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Derek Waters

Peter Sarsgaard

Michael Shannon

Jason Statham

James Franco

Vince Vaughn

Sean Astin

Natalie Portman

Chris Pine

Billy Bob Thornton

Robin Wright

Simon Baker

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Blu-ray Review: 'Experimenter' - Is It Worth Your Money?

1/19/2016 10:30am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Experimenter'
If you had the suffering of another person in your hands, would you be brave enough to stop? That’s the subject of the new to Blu-ray flick "Experimenter" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if there’s humanity in the psychology below!

Title: "Experimenter"

Grade: 3

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Anthony Edwards

Director: Michael Almereyda

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment


The Flick: Taken from the real life story of psychologist Stanley Milgram and his famed experiment...

20 Celebrities Who Have Never Tied The Knot

10/20/2015 4:00pm EDT
20 Successful Celebrities Who Have Never Been Married
Read any website centered around entertainment, including this one, and you'll soon notice a prominent trend. Celebrity news sites love to write about the marriages of famous people, and that's probably because readers clearly love gossiping about them. From Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, stars getting together with other stars has always commanded the world's attention.

But with that said, another scan of those same headlines often shows that just like the rest of us, there are plenty of celebrities who go from relationship to relationship without ever s...

Is A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Really Happening?

8/11/2015 10:41am EDT
Winona Ryder Confirms 'Beetlejuice' Sequel On 'Late Night With S
Winona Ryder has totally made our movie dreams come true! Guess what happens when three people involved in a "Beetlejuice" reboot say the film's name three times? You get a sequel!

The actress confirmed the news during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Ryder made her comments on the talk show and stated the obvious after being questioned by the host.

“There’s been talk of a Beetlejuice sequel. Can you confirm or deny it?” he asked point blank, to which Ryder responded coyly before finally admitting that it was happening.

The actress also revealed that sometimes TSA agents ...

Actress Clea DuVall Talks On Latest Film 'Shelter'

6/1/2015 12:15pm EDT
Dances With Films 2015 Interview: 'The Shelter' Lead Clea DuVall
For someone so young, actress Clea DuVall has managed to carve out quite an impressive and diverse body of work. From her early turn as the tough high school outcast in Robert Rodriguez’s "The Faculty" to most recently as one of the six American diplomats detained in Ben Affleck’s Oscar winning film "Argo," DuVall has been hitting all the right performance notes and shows no sign of stopping. Her latest work is in a moody new short titled "Shelter" (making its way to the big screen via the Dances With Films Festival 2015 on Monday, June 1st at 5pm at the Chinese 6 Theaters on Hollywood an...

Celebs Who Lived In Cults

1/19/2015 3:45pm EST
Celebrities Who Escaped From Cults
Michelle Pfeiffer stunned fans in 2013 when she confessed she once belonged to a cult that discouraged its members from eating and drinking.

Followers of Breatharianism believe food is unnecessary and sunlight can provide all the nourishment the body needs. The belief has attracted wide criticism and has been linked to a number of deaths.

The actress told Britain's Sunday Telegraph: "They were very controlling. I wasn't living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very drainin...

Famous Spinsters: 14 Celebrities Who Never Got Married

10/21/2014 12:00pm EDT
Famous Spinsters: 14 Celebrities Who Never Got Married
Not too long ago, women who didn't get married were considered spinsters. Once they reached 40, they were officially Old Maids, and they were pitied for their lack of attachment to husbands and children.

Nowadays, plenty of women choose not to tie the knot, and many even raise children by themselves.

Actress Cameron Diaz, 41, has been in several long-term relationships. She dated singer Justin Timberlake and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

She told Elle UK in 2011: "I think a lot of people are married to people that they're not romantic with anymore. I just didn't ever marry anybod...

No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

10/9/2014 2:07pm EDT
No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers
Everyone knows smoking is bad, but many celebrities can't help lighting up. Maybe they have a tough time quitting the habit, or perhaps they smoke to keep off the weight. A cheeseburger is worse than a cigarette, right?

It may surprise you that some of these stars smoke - others you won't find so shocking.

Keira Knightley is a smoker, and it's probably part of the reason why she's so thin. She's also been accused of having an eating disorder. Early in 2014 she admitted that her grandmother and great-grandmother had anorexia but denied suffering from the disease herself. Either way, both h...

Latest Wave Of Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos Includes Winona Ryder And First Male Victim Nick Hogan

10/6/2014 3:59pm EDT
Nick Hogan and Winona Ryder
Actress Winona Ryder and Hulk Hogan's son Nick are the latest celebrities whose private photos were stolen by hackers and posted online over the weekend.

Hogan is reportedly featured in several photos that date back to his high school years, and he denied that the nude shots are of him. His photos also reportedly include girls he slept with, many of whom were underage when the shots were taken, according to TMZ.

Ryder wasn't the only actress included in the latest hack, there are also personal shots of TV stars Nina Dobrev and AnnaLynne McCord, along with singer Ingrid Michaelson and mode...

Winona Ryder On 'Beetlejuice' Sequel: 'I'm Sworn To Secrecy'

11/20/2013 9:42am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has given Beetlejuice fans a reason to celebrate by releasing details about a much anticipated sequel.

The Edward Scissorhands star reveals she is "sworn to secrecy", however admits she is excited at the prospect of reprising her role as Lydia Deetz in the movie about a young woman harassed by ghosts.

The 42 year-old actress says, "It's not a remake. It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later."

Many fans have voiced concerns about the movie, but Ryder is con...

Winona Ryder: 'I Credit Tim Burton With My Whole Career'

9/27/2012 11:31am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder credits Tim Burton with her entire career, insisting she knew she had met a kindred spirit when they became instant pals during their first meeting.

Ryder landed her big break playing kooky teenager Lydia Deetz in Burton's huge hit Beetlejuice in 1988 and went on to appear in Edward Scissorhands and the filmmaker's latest project, Frankenweenie.

The star is adamant her huge success as an actress is down to her friendship with the quirky director.

She tells, "I've known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career. I really mean that. (At the ...

DVD Review: 'The Letter'

9/27/2012 10:00am EDT
The Letter
Winona Ryder as a strange and creepy playwright? We’re checking out the new to DVD movie "The Letter" out this week from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The curtains go up on the review below!

Title: "The Letter"

Grade: 1

Cast: Winona Ryder, James Franco, Josh Hamilton

Director: Jay Anania

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment


The Flick: "The Letter" has a straight case of desiring to be a David Lynch picture. Problem is it’s just chocked full on nonsensical strange, but without any of the wizard of...

9 Celebrities Accused Of Stealing

8/29/2012 1:00pm EDT
9 Celebrities Accused Of Stealing
In recent news, Lindsay Lohan was just let off the hook by L.A. District Attorney in a burglary case involving jewelry and cash. The actress was reportedly named among other suspects for a theft from a private residence in Hollywood. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. This isn't the first time Ms. Lohan has been accused of having sticky fingers. In 2011, she was accused of stealing when she walked out of a Venice store wearing a $2,500 necklace. How's that saying go about smoke and fire? And of course while writing this article, our favorite red head has been banned from Cha...

Charlie Sheen Claims He Helped Winona Ryder Invent Her Stage Name

7/6/2012 2:26pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen has taken aim at Winona Ryder for refusing to give the actor credit for coming up with her stage name.

The Edward Scissorhands beauty, born Winona Horowitz, wasn't a fan of her surname and embarked on a mission to find a new Hollywood-friendly moniker, finally settling on Ryder after listening to a song by The Doors.

Nevertheless, Sheen now claims he was the one who gave the 40 year old the idea for her famous last name and he wants recognition.

During an appearance on TV sports show CenterStage, which will air on Friday night, he says, "We...

Winona Ryder Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal In Film About Notorious Contract Killer

12/13/2011 9:33pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has stepped in to replace pregnant actress Maggie Gyllenhaal in an upcoming film about notorious killer Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski.

The Dark Knight actress was initially due to portray the wife of the infamous Mafia contract killer opposite Michael Shannon, but Gyllenhaal, who announced her second pregnancy last month, has since walked away from the role and Ryder has been cast in her place, according to

It's the second major casting revamp in recent weeks - James Franco was previously tapped to star as The Iceman's mentor, but the 127 Hours actor quit the p...

Happy 40th Birthday, Winona Ryder!

10/29/2011 10:00am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has plenty to celebrate as she turns the big 4-0 on Saturday.

The actress has largely stayed out of the spotlight since last appearing in Vince Vaughn's hit comedy The Dilemma, and although she recently confessed to dreading the big milestone, Ryder has much to look forward to - including two new films, which are out next year.

To honor the Hollywood star on her special day, WENN has dug out 10 fascinating facts about the birthday girl. Cheers, Winona!

- She was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota and named after the nearby city of Winona.

- Her godfather was controversial Am...

Celebrity Birthdays - October 29, 2011

10/29/2011 3:00am EDT
Gabrielle Union
Happy Birthday to:

"Meet Dave" actress Gabrielle Union (1973)

U.S. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (1981)

Actor Ben Foster (1980)

Actor Jon Abrahams (1977)

Star Trek actress Winona Ryder(1971)

Actress Joely Fisher (1967)

Daytime television actress Finola Hughes (1960)

Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta (1957)

Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow (1955; d. 2007)

Original Charlie's Angel Kate Jackson (1948)

Prolific actor Richard Dreyfuss (1947)

Vaudeville legend Fanny Brice (1891)

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'Black Swan' Tops International Box Office

2/21/2011 11:55pm EST
Black Swan
Hotly-tipped Oscar favorite Black Swan is continuing to thrill film fans across the world after topping the global box office chart for the second consecutive week.

The ballet thriller, starring Best Actress nominee Natalie Portman, grossed $17.2 million over the weekend, bringing its haul outside of the U.S. market to a total of $97.9 million.

Another of Portman's movies, romantic comedy No Strings Attached, proved to be popular at the box office - it came third in a three-way tie with True Grit and Yogi Bear, taking $10 million each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

1/31/2011 9:20am EST
Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: John Shearer/
Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech...

Best & Worst Dressed At The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

1/31/2011 8:54am EST
SAG Fashion
Natalie Portman once again was the star of the evening. Last night she took home the Best Actress award at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her performance in "Black Swan." But she also gets an award from us for being one of the Best Dressed actresses of the night.

The pregnant star wore a white, strapless Azarro gown and a staggering $2 million worth of Tiffany jewels. A baby bump never looked so good!

Check out the fashion from last night's event, and tell us who YOU think was the best and worst dressed!

(And check out the winner's list here!)


"Glee" star Dianna Agro...

Winona Ryder Has Been 'Warned' About Turning 40

12/18/2010 3:54pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder is dreading her upcoming 40th birthday because she has been "warned" about reaching the milestone age throughout her Hollywood career.

The star, who has been making movies since the 1980s, will celebrate the landmark next October.

But Ryder has long feared moving into her forties because so many people told her it would mark a downturn in her career.

She tells GQ, "I'm at that age I've been warned my whole life about."

But the actress is determined to follow in the footsteps of her idol Meryl Streep, who has carved out a stellar career in her later years despite feeling aba...

Mel Gibson Called Jewish Winona Ryder An 'Oven Dodger'

12/16/2010 8:23am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has opened up about a "horrible" encounter with Mel Gibson at a Hollywood party 15 years ago, insisting she saw the troubled actor's dark side but "no one believed" her.

The Braveheart star has hit headlines throughout the year after his ex-girlfriend alleged he was violent towards her and a number of the former couple's explosive arguments leaked online, with Gibson's rants coming under particular scrutiny.

The now-infamous tapes surfaced three years after he was accused of unleashing his temper during a 2006 DUI arrest and hurling anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish traffic cop...

Winona Ryder Talks 'Black Swan,' Dating & 25 Years Of Being In Showbiz

12/11/2010 9:30am EST
Winona Ryder in ELLE
Winona Ryder is featured along with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in this month's Black Swan, a racy take on the classic ballet masterpiece, Swan Lake. She recently sat down with ELLE magazine and discussed her role int eh film, being in show business for a quarter-century, her love life and growing up in San Francisco.

Sound Bites

"I don't use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it."

"I have my e-mail on my BlackBerry, and that's about it. I've never read a blog, ever. I feel like it's taking away that great anticipation of seeing a movie. It used to be you'd he...

Winona Ryder Says She Mistrusts 'Normal' Men

12/10/2010 10:22am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder refuses to date anyone outside of the movie industry because she mistrusts "normal" guys.

The Edward Scissorhands beauty has been linked to a number of famous hunks over the years and was engaged to Johnny Depp in the early 1990s. And Ryder admits she is reluctant to become involved with anyone who isn't part of Hollywood after a chance encounter with a fan left her "mistrustful" of men and their motives.

She tells Elle magazine, "I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like...

Winona Ryder Fails Miserably With Oversized Men's Suit (Photos)

12/1/2010 12:00pm EST
Winona Ryder
We spotted Winona Ryder at the New York premiere of the ballet movie "Black Swan" yesterday wearing a black suit. Ugh.Compared to Leighton Meester (see her pics), this suit is a fashion fail.

What do you think of Winona's look?

The actress presented co-star Natalie Portman with a small gift after they finished filming "Black Swan" to apologize for the "horrible" lines she had to deliver as her on-screen rival.

Ryder plays a prima ballerina who is replaced by Portman's younger dancer character in a production of "Swan Lake" in the dark drama - and insists she felt guilty for making so man...

Winona Ryder Apologized To Natalie Portman Over 'Black Swan' Character

12/1/2010 12:14am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder presented Natalie Portman with a small gift after they finished filming Black Swan to apologize for the "horrible" lines she had to deliver as her on-screen rival.

Ryder plays a prima ballerina who is replaced by Portman's younger dancer character in a production of Swan Lake in the dark drama - and insists she felt guilty for making so many cruel jibes.

She tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "I wrote (to) Natalie and I got her something when I had finished filming, saying, 'I'm so sorry I had to say all those horrible things.'"

But Ryder admits the movie's script resonate...

Winona Ryder Doesn't Understand Gay Joke Controversy

11/28/2010 2:26pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was stunned by the outcry over a 'gay' joke in new film The Dilemma, insisting she would not "be part" of a movie she thought was "offensive."

Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization demanded the axing of a scene from the upcoming movie after a preview clip showed Vince Vaughn's character tell a room of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay."

Ron Howard opted to keep the scene in the final cut of the film, and Ryder is glad the director refused to bow to the group's pressure as she can't understand the fuss surrounding...

'Black Swan' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Have A Happy Halloween With 'Masterpiece' 'Black Swan' (Video)

10/29/2010 9:59am EDT
'Black Swan' directed by Darren Aronofsky, simply put, is a masterpiece. Natalie Portman, in the performance of her career. Portman portrays Nina, a beautiful, fragile ballerina with The New York City Ballet. Like all great artists, Nina is obsessed with perfection. When she gets the chance to to dance the lead in a new ballet created by the artistic director, the wonderful Vincent Cassel, this obsession takes her and the audience on a journey into a dark, nightmarish world. Aronofsky has cast this film perfectly. Barbara Hershey portrays Nina's controlling, suffocating mother, Mila K...

Mickey Rourke Slams Unnamed Actress Who 'S**ts Herself' When The Cameras Start Rolling

4/27/2010 8:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has got movie gossips guessing about the actress he hated working with after confessing to teaming up with "a pain in the a**" in a recent movie.

The "Iron Man 2" star reveals the actress in question has fooled everyone into thinking she's "a lot better than she is."

Rourke tells, "I worked with an actress recently who, despite having a reputation as a good actress, s**ts herself when that little red light comes on. She's fooled everyone into thinking she's a lot better than she is. Working with someone like that is a pain in the a**."

One actress who definite...

Winona Ryder To Star In New Ron Howard Comedy

4/7/2010 9:13am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has seen off tough competition from Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale to win a role in the latest Ron Howard movie, according to a new report.

The Heathers star is set to launch a comeback by playing funnyman Kevin James' adulterous wife in the as-yet-untitled comedy, which will also star Vince Vaughn.

Ryder was said to have been offered the part after impressing producers with two auditions, outshining fellow actresses Carla Gugino, Beckinsale and Thurman, reports

Ryder has not appeared on the big screen since a small role playing Spock's mother in Star Trek last y...

Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

2/23/2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...