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John Cusack & Amanda Peet Star In 'Martian Child' On DVD Feb 12

January 10th, 2008 7:15pm EST
Martian Child
Discover the magical world of a little boy whose universe collides with a very special family in the poignant film, Martian Child, arriving on DVD on February 12, 2008, from New Line Home Entertainment.

Based on the award-winning short story, the film follows David, a recently widowed man (John Cusack; (Say Anything,High Fidelity) who hopes to adopt a fragile young boy, who believes he is from Mars. Undeterred by the special emotional needs of the boy, David quickly accepts the child's differences and the two learn how to open their hearts and embrace the power of love.

The ens...

Celebrity Horoscope: Capricorns Are Family Oriented, Business Savvy

January 7th, 2008 9:49am EST
Orlando Bloom
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) is one of the Earth signs, along with Taurus and Virgo, and people under this sign are often attracted to dark, mysterious, emotional individuals. Capricorns are typically very hard workers and very ambitious. They know the value of money and are not spendthrifts. They are also charitable and will do what is possible to help others who are less fortunate.

Capricorn women tend to be very devoted to their family and very ambitious for their children. They want their children to have every advantage they lacked as a child. They tend to have children early o...

Notable Quotables

October 29th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Debbie Harry
"Write a tell-all? Yucchh! Well, there was one night when Johnny Ramone pissed into a glass of beer and handed it to Johnny Rotten who drank it." Blondie star Debbie Harry happily reveals the backstage hijinks of legendary punk rockers.

"It's like talking to your child about sex. It's hard, but it's important." Rapper Nas insists he won't be swayed from calling his upcoming album "Nigga."

"I just worked with Christopher Walken. It was terrifying." Amanda Peet was nervous around the legendary star on the set of upcoming movie "Five Dollars A Day."

"She definitely belongs in th...

Pregnant Amanda Peet Was A Nightmare

October 29th, 2007 8:43am EDT
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet was a nightmare when she was pregnant because she treated her husband like a slave and made too much fuss of her impending motherhood.

The star admits she was a little too cautious as an expectant mom and still can't believe screenwriter husband David Benioff was so patient with her.

She reveals, "The second I found out I was pregnant, I got out of a chair stomach first. I literally was a nightmare. I was like a princess. I was like a pig in s**t. I was like, 'Get me more food, get me my bags, let me go home early,' and then, 'Look at my big boobs, look at my big bum...

Starpulse Q&A: Sklar Brothers Talk Meta, Maniacs, & Movies

October 25th, 2007 12:46pm EDT
Sklar Brothers - Sklar Maps
Less than a year after they taped the final episode of ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats, which did for sports what Mystery Science Theater 3000 did for bad movies, The Sklar Brothers

have released a comedy album and filmed a web series about a web series called Layers , where they play publicists for an agent (Nick Kroll) who represents other agents. In this Starpulse Q and A, the Sklars discuss what it takes to make a successful web series, compare celebrity worship to bullfighting, and reminisce about having a knife wielding maniac charge the stage.

The CD is called Sklar Maps. When y...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

October 23rd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Ben Kingsley
"She's my role model, an inspiration. I know every morning, people have morning mantras - and my morning mantra is 'Gimme gimme gimme. Gimme gimme gimme' It starts my day." Ben Kingsley on his newfound respect for the 'Messianic' Britney Spears.

"He's listening to Nirvana really loudly all the time, but I don't think I'll be Courtney (Love). It's never gonna happen." Amanda Peet on living with screenwriter husband David Benioff as he pens the screenplay for new Kurt Cobain biopic "Heavier Than Heaven."

"I got married, and I'm not married. Not everything works out like you might h...

'The Ex' Comes To DVD In Both Rated And Unrated Versions On August 21

August 11th, 2007 10:00am EDT
The Ex
SANTA MONICA, CA – Dirty tricks and sabotage from an old flame create an atmosphere of fierce paranoia in The Ex landing on DVD August 21, 2007 from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products LLC. Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State), Amanda Peet (Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, A Lot Like Love, Something's Gotta Give) and Jason Bateman (The Break-Up, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), lead an all-star cast in the hilarious no-holds-barred comedy. When Tom's (Braff) wife (Peet) gets pregnant, he has to reel in his slacker lifestyle and work for his father-in-law in this Meet The Parents style ...

'Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip' Closes For Matthew Perry

May 15th, 2007 9:35am EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry's TV fortunes have taken a dive - the former Friends star's acclaimed new show has been axed. Bosses at NBC put Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip on hold earlier this year after the series, which also featured former West Wing star Bradley Whitford and Amanda Peet, failed to set the ratings alight when it debuted last year.

TV bosses will replace the drama and another axed series, Crossing Jordan, with a new Heroes spin-off and The Bionic Woman remake, which will star British actress Michelle Ryan.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Movie Review: 'The Ex' Is A Flat, Desperate Comedy

May 10th, 2007 3:04pm EDT
The Ex
The Ex isn't so much a movie with a plot as it is a filmed series of situations in which Zach Braff a) injures himself, b) humiliates himself, or c) both.

Borrowing early and often from Meet the Parents and You, Me & Dupree, this desperate comedy finds Braff starring as bumbling straight man Tom (sorta like his role on Scrubs), who always manages to say and do the most painfully awkward things around his wacky in-laws and co-workers, people with whom he's never in sync.

Most of these moments involve Chip (Jason Bateman), the chipper high school boyfriend of his wife, Sofia (Amand...

Opening May 11: The Ex

May 8th, 2007 2:55pm EDT
The Ex
Acclaimed music-video director Jesse Peretz made his third feature with this comedy starring Zach Braff and Jason Bateman. Tom (Braff) is an aspiring chef whose wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) has just quit her high-paying job to stay home with their new baby. Continue Summary

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Enter 'The Ex' Contest And Check Out The Newest Way To Avoid Working: 'Yes' Dodgeball

May 3rd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Ex
"Yes" Dodgeball is based on The Ex starring Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman in theaters May 11, 2007. The top 10 scores will receive a real life autographed Yes Ball. The contest ends May 25, 2007. Check it out here. also has a great contest going for The Ex... just head over to to download an artwork packet to create a movie poster using images from the film. One winner will be chosen from the submissions and will receive a private screening with 25 of their closest friends at their local theater! The winner will also receive a full-s...

Amanda Peet Loves Being A Mom

April 20th, 2007 1:58pm EDT
Amanda Peet
Hollywood actress Amanda Peet is loving motherhood so much, she even enjoys cleaning up her new baby's vomit. The Something's Gotta Give star gave birth to baby Frances Pen in February.

Peet, 35, who is married to screenwriter David Benioff, tells People magazine, "I'm very busy with Frances, my projectile-vomiting baby. In the beginning it's very, very hard because you're so sleep deprived."

"But she started smiling three days ago, so I'm on cloud nine right now. The hardest part is being so monumentally sleep-deprived."

The celebrity couple love parenthood so much they a...

Create The Best Movie Poster For The Highly Anticipated Film "The Ex" And Win Big

April 13th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
The Ex
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (April TK, 2007) – The Weinstein Company today announced the start of a contest to create the best movie poster for the highly anticipated film The Ex, sponsored by The winner of the contest will have their poster prominently displayed at their hometown theater, gets a private screening of The Ex for them and 25 of his/her friends, a full-size print of their poster autographed by the cast, which includes Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman, and a promotion for the poster on the film's official website, The Ex is a Weinstein Compan...

Amanda Peet Has A Baby Girl

February 23rd, 2007 9:28am EST
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet and her screenwriter husband David Benioff are celebrating after the actress gave birth to a baby girl.

The Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip star was due to attend a Hollywood lunch event on Wednesday when she went into labor and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The couple's daughter, whose name remains unknown as WENN went to press, is the first child for both Peet and screenwriter Benioff, who wed in September.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, January 11

January 11th, 2007 3:00am EST
Amanda Peet
Happy Birthday to "A Lot Like Love" star Amanda Peet (1972), R&B singer Mary J. Blige (1971), American actor Stanley Tucci (1960), Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson (1958), country star Robert Earl Keen (1957), studio musician Lee Ritenour (1952), The Judds matriarch Naomi Judd (1946), E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons (1942), and first United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1757; d. 1804).

Check Out Lifetime's Weekend Movie Extravaganza

November 25th, 2006 7:00am EST
Karoke Superstars
This Thanksgiving weekend, sit back and let the holiday dinner -- and those endless leftovers -- digest over a tasty smorgasbord of entertaining movies on Lifetime Network that showcase the talents of stars from Amanda Peet and Tara Reid to Dominique Swaine.

Airing Saturday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Nov. 26, the movie extravaganza includes the world premiere of the Lifetime Original Docu-film “Karaoke Superstars,” about three young women who try changing their lives through a karaoke contest, along with the LMN basic cable premiere of the rock and roll drama “Girl,” starring Swaine and Re...

'Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip' Gets Full-Season Pickup

November 10th, 2006 9:11am EST
Studio 60
Matthew Perry's new TV series is a hit - Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip has been given a full-season order by NBC. Rumors had been swirling for weeks that the new TV show from The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin was on the verge of being canceled.

The show, which stars Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet, has a number of loyal fans, but had regularly finished far behind ratings blockbuster CSI: Miami in its time slot.

According to TV Guide, the show has received a "back nine" order, which means the show will not be canceled, but will instead get a full 22-episode order for its first sea...

Pregnancy Makes Amanda Peet Swear A Lot

October 27th, 2006 8:54am EDT
Amanda Peet
Pregnancy has turned actress Amanda Peet into a spotty, swearing wreck. The star, who is scheduled to give birth early next year, has had a dream first pregnancy so far and hasn't developed any cravings - but she has developed a filthy mouth.

She says, "When I get really angry and irritated or I have road rage or if I'm really upset about something and I'm driving home, my husband has noticed that I just start swearing like a longshoreman. I'm definitely not very ladylike but it's not like this. It's like every other word. It's almost like I'm in a fog and I clearly can't hear how ins...

Amanda Peet Ties the Knot

October 2nd, 2006 8:30am EDT
Amanda Peet
Actress Amanda Peet wed screenwriter David Benioff at her former Quaker school, Friends Seminary, in New York on Saturday. The star met Benioff on a blind date in 2002. They were engaged last July.

Pett, 34, and Benioff, 35, wed in front of family and friends, including actor Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise, and Elizabeth Berkley and her husband Greg Lauren.

Following the ceremony, Berkley told People magazine, "It was amazing and as extraordinary as she is." The couple is expecting a child in February 2007.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Amanda Peet To Tie The Knot This Weekend

September 29th, 2006 8:13am EDT
Amanda Peet
Pregnant actress Amanda Peet will tie the knot this weekend with screenwriter fiance David Benioff. The star appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday and discussed her pregnancy and impending nuptials. Peet claims she was nervous about telling her fellow castmates on her new TV series "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip" about her condition, but they are now using her pregnancy as a chance to poke fun at her.

She explains, "They've taken to calling me Fatty. I think it's really funny. (The show's creator) Aaron Sorkin is convinced I have a five-year-old in here or twins....

Amanda Peet Is Pregnant

September 14th, 2006 8:55am EDT
Amanda Peet
Actress Amanda Peet and her screenwriter fiance David Benioff are expecting their first baby. The star had been trying to keep the news of her pregnancy a secret while filming new TV series "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip."

But sources tell publication Us Weekly, "She's almost 12 weeks along. She's thrilled." The couple plans to tie the knot in New York City later this month.

-See photos of Amanda.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Watch 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' & 'Twenty Good Years' Before Their Network Premieres

September 11th, 2006 4:55pm EDT
Amanda Peet stars in Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
AOL has teamed up with Warner Bros. Television and NBC to offer the exclusive online debuts of the highly anticipated new series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, from Aaron Sorkin, and Twenty Good Years as a promotional viewing opportunity, available commercial-free on before their network premieres.

The shows will be available in their entirety on for one week prior to their network broadcast, with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" going live today at 3 p.m. (ET) and "Twenty Good Years" on Wednesday, October 4. The series, produced by Warner Bros. Television, will make th...

Catch Two New NBC Shows Through Netflix

July 19th, 2006 3:59pm EDT
Matthew Perry stars in Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
In a first-of-its-kind promotion, NBC and Netflix announced they will offer Netflix's subscribers an advanced look at the premiere episodes of NBC's anticipated new drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Kidnapped.

The shows will be made available in their entirety, six weeks before their respective broadcast premieres, on a special DVD created for Netflix that will also include preview trailers of the network's other new fall drama series.

"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" centers on the drama behind the humor of producing a popular, late-night comedy sketch show. Amanda...

Jessica Alba Replaces Lindsay Lohan

June 8th, 2006 8:17am EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba has snatched up Lindsay Lohan's role in the new movie "Bill" after the teen actress abruptly quit the film because the first-time directors weren't well known enough. The movie, which also stars Aaron Eckhart and Amanda Peet, begins production today.

Lohan, 19, pulled out of the film on Tuesday, claiming she only wanted to work with big-name directors. Alba recently worked with the producers of Bill on the movie "Awake."

Lohan is already working on her next project, "Georgia Rule," starring Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman.

Check out some hot Jessica Alba PHOTOS...

Lindsay Lohan Refuses To Work With Unknown Director

June 6th, 2006 8:11am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has walked away from her new movie, "Bill," after refusing to work with the film's first-time directors because they're not well known enough. The movie, which also stars Aaron Eckhart and Amanda Peet, was scheduled to already be in production.

Lohan is said to be concentrating on her next film, "Georgia Rule," starring Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman. A source told Fox News correspondent Roger Friedman, "She's just going to stick to working with big-name directors now."

Check out some hot photos of Lindsay HERE.

(This news article provided by World Entertainme...

NBC Greenlights 'Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip'

May 5th, 2006 11:34am EDT
Amanda Peet stars in Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
NBC has added Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip to its Fall 2006-07 primetime schedule. Among the stars of the ensemble cast are Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, D.L. Hughley, Nathan Corddry, Timothy Busfield, Steven Weber, Evan Handler and Carlos Jacott.

Producer Aaron Sorkin returns to television with this crackling take on the drama behind the humor of producing a popular, late-night comedy sketch show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He lays bare the backstage politics, romances and delicate balance between creative talent, on-air personalities and netw...

Amanda Peet To Star in Matthew Perry's New Show

February 3rd, 2006 3:37pm EST
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet will star in Matthew Perry's new TV series "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip." The show is set behind the scenes of a fictional broadcasting network's late-night comedy sketch show. Peet will play Jordan McDeere, the newly appointed president of the network, and Perry will be a genius comedy writer.

They have previously co-starred in The Whole Nine Yards and The Whole Ten Yards. West Wing creators Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme came up with the concept for the show.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, January 11

January 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Amanda Peet
Happy Birthday to "A Lot Like Love" star Amanda Peet (1972), R&B singer Mary J. Blige (1971), American actor Stanley Tucci (1960), Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson (1958), country star Robert Earl Keen (1957), studio musician Lee Ritenour (1952), The Judds matriarch Naomi Judd (1946), E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons (1942), and first United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1757; d. 1804).

Seeing Stars on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

November 22nd, 2005 11:29am EST
Claire Danes
Upcoming guests on The Late Show with David Letterman:

Tuesday, Nov. 22

actor Dennis Quaid

Wednesday, Nov. 23

stupid pet tricks; actress Claire Danes; musical guest Big Boi

Thursday, Nov. 24

actress Megan Mullally; musical guests John Mayer Trio

Friday, Nov. 25

actor John Malkovich; NASCAR Nextel Cup winner Tony Stewart; comedian Jim Gaffigan

Monday, Nov. 28

stupid human tricks; actress Amanda Peet

Tuesday, Nov. 29

talk show host Regis Philbin; actor Colin Hanks

Wednesday, Nov. 30

actress Charlize Theron; New York Times columnist/author...

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