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James Lipton


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Laura Linney Welcomes Her First Baby At Age 49

January 18th, 2014 9:00am EST
Laura Linney
Laura Linney has become a first-time mother at the age of 49.

The Truman Show actress, who kept the news of her pregnancy a secret, gave birth to a baby boy on January 8th, her representative has confirmed to People.com.

Linney and her husband Marc Schauer named the child Bennett Armistead Schauer. The couple wed in 2009.

Linney is a three-time Oscar nominee for films You Can Count on Me, Kinsey, The Savages, she most recently starred in the television series The Big C.
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 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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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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Summer Preview: "The Big C"

June 27th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Big C
I was intending on giving you a sneak peek into season two of Showtime's The Big C. That was before I actually screened it and lost the plot a bit. So this isn't going to be that type of column, folks, and for that, I do apologize.

It didn't hit me until I popped that disc into my DVD player, but I'm probably not the person who should've screened this show for you. Not when I'm going through my own health crisis. But while that made me lose focus when it came to the specifics of the season premiere, it gave me a sharper one when it came to what the show as a whole is actually mad...
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Mark Ruffalo Explains Why He Chose To Direct 'Sympathy For Delicious' (Video)

May 4th, 2011 10:51am EDT
Sympathy for Delicious
Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, "Sympathy for Delicious" stars Ruffalo, Christopher Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom.

Dean O'Dwyer (Thornton) DJs in L.A. using stage name Delicious D. He' on the verge of stardom when a motorcycle accident leaves him completely paralyzed, and his dreams go up in smoke. Subsequently sinking into a deep depression while living out of his car on Skid Row, Dean takes the plunge into the world of faith healing following a chance encounter with Father Joe Roselli (Ruffalo).

In what can only be described as a miracle, Dean soon learns th...
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'Sympathy For Delicious' Stars Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis & More - Ask The Stars A Question!

March 28th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Sympathy for Delicious
Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, "Sympathy for Delicious" stars Ruffalo, Christopher Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom. All of them are going to be answering a variety of questions directly from fans.

One question from Starpulse readers will be answered directly from the star of their choice. The answer will be captured on video and posted online.

The film is a drama about a crippled DJ (Thornton) in modern-day Los Angeles who discovers that he has the power to heal everyone but himself.

Check out the official website HERE!

ASK YOUR QUESTION IN THE COMMENT SECTI...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Golden Globes: 'The Social Network Previals,' Gervais Sails

January 17th, 2011 3:17pm EST
The Social Network
‘The Social Network’ was the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, with four awards – Best Drama, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score. 'The King’s Speech' – which led in nominations with seven – came away with just one win, for Best Drama Actor (Colin Firth).

‘The Kids Are All Right’ re-emerged in the Oscar race with two wins (Best Comedy – and how could it NOT win that given the competition?) and Best Comedy Actress for Annette Bening (ditto). And ‘The Fighter’ takes the lead in the supporting races, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo ...
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'The Social Network' Tops Golden Globes (Full List Of Winners)

January 16th, 2011 11:56pm EST
The Social Network
The Social Network has virtually locked in its Best Film Oscar after landing four big awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Just two days after picking up the main prize at the Critics Choice Awards, the film won top honors at the Globes, while there were also accolades for David Fincher (Best Director), Aaron Sorkin (Best Screenplay) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Best Score).

The night's big loser was The King's Speech, which led all nominations with seven, but went home with only one - a Best Actor gong for Oscars favorite Colin Firth.

The ceremony's highlight came when Mic...
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Laura Linney Doesn't Mind Showing Off Her Naked Body

August 17th, 2010 8:51am EDT
Laura Linney
Laura Linney has no qualms about baring all onscreen.

She explained, "I'm a real tart. I've been naked in a lot of movies. I feel that the nudity in some way will add to the story or the understanding of the character, I'll do it."

Laura is the latest Academy Award nominee to star in a TV series. In "The Big C" she plays a woman diagnosed with terminal melanoma.

Linney plays Cathy, who no longer takes any crap from her son or her husband. She’s emboldened to stand up to bullies and help her teenage students without sugarcoating their obesity issues. She attacks a school bus with a paint...
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Laura Linney Q&A: 'The Big C' Premieres Tonight On Showtime

August 16th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Laura Linney The Big C
Laura Linney is the latest Academy Award nominee to star in a TV series. In The Big C, she plays a woman diagnosed with terminal melanoma. This is actually the beginning of her new life, making the most of her last days. Showtime expects there to be several years still left in this character’s lifespan.

For starters, Cathy (Linney) no longer takes any crap from her son or her husband. She’s emboldened to stand up to bullies and help her teenage students without sugarcoating their obesity issues. She attacks a school bus with a paintball gun, sunbathes nude in her yard and goes for a hilari...
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Cynthia Nixon Heading Back To Television

June 24th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon is swapping Sex And The City for The Big C - the actress has signed up to join the cast of the new TV show.

Nixon shot to stardom in Sex And The City and was last seen on the big screen in the second movie sequel spin-off from the hit small screen show. The 44 year old is now heading back to TV once again, starring opposite Laura Linney in the new series, about a teacher who is given a terminal cancer diagnosis. Nixon will enjoy a four-episode recurring role, according to Access Hollywood.

The program's subject matter is one close to Nixon's heart - in 2008, she revealed s...
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Tony Awards
John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
He
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...
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Cancer Drama 'The Big 'C' Gets Picked Up By Showtime

January 8th, 2010 5:49pm EST
Laura Linney
Laura Linney comes to series television on Showtime as star and executive producer of the provocative new half-hour original dark comedy series, "The Big 'C'" (working title).

Linney plays a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt.

"The Big 'C'" will begin shooting 13 episodes later this spring for a fall 2010 debut, it was announced today by Showtime President of Entertainment Robert Greenbla...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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SAG Award Fashion: Who Looked The Best & Worst?

January 26th, 2009 10:03am EST
SAG Awards
It was hot in Los Angeles Sunday night as celebrities strolled the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Check out our photo slideshow, and tell us which stars were hot and which were not!

America Ferrera

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Christina Applegate

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Golden Globe Awards Slideshow: Who Were The Best & Worst Dressed Stars?

January 12th, 2009 9:28am EST
Eva Longoria
On Sunday night the stars came out for the annual Golden Globe Awards. As usual, there were fashion hits and misses on the red carpet. Which stars looked the hottest? Which could have used some help in the fashion department? Click through our photo slideshow, and tell us what you think!

Check out what the men wore HERE!

America Ferrera

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Angelina Jolie

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The Best And Worst Of Kate Winslet

December 22nd, 2008 10:18am EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is one of the most respected actresses of modern day, and she is also remarkable in her excellent list of film roles from start to finish. There were very few movies that could even be considered 'bad' on her resume, and even the less successful ones garnered praise for her performance alone. Beautiful, intelligent, picky, and somewhat of an indie film darling, Winslet has a wicked sense of humor to go along with her sweet smile. Just watch her guest appearance on "Extras!" This British spitfire has been nominated for five Oscars with no wins ... yet. We'll have to see what the...
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Hollywood Stars: 'Please - Just Don't Vote'

October 1st, 2008 4:12pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
NEW YORK (AP) - How do you get kids to vote? Just say no. Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire, Eva Longoria Parker and other stars are using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths on Election Day.

In a new public service announcement that hit YouTube and other online outlets Wednesday, DiCaprio says: "Please - just don't vote." Others echo his plea: "Don't vote." But the stars soon twist the message: Voting is a civic duty and the only way to effect change.

"I mean, seriously, ... after this whole video - if you're not gonna vote, I d...
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Complete List Of Emmy Winners

September 22nd, 2008 9:33am EDT
30 Rock
Complete list of winners at Sunday's 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

— Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

— Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race."

— Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst - "Survivor."

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Z...
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HBO's 'John Adams' Is An Unflinchingly Realistic Portrait Of Our Country's Formative Years

March 21st, 2008 3:08pm EDT
John Adams
It's been nearly 250 years, and not a whole lot has changed.

"John Adams", HBO's 7-part miniseries based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of our country's second president, premiered last Sunday with a pair of installments outlining the events leading up to our country declaring its independence from England.

The series begins with Adams (Paul Giamatti) witnessing the Boston Massacre and his subsequent defense of the British soldiers accused of murder for their actions. Adams takes the case after convincing his wife Abigail (Laura Linney) that in a free coun...
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Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

February 21st, 2008 2:00pm EST
Oscar heavyweight No Country For Old Men
It's going to happen after all. For months Hollywood was left to wonder whether or not its crown jewel, the Oscars, would even go on. But with the strike resolved and plenty of time left to plan, tinsletown is certain to be completely alight once again this Sunday for yet another four or five or maybe even six hours in heaven.

But what should we expect from the first real movie awards show of the season? Probably some lame jokes, great performances and many upsets since the out-of-work voters actually had a chance to see all the nominees.

Most Anticipated Moment:

This has...
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Kristen Bell: Beautiful Star & Geek Icon

February 19th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is more than just a perky blonde actress. This 27-year-old Michigan native may be rising in the mainstream entertainment world, but to geeks everywhere, Bell is royalty. So where did she come from and where is she going? Allow us to enlighten you on the career of Ms. Kristen Bell.

On Broadway

Growing up in the Midwest, Kristen Bell was involved in theater productions throughout high school with roles is "The Wizard of Oz" and "Fiddler on the Roof." After graduating from High School, Bell moved to New York for college where she would eventually land a role in the Broad...
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Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"

"Juno"

"Michael Clayton"

"Atonement"

Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...
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The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...
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Scarlett Johansson Stars 'The Nanny Diaries,' On DVD Dec. 4

November 20th, 2007 5:31pm EST
The Nanny Diaries
In The Nanny Diaries, Golden Globe® Scarlett Johansson (The Island, Lost In Translation) stars as Annie, a recent college grad who goes to work for an uber-wealthy family and finds herself juggling their dysfunction, a new romance and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Strolling its way onto DVD December 4, 2007 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, the film co-stars MTV Movie and Teen Choice Award® nominee Chris Evans (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sunshine) as the gorgeous, sexy man who catches Annie's eye. The film also stars Academy Award® nominees Laura Linn...
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Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes Highlight Jesse Harris-Penned Soundtrack For 'The Hottest State'; Out Aug. 7

August 6th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Hottest State
The soundtrack for the film, The Hottest State isn't just another compilation of songs pulled out of obscurity and thrown together for a movie companion piece. No way. If anything, this album and it is indeed, an album--could also be categorized as a tribute record. The album features sixteen songs, plus two score passages, all recorded exclusively for the film by some of the finest names in music today, all for the benefit of paying tribute to one of the brightest new songwriting talents in the last two decades: Jesse Harris. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris wrote all the ...
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The Largest Act of Treason in American History Becomes the Gripping, Tautly Woven Thriller 'Breach'

May 13th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Breach
An untested FBI employee attempts to trap the deadliest double agent in U.S. history in the intense thriller Breach, coming to DVD and HD DVD & DVD Combo format on June 12 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Based on a true story, Breach boasts a powerhouse performance from Oscar® winner Chris Cooper (Bourne Identity, Syriana) as Robert Hanssen, the most notorious traitor in FBI history, convicted of selling American secrets to Moscow over a 15-year period. Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers) costars as Eric O'Neill, the ambitious young FBI operative assigned to help capture Hansse...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 5

February 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Laura Linney
Happy Birthday to "Peter Pan" star Jeremy Sumpter (1989), Manchester United footballer Christiano Ronaldo (1985), country singer Sara Evans (1971), singer Bobby Brown (1969), baseball player Roberto Alomar (1968), Guns 'N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagen (1964), actress Laura Linney (1964), actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Elton John's drummer Nigel Olsson (1949), actress Barbara Hershey (1948), actor/director/writer Christopher Guest (1948), British actress/former model Charlotte Rampling (1946), Blood, Sweat & Tears founder Al Kooper (1944), action film director Michael Mann...
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