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Review : 'Neighbors' Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh...A Lot

May 10th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Review : 'Neighbors'  Is A Comedy That Actually Makes You Laugh.
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

Kelly (Rose Bryne) and Mac (Seth Rogen) have just bought a house in a quiet neighborhood and have a baby named, Stella, (played by twins Elise and Zoey Vargas) who just might be the cutest babies on the planet.

Even though they find it hard to have impromptu sex, Mac and Kelly are enjoying their life as parents. They still, however, like to think of themselves as being young, hip and spontaneous.

When a fraternity moves in next door, the couple worry about the wild parties that might occur, so they do what any responsible adult/neighbor would do...Bring over ...
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Jennifer Aniston Open To 'Friends' Reunion

October 9th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, arguably the most successful star from the cast of Friends, says she's open to reuniting with the cast of the hit TV show.

Aniston held an interview with James Burrows, who directed the pilot of Friends and several episodes. At one point the moderator audibly wished for a Friends reunion, and Aniston quickly agreed: "I do too. I'd honestly go back to it if we could, I would."

The cast is split on the idea of making more Friends episodes, however. Lisa Kudrow has said she doesn't have an interest in seeing the characters 10 years later, but admitted she would attend a reu...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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Matt LeBlanc: 'There's No Plans For A 'Friends' Movie'

January 17th, 2012 8:50am EST
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc has ruled out a "Friends" movie because he'd rather fans remember the beloved TV characters as they were when the sitcom ended.

There has been much speculation about a "Friends" reunion ever since the hit show went off the air in 2004, but LeBlanc insists a get together is as unlikely as ever - and talk of a possible film is futile.

He insists Friends will never be able to transition from the small screen to the big screen like Sex & the City did.

The actor explains, "Sex & the City is always a single kind of a show, like a film, so it made the transition from television to ...
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Central Perk Coffee Shop Sofa From 'Friends' Up For Sale

December 7th, 2011 9:59pm EST
Friends
The Central Perk coffee shop sofa used by the characters in hit sitcom Friends has been added to the year's most exciting memorabilia auction.

The couch and other Friends keepsakes, like the Jouets Rocking Horse print from Courteney Cox's character Monica's room and even a "cast & crew only" snow globe Christmas gift, will go under the hammer at the Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood auction later this month in Los Angeles.

Other must-have items up for grabs include the ruby slippers and Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard Of Oz, the DeLorean sports car from Back to the Future III, ...
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Lisa Kudrow's 'Web Therapy' Moves To TV

July 6th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
Lisa Kudrow
Actress Lisa Kudrow is taking her award-winning online show Web Therapy to TV.

The Friends star plays a therapist with "limited patience" for other people's problems in the improvised program, which has featured guest celebrities like Meryl Streep and Glee actress Jane Lynch.

The comedic show won Kudrow an award for Best Individual Performance in an Online Video at the 2011 Webby Awards recently and now the series is destined for television.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, Kudrow revealed, "(It's) kind of exciting 'cause it was online and they are takin...
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Zach Galifianakis Dominates The 2011 Webby Awards

June 14th, 2011 11:33am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was the toast of the online community at Monday's 15th annual Webby Awards, which celebrate the best of the net.

The Hangover star Galifianakis picked up four trophies - including Best Web Personality and Best Online Variety Show - for his comedy internet series, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, a cable-show styled skit which appears on FunnyOrDie.com.

Lisa Kudrow, who hosted the ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, was also a winner and picked up her own trophies including Best Individual Performance in an Online Video for her show Web Therapy.
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Zach Galifianakis Dominates Webby Awards

May 3rd, 2011 2:50pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis was declared the big winner at the 15th annual Webby Awards on Tuesday after landing four prizes, including trophies for Best Web Personality and Best Online Variety Show.

Organizers of the awards - which celebrate the best of the net - picked pop star Justin Bieber for Best Comedy Video for his April Fool's takeover of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's FunnyOrDie.com website, in which he re-posted some of his own viral videos.

Friends actress Lisa Kudrow took home two prizes for her show Web Therapy and rock band Arcade Fire claimed two Webbys for the Wi...
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TV on DVD: 'Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 1' (US)

March 15th, 2011 5:05pm EDT
Who Do You Think You Are
Today, just in time for the NBC show's second season (isn't that how it always works?), Acorn Media is releasing Season 1 of the American edition of Who Do You Think You Are?, executive produced by Lisa Kudrow (Friends, The Comeback) and featuring celebrities - including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Brooke Shields - tracing their family histories. Here's a look at what you can expect from the two-disc set.

The Show

Who Do You Think You Are? is yet another American adaptation of a successful British series. The UK version of the show is still running; I got turned onto...
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Lionel Richie's Great Great Grandfather Owned Slaves

March 7th, 2011 8:40am EST
Lionel Richie
Soul star Lionel Richie has discovered his great great grandfather was a slave owner, who freed the woman who bore him a child - the singer's great grandfather.

The hitmaker recently taped an episode of Lisa Kudrow's hit family tree show "Who Do You Think You Are?" and the TV adventure led him to two major discoveries about his ancestors.

Thanks to historians, genealogists and African-American cultural experts at the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Brown University and the Nashville Public Library, Richie unearthed information that led him to his great great grandmother, Mari...
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Lisa Kudrow And Vanessa Williams Dig Deep With 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

February 1st, 2011 11:16am EST
Vanessa Williams
NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? follows some of the most iconic and beloved celebrities as they trace their family roots to wherever it may lead them. Each week, viewers are taken on an often emotional and surprising search to discover ancestral stories of tragedy, heroism, heartbreak and triumph.

Starpulse had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with executive producer Lisa Kudrow and actress Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives") about their experiences on the acclaimed show.

Vanessa, what were you hoping to find out about your family by doing the show?

Vanessa Willi...
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Lisa Kudrow Battling Former Manager Over Her 'Friends' Money

November 2nd, 2010 12:24pm EDT
Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow is heading back to court in California to battle an ex-manager who is fighting for a slice of her Friends fortune.

The actress ended her professional relationship with her longtime representative Scott Howard in 2007 and he subsequently sued her for a portion of the syndication payments she receives for work she carried out between 1991 and 1997, while he was her manager.

A judge dismissed the case, claiming there was not enough evidence to proceed, but an appeals court has now ruled Howard should be given another chance to stake his claim.

The case will now head back to c...
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Matt LeBlanc: 'Don't You Dare Call Me Joey'

September 23rd, 2010 8:15am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc is so fed up with fans referring to him as his Friends character Joey he launched into a foul-mouthed rant at reporters on Tuesday insisting the show is "in the past."

The star rose to fame as lovable character Joey Tribbiani in the hit sitcom in the 1990s alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. LeBlanc went on to film two seasons of spin-off show Joey when Friends ended in 2004, but he has failed to make a mark in the industry following the program's cancellation.

The actor has seemingly grown tired of fans still greeting h...
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'Easy A' Star Aly Michalka - Hot Or Not?

September 15th, 2010 8:57pm EDT
Aly Michalka
"Hellcats" star Aly Michalka looked hot in a little black dress at the "Easy A" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. We're not crazy about the little cape-like part of her ensemble, but since she looks so good we'll overlook it.

On her new CW series Aly, of the teen duo Aly & A.J., plays a law student who has to join the cheer leading squad to stay in school.

Starpulse recently asked if she would be singing on the series. She explained, "My music is very special to me, and I take it extremely seriously.

It's something that's sacred, that my career as an actor is separate, but when it's ...
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Jennifer Aniston To Play Courteney Cox's Shrink On 'Cougar Town'

August 24th, 2010 8:43am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is turning to her "Friends" for a career boost following her latest film flop "The Switch" - she'll appear opposite Courteney Cox in an upcoming episode of TV comedy "Cougar Town."

The actress will guest star on the show's second season premiere, which will air on September 22.

Executive producer Bill Lawrence reveals, "She's going to play Courteney's shrink, named Bonnie, who is a kinda get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist."

It's the second time best pals and former co-stars Cox and Aniston have teamed since Friends ended in 2004 - Aniston also made an appeara...
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Matthew Perry Sick Of 'Friends' Movie Rumors

July 15th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is fed up with constant rumors about a Friends movie - he has pleaded with fans to stop pestering him about a big-screen version of the hit show.

The cast of the "legendary" program has faced constant speculation they will reunite for a film version of the comedy since it finished in 2004. Lead stars Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc have brushed off the rumors several times - and Perry wants the gossip to stop altogether.

In a message on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just to clear something up..I love Friends fans. I...
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Mira Sorvino Wants To Reunite 'Romy & Michele'

May 4th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino has confirmed she's been in talks to re-team with Lisa Kudrow for a sequel to their cult 1997 movie Romy & Michele's High School Reunion.

The Oscar-winner joined forces with the Friends star to play a pair of ditzy blondes attending a get-together with their childhood friends.

The film spawned a 2005 TV prequel, Romy and Michele: In the Beginning, starring Katherine Heigl, but Sorvino hopes movie bosses will agree to bring the two original actresses back for a follow-up.

She tells Moviehole.net, "Yeah, we've talked about doing another reunion movie. I don't know (if it wi...
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Brad Pitt & Jim Carrey Among Honored Stars At Webby Awards

May 4th, 2010 2:59pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Web-savvy actors Brad Pitt and Jim Carrey have been honored for their contributions to the internet, earning top honors at this year's Webby Awards.

Organizers of the awards - which celebrate the best of the net - picked Pitt in the activism category for the website for his Make It Right foundation, which he launched in 2007 to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Meanwhile, funnyman Carrey landed a Webby and a people's voice award for his gut-busting official fan site. Rock band OK Go also received a top honor as video artist of the year.

Other honorees include actress o...
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Courteney Cox Promises Jennifer Aniston Will Turn Up In 'Cougar Town'

March 17th, 2010 9:40pm EDT
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Courteney Cox has served up the best birthday present to the producer of her hit TV show "Cougar Town" - a promise to persuade best pal Jennifer Aniston to sign up for an episode.

Aniston appeared on Cox's last TV series, "Dirt", and now the actress has promised Bill Lawrence, the boss of her new show, that the former "Friends" stars will join forces again.

Thrilled Lawrence tells TV Guide magazine, "Courteney promised me as a birthday gift she'd make that happen, and I think that's supersweet."

There has already been a mini-"Friends" reunion on "Cougar Town" this season - Lisa Kudrow pl...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Stunned By Ancestor's Salem Witch Trial Links

March 6th, 2010 1:30pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker has been left reeling by a televised trip back in time after researching her family tree for a new show - her ancestors were part of the Salem Witch Trials. The Sex & The City star was the first curious celebrity to feature in new show Who Do You Think You Are? when the program debuted on Friday night - and she had no idea her family's past would be so interesting.

Parker returned to her native Ohio and discovered her mother's ancestors weren't German, as she had always thought - but were settlers from England, and her third great-grandfather, John S. Hodge, may have ...
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Lisa Kudrow Returns To TV As Herself In 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

March 2nd, 2010 9:27am EST
Lisa Kudrow - Who Do You Think You Are?
Lisa Kudrow returns to television on March 5th in a role unlike any one we have ever seen: herself. Kudrow made a name for herself as kooky singer/masseuse Phoebe Buffay on NBC's hit sitcom Friends and has spent the decade and a half since bringing that role to life playing variations on the character in feature films and guest spots on other television shows. But with the new reality show Who Do You Think You Are? Kudrow (who acts as Executive Producer as well as subject in the first episode) gets to explore who she really is as a Jewish American, not just a character actor.

"I think I ...
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Lisa Kudrow Faces Traumatic Family Past

February 26th, 2010 8:12am EST
Lisa Kudrow
Actress Lisa Kudrow was forced to come to terms with her family's harrowing past as part of a new TV show. The former Friends star has launched an American version of U.K. show Who Do You Think You Are?, which follows celebrities as they research their ancestry.

Kudrow allowed cameras to film as she traced her own family tree - only to find that her Jewish great-grandmother, Mera Mordejovich, had been killed in Nazi Germany during World War II. The actress admits she had heard the story when she was growing up, but the program forced her to accept the truth.

She says, "My father told me...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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TV Reunions We'd Like To See

August 28th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Party Of Five
We all have our favorite shows, especially the ones we used to beg mom and dad to let us stay up and watch. Or the shows we watched with our friends every week and discussed the next day in school because it was the most exciting event in our lives. Most of these shows are played in syndication, but the true fans want to know what's going on with our favorite characters now.

Here are the top shows that we'd love to see do reunion specials:

It's been 20 years since "Saved by the Bell," TV's first live-action Saturday morning sitcom debuted. The show started as "Good Morning, Miss Blis...
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More Vanessa Hudgens Nude Pictures Leak Online

August 5th, 2009 12:47pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens Nude Pictures
Numerous celebrity gossip websites are reporting that more nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens have been leaked today. Photos of the High School Musical star in her birthday suit first surfaced in 2007 and were supposedly meant for boyfriend Zac Efron's eyes only; however, they quickly made the rounds on the internet.

Vanessa was quick to dismiss rumors that the first pictures were simply a publicity ploy; but also says she doesn't regret them, saying "I wouldn't take back anything that I've done."

The singer/actress recently said that she's interested in branching out into edgier roles in...
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'Bandslam' Starring Aly Michalka & Vanessa Hudgens Opens Aug. 14

August 3rd, 2009 1:39pm EDT
Bandslam Aly & AJ, Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Aly Michalka join Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter, and Lisa Kudrow in the music-driven comedy "Bandslam". When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Will Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sam (Hudge...
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Em-'Bark' On A Fun-Filled Family Adventure With 'Hotel For Dogs', On DVD April 28

April 9th, 2009 4:52pm EDT
Hotel for Dogs
The hilarious family comedy Hotel for Dogs finds a new home on April 28, 2009 when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place), Don Cheadle (Ocean's 11), Lisa Kudrow (Friends) and Kevin Dillon (Entourage), the exciting and inspiring animal adventure shows just how far friendship and imagination can take you. When two orphans find themselves in a foster home with a strict "no pets" policy, they set out to find a home for their canine companion and end up creating a haven for all the strays in...
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Streamy Awards Honor The Best In Web Series

March 31st, 2009 9:08am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
On March 28, stars gathered at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood to celebrate the best in television from 2008 - or rather, the best in television produced specifically for the web. For the first time, web series were front and center at an all-out extravaganza sponsored by Kodak and Episodic, and to judge by the turnout and the enthusiasm, the first annual Streamy Awards will stream again.

The belle of the ball was unquestionably Felicia Day, who has made a name for herself in the webseries community with her performances as Penny in the Joss Whedon crowd favorite "Dr. Horrible's Sin...
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Chris Parnell Chats About SNL, '30 Rock,' Lindsay Lohan, Will Ferrell & More

February 12th, 2009 11:32am EST
Chris Parnell
In the circles I run in, "Ooh, now that's a hot lead" is something I hear quoted by my friends quite often, really, for any reason or occasion. It's just one of those things. Of course, this is one of Chris Parnell's lines from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Naturally, I was (way too) excited to share this fact with Chris and, well, he (ahem) had no idea what I was talking about -- at least at first.

Regardless, Chris was nice enough to join me the day after his birthday and discuss everything from his time on Saturday Night Live, helping put YouTube on the map with "Lazy Sund...
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Most Underrated & Overrated HBO Shows

May 23rd, 2008 10:17am EDT
Big Love
For the last two decades, HBO has been considered the gold standard for television quality. The network routinely receives more Emmy nominations than any of its competitors, despite fielding a drastically smaller roster of programming.

HBO practically reinvented what could be done on the small screen. Each episode now had the same production values as a feature film, and the way the pay network could deal with risqué content led to a wide array of groundbreaking programming.

A quick glance at the roster of original shows produced by HBO over its first 25 years is almost like look...
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