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Michelle Williams 'was always incredibly smart'

April 13th, 2014 1:50pm EDT
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James Van Der Beek isn't surprised by Michelle Williams' success.
The 37-year-old actor claims he always knew his former 'Dawson's Creek' co-star, 33, who has been nominated for three Oscars, would eventually become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood because she is multi-talented.
The 'Friends with Better Lives' star said: "Michelle was always incredibly smart. I always joked that we'd all be asking Michelle for a job. I thought she would produce, she would write."
He also told the New York Post: "She was always a deep thinker, way beyond her years. She was the youngest of us, age-wise, ...
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Singer Michelle Williams to host gospel reality show

April 9th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Michelle Williams
R&B star Michelle Williams is adding presenter to her resume by signing up to front a new reality TV show Fix My Choir.

The former Destiny's Child singer will join forces with gospel artists Deitrick Haddon and Tye Tribbett to locate struggling choirs across the U.S. and help them find harmony.

The series will air on America's Oxygen network later this year (14).

Williams is no stranger to reality TV - she previously appeared in her own show, My Sister's Keeper, and she also competed on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.
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Michelle Williams suffering sleepless nights on Broadway

April 1st, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams is suffering sleepless nights as she makes her Broadway debut in a new revival of Cabaret, confessing she accepted the job without "thinking things through".

The Brokeback Mountain star admits she has a tendency to act on impulse and jumped at the chance to take on the all-singing, all-dancing role of Sally Bowles, a part made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film adaptation of the production, but the shy actress failed to consider how nervous she would be performing in front of a live audience night after night.

She tells the New York Times, "I'm still losing...
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Michelle Williams relaxes with musicals

April 1st, 2014 6:20am EDT
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams finds singing and dancing "like meditation".
The 33-year-old actress found filming a musical number for 'My Week with Marilyn' stopped her worrying about her performance and she was delighted to be asked to play Sally Bowles in a Broadway revival of 'Cabaret' as she knew she'd be able to experience the same freedom again.
She said: "Singing and dancing take you out of your head--you're too busy doing too many other things to be thinking, How am I doing? You're just doing. It's like meditation.
"When 'Cabaret' came along, with these gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous songs -- th...
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The 10 Best Oscar Dresses of All Time

March 1st, 2014 7:00am EST
The 10 Best Oscar Dresses of All Time
The 86th Academy Awards are just one day away, and one of the most anticipated parts of the show is what the stars wear on the red carpet.

When a celebrity gets it right, fans remember the look for years.

From Gwyneth Paltrow's pink, princess-perfect Ralph Lauren gown to Reese Witherspoon's elegant vintage Christian Dior, check out the 10 best Oscar dresses of all time...

Starpulse is hosting an Oscars Twitter party!

Join us live from the red carpet at 5:30 ET and press room as we tweet photos, quotes and commentary from Hollywood's biggest night of the year. We welcome you to share y...
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Michelle Williams feels like a baby

February 26th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Michelle Williams feels like a "baby" at 'Cabaret' rehearsals.
The 33-year-old actress is to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the production - in which she will play 19-year-old Sally Bowles - and admits she has needed extra preparation time ahead of the production's opening next month.
She said: "They were generous enough to start me a few months before everyone else. I've been taking classes in a studio in Brooklyn and I'm basically being a kid there. I feel like a baby. I get to rehearsal, and I'm like, 'What do I do?' "
The 'My Week with Marilyn' actress also joked about her "bra...
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Jake Gyllenhaal spotted with mystery brunette

February 9th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has been spotted with a new mystery woman in New York City.
The 'End of Watch' star, who recently ended his six-month relationship with model Alyssa Miller, sparked speculation he has already moved on as he strolled around SoHo with a pretty brunette woman on Saturday (02.08.14).
The 33-year-old actor looked scruffy and extremely relaxed as he chatted with his companion, who wore matching snow boots, according to the MailOnline website.
Jake is currently shooting his upcoming film 'Everest,' about a 1996 hiking disaster that left eight climbers dead, in Italy, Iceland and Ne...
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Stars and family attend wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's friends, family and co-stars attended his wake in New York on Thursday (02.06.14).
The 46-year-old actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, paid their respects to the star at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue, where those close to him comforted each other ahead of his funeral.
The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his home last Sunday (02.02.14) after an apparent heroin overdose and stars from stage and screen joined the family to mourn his death.
Mimi, Philip'...
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Stars turn out for Philip Seymour Hoffman's wake

February 7th, 2014 3:10am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Michelle Williams were among the stars who turned out to remember Philip Seymour Hoffman at a wake in New York City on Thursday evening (06Feb14).

The actor was found dead at his home in the Big Apple on Sunday (02Feb14) following a suspected drug overdose, and his famous friends gathered to honour him on the night before his funeral.

Blanchett, who appeared with the actor in 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley, attended the gathering at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan along with Hoffman's The Master co-stars Phoenix and Adams.
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Jason Segel praises co-star Alyson Hannigan

January 28th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Jason Segel
Alyson Hannigan thought Jason Segel "how to be a man."
The 'How I Met Your Mother' actor, who reportedly checked into rehab following his split from Michelle Williams last February, admitted he is really going to miss his co-star when the show finishes up in March after nine seasons.
The 34-year-old star told US chat show 'The Talk': "Aly taught me a lot about how to be a man, I gotta say. I was 25 when I took the show.
"I think we've all been through a lot personally. Aly and I have a lot of scenes together, spend a lot of time together, and she's always been there to listen to me and give...
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Michelle Williams embarrassed listening to 'Beyoncé'

January 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
Beyoncé's former band mate was embarrassed listening to her new album.
Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams thinks the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker should have kept intimate details about her love life with husband Jay Z "private" but insists she loves her friend's self-titled record.
The 33-year-old gospel singer told UsMagazine.com: "I love her new album. I think it's amazing!"
But she added: "I was telling someone on the way here how I was laughing. I don't know if it's laughter of shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things...
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20 Celebrities With Pixie Cuts

November 9th, 2013 9:00pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Celebrities spend hours in hair and make-up chairs and are used to switching up their looks for a new role or concert tour.

Those who are truly daring opt for the infamous pixie cut, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s and model Twiggy in the 1960s. It's a classic look that some stars have tried, and failed, to pull off. Others have successfully made the transition from long hair to short.

Jennifer Lawrence is the latest star to chop off her locks. She posted a pic of her new look on Facebook, which was snapped on an airplane while she was on route to promote her upcoming film The ...
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Kelly Rowland's father wants her back in his life

October 23rd, 2013 10:20am EDT
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland's father "prays" she will come back into his life.
Christopher Lovett, 67, was separated from Kelly when she was taken away from him age seven, when her mother Doris left him and now that he is ageing he wants to have a relationship with her "before it's too late".
He told Star magazine: "So many previous years have passed and I'm getting old. I just pray she comes back into my life before it's too late."
Christopher had a alcohol problem when Kelly was young and wasn't able to control his temper, shouting at his wife in front of their child, but is hoping he can make amends f...
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Michelle Williams' daughter is proud

October 8th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams' daughter is beginning to realize her mother is famous.
The 'My Week with Marilyn' star said her seven-year-old little girl, Matilda Rose Ledger, whose father is the late Oscar-winner Heath Ledger, has only recently taken an interest in her career even though they are "always" on film sets together.
Speaking at the New Yorker Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City, Michelle said: "She is starting to understand that more and more. I mean she knows a lot about Glinda the Good Witch [from 'Oz the Great and Powerful']. She knows a lot about who that is ...
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Michelle Williams ends feud with Keyshia Cole

September 9th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams and Keyshia Cole have resolved their differences after the outspoken singer slammed the former Destiny'S Child star's performance at the Super Bowl in February (13).

Williams asked Cole to have a one-on-one conversation after she blamed her for ruining her ex-bandmate Beyonce's half-time show at the big game in New Orleans, Louisiana, insisting, "Michelle sung and woke my a** up from my daze! She always f**kN (sic) the groove up".

Williams refused to start up a rivalry, telling Pennsylvania's 107.9 Philly's Morning Show, "I don't even do Twitter beef (fighting). Can't wa...
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Margot Robbie joins Will Smith in Focus

July 16th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Will Smith
Up-and-coming actress Margot Robbie has beaten Michelle Williams and Jessica Biel to star as Will Smith's love interest in a new comedy.

The 23-year-old Australian star was cast in Focus after Kristen Stewart dropped out back in April (13), citing the age gap between her and Smith.

The project has gone through a number of cast changes - Smith stepped in to replace Ben Affleck after the Oscar winner exited the film due to scheduling conflicts.

The movie centres around a con artist who falls in love with his apprentice.

Robbie shot to fame in her native Australia on TV soap Neighbours a...
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Heath Ledger's parents keep in touch with granddaughter via video calls

June 14th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Heath Ledger
The parents of late Australian actor Heath Ledger keep in contact with their granddaughter via video chats.

Ledger's daughter Matilda, with his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams, was just two years old when the Brokeback Mountain star died of an overdose in 2008, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her actress mother.

However, Ledger's father, Kim, reveals the family back in Australia keeps in touch with the youngster using video calling service Skype, insisting the seven year old is particularly close to her elder cousins, Rori and Scarlett.

He tells UsMagazine.com, "The ki...
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Michelle Williams Dating Artist Dustin Yellin?

May 8th, 2013 8:37pm EDT
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams has been spotted with artist Dustin Yellin, starting rumors she has moved on from Jason Segel.

Williams, who broke up with Segel in February, was snapped holding hands with Yellin, a contemporary artist from Los Angeles. The 32 year-old actress and the 38 year-old Yellin were leaving an after party at the Boom Boom Room in New York City following the Costume Institute Gala on Monday night when the photos were taken.

Williams and Yellin both live in the Red Hook neighborhood in Brookyln, which is also home to Yellin's gallery and art institute titled The Intercourse.

The...
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Michelle Williams linked to artist Dustin Yellin

May 8th, 2013 9:20am EDT
Actress Michelle Williams has apparently moved on following her split from Jason Segel by reportedly embarking on a new romance with an artist.

The Brokeback Mountain beauty sparked rumours of a new relationship when she was photographed holding hands with Dustin Yellin as they left an afterparty at the Boom Boom Room in New York City following the Costume Institute Gala on Monday night (06May13).

The fiercely private star, 32, kept her head down but appeared to be smiling as she followed 38-year-old Yellin out of the club.

Williams split from funnyman Segel in February (13) after strugg...
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Fashion Fails: Aaron Carter Is Back

April 14th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Aaron Carter
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Aaron Carter makes a rare public appearance, complete with socks that make him look like a witch from Oz. We aren't crazy about the tank top, either. 

We're not sure what Andrew Dice Clay is going for here. Maybe's he's just teasing us with two inches of calves (something he may have picked up from Aaron Carter)? Plus, what's going on with that black leather fanny pack?

Michelle Williams dons the granny panties in this unf...
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Michelle Williams Debuts Weird Bangs At NYC Target Event

April 10th, 2013 8:54am EDT
Michelle Williams
It's always a surprise when a style savvy star makes a fashion faux pas. But not everyone's perfect, including the lovely Michelle Williams.

The "Oz the Great and Powerful" star showed up to celebrity stylist Kate Young's Target launch at The Old School in New York City on Tuesday with a very strange hairstyle. Every woman knows how tough it is to grow out short hair, but Williams' three-way parted bangs are a bit over the top.

Bangs are hot right now (First Lady Obama and Kim Kardashian are just a few celebs who recently started sporting the look), but we think Williams looks like she ha...
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Critics Slam Michelle Williams' 'Redface' Image In AnOther Magazine

March 14th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Michelle Williams AnOther magazine native american photo
A new photo featuring sweet faced Michelle Williams dressed up like a Native American is stirring up trouble among those who believe the image is racist.

British fashion and culture magazine AnOther features the actress in eight different outfits and costumes, but a black and white pic showing the actress with stark make-up, long braids, and feathers in her hair is causing an uproar.

Jezebel published an article by Native American writer, scientist, and tribal attorney Ruth Hopkins, who was offended by the "redface" image. She also mentioned the connection between Williams, who stars in "...
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A Newly Single Michelle Williams Dazzles In Feathers At 'Oz' Premiere

March 1st, 2013 8:48am EST
Michelle Williams
Follow the yellow brick road, and you'll encounter a bevy of beautiful actresses. Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz attended the European premiere of "Oz the Great and Powerful" in London on Thursday, and they impressed fans with their Hollywood looks.

Williams, 32, looked incredible in a bright blue Burberry Prorsum dress. The strapless gown featured feathers all over it, and looked incredibly soft. The actress is newly single after splitting with funnyman Jason Segel.

The eldest, but not less attractive member of the group, Rachel Weisz, 42, dazzled in a cream colored stra...
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Hollywood Break-Ups: Michelle Williams & Jason Segel, Rachel McAdams & Michael Sheen

February 27th, 2013 9:00am EST
Jason Segel, Michelle Williams & Matilda
After barely a year of dating, Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have reportedly split. The couple went public with their relationship in April at an afterparty for the actor's romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."

Williams recently told InStyle magazine: "He is nice... I didn't actually realize who he was before I started dating him... I didn't realize he made a lot of very popular, funny movies."

The pair recently vacationed in Cancun, Mexico, with Busy Phillips and her family; however, the couple struggled to maintain a long-distance relationship, according to UsMagazine.com. Wil...
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Best Oscar Fashion Of The Last Decade

February 24th, 2013 8:20am EST
Best Oscar Fashion Of The Last Decade
The Academy Awards have always been the pinnacle of yearly fashion, an opportunity for the world’s most glamorous stars to slip into something silky and ham it up for cameras. Since the first annual instance of the event in 1929, the show has evolved from a moderate dinner party into an elaborate red carpet extravaganza. Who could forget some of Oscars showiest red carpet moments, from Cher’s feathered headgear and strappy leather get-up, to Bjork’s swan dress, to Gwyneth Paltrow’s elegant pink Calvin Klein? The last ten years have been decidedly less insane, but several stars have still ma...
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Michelle Williams Laments Not Going To College

February 21st, 2013 3:43pm EST
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams would love to head back to school to complete her education because she is struggling to help with her daughter's homework.

The My Week With Marilyn star admits she missed out on having a normal childhood after leaving her family home in Montana at 15 and heading to Los Angeles to find fame. She landed her big break in TV show Dawson's Creek a year later, but it's only now that she wishes she had been more studious.

During an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, Williams admitted she enjoyed hanging out with her Oz The Great and Powerful co-star...
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Michelle Williams Reveals Her Panties In Dress With Thigh-High Slit At 'Oz' Premiere

February 14th, 2013 9:18am EST
Michelle Williams
There's nothing wrong with taking a fashion risk now and then, and Michelle Williams did just that at the "Oz The Great and Powerful" Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday.

The actress, who plays the Good Witch in the film, wore a pretty white short-sleeved dress embellished with silver flowers. But what makes the gown unique is the extremely high slit on the right side that revealed quite a bit of leg (and her black undies).

It's not too often the demure star shows so much skin, but we think she did it in just the right way without going over the line.

She was joined on the yellow brick roa...
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Jason Segel And Michelle Williams Move In Together

October 24th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Jason Segel Michelle Williams
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have taken their relationship to the next level after reportedly moving in together in New York.

The fiercely-private couple was first photographed together in March after enjoying a dinner date near the Brokeback Mountain beauty's home in Brooklyn, and the stars went public with their romance a month later at the Big Apple after party for Segel's romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement.

Now, the romance appears to be getting serious after Williams decided to leave the pad she and her daughter, Matilda, once shared with her tragic ex-fiancé Heath Ledge...
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Spotted: Jason Segel & Michelle Williams Linking Arms In Los Feliz

August 21st, 2012 10:07am EDT
Michelle Williams & Jason Segel
We spotted Jason Segel and Michelle Williams leaving Little Dom's in the swanky Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles on Monday. The couple looked very happy together with their arms wrapped around one another.

The couple has been very low key about their relationship, which began earlier this year. They made thier first public appearance together in April during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Segel gave Extra a little insight into his relationship earlier this year by saying, "I think we would just very much like to be happy. That's all I'm going to say about it."

Williams stars in the upco...
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10 On-Set Celebrity Romances That Didn't Last

August 17th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
"Twilight" sweethearts Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seemed like a match made in heaven until the actress publicly confessed to having an affair with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.

Even worse, rumors circulated that Pattinson had been planning to propose before he found out his girlfriend cheated. Now the couple, which has notoriously been private about their relationship, appears to have broken up after dating for three years and starring in five films together.

It's not uncommon for celebrities to find love on set. Sometimes there's a happy ending ("Tr...
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