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Ben Foster The Front-Runner To Play Lance Armstrong

7/27/2013 7:56am EDT
Ben Foster
Ben Foster is tipped to play disgraced bicyclist Lance Armstrong in an upcoming biopic. He has appeared in films such as "Alpha Dog," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "3:10 to Yuma" and "The Messenger."

Stephen Frears ("The Queen") will direct the Working Title film, which will center on Armstrong's battle with testicular cancer in the mid-1990s and his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The seven-time Tour De France champion finally admitted to Oprah Winfrey earlier this year that he used banned substances throughout his career after years of denying doping allegations.

The cyclist was strippe...

Stars Who Turned Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

2/27/2013 4:07pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
We know who is going to compete in Dancing with the Stars this year, but who turned down the chance to dance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down the producers, even after several offers that maxed out at $550,000. She could probably use the money now.

Entertainment News reported that Lance Armstrong gets an invitation every season, and this year was no exception - especially after his high profile interview with Oprah.

Katherine Webb was a big target for the show, but Splash swooped in and got her to sign on first.

Eric Idle turned the show dow...

Bradley Cooper Denies Rumors He's Starring In Lance Armstrong Biopic

1/28/2013 9:52am EST
Bradley Cooper
J.J. Abrams is helming a biopic about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and Bradley Cooper flippantly said he'd be interested in playing the role. But that's as far as it goes.

The actor told the BBC: "I would be interested in that. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."

Cooper's remarks started the ball rolling. Following his comment, Abrams told Entertainment Tonight: "(Cooper) sent me an email and we've been talking."

However, at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Cooper said he wasn't in talks to join the film. He told Access Hollywood: "Oh my God, that’s s...

New Seven-Time Tour De France Champion To Lance Armstrong: 'Sucks To Be You' (Video)

1/24/2013 6:57pm EST
Tour De France Funny or Die
Since Lance Armstrong finally came clean to Oprah Winfrey last week, admitting he used performance enhancing drugs and underwent blood transfusions to help him dominate the sport of cycling for a decade, the jokes have begun.

Lance's seven Tour De France titles were stripped from him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) last August; and he later stepped down as chairman on the board of directors of his Livestrong foundation.

Armstrong's confession during Oprah's exclusive interview sparked plenty of outrage, but also brought out some humor as well.

Livestrong was spoofed with "Liestron...

Readers Sue Lance Armstrong For Book Refunds

1/24/2013 12:49pm EST
Readers Sue Lance Armstrong For Book Refunds
Lance Armstrong is facing a class-action lawsuit from readers of his autobiography who want their money back after his doping confession.

The disgraced cyclist spent years vehemently denying the cheating allegations which have blighted his career, but recently went public with his confession in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which he admitted taking illicit drugs to win cycling races.

Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and his Olympic bronze medal over the doping scandal, is now facing a lawsuit from fans who bought his 2000 book It's Not Ab...

Bradley Cooper 'Interested' In Playing Lance Armstrong

1/22/2013 2:21pm EST
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper wants to play Lance Armstrong in an upcoming movie because he finds the disgraced cyclist "fascinating".

The sports star made headlines last week after telling talk show host Oprah Winfrey he had spent years taking banned substances to help him win cycling races.

Director J.J. Abrams has secured the rights to turn Armstrong's fall from grace into a new movie, and Cooper admits he would be open to playing the lead role.

He tells the BBC, "I would be interested in that. I think he's fascinating. What a fascinating character."

Abrams and partners at his production compan...

Matthew McConaughey Was Mad At Pal Lance Armstrong But Glad He Came Forward With The Truth

1/21/2013 9:16am EST
Matthew McConaughey & Lance Armstrong
After Lance Armstrong admitted to doping, his longtime friend and fitness partner Matthew McConaughey was really upset that the cyclist lied about using performance enhancing drugs.

Last week Armstrong opened up to Oprah Winfrey and admitted he had been lying for over 14 years about the banned substances he had taken to help him win cycling races.
Several months ago officials at the United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped the athlete of his seven Tour De France titles and banned him from the sport.

McConaughey admits he's among those who are still coming to terms with the scandal. He ...

J.J. Abrams Secures Movie Rights To Lance Armstrong Story

1/20/2013 5:00pm EST
Lance Armstrong
Lost and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has secured the rights to turn cyclist Lance Armstrong's fall from grace into a new movie.

A day after the seven-time Tour De France champion was shown admitted to doping and illegal drug use during the first of a two-part Oprah Winfrey TV special, Abrams has announced he'll be turning the sportsman's life story into a new film.

The movie-maker and partners at his production company Bar Robot have bought up the rights to Juliet Macur's forthcoming book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong.

Macur is a New York Times sports reporter who has cov...

Lance Armstrong Tells Oprah His Doping Denials Were 'One Big Lie I've Repeated A Lot Of Times'

1/18/2013 10:08am EST
Lance Armstrong
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of all seven of his titles in August after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) when he decided he would no longer fight doping allegations after vehemently denying them for years.

"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," he said in a statement; pointing out that it was not an admission of guilt.

Now, Armstrong has come forward and confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he did, indeed, use illegal drugs and had blood transfusions during his performances in the cycling e...

Coal In Their Stockings: The 10 Least Influential Celebrities Of 2012

12/25/2012 4:01pm EST
Chris Brown and Rihanna
It's the end of the year, and while Barbara Walters is talking about the 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2012 and Time magazine is putting out their annual list of a hundred 'most influential' people (most of whom have names we can't pronounce), we decided to put together our own list of the 10 people we think who have contributed to society in a negative way this year.

We know, we know, the holidays are a time for celebration! But there are those out there who find the time to be depressing and miserable, so we hope this list lifts their spirits and gives them a little laugh; because, judgi...

Rumor Patrol: 'Trampire' Shirts, Mariah Carey's Idol, Lance Armstrong Quits

8/26/2012 3:07pm EDT
Kristen Stewart
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

"Trampire" Shirts: On the heels of Will Ferrell's dig at Kristen Stewart, calling her a "trampire" on Conan, has a t-shirt website decided to cash in and make clothing attacking Stewart?

Verdict: True. You can see photos of the shirts here, which include slogans such as "Trampire," "Kristen Stewart is a Cheater," and "Robert Pattinson deserves better." Many users have blasted the shirts for promoting b...

Lance Armstrong Ending Fight Against Doping Allegations

8/24/2012 8:01am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after declaring he will no longer fight the doping allegations which have blighted his hugely successful career.

Armstrong has repeatedly denied he has used performance-enhancing drugs, but in June, he was formally re-charged with taking illegal substances by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

In a bid to fight the accusations, Armstrong filed suit against the agency, and USADA Chief Executive Travis Tygart, claiming they were waging a personal war against him, but a judge in Texas dismissed his case.

Now, Armstrong...

Lance Armstrong: 'I Have Never Doped'

6/14/2012 9:00am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Officials at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency have re-charged seven-time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong with taking drugs to enhance his performance.

Armstrong has repeatedly denied reports linking him to drug use, but the new charges could force the cancer survivor to give up some of his cycling medals.

Blood samples Armstrong gave in 2009 and 2010 were allegedly consistent with an illegal, performance-enhancing drug, according to a report obtained by The Washington Post.

Earlier this year, U.S. Justice Department officials ended a two-year investigation into claims Armstrong had us...

Happy 60th Birthday Robin Williams!

7/21/2011 8:47am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams has joked his way to a milestone age - the funnyman turns the big 6-0 on Thursday.

He rose to fame playing an oddball alien in TV's Mork & Mindy and went on to take the movie industry by storm, all while juggling a successful stand-up career.

With a number of awards under his belt and a string of high-profile roles in films including "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting," Williams has cemented his place as one of Hollywood's most hilarious - and hairiest - men.

To celebrate his 60 years, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the star:

- ...

Lance Armstrong Slams Latest Doping Allegations

5/20/2011 3:42pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Retired cycling champion Lance Armstrong has moved swiftly to blast fresh allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs as he prepared to compete in the Tour de France over a decade ago.

Former cycling teammate Tyler Hamilton claims he witnessed Armstrong using the endurance-boosting drug EPO on several occasions while preparing for the big race in the years 1999, 2000 and 2001.

In an interview on TV news show 60 Minutes, due to air on Sunday, Hamilton says, "I saw it (EPO) in his (Armstrong's) refrigerator and I saw him inject it more than one time, like we all did many, many times."...

Sheryl Crow Keeping New Romance Hidden From Her Children

5/9/2011 8:04am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Singer Sheryl Crow is keeping her budding romance with musician Doyle Bramhall II low key when they spend time with her children, because she doesn't want the kids be heartbroken if they split.

The All I Wanna Do hit-maker went public with her latest relationship last week when they both attended the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's spring ball in New York.

And although Crow has been friends with Bramhall for years, she admits she's taking it slowly to ensure her two adopted sons, three-year-old Wyatt and 12-month-old Levi, don't get too attached too quickly.

She te...

Lance Armstrong Retires For Last Time

2/16/2011 10:10am EST
Lance Armstrong | Photo Credits: Jay West/
Lance Armstrong is retiring from cycling — this time for good, apparently.

"Never say never," Armstrong joked to The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Just kidding."

Check out photos of Lance Armstrong

Calling it "Retirement 2.0," the seven-time Tour de France champ said he will miss competing, but not the intense training that goes with it. "I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride. I really thought I was going to win another [Tour de France]," Armstrong said of his 2009 comeback. "Then I lined up like everybody else and wound up third.

"I have no regrets about last year...

Sheryl Crow Requested Closed Adoptions

11/9/2010 1:46pm EST
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow asked officials to keep the details of her adoption bids secret - because she didn't want her sons' biological mothers to see their kids in the press.

The All I Wanna Do hit-maker decided to adopt a child following the breakdown of her relationship with cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2006, and she welcomed little Wyatt into her life a year later. She went on to adopt a second son, Levi James, earlier this year.

And the star had one demand for adoption officials when they were filing her request for a child - she wanted her case to be closed to the public to save the boys' real p...

Lance Armstrong Welcomes Fifth Child

10/18/2010 8:10am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Cycling ace Lance Armstrong has welcomed a new member into his family - a baby daughter, Olivia Marie.

The seven-time Tour de France winner took to in the early hours of Monday morning to announce the new arrival.

The proud dad wrote, "Olivia Marie Armstrong has arrived!"

The little girl is the sportsman's fifth child. He and his girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a son, Max, last year and he has three kids with his ex-wife Kristin.

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Lance Armstrong To Be A Dad Again

4/30/2010 11:38am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Cycling ace Lance Armstrong is expecting another baby with his girlfriend Anna Hansen - less than a year after the couple's first child was born.

The sportsman, who has three kids with his ex-wife Kristin, became a dad for the fourth time last June when Hansen gave birth to little Max, and the happy couple is expecting another arrival in October. The star announced the news in a post on, creating a separate account for the new baby, which he has nicknamed Cinco Armstrong.

In a post on the baby's page, Armstrong writes, "I got 2 arms, 2 legs, a nickname, and I'm 2...

2009: The Year Of Celebrity Tweeters

12/29/2009 1:20pm EST
Celebrity Twitters
Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, could not have possibly imagined the impact that the free social-networking site would come to have in the world of social celebrity media. The internet application has become the accepted popularized means by which celebs can quickly connect and communicate with their fans, via daily forwarded sms messages known as tweets on the site, making 2009 the year of Twitter. Check out our list of celebrity tweeters of 09'.

Ashton Kutcher

Actor Ashton Kutcher sure knows how to pull in a crowd. His celebrity pull has him as the #1 followed user on Twitter wi...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 18

9/18/2009 3:00am EDT
Fred Willard
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Fred Willard (1939)

"Flicka" actress Alison Lohman (1979)

Rapper Xzibit (1974)

Puffy Amiyumi singer Ami Onuki (1973)

"X-Men" actor James Marsden (1973)

"HawthoRNe" star Jada Pinkett Smith (1971)

Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (1971)

New Edition singer Ricky Bell (1967)

"21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson (1964)

"The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini (1961)

Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1952; d. 2002)

Kansas singer Kerry Livgren (1949)

Singer Frankie Avalon (1939)

"Baretta" star Robert Blake (1933)

Actor Jack ...

Happily Unmarried With Children: Stars Who Haven't Tied The Knot

7/14/2009 9:36am EDT
Unmarried celebrity couples
A National Center for Education Statistics Study found that 52% of nonmarital births in the United States are to couples who live together but aren't married. This growing fad seems especially prominent in Hollywood where it's trendy to have babies out of wedlock. Although Hollywood isn't the land of tradition, one has to wonder why these couples who live together and have children together choose not to get married.

Perhaps the couple intended to tie the knot when they accidentally got pregnant. Now the new parents are too busy with the baby that their wedding plans kept getting put off...

Leave Lance Alone! An Open Letter To The French

6/4/2009 8:05am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Dear Mes Amis Francais:

The world knows you have the most infamous cycling race ever. "The Tour" actually manages to interest a nation hell-bent on making football or baseball the universe's most important spot, soccer be dammed. Yet somehow during the summer at least a third of the American population can name something about the Tour, and almost all of us know it's most decorated rider, Lance Armstrong. We also know that you "gens" tend to make an example out of him.

Quit it already. Stop trying to find a way to foil our Texan's ability to fully own your cyclists. Most recently,...

Top 10 Celebrity Twitterers You Should Check Out

5/22/2009 9:56am EDT
What is Twitter and why does everyone seem to talk about it these days? Well Twitter is a social networking device where you register an account and update in 140 words or less what's on your mind. This can be commentary on life, media, politics, movies, food, or responding to people who start to 'follow' you. This website has become a national hit, leading its name to be plastered everywhere and people constantly using their phone to send 'tweets.' A lot of the credit (or blame) can be placed on the shoulder of the various celebrities who embraced Twitter and love to give their fans insigh...

Slideshow: Athletes Turned Celebrities

2/19/2009 9:00am EST
Celebrity Athletes Sports Stars pictures
Most athletes are well known, make lots of money and are frequently in the public eye. But there are some athletes who are known more for being famous than for the sports they play. They have either dated celebrities, became the face of an advertising campaign, tried their luck at acting, or they did something bad that got their name in the news.

Check out the top celebrity athletes who have crept their way into the spotlight and went beyond their athletic status:

Tony Romo

This adorable Dallas Cowboys quarterback is most known for his love life. He was formerly linked t...

Lance Armstrong To Be A Father Again

12/23/2008 9:37pm EST
Lance Armstrong
Cycling ace Lance Armstrong has received good news in time for Christmas - the sports star is reportedly set to be a dad for the fourth time. The testicular cancer survivor is said to be "thrilled" after naturally conceiving a child with girlfriend Anna Hansen.

A source tells gossip blogger Perez Hilton, "Lance and Anna have been quietly dating since July. They met through Lance's charity work.

Anna works at a non-profit (charity) for cancer survivors... They couldn't be happier."

The seven-time Tour De France champion had his sperm frozen after he was diagnosed with cancer ...

Heirs To The Hefner Crown: Hollywood Stars Who Have Lived The Playboy Dream

10/10/2008 10:54am EDT
Hugh Hefner
A dark cloud loomed over the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner was dumped by not one but three babes simultaneously. Before you drown your all-my-heroes-are-geezers sorrows in Chivas and Cuban cigars, remember: You should never doubt Hef. He’s already frolicking with three new blondes (two of them twins) in the grotto. But it does make us wonder. Is it time for Hef to pass on his proverbial baton to some other stud? (Check out a video HERE!)

People who only know him as the 82-year-old guy on The Girls Next Door must find it hard to believe that he set the standard for all of the commitment...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 18

9/18/2008 3:00am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Happy Birthday to "Flicka" actress Alison Lohman (1979), rapper Xzibit (1974), Puffy Amiyumi singer Ami Onuki (1973), "X-Men" actor James Marsden (1973), "The Matrix Revolutions" actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (1971), New Edition singer Ricky Bell (1967), "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson (1964), "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini (1961), Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1952; d. 2002), Kansas singer Kerry Livgren (1949), "A Mighty Wind" actor Fred Willard (1939), singer Frankie Avalon (1939), "Baretta" star Robert Blake (1933), actor Jack ...

Celebrity Serial Daters

9/16/2008 9:15am EDT
John Mayer
In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...