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Third Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Released

January 21st, 2014 10:01pm EST
300: Rise of an Empire
The third trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire has landed online, promising plenty of action and heroics.

The sequel to the 2007 adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300, "Rise of an Empire" follows Miller's sequel, "Xerxes," in part -- as the author's graphic novel has yet to be completed.

According to website ICv2, "Xerxes" is a planned five issue series from Dark Horse Comics, followed by a full graphic novel that combines all five issues into one volume. Miller has only two issues completed.

The film opens in theaters March 7, and Miller reportedly has every intention of finishin...
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'300: Rise Of An Empire' Delayed Until 2014

May 10th, 2013 7:14pm EDT
300
The release of the highly-anticipated 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire has been pushed back until 2014.

The follow-up to Gerard Butler's Greco-Persian war movie was set to hit cinemas in August, but chiefs at Warner Bros. studios have decided to delay the release by seven months.

Now, the Noam Murro directed film will be shown next spring, at the same time of year as the release of the original, which proved a surprise hit for the company.

The president of Warners' domestic distribution Dan Fellman explains the decision, saying, "Moving 300: Rise of an Empire to March 7 continues in...
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The Wolfpack is Back - 'The Hangover Part III' Gets Release Date

March 23rd, 2012 2:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Wolf Pack is gearing up for one more night of forgotten debauchery. Warner Bros. announced that The Hangover franchise will return to theaters one more time, with The Hangover Part III scheduled to release May 24th - the coveted Memorial Day weekend.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are currently set to reprise their roles, although director Todd Phillips is keeping the plot under wraps. "We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned," says Phillips in the press release. "It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, d...
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Gerard Butler In Rehab?

February 24th, 2012 8:23am EST
Gerard Butler
Scottish actor Gerard Butler has spent the last three weeks in rehab to address substance abuse issues, according to a report.

The star allegedly started struggling with pain medication as he battled to recover from injuries he suffered on the set of 2006 movie 300 and his problems were exacerbated after he was hurt in a surfing accident during filming of his latest project, Of Men and Mavericks.

He checked himself into the Betty Ford clinic in California three weeks ago to address his addiction issues, according to TMZ.com, and is now due to be released.

Butler, 42, has been open abo...
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Sam Worthington Proud Of His 'Healthy' Paunch

January 13th, 2012 12:37pm EST
Sam Worthington
Australian actor Sam Worthington has defended his recent weight gain, insisting his paunch is "healthy" and "human".

The Avatar star was photographed earlier this week on a beach in Hawaii sporting a fuller figure and the pictures were published with a headline containing the phrase "Clash of the Xmas puddings," a reference to his role in action movie Clash of the Titans.

However, Worthington is adamant he is proud of his bulging belly, as he "hates" working out at a gym and is happy to have normal body issues.

He tells News.com.au, "Clash of the Xmas puddings, that's good. I like it....
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'Warrior' Star Joel Edgerton Lands Killer Bin Laden Role

January 6th, 2012 8:17am EST
Joel Edgerton
Warrior actor Joel Edgerton is to play the hero who helped kill Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's new all-action war film.

The filmmaker and screenwriter Mark Boal were putting the finishing touches to their script about the search for the terrorist when Bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals last year.

Bigelow and Boal chose to revamp the script and include the scenes of the shoot-out that led to the death of the man behind the 9/11 atrocities in 2001. And now they have their star.

Edgerton has been attached to the project for months ...
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Gerard Butler Hospitalized After 'Mavericks' Surfing Stunt Went Awry

December 20th, 2011 8:19am EST
Gerard Butler
Actor Gerard Butler was hospitalized over the weekend when a surfing stunt for upcoming movie Of Men And Mavericks went wrong.

The 300 star was filming in northern California when a large wave brought him crashing down, leaving him struggling to keep his head above the water.

Surfer Frank Quirarte writes in a post on his ESPN Action Sports blog, "Butler was held down for a solid two-waves and took four or five more waves on the head. He was then washed through the rocks on the inside before he was finally able to be plucked out."

"When they brought Butler in he had that 100-yard stare ...
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Zombies, Spartans, And Owls: The Strange Journey Of Zack Snyder

November 9th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler
You awaken to a rabid 8 year old viciously chewing on your husband’s neck. A dark army, more than a million strong, bears down upon you and your kingdom. A masked man breaks in during the night and throws you out a window. A giant samurai statue engages you in battle, all the while feathery, cartoon owls fly around you. You are in the strange and violent world of Zack Snyder. Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, has had the strangest start to a career of any director in recent memory. Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Le...
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Gerard Butler Wants More Praise For The Work He Puts Into His Roles

September 23rd, 2011 8:32am EDT
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler is tired of defending his weight gain and loss for film roles, insisting critics should appreciate his dedication.

The Scottish star famously bulked up to play a Spartan warrior in "300" and he stunned film fans recently by sporting a slender new look to portray surfing icon Rick 'Frosty' Hesson in new film "Mavericks."

But he wishes everyone was more focused on his performances than his physique.

Butler tells HollyScoop.com, "They (critics and gossips) love to get involved in things like that. It would be nice if they appreciated it.

"I go through all that work and do it ...
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Gerard Butler Learning How To Fly A Helicopter

September 21st, 2011 2:27pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Adrenalin junkie Gerard Butler has spent the summer learning how to surf and fly a helicopter.

The 300 star took off in a paraglider during a holiday in the Swiss Alps and that appears to have fuelled his love for adventure.

He has now taken to the surf and the skies for new heart-pounding challenges, He says, "This has actually been the summer of adventure. I've been learning to fly a helicopter. Learning to surf. You should see me trying to fly a helicopter; I mean that feels pretty dangerous."

"And I've also been flying with a stunt pilot in Hawaii, literally going along the water ...
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Gerard Butler Shrugs Off Weight Loss Concerns

September 14th, 2011 8:46am EDT
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler has laughed off concerns over his recent weight loss, revealing he has been on a strict diet in preparation to play a surfer.

The hunky 300 star has been shedding pounds from his muscular figure in recent months, sparking upset among his female fans, but the Scottish actor is adamant there is no need to worry about his health, putting his new lean look down to a vigorous pre-filming routine.

He tells EOnline.com, "If I wear a long shirt, everyone says 'Oh my God, he lost so much weight!' But this is how I look. I just used to be a lot bigger. But now I'm surfing. I'm doing...
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Gerard Butler Receives Death Threats Over 'Machine Gun Preacher'

September 13th, 2011 8:12am EDT
Gerard Butler
Hollywood star Gerard Butler increased his security team at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend after receiving death threats.

The 300 star has been promoting his role in controversial movie Machine Gun Preacher, a true-life story based on a Hells Angel who rescues orphans in Muslim-dominant Sudan after converting to Christianity.

Butler was forced to hire more bodyguards when he took to the red carpet at the Canadian festival after reportedly receiving a string of threatening messages.

A source tells Scotland's Daily Record, "It is quite a controversial subject and some people...
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The Skinny On Gerard Butler's Weight Loss (Photos)

August 8th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Gerard Butler
We spotted Gerard Butler at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association annual installation luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday. The "300" star is slightly thinner than we've seen him in recent years, and his hair is also noticeably lighter.

The actor has reportedly slimmed down (as if he was big in the first place!) for his role in surfer flick "Mavericks." Based on a true story, Butler plays the mentor to soul surfer Jay Moriarity, who died at age 23 in 2001 from an apparent free-diving accident.

What do you think of Gerard's new look? We think he was hot before, and he better not lose too ...
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Check Out 'Sucker Punch' On DVD, Blu-ray & Download

June 30th, 2011 7:00am EDT
Sucker Punch
Close your eyes. Open your mind. Engage in a spectacular fantasy adventure when "Sucker Punch" arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download June 28!

The story of "Alice in Wonderland" receives a hyper-violent makeover in "Watchmen" and "300" director Zack Snyder's fantastical tale "Sucker Punch" about a young psychiatric patient who escapes into a vivid world of fantasy after being committed to a mental hospital by her abusive stepfather.

Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch takes viewers on an incredible journey into the mind of Babydoll (Emily Browning), who finds herself at the...
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Michael Fassbender Finally Hits The Big Time With ‘X-Men: First Class’

June 3rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class
Though he is still relatively unknown to most audiences right now, after this weekend Michael Fassbender will officially be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He stars as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto in the comic book origin story “X-Men: First Class.” His performance as the metal-bending, vengeance-seeking mutant will definitely be the performance people will be talking about after seeing the movie.

The German-born actor had his big break in the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers” which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Fassbender continued working steadily in Briti...
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'Sucker Punch' Star Abbie Cornish: 'I'm Not The Type To Want To Go Shoot A Gun'

March 24th, 2011 3:32pm EDT
Abbie Cornish
Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who stars in the big-budget fantasy film Sucker Punch (which opens this week), adorns the cover of the April issue of GQ magazine, on sale now.

Abbie's outfit, above, features a bodysuit by Louis Vuitton, along with Victoria's Secret bra, fishnet stockings by Wolford and a pair of red high-heels by Melissa. The image is from a series of outtakes that didn't make it into the new issue. Check out more pics here (you won't be disappointed!)

In Sucker Punch, Abbie plays the role of Sweet Pea, a young girl institutionalized in a mental institution who teams up...
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Gerard Butler: 'I'm Nowhere Near As Naughty As I Used To Be'

January 3rd, 2011 1:53pm EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler has less luck with the ladies now he's a celebrity - because he's more "paranoid" and less sociable than he was pre-fame.

The 300 hunk has been linked to a number of Hollywood beauties over the years, including his The Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston and troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

However, despite his reputation as a Lothario, the Scot insists he gets less action now he's well known, because he drinks less and doesn't trust women not to kiss and tell.

He says, "I get laid less now than I used to, because I'm way more paranoid now. I'm nowhere near as naughty ...
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Vanessa Hudgens Is A Drug Addict

August 9th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
No, Vanessa Hudgens isn't a drug addict - she's just playing one in the Hollywood Bowl production of the hit musical "Rent."

Hudgens took on the role of Mimi alongside fellow stars Wayne Brady and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls.

The musical marked "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris' stage directorial debut and played for three nights.

Vanessa has been furthering herself from her clean-cut Disney image after starring in the "High School Musical" movies and is now looking toward starring in more 'adult' roles. She's set to star in "300" director Zack Snyder's latest...
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Gerard Butler Romancing French Reporter

April 6th, 2010 10:35am EDT
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After being hounded by the press since starring with Jennifer Aniston in The Bounty Hunter, Gerard Butler has silenced questions of a romance with his co-star after going out on a date with a French reporter.

The 300 star was spotted taking local TV reporter Laurie Cholewa to dinner as well as a few hot spots in France. Cholewa hosts a Friday night show, the latest featuring an interview with - you guessed it - Gerard.

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler have been coy answered romance rumors, but now it appears that was just to drum up buzz for their movie. Gerard is probably hoping his la...
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Gerard Butler's Starvation Diet

March 26th, 2010 8:58am EDT
Gerard Butler
Scottish movie star Gerard Butler literally starved himself for a month in a bid to get back into shape after a series of movies left him battered and bruised.

The "300" hunk went on "a cleanse" for 16 days and then signed up for a strict 500-calories-a-day diet.

The "Bounty Hunter" star explains, "It was so depressing...In the morning I think I had half a grapefruit and that was pretty much about it until two (in the afternoon) - and I was training as well. I had a lot of injuries from all these movies... so I wanted to slim right down and kinda start building from there."

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Gerard Butler Bemused By Sex Change Rumor

March 3rd, 2010 2:36pm EST
Gerard Butler
Scottish actor Gerard Butler enjoys seeing strange stories about himself in the press - because he is able to laugh off the wacky rumors. The 300 star, who was recently linked to his The Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston, admits the funniest report he's ever read was a story that suggested he had undergone a sex change.

Butler was also left bemused by a rumor that he keeps a jar of jam with him at all times.

He explains to MTV.com, "I read a rumor somewhere saying that I was actually a woman. And there was one recently where apparently I was just talking about Jen, saying, 'I'm not...
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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

February 12th, 2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...
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Gerard Butler Offers Himself Up For Charity

February 8th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Gerard Butler Offers Himself Up For Charity
Gerard Butler is auctioning off a night of his company to raise money for a children's cancer charity. The 300 star is offering up the date to benefit non-profit organization Kids Kicking Cancer, which teaches martial arts to empower young patients.

Fans who make a $20 donation to the program will be entered into the raffle draw for a date with Butler. He's also handing over invitations to an upcoming film premiere and a visit to one of his films' sets.

Stars including Josh Hartnett, Jessica Biel, Hugh Jackman and the Jonas Brothers have also donated to Kids Kicking Cancer.

- Cl...
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Most Annoying Celebrites Of 2009

December 30th, 2009 10:01am EST
Most Annoying Celebrites of 2009
Ugh, we are so annoyed with all the celebs that made the Most Annoying Celebrites of 2009 list but we still have to write about it.

Ugh x 2!

There are very talented people who made the list but because they cannot step out of the spotlight they are labeled as annoying. There are also some of the least talented people in the world that made the list and because they are talentless and annoying, which is the ultimate combination, those people are probably going to be ranked near the top.

One might be your favorite actor or actress but we promise you do not like at least a few of the...
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'Star Trek' Tops Spike TV 'Scream 2009' Awards With 17 Noms

September 7th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Star Trek XI
"Resistance is futile" this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual "Scream," the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "Scream 2009" celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spi...
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Gerard Butler Represents Men In 'The Ugly Truth'

July 20th, 2009 9:48am EDT
Gerard Butler
Who better to represent men in the chick flick genre than the badass of 300, Gerard Butler? In The Ugly Truth, he plays a relationship guru forcing women to face the harsh realities of how men think. Butler keeps speaking on his gender's behalf as he does press for the romantic comedy.

"I think this is the first movie that really brings it up and strikes to the heart if it, how guys really think," Butler said. "I swear, I know I'm going out on a limb here and ending my career, but it's almost impossible for a guy to go, 'You know what? There are times when I just turn around and look at...
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Check Out '300: The Complete Experience' On DVD July 21

July 18th, 2009 6:59am EDT
300
300 is Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king.

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Celebrity March Madness - Men's Champion!

April 7th, 2009 12:05pm EDT
Celebrity March Madness
Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity March Madness" tournament is officially over! During the past two weeks fans came out and voted for their favorite celebrities in six rounds of playoffs to ultimately decide who their favorite male and female celebrities are! But the voting results showed much more than just who the winners are!

So now, with a 66-34 victory and more than 50,000 votes, the winner in the Men's Bracket of Starpulse.com's Celebrity March Madness is...

- Click the pic to find out! -

- Click here for the results from all previous rounds...
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Young Male Stars & Their Older Star Look-Alikes

April 2nd, 2009 9:23am EDT
Shia LaBeouf & Gerard Butler
Hollywood is a place filled with very beautiful people. And where one finds beautiful people, one can also encounter handsome leading men. These days, however, it seems that there a number of younger male celebrities whom have older star look-alikes. Or is it the other way around? You be the judge.

Check out our picks of younger men who have uncanny resemblances to seasoned Hollywood hotties:

Shia LaBeouf and Gerard Butler

"Transformers" star Shia Lebouf, at the age of 22, looks very much like a younger version of 39-year-old Gerard Butler ("300"). They both have that bushy...
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'Celebrity Madness' - Vote For The Final Four!

March 30th, 2009 1:00am EDT
Three Number Ones Remain
It's the Elite Eight! After numerous upsets in the Sweet 16 round of voting we've cut the field down to just eight women and eight men; and you're sure to be surprised by who's still left in the tournament! Cast your votes in this round for your favorite celebs to determine the Final Four celebrities in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! Here are the final eight matchups of the tournament - four womens' & four mens'!

-Click to see the: results of the first round, the results of the second round! and the results of the third round!

For more information on t...
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