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10 Movie Schools You Wish You Could Attend

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Revenge of the Nerds
Everyone hates going back to school, but these 10 celluloid schools would make any student jump out of bed and get there early. Whether it’s a high school full of fast cars and faster women or an academy for students with “special” talents, this list will get you wishing you were enrolled in one of these fun and fabulous movie schools.

10 - Harrison University - "Old School"

Pros: You get to hang out with your best buds. Age, marriage, kids or reality need not stop you from attending. You never have to actually go to classes or graduate in order to feel like a part of the col...

Beauty & Brains: The Most Educated Celebrities

April 16th, 2008 9:50am EDT
Natalie Portman
There's nothing better - or more intimidating - than someone with a combination of good looks, lots of money, unbridled talent and intelligence. It's easier to make fun of people like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, who might possess a few of the aforementioned assets but who are one short of a perfect combination.

But some celebs have it all. Beauty, money, power and an impressive academic pedigree. So here is Starpulse's list of the most erudite celebrities, and some might come as quite a surprise. (Conan O'Brien went to Harvard?)

Ashley Judd may have found critical acclaim for ...

Heath Ledger: Career Full Of Artistic Risks Cut Short By Early Death; Autopsy Due

January 23rd, 2008 8:31am EST
Heath Ledger
NEW YORK (AP) - Heath Ledger turned down more teen movies after starring in the romantic comedy ''10 Things I Hate About You,'' waiting for the kinds of grueling, intense roles that would become his trademark.

The decision set him on a career path toward ''Brokeback Mountain'' - the film that earned him an Oscar nomination.

Two years later, Ledger was found dead Tuesday by his housekeeper and masseuse - lying naked and face-down at the foot of his bed, with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said. He was 28.

Shocked fans set up a makeshift memorial of flowers and note...

Julia Stiles Slams Press For Encouraging Bad Behavior

October 8th, 2007 9:05am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles has hit out at the tabloid media for rewarding the bad behavior of stars such as Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

The star claims extensive press coverage of the antics of Hollywood's party-loving elite only encourages young celebrities to misbehave.

She says, "I think a lot of it has to do with being very young and having a lot of opportunity and money. As for the attention, I feel we reward bad behavior. They get a lot of attention for misbehaving, and it reinforces the idea this is who they're supposed to be.

"It may also be about them being ...

Notable Quotables

August 19th, 2007 7:13am EDT
Emmy Rossum
"I don't want to bad-mouth any singers or what they stand for lyrically, but there is a lot of room in Top 40 radio for the anti-slut. I hope I speak for a lot of women in the way I write." Actress-turned-singer Emmy Rossum eyes her pop demographic.

"There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me. I'm the kind of actress who absolutely believes in exposing herself." Kate Winslet is a free spirit.

"The girls get to do more interesting things than walk out of the sea in a bikini." The Bourne Ultimatum star Julia Stiles compares to the Bourne spy franchise to rival James Bond.


Julia Stiles Keeps Her Clean-Cut Image

August 17th, 2007 12:48pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles has vowed to keep her private life out of the media because she believes the attention would damage her credibility. Unlike many other young actresses, Stiles has managed to grow up in the public eye without her social life being splashed across the tabloids.

She says, "I live in New York and have my fair share of fun but I don't want people talking about what I do in my private life.

"It depends on what you want, if you want people to see you falling out of nightclubs or not. The actors I respect are the ones you can believe in because you don't know about their pe...

Julia Stiles Wants James McAvoy

August 17th, 2007 10:38am EDT
Julia Stiles
Hollywood star Julia Stiles is desperate to work with Last King Of Scotland star James McAvoy. The Bourne Ultimatum actress, 26, is a huge fan of the Scottish actor after watching his critically-acclaimed performance in the Idi Amin movie last year.

She gushes, "I just love James McAvoy. He is such a talented actor; his performances are so raw and powerful. It would be wonderful to work with him."

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Julia Stiles Screams At Changing Room Photographer

August 16th, 2007 10:07am EDT
Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles lost her temper recently - when she caught a stranger trying to take a photograph of her in a swimming pool changing room. The 26-year-old is determined to protect her anonymity and worries about unsuitable pictures of her ending up online.

She says, "I went swimming at the YMCA and somebody in the locker room tried to take a picture of me with a cell phone. I lost it. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' Then I felt bad because she thought I was being a bitch."

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Julia Stiles Has Weird Thoughts

August 9th, 2007 2:33pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles contemplates suicide whenever she is stressed, as a way to calm her down. The actress, who plays a suicidal young woman in new period movie The Bell Jar, confesses she uses the bizarre self-therapy method - despite having no intention of taking her life.

Stiles says, "I would never want to commit suicide, but I have thought about it. I find it a very comforting feeling, when you're stressed out, to be able to say, 'I could walk in front of that bus right now.'

"Why did I say that? I love my life. When you feel you're in a rut or something's not going right, it remin...

Julia Stiles Is Focused

August 4th, 2007 1:30pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles refuses to party at Hollywood hotspots with celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, because she's convinced the paparazzi attention would derail her career. The Bourne Supremacy star, 26, insists she's more interested in focusing on her acting than earning a reputation for bad behavior.

She says, "Without passing judgement on other people, I think that it's a choice that you make. They're getting such a mixed message for the attention they get for doing silly and sometimes reckless things. I just know it inevitably backfires. I don't want to be known and a...

Soundtrack For 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Features Moby's Remake Of The Movie's Theme Song

August 2nd, 2007 11:48am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
(New York, NY) The soundtrack for one of this summer's most anticipated action thrillers, The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon, was released July 31 on Decca. Composer John Powell (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) once again scored original music for this latest installment in the Bourne series. A new version of Moby's hit song "Extreme Ways," which was the end-title song for the first two movies, is also featured.

Steeped in classical tradition, yet drawn to the idea of turning it on its head, John Powell has composed a series of acclai...

Universal Pictures Challenges Moviegoers In 'The Ultimate Search For Bourne With Google'

July 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Universal City, CA, July 12, 2007 — Universal Pictures, in collaboration with Google, today announced "The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google," an online game inspired by Universal's Bourne action series (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and the most recent film in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum). Players will assume the persona of a former CIA operative as they track rogue agent Jason Bourne across three continents. The game, which launched Monday, July 16, simultaneously in seven countries, allows participants to answer clues that will bring them one step closer to uncove...

Julia Stiles Bases Movie On Crying Stranger

April 29th, 2007 3:00pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles was inspired to write and direct her new short movie Raving after being accosted by a tearful stranger on the streets of her native New York. Stiles' film is being screened at the city's TriBeCa Film Festival, which began earlier this week.

She says, "I was walking down the street, and this girl randomly stopped me and was hysterically crying. She asked me for money, saying she just needed to get home. I started thinking about that - what would it take to ask a stranger for money, especially if it was a lie? And I just started writing."

The Bourne Identity s...

Julia Stiles' Sylvia Plath Dream Realized

April 25th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles' dream of turning writer Sylvia Plath's acclaimed novel The Bell Jar is taking shape - she will produce and star in the film adaptation of the book.

Stiles has been wrangling for the rights for the autobiographical novel for years and now she'll play the lead character, depressed reporter Esther Greenwood, in the project.

In the book, Greenwood undergoes electroshock therapy in a desperate bid to free herself of depression and attempts to take her life on several occasions.

-Julia Stiles Pictures

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Celebrity Birthdays, March 28

March 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Vince Vaughn
Happy Birthday to "Save the Last Dance" actress Julia Stiles (1981), rapper Mr. Cheeks (1971), "Wedding Crashers" star Vince Vaughn (1970), late Asian history author Iris Chang (1968; d. 2004), country singer Reba McEntire (1955), actress Dianne Wiest (1948), "The White Shadow" star Ken Howard (1944), and British child star Freddie Bartholomew (1924; d. 1992).

Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...

Julia Stiles To Direct Short Film

September 15th, 2006 8:59am EDT
Julia Stiles
Actress Julia Stiles is set to make her directorial debut after editors at style magazine Elle gave her the okay to shoot a short film she's written. The star, a Columbia University graduate, was inspired to pen the screenplay for “Raving” after reading an article in Elle about a woman's romance with an older man.

The 20-minute movie will star Zooey Deschanel and will be released as part of a new Elle film project on the internet and mobile phones. The film will premiere on Elle.com.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Julia Stiles Was Aloof With 'The Omen' Co-Star

June 15th, 2006 8:35am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles is terrified her young The Omen co-star hates her because she remained emotionally distant from him while shooting the film. Stiles didn't want to get too close to seven-year-old Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick because it would have interfered with their on-screen relationship.

She explains, "I am so relieved that he is not doing interviews. They (the filmmakers) don't want him to go on interviews because they want to keep the mystery about him. Because if he did it would be, 'What was it like to work with Julia Stiles?' (And he'd reply), 'She was really mean to me!' I say that ...

Julia Stiles Recalls Meeting Her Idol Madonna

June 8th, 2006 10:20am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles is so obsessed with pop queen Madonna she found it nearly impossible to control her behavior when she finally met her idol. The star, 25, once had to discuss a movie script with the singer in her apartment and was impressed by how controlled she managed to be.

She says, "I went to her apartment to discuss a movie she was producing and I remember knocking on her door thinking, I'm going to Madonna's house. Okay, this is really happening! I pretended it wasn't a big deal. Then we just talked about the movie and I wanted to shout: 'I went to see Desperately Seeking Susan abo...

Opens June 6: The Omen

June 6th, 2006 9:34am EDT
The Omen Summary:

A child that will set humankind on the path to hellfire has been birthed by a mortal woman, and as his evil flourishes in a world full of hate, the fate of the world edges toward darkness in director John Moore's remake of Richard Donner's 1976 horror classic.

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Cast and Crew:

Julia Stiles (Katherine Thorne)

Liev Schreiber (Robert Thorne)

Mia Farrow (Mrs. Baylock)

David Thewlis (Keith Jennings)

Pete Postlethwaite (Father Brennan)

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Julia Stiles Is Excited About Adult Role

June 5th, 2006 8:53am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles is delighted to be playing a motherly role in horror remake The Omen because she is finally being seen as a grown-up actress. The 25-year-old made her name in teen movies including 10 Things I Hate About You and Save The Last Dance and is surprised she has gone from one extreme to the other so quickly.

She tells the New York Daily News, "I did seem to jump over the ingénue characters and go straight to a 'mother' role. It's weird, because I thought there was a lot of variety to my films, but I became known for teen roles. So now people are saying, 'Finally we're getting t...

Julia Stiles Wanted Lindsay Lohan's Role

June 4th, 2006 7:00pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles is a devastated she missed out on Lindsay Lohan's role in the film A Prairie Home Companion, because she is a huge fan of the film.

Stiles claims the movie, also starring Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin is "sheer genius."

She explains, "It's so refreshing and spontaneous and uninhibited! "That's something I wish I had a shot at."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Check Out Comedy Central's Memorial Day Weekend Programming

May 27th, 2006 6:00am EDT
Who says taking a vacation requires leaving the house? This Memorial Day Weekend, say "bon voyage" to annoying tour guides and "aloha" to Comedy Central's "Virtual Vacation." Don't miss three days of hilarious travel-themed programming beginning Saturday, May 27, at 7:00 a.m. and airing through Monday, May 30.

Catch Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson working the runways of Paris and Milan in Zoolander. Take a wild trip to a haunted house with Anna Farris and the Wayans Brothers in Scary Movie 2. Flashback to high school with Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. Try to...

Julia Stiles Is A Good Girl

May 26th, 2006 10:17am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles snubs the party lifestyle in glitzy Hollywood because she fears her "mother would disapprove." The former child actor used to juggle acting with English Literature studies at New York's Columbia University and has behaved sensibly ever since as a result of her studious nature.

She says, "I wasn't really that close to my classmates - which helped me focus more in school. I certainly had fun, but I was careful not to get out of control too much because people are gossiping in college anyway. I don't think my mother would approve."

Learn more about Julia HERE.


Julia Stiles Recalls Laxative Nightmare

May 24th, 2006 8:56am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles was mortified while shooting a critical scene for The Omen in the Czech Republic when she found out she had mistakenly been given laxatives instead of headache medicine. The star went to a local pharmacy to pick up a bottle of aspirin, but because of the language barrier, her request was lost in translation.

She explains, "Czech might as well be Chinese to me. I always try and learn a little bit of the language when I go to a different country. I know how to say hello and good morning. You wouldn't think little ordinary things would be so difficult. I went to the pharmacy...

Julia Stiles Got Freaked Out Filming 'The Omen'

May 23rd, 2006 9:25am EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles was plagued by terrifying nightmares while shooting the latest version of horror film The Omen. The star claims she was initially "too chicken" to do the film because of her superstitions. The star endured countless sleepless nights and finally had to calm herself down in order to be able to continue with the shoot.

She explains, "I had massive nightmares that were awful, just really horrifying images."

Stiles kept conjuring up a gruesome image from the original film of a nanny who hangs herself. She explains, "Every night, I would imagine someone I knew doing that....

Celebrity Birthdays, March 28

March 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
Vince Vaughn
Happy Birthday to "Save the Last Dance" actress Julia Stiles (1981), rapper Mr. Cheeks (1971), "Wedding Crashers" star Vince Vaughn (1970), late Asian history author Iris Chang (1968; d. 2004), country singer Reba McEntire (1955), actress Dianne Wiest (1948), "The White Shadow" star Ken Howard (1944), and British child star Freddie Bartholomew (1924; d. 1992).

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