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Comparisons Between Brittany Murphy & Corey Haim Make Widower Furious

3/19/2010 8:25am EDT
Brittany Murphy & Simon Monjack
Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack has slammed comparison's between his wife's death and the Corey Haim tragedy - insisting the only link between the pair was their acting careers.

The British producer admits he's "furious" about comparisons made between the "Clueless" star's death and Haim's suspected overdose last week.

Speaking exclusively to news show "Access Hollywood," Monjack says, "That's absurd... Corey was someone that had openly used drugs for many, many years and had a problem. Brittany was someone that had never used a drug in her life."

Asked if he ever saw Murphy take...

Miley Cyrus Thinks The Media Is Mean & 'Love Makes The World Go Round'

3/16/2010 8:21am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus hopes the deaths of Brittany Murphy, Casey Johnson and Corey Haim will prompt the media to be nicer to Hollywood stars and socialites.

The pop star and actress has spoken out about the pressures of fame on young stars, and blames the tabloids for making their lives a misery.

She tells, "Maybe people would stop being so mean to people that (sic) are in this business... because, if something does happen, it's just another story to sell. People should learn to be respectful and realize that love makes the world go round. It's not your job to sell another stupid mag...

Brittany Murphy Charity Only Earned $800?

3/5/2010 9:58am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack has begun giving back donations after the charity he set up in his ex-wife's name was shut down - but insists he only managed to collect a total of $800.

The actress died in December after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home, and her grieving husband subsequently set up the Brittany Murphy Foundation in her honor.

He even planned a charity gala for the launch of the Foundation last month, charging $1,000 a ticket, but cancelled the bash at the last minute.

It was later revealed the foundation was not legally registered as a ch...

Brittany Murphy's Home Is On The Market

3/2/2010 9:56am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's mother has put the house the actress died in on the market for $7.25 million, according to a report. The 32 year old suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in her palatial Hollywood Hills home in December.

The star's mother Sharon and widower Simon Monjack are struggling to cope with their grief over the actress' death and have decided to move to New York, the filmmaker tells Murphy bought the house from Britney Spears for just under $4 million in 2003.

It has also been confirmed that Monjack was left out of Murphy's will - she left her entire estate to her mother. ...

Brittany Murphy's Dad Denied Access To Daughter's Grave

2/17/2010 8:44am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's devastated dad has blasted bosses of the cemetery where the actress is buried - for refusing to allow him to visit her grave. Angelo Bertolotti visited Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on Monday and asked staff to direct him to his daughter's final resting place.

However, he insists he was shown to the main office and then refused access to the site - even after offering to provide documentary proof he is Murphy's dad, according to

Bertolotti - who wanted to place a special trinket on the grave - tells the website he was "raging" after staf...

Brittany Murphy's Foundation Is Not Legally Registered

2/15/2010 9:37am EST
Brittany Murphy
Officials at the foundation set up in Brittany Murphy's name following her death in December have vowed to hand back all donations - after reporters discovered it is not registered as an official charity. The Clueless star's husband Simon Monjack created The Brittany Murphy Foundation in honor of the actress - who died of a cardiac arrest aged 32 - in a bid to raise funds for art education.

However reports that the foundation is in name only - as it has not legally registered as a charity with the state of California.

Following requests for comment by, the website w...

Brittany Murphy's Last Film Set For Summer Release

2/12/2010 2:53pm EST
Brittany Murphy
The last film tragic actress Brittany Murphy made before her death is set for release this summer. The Clueless star passed away on December 20th after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

She finished shooting psychological thriller Abandoned in June last year with co-stars Dean Cain and Mimi Rogers - in which she plays a woman who receives a ransom demand after her boyfriend mysteriously disappears. Distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment has now bought the rights to the film for a North American release, bringing Murphy back to the big screen months after her...

Brittany Murphy Knew She Was Going To Die

2/6/2010 10:50am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy told her mother Sharon she loved her the morning of her passing because the actress knew she was dying, according to her widower.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled earlier this week the star's primary cause of death was pneumonia, with contributing factors of anemia and "multiple drug intoxication".

Her husband Simon Monjack believed the 32 year old had contracted laryngitis, and he and Murphy's mom were nursing in their shared Hollywood Hills home, expecting her to make a full recovery.

But Monjack insists Murphy knew she was dying the morning she suffe...

Starpulse Scene Weekly Wrap Up: Brody Jenner, Jayde Nicole & More

1/4/2010 1:12pm EST
Starpulse Scene Weekly Wrap Up
Contributing writer Erin Demchak shares the Top 10 latest Hollywood gossip on the Starpulse Scene. This week Erin discusses celebrity break up news including Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins and Jerry Ferrara and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was stolen and actress Brittany Murphy was laid to rest. Check out these stories and more on this week's hottest Hollywood gossip video -The Starpulse Scene.

Story by Erin Demchak

Starpulse contributing writer

RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

12/31/2009 8:54am EST
celebrity deaths 2009
Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

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Brittany Murphy Photo Slideshow

12/21/2009 12:00pm EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy first came to the attention of film audiences as Tai, one of Alicia Silverstone's airhead friends, in the 1995 comedy Clueless. She has also played a resident at a mental institution (Girl, Interrupted), was cast opposite Eminem in 8 Mile, and was one of the lead voices (Gloria) in Happy Feet.

The star is said to have been taking prescription medication for flu-like symptoms before her death on Sunday, Dec. 20, at age 32. Murphy is said to have gone into full cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived at the scene to administer CPR.

In honor of a star whose life w...

Slideshow: Other Actresses Worthy Of 'Cougar Town' Residency

9/28/2009 11:45am EDT
Cougar Town Residents
Cougar Town premiered on ABC last week, shining the spotlight on a subject that has fascinated young men since the beginning of time. Courtney Cox is a perfect choice to head the cast, but unfortunately that seems to be where the good decisions end. The only other cougar on this show is Christa Miller (the sort-of attractive female friend from The Drew Carey Show), and she's not so much a cougar as she is someone who inspires the phrase "She must have been hot back in her prime." The female cast is rounded out by Busy Philipps, who is certainly attractive, but only 30 and still far removed ...

Best & Worst Of Ashton Kutcher

8/14/2009 10:45am EDT
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is one of those actors that the general public loves to hate yet secretly loves. He is a leading man with striking looks who has made numerous successful films; he has more than 1 million followers on Twitter; he is married to Demi Moore and he comes across as being a genuinely nice human being. Yet the phrase, "Want to see the new Ashton Kutcher movie with me?" tends to make people want to expunge their last meal.

As with any performer, not everything that Kutcher does is a gem of a move. The collective work of Kutcher isn't exactly Oscar worthy, but most of what he do...

Trout-Pout (Links & Stuff)

4/17/2009 7:00pm EDT
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Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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Slideshow: Sexiest Celebrity Lips

8/18/2008 10:52am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Which celebrities have the most luscious, kissable lips? Enjoy these pictures of some of our favorite celebrity lips. Who's your favorite? Who did we miss? Leave a comment below when you're done...

UPDATE: We now have a Worst Celebrity Lips sure to check it out for some really bad trout pouts.

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The Best & Worst Films Starring Drew Barrymore

4/2/2008 3:00pm EDT
Drew in 50 First Dates
There is perhaps no greater polarizing figure in the film world than Drew Barrymore. Very few waffle on Drew Barrymore's ability as an actress - you either love or hate her.

Some are entranced by the starlet's positive attitude and sunny demeanor. Others see that personality as a perfect compliment to her blonde hair. (Personally, we're pro-Drew, for who can hate a genuine sweetheart)? Either way, no one can deny that the actress has engaged her audience her entire life - from childhood celebrity to teenage addict to serial bride to nude poser. All the while, and quite amazingly, Barr...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

11/10/2007 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Stuns 'Gears of War' At Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006

12/12/2006 11:26am EST
In a result that will surely send fanboys into a rage, action-RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion beat out favorite Gears of War for Game of the Year at Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006. You can watch the star-studded event on Spike TV this Wednesday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. List of nominees below, winners in bold:


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)

Okami (Capcom/Clover Studio)

Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

Guitar Hero 2 (Red Octane/Harmonix)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)


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Meet Texan Rocker Kim Kline

11/23/2006 10:00am EST
Kim Kline
Combining the savvy of an industry veteran, the voice of an acclaimed diva, a dynamic personality and looks to die for... meet Singer/Songwriter, Kim Kline. Originally training with Ron Anderson, best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, No Doubt and Janet Jackson, Kim began developing the powerful voice she is known for today. Always looking to hone her talents, Kim now works with renowned vocal technique and performance coach Steven Memel who has trained such artists as Adam Levine and members of Maroon 5, Taryn Manning of Boomkat, Brittany Murphy and Big City Rock.

Fine tunin...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

11/10/2006 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).

Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Animated Films

8/13/2006 1:45pm EDT
It’s been hit-or-miss with animated films this summer. Cars took in an impressive $237 million at the box office, grossing over $60 million in its first three days. In contrast, The Ant Bully bombed with an $8.4 million purse in its three-day debut, while Monster House also disappointed with a $22 million three-day bow.

Perhaps the tides will turn when the 20th Century Fox release Everyone’s Hero hits the big screen on Sept. 15 (eight days before the official start of fall). The film tells the story of a young boy's cross-country journey to help Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees wi...

Brittany Murphy To Voice Tinker Bell

6/20/2006 11:52am EDT
Brittany Murphy
Disney has revealed Brittany Murphy will be the voice of the sassy and spunky fairy for the 2007 release of "Tinker Bell." In the tradition of its many animated classics, Disney will bring to life an enchanting tale of Pixie Hollow and Tink's new fairy friends voiced by some of Hollywood's most talented actors.

"I've had the good fortune of playing many interesting characters, but none as magical as Tinker Bell," said Murphy. "To give Tinker Bell a voice for the first time in history is such an honor."

"Tinker Bell" will be the first time audiences hear Tinker Bell speak, as the...

Starpulse Contests Features Lots Of Hot Giveaways To Kick Off The Summer!

6/19/2006 1:07pm EDT
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Head over to's Contest Page for your chance to win some fantastic prizes from both Starpulse and our partners.

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Win a copy of "Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 2" on DVD! The set includes 40 B&B classics, hand picked by creator Mike Judge; 13 music videos with that classic Beavis & Butt-Head commentary; and classic Beavis and Butt-Head appearances including Butt-Bowl '94-'96, MTV's 20th Anniversary Special, and clips from their infamous "Moron-athon." "I am the great Cornholio..."

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Brittany Murphy Didn't Kiss for 17 dates

2/7/2006 9:22am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy didn't kiss her fiancé until they had been on 17 dates. The stunning actress says she and Joe Macaluso - who got engaged over Christmas - kept their relationship strictly platonic for weeks. The brunette also revealed she asked him out while they were working together on the 2004 movie, 'Little Black Book'.

Brittany told told People magazine: "I just knew he was a nice guy - and devastatingly handsome. I asked him to go to the movies and dinner. It was the first time in my life that I ever asked someone on a date."

She added: "We made it to date 17 without kissing....

Paul Oakenfold Readies New Album

1/19/2006 12:07pm EST
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important and iconic names in modern club culture. Remixes for Madonna and U2; the scoring of the movie Swordfish; plus original compositions for advertisements for Motorola, Saab, Toyota and Diet Coke are just a small portion of his work that have kept him on the forefront of the musical map. On April 11, Oakenfold will release A Lively Mind, a brand new full-length album for Maverick Records that introduces the next element of his career.

A Lively Mind-a title which means 'an active person,' says its creator-features 12 new songs composed ...

Brittany Murphy Is Engaged

1/17/2006 8:57am EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy has reportedly got engaged to boyfriend Joseph Macaluso. The actress has allegedly been sporting a dazzling 3-4 carat Tiffany diamond ring after becoming betrothed over Christmas. The smitten couple - who met when Macaluso was a production assistant on the star's movie Little Black Book in 2004 - have yet to set a date for their nuptials.

Last year, the brunette beauty - who previously dated Ashton Kutcher - revealed she didn't lose her virginity until she was 21. The actress, now 28, also credited her mother for encouraging her to have sex for the first time.

She ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

11/10/2005 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou (1979), rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), rapper Warren G (1970), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson bassist Greg Lake (1948), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).