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DVD Review: 'Something Wicked' Is A Discombobulating Story

3/27/2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Something Wicked'
Ready to see if the writing is indeed on the wall? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Something Wicked" out now from ARC Entertainment. We examine and review the amount of wickedness below.

Title: "Something Wicked"

Grade: 2

Cast: Shantel VanSanten, John Robinson, Brittany Murphy

Director: Darin Scott

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: ARC Home Entertainment


The Flick: The movie and even the DVD box for "Something Wicked" proclaims to be the final work of actress Brittany Murphy, but beyond it there’s not much to see here. ...

Brittany Murphy Biopic To Air On Lifetime

8/14/2014 8:25am EDT
Brittany Murphy Biopic To Air On Lifetime
Lifetime is producing a biopic about actress Brittany Murphy, who died in 2009 at the age of 31. Relatively unknown actress Amanda Fuller ("Grey's Anatomy," "Last Man Standing") will portray the late actress, according to the New York Post.

The made-for-television film will center on Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, and her efforts to propel the actress to stardom. The movie will also focus on Brittany's personal problems.

A coroner ruled that Brittany died from pneumonia, anemia and excessive use of prescription medications; five months later her husband Simon Monjack passed away at age 3...

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Rumors of 2013

12/27/2013 3:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Being a celebrity has its ups and downs. You have the fame and fortune, the adoring fans and everything you could possible want – all the perks that come with being a star. But at the same time, you have to deal with gossip rags tabloids publishing crazy rumors about you and your relationships every day of your life. Maybe it’s just a small price to pay for the glitz and the glam? Sometimes, though, the rumors are far too absurd for anyone to actually believe.

Let’s take a look at the 10 most ridiculous celebrity rumors of the year:

Khloe Kardashian and Steve Martin are dating

Khloe Kard...

Brittany Murphy's Mom Slams 'Absurd' Poison Claims

11/25/2013 4:27pm EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mother has penned an open letter publicly disputing claims the actress was poisoned.

Murphy passed away in 2009 and officials ruled her death was caused by pneumonia, anemia and excessive use of prescription medications.

Nevertheless, the case hit the headlines against last week after her father, Angelo Bertolotti, revealed high levels of "heavy metals" had been found in samples of the star's hair and tissue samples which he had independently analyzed.

Bertolotti alleged his daughter had been poisoned, but now Murphy's mother has publicly refuted his claims.


Father Believes Brittany Murphy Was Poisoned

11/19/2013 9:22am EST
Father Believes Brittany Murphy Was Poisoned
New toxicology reports allegedly suggest actress Brittany Murphy may have died from being poisoned. The star, 32, was found dead in her home in 2009.

The Los Angeles coroner ruled that her death was accidental and was caused by pneumonia and "iron deficiency anemia." Five months after Murphy's death, her 40-year-old husband, Simon Monjack, also died of pneumonia and anemia.

Dissastisfied with the coroner's findings, Murphy's father Angelo Bertolotti sent samples of his daughter's hair to be tested independently, according to the Huffington Post.

The new toxicology report revealed the pre...

Brittany Murphy's Final Film 'Something Wicked' Finally Completed

12/5/2012 8:13am EST
Brittany Murphy
Movie bosses have finally completed work on Brittany Murphy's last film, three years after her tragic death.

The Clueless star passed away in December 2009, shortly after she finished filming psychological thriller Something Wicked.

Murphy's sudden death prompted producers to put the project on hold, but post-production restarted earlier this year and the movie has now been completed, according to industry website

Executives behind the film are now seeking a distribution deal.

The movie, which also features One Tree Hill's Shantel VanSanten and Transformers actor John R...

Classic Comedy 'Clueless' Arrives On Blu-ray May 1

4/28/2012 6:54am EDT
Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel "Emma" could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school in "Clueless."

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible.

But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help...

Biggest Celebrity Shockers

11/19/2011 3:00pm EST
Celebrities never seem to amaze us with their crazy antics, disastrous divorces, court hearings, quickie weddings, drug use…oh and of course their work, which is why we love them right? We are all fascinated when there is bad news raining on our favorite celebrities causing their faces to be splashed all over the headlines.

Here are a few of our favorite celebrity shockers:

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore - Ashton and Demi are the latest couple to call it quits after an infidelity accusation that neither of them ever addressed directly. After six years of marriage, Demi finally kicked h...

Father To Release Tell-All About Brittany Murphy's Life & Death

9/22/2011 8:34am EDT
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Brittany Murphy's father is set to reveal all about the star's stalker fears and what she wrote in her secret letters to him in a new book.

Angelo Bertolotti was always described as the actress' estranged father during her life, and his name was initially omitted from Murphy's death certificate - but he hopes his new tome, "Britt," will right wrongs and help fans understand just how troubled his daughter was in the months leading up to her death in December, 2009.

Co-writer Julia Davis tells WENN, "There was a lot of drama and many secrets in Britt's life, not of her own doing. For exampl...

Brittany Murphy's Father Plans To Write Tell-All Book

9/20/2011 9:33pm EDT
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's father is planning to write a tell-all book about his tragic daughter's life and death.

Angelo Bertolotti has teamed up with writer/producer Julia Davis on Britt.

She tells WENN, "The book will feature intimate details of Brittany's childhood, her rise to stardom and tragic death."

The Just Married actress died of pneumonia on December 20, 2009.

Brittany Murphy House Auction Postponed

1/31/2011 11:37pm EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's Hollywood Hills mansion has been temporarily removed from auction to allow the actress' mother extra time to offload the property on her own.

The Clueless star died suddenly in December 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her California residence. Murphy's husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, also passed away at the home just months later in May 2010.

The actress' mom, Sharon, who lived with the couple at the house, initially placed the property on the market last March, only to remove it from sale a month later.

The house went into foreclosure early in January, wi...

Brittany Murphy's House To Be Auctioned Off

1/30/2011 10:30am EST
Brittany Murphy
The Hollywood Hills home where Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack died within months of each other is set to be sold at auction on Monday morning.

The Clueless star died suddenly in December, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her California residence.

Murphy's devastated mother Sharon, who lived with the couple at the mansion, put the house on the market in March 2010 - only to remove it from sale a month later.

The family was hit with another tragedy when Murphy's husband Monjack passed away weeks later in May. Bizarrely, both husband and wife died of pneumonia combine...

The Television Balcony: 'Across The Hall'

1/2/2011 3:12pm EST
Across The Hall
Since I'm on a bit of a Cold Case binge, I decided to use my next Television Balcony column to see what some of that show's castmembers were up to. That - and a free Amazon Video on Demand credit - led me to checking out Across The Hall, a tense thriller starring Danny Pino (better known as Det. Scotty Valens), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and the late Brittany Murphy (whose largest TV credit has to be her voicing Luanne Platter on King of the Hill).

The plot is simple enough (unsurprising, since it actually started as a short film). Terry (Pino) is at his breaking point, because he's sure...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: May

1/1/2011 5:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
There were wedding bells this month for actors Seth Green and Clare Grant. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon sealed their love by renewing their wedding vows for the third time.

May was not such a happy month for former Bond girl Halle Berry who split from Gabriel Aubry after more than four years together, and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" star David Boreanaz's marriage was plunged into crisis when he admitted cheating on his wife.

Several stars heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet this month - Monica Bellucci gave birth to her second daughter, Leonie, supermodel Claudia Schiffer deliv...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

1/1/2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

Mom Pretends Brittany Murphy Is Still Alive

12/22/2010 8:18am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mother sometimes "pretends" the actress is still alive because she struggles to accept the star's "strange" passing a year after her death.

The "Clueless" star died suddenly on December 20, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home and her widower, filmmaker Simon Monjack, passed away just five months later.

Both husband and wife died of pneumonia combined with anaemia, and Sharon Murphy admits she's yet to come to terms with the double tragedy.

She has found it so difficult to cope on her own, every day is a battle to resume some sort of normal...

Brittany Murphy's Mom Planning Tell-All Book

11/10/2010 10:12am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mother is set to pay tribute to her late daughter in a new biography.

The Clueless actress passed away in December 2009 from pneumonia, and the tragedy was compounded when her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, died just five months later.

Their passings have since been tarred by a series of salacious rumors concerning missing money and claims Murphy's mother, Sharon, slept in the same bed as her son-in-law after the actress died. Sharon spoke out to deny the rumors at the time and she is now hoping to silence tabloid gossip about her daughter by telling her story in...

Britany Murphy's Mom Insists She Didn't Have Sex With Daughter's Widower

8/19/2010 8:27am EDT
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mom has fired back at reports she slept with her daughter's widower following the death of the star in December, insisting the very suggestion she had sex with her late son-in-law is "journalism at its lowest."

Sharon Murphy is upset by the Los Angeles County Coroner's report on Simon Monjack's death, which suggests she told police officers at the scene that she shared a bed with the producer/writer.

According to the documents, obtained by, an investigator walked through Monjack's bedroom with a woman believed to be Murphy, who identified one side of Simon's bed ...

Eminem Slams Celebrity Hungry Doctors For Supplying Drugs To Stars

8/4/2010 8:15am EDT
Recovering drug addict Eminem has blasted celebrity doctors, accusing them of supplying their high-profile patients with prescription medication just to keep in contact with the stars.

The hitmaker is sober after a four-year hell of painkiller abuse, which resulted in the rapper suffering a near-fatal overdose in 2005.

He was left stunned when the toxicology reports from the December death of his "8 Mile" co-star Brittany Murphy stated "multiple drug intoxication" had contributed to her passing, and Eminem admits medics make it all too easy for celebrities to get their hands on drug presc...

Brittany Murphy & Simon Monjack's Deaths Not Caused By Mold

7/26/2010 10:52pm EDT
Brittany Murphy
Los Angeles County coroner's officials have ruled out reports mold played a role in the deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack.

The authorities briefly examined whether toxic mold played a part in the deaths of the couple, who died five months apart - and quickly ruled it out.

Ed Winter, the coroner's assistant, tells the Los Angeles Times, "There were no indicators that either death was related to mold."

Both Murphy and Monjack died of pneumonia combined with anemia.

Over the weekend, the Clueless star's mother Sharon dismissed the "absurd" reports suggesting m...

Brittany Murphy's Mom Slams 'Absurd' Mold Allegations

7/26/2010 2:20pm EDT
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mother has blasted "absurd" reports suggesting mold in her daughter's marital home may have contributed to the untimely deaths of the actress and her husband Simon Monjack.

Health officials at California's Department of Public Health have allegedly launched an investigation into claims the couple's respiratory health could have been affected by the growth of mold in the Hollywood Hills mansion they shared before tragically dying within five months of each other. The Clueless star's mother, Sharon Murphy, who also lived at the property, is said to have initially refused t...

Brittany Murphy & Her Husband Died Of The Same Thing

7/22/2010 8:19am EDT
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack died after suffering from pneumonia and anemia, which claimed the actress' life in December.

The "Clueless" star passed away on December 20 with pneumonia listed as the primary cause of death. Anemia and "multiple drug intoxication" were also stated as contributing factors.

Monjack was found unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with Murphy in May - and the final coroner's report eerily states the British filmmaker died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia, according to

Traces of prescription drugs were also found in his...

Simon Monjack's Mother Claims Brittany Murphy's Mother Refused To Help Dying Son

6/27/2010 10:30am EDT
Birttany Murphy and Simon Monjack
Simon Monjack's mother has accused Brittany Murphy's mom Sharon of ignoring her pleas to call a doctor in the hours before the filmmaker's death.

Sharon Murphy found the director unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with his late wife last month. Paramedics determined he had suffered a cardiac arrest and pronounced him dead at the scene. The Clueless star died in December after collapsing at the same property.

Monjack's mother Linda has now taken aim at Sharon - alleging she pleaded with her to get Monjack medical help because she was so concerned about him on the nigh...

Police Rule 'No Foul Play' In Simon Monjack's Death

5/24/2010 12:05pm EDT
Brittany Murphy
Police officials have concluded there was "no foul play" in the death of Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack, as reports emerge suggesting he suffered a drug overdose.

Murphy's mother, Sharon, found the 39 year old unresponsive on Sunday night in the master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with the late actress, who died in December. Attempts to revive Monjack were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have handed the case over to the L.A. Coroner's office.

LAPD spokesman Sergeant Alex Ortiz tell...

Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

5/24/2010 8:07am EDT
Simon Monjack & Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack has been found dead in the Los Angeles home he once shared with the actress.

Murphy's mom Sharon is said to have called emergency services on Sunday night after finding the screenwriter unconscious in the master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills property where the Clueless star died in December. He is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest. Resuscitation efforts failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to

Sergeant Louie Lozano of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tells the website, "We have detectives at (the...

Brittany Murphy's Husband And Mother In Romantic Relationship?! (Video)

4/30/2010 11:30am EDT
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Brittany Murphy's friends have come forward to talk about the "creepy" relationship building between Murphy's widowed husband Simon Monjack and her mother Sharon.

The duo is living together while writing a tell-all book on Brittany Murphy's life. There is heavy speculation that more is going on in the house than just book writing. Monjack has disparaged any such claims. The two are also having a hard time shopping their book, as many publishers have passed on the offer.

"Sadly, unless that book reveals some pretty salacious stuff -- which I doubt they have, except for eating-disorder and ...

Brittany Murphy's Home Taken Off The Market

4/6/2010 8:58am EDT
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's husband has taken the late star's house off the market - after her grieving mother refused to allow potential buyers to view the property.

The Hollywood Hills home, which the actress shared with her husband and her mother, Sharon, was put up for sale following the 32 year old's death in December, with Monjack revealing the pair was planning a move to New York to help put the tragedy behind them.

Murphy bought the house from Britney Spears for just under $4 million in 2003, and the property was put on the market in March for $7.25 million.

However, Monjack has removed...

Brittany Murphy Obsessed With Being A Mother In Final Days

3/21/2010 9:00am EDT
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Tragic actress Brittany Murphy spent her final night talking about her dreams of becoming a mom.

The Clueless star's widower Simon Monjack reveals his late wife was obsessed with the idea of starting a family in the weeks before her death on December 20.

He tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "That was the big obsession, to have a baby. We talked about it the night before she died.

"Naming our children was one of Brittany's greatest sports... If it was a boy, it was going to be Oliver and if it was a girl, it was going to be Sophie. That was her perfect life."

The actress died after ...

Widower Says He's Not Having Sex With Brittany Murphy's Mother

3/20/2010 12:02pm EDT
Brittany Murphy & Simon Monjack
Brittany Murphy's widower has fired back at critics who blasted him for taking a pretty date to the Oscars less than three months after his wife's death, insisting his companion was the actress' longtime best pal.

Producer/photographer Simon Monjack was invited to attend the Oscars to witness the Academy's In Memoriam tribute to his late wife - and he was heavily criticized for showing up with another woman.

Monjack had planned on taking Murphy's mother Sharon to the Academy Awards but when she announced she was too sick to accompany him, the Brit asked his late wife's friend Hayley to be...

Pharmacist: Brittany Murphy Got Hundreds Of Pills A Month

3/20/2010 9:38am EDT
Brittany Murphy
A Los Angeles chemist is questioning remarks Brittany Murphy's widower made about his late wife's drug intake, revealing he stopped serving the couple and the actress' mother over fears "there was going to be an accident."

Eddie Bubar, who owns Eddie's Pharmacy, reveals he filled more than 100 prescriptions for the "Clueless" star, her husband Simon Monjack and her mom Sharon between January 2008 and August 2009 under various aliases.

The pharmacy boss has told investigators a courier picked the various prescriptions up in an envelope approximately every two weeks with the name 'Lola Mani...