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A Short History Of EGOT Winners

2/22/2015 3:00pm EST
February is both Oscar and Grammy time, which has us thinking about EGOT winners, i.e., entertainers who have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in their careers. The term was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs from “Miami Vice”) in an interview in “Vanity Fair,” when he stated his goal of winning all four awards (he has yet to be nominated for any of them). The concept was further popularized in recent years on “30 Rock,” in a storyline that saw Tracy Jordan achieve EGOT status over the course of Seasons 4 and 5.

The following is a handy guide to actual ’s are perh...

Morgan Freeman To Present Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award To Rita Moreno

1/18/2014 11:09am EST
Morgan Freeman
West Side Story star Rita Moreno will be honored with the 50th Life Achievement Award for her work in film, television and humanitarian causes at this year's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The actress' former "Electric Company" co-star Morgan Freeman will present her with the award, producers of the awards show announced on Wednesday.

The two starred together on the kids variety show from 1971-1977.

Former recipients of the award include Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood, Betty White, Mary tyler Moore, and last year's recipient, Dick Van Dyke.

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ai...

Rita Moreno: 'Marlon Brando Romance Drove Me To Suicide Attempt'

2/18/2013 1:25pm EST
Rita Moreno
West Side Story star Rita Moreno has told how her turbulent romance with Marlon Brando plunged her into despair and even drove her to attempt suicide.

In a new book, the screen beauty accuses Brando of emotional abuse throughout their eight-year relationship, claiming she was heartbroken by his numerous affairs.

Moreno admits she felt a "full-body blush" when she first met Brando in 1954 on the set of Desiree, recalling, "It was the sort of rush that inspires poetry and songs. I remember how he spoke to me, how he played the drums, how he made love... and how I almost died from loving h...

Blu-ray Review: 'West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition'

11/18/2011 11:45am EST
West Side Story pic
Ready to rumble once again with the Sharks and Jets? Then join us in checking out this weeks lush and luminous new Blu-ray release of the classic Oscar winning film "West Side Story," a 50th Anniversary Edition via MGM Home Entertainment. Something’s coming...

Title: "West Side Story" (50th Anniversary Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Natalie Wood, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Beymer

Director: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 153 minutes

Release Company: MGM Home Entertainment


The Flick: Can anyone really deny the awesome dramatic power a...

Morgan Freeman Honored With American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award

6/10/2011 8:20am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday.

The Shawshank Redemption star was handed the prestigious honor to mark a stellar career which has included a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby, and an array of notable roles in movies including Invictus, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Dark Knight.

He was made the 39th recipient of AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony at Sony Studios in Culv...

President Obama Honors Bob Dylan And Clint Eastwood

2/26/2010 12:04pm EST
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama honored folk legend Bob Dylan and actor/director Clint Eastwood in a star-studded ceremony at the White House on Thursday.

Celebrities including Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker gathered in Washington, D.C. to watch the American leader present the National Medal of Arts awards - although the day's most famous winners, Dylan and Eastwood, were not present to collect their prizes.

A statement from the White House hailed Dylan as "an icon of youthful rebellion and poetic sensitivity" and praised Eastwood's films as "essays in individuality, hard truths and the...

Starpulse Exclusive: Get An Inside Look At 'Cane' With Paola Turbay

10/26/2007 10:05am EDT
Paola Turbay
A famous face in Latin America, Paola Turbay is making an impact in the states this season by playing Jimmy Smit's wife on the CBS drama Cane. The show centers on the rivalries and power struggles of a large Cuban-American family that owns a rum and sugar empire in South Florida. Starpulse had the pleasure of speaking with Turbay about making the series.

How do you like working on the show so far?

I love it. It's got a great cast, scriptwriting, and production is impeccable. I'm really proud of it. I've been really careful choosing my roles, because sometimes they don't always work...

Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Nick Kroll Of 'Cavemen' Talks About Wearing A Silicone Mask For 17 Hours And Trying To Get With Joy Behar

10/22/2007 4:01pm EDT
Caveman Nick
In 2004, Nick Kroll was named one of Time Out New York's favorite comics. Now it's 2007 and the press has zeroed in on Kroll yet again, this time for his hilarious work on ABC's primetime comedy Cavemen.

A seasoned improviser and frequent panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever, Kroll has managed to capture the attention of viewers as Nick, the cynical cro-magnum, and, as he tells in full Caveman makeup, it's allowed many of his dreams to come true - including the chance to appear on The View and getting to know many of Hollywood's leading ladies.

While you have been worki...

Check Out 'Cane' This Fall On CBS

9/10/2007 8:00am EDT
Cane is an epic drama about the external rivalries and internal power struggles of a large Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar business in South Florida.

When the family patriarch, Pancho (Hector Elizondo), is offered a lucrative but questionable deal by his bitter adversaries, the Samuels, to purchase thousands of acres of sugar fields, he's faced with a tough choice: Should he cash out of the sugar business and focus solely on rum, which would please his impulsive natural son, Frank (Nestor Carbonell), or protect the family legacy that he built from ...

Lime Mojito Ad Gives Audiences First Taste Of New CBS Drama 'Cane'

9/5/2007 3:48pm EDT
CBS has created a first-of-its-kind print advertisement for a television series that tastes like a non-alcoholic lime Mojito.

The inventive ad, which promotes the fictional Duque Rum brand featured in the highly touted new series "Cane," starring Jimmy Smits, Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno, will appear in the fall entertainment preview edition of Rolling Stone, hitting newsstands Sept. 7.

Setting a new standard for innovative marketing and brand differentiation, the multi-sensory campaign will directly reach Rolling Stone readers and offer them a unique opport...

Tiger Woods, Elizabeth Taylor & More To Be Inducted Into California Hall Of Fame

8/21/2007 10:03am EDT
Tiger Woods
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver announced the inductees for the 2007 California Hall of Fame, a landmark destination of The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.

Billie Jean King, 2006 California Hall of Fame inductee, revealed the names on The California Museum's web site,, listing extraordinary Californians who embody California's innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.

The California Hall of Fame formal induction ceremony will take place on December 5, 2007, at The California Museum in Sacramento and...