy dose of scary movie marathons. Though there are oodles of horror films begging for the dust to be blown off of them, there are the others that are not worth pressing the play button on - simply because they tend to lack the scary in scary movies. Here are 7 films whose fright level is hardly lukewarm.

7. Grudge (2004)

The 2004 remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge is the first installment i...
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Spotlight On Taraji P. Henson

7/30/2009 10:01am EDT
Taraji P. Henson
A star was born in Southeast Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1970 and her name is Taraji Penda Henson, otherwise known as Taraji P. Henson. The first name Taraji means "hope" and the middle name Penda means "love," both being of Swahili origin.

No one can argue against the fact that this 38 year old single mother, with one teenage son, has certainly paid her dues to get to her current level of success. Henson is a graduate of Howard University where she transferred to, earning a degree in Theater Arts. To put herself through college she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon and wait...
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The 2008 Movie Quiz

1/1/2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...
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Must-See Movies of 2009

12/26/2008 10:00am EST
Watchmen
As 2008 comes to an end, it is time to close the book on the entertainment experiences that we have had this year. Yes, Transformers blew our minds. Girls, Sex and the City blew your minds. To anyone who watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley, I'm sure you want your money back as well. It is time to put all of that behind us, however, and look forward to a new year, and new movies that none of us should miss.

Defiance (Release Date: 01/16/09)

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star in Defiance, the story of three brothers...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

11/5/2008 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), X-Files agent Robert Patrick (1958), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998).

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'The Wackness' Has A Solid Screenplay, Excellent Performances

7/2/2008 10:08am EDT
The Wackness
Doesn't it seem, at times, that the year 2000 is still in the future? This mostly seems the case when the word "year" appears before "2000;" regardless, I had to do a double take when I first learned that we now live in an era that is producing 1990's era period pieces.

"The Wackness" takes place in New York City circa summer 1994. It's an interesting time for New York that saw the beginning of the Giuliani era and the end of, for better or worse, any tolerance whatsoever for crime.

The recent crackdown on crime is a problem for high school senior and social outcast Luke Shapir...
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Beauty & Brains: The Most Educated Celebrities

4/16/2008 9:50am EDT
Natalie Portman
There's nothing better - or more intimidating - than someone with a combination of good looks, lots of money, unbridled talent and intelligence. It's easier to make fun of people like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, who might possess a few of the aforementioned assets but who are one short of a perfect combination.

But some celebs have it all. Beauty, money, power and an impressive academic pedigree. So here is Starpulse's list of the most erudite celebrities, and some might come as quite a surprise. (Conan O'Brien went to Harvard?)

Ashley Judd may have found critical acclaim for ...
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Over 40 & Hot!

3/26/2008 2:01pm EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
It is rude to ask a women her age. Most people are taught that lesson early in life, along with the lesson that it's rude to guess a woman's age. Fortunately for us, actresses have their ages posted all over the internet, so we don't have to ask or guess. What we can tell you is that they are all over 40, and all are very sexy. So for all you aspiring cougars out there, this is how it's done. The top 10 sexy actresses over forty are (in no particular order):

Joan Allen (51)

Relegated to motherly roles lately, it is Allen's portrayal of Pam Landy in the Bourne sequels that really get ...
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Outrageous Comedy 'The Ten' Comes To DVD January 15

12/16/2007 9:00am EST
The Ten
Masters of comedy David Wain and Ken Marino team up for outrageously funny movie, The Ten- a series of laugh-out-loud stories that reinterpret- and reinvent- the Ten Commandments!

The film features an All-Star Ensemble Cast including Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Famke Janssen, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Ken Marino, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber, Justin Theroux and Jessica Alba!

-Ten YouTube Clips

DVD Special Features:

· Audio commentary with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd -- plus soothing jazz and David’s parents!

· Alte...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 5

11/5/2007 3:00am EST
Famke Janssen
Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (1974), NBA star Jerry Stackhouse (1974), Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon (1973), Baltimore Orioles catcher Javy Lopez (1970), "X-Men 3" actress Famke Janssen (1965), Little Darling Tatum O'Neal (1963), Canada's top pop singer Bryan Adams (1959), second Terminator Robert Patrick (1958), Boston Celtics Deadhead Bill Walton (1952), musician Gram Parsons (1943; d. 1973 ), actress Elke Sommer (1941), singer Art Garfunkel (1941), 70s singer Ike Turner (1931), Gone With the Wind's Vivien Leigh (1913; d. 1967), and cowboy Roy Rogers (1911; d. 1998...
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Ten Things You Need To Know About 'The Ten'; Opening August 3

7/26/2007 1:34pm EDT
The Ten
Ten Things You Need To Know About The Ten (The Gospel According to Director David Wain):

1) The Ten Commandments have been a cornerstone of our society for nearly one hundred years. Whether it's taking a Sunday off, or not murdering someone, many of us follow the Ten Commandments every day, without even knowing it. The pervasiveness of these simple directives inspired me and Ken Marino to spin the tales that make up The Ten.

2) In early June 2007, we began our exhaustive research. After ninety long seconds on Google, we'd learned not only what The Ten Commandments were, but wha...
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