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Taryn Manning Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Her Assistant

10/12/2012 8:28am EDT
Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning has been arrested in New York City on suspicion of attacking her assistant.

The 8 Mile star was detained by police at the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan in the early hours of Thursday morning following an incident in her room.

Manning is accused of punching and kicking a 23-year-old woman, believed to be her assistant, and police officers charged her with assault, according to the New York Post.

No more details were available as WENN went to press.

Eminem Postpones His Boxing Film 'Southpaw'

5/9/2012 2:54pm EDT
Eminem has suspended work on his upcoming boxing movie Southpaw to concentrate on his music.

The hip-hop star, who made his big screen debut in 2002 rap drama 8 Mile, was reportedly set to play a welterweight fighter in the new film, which was due to be shot in his home state of Michigan.

However, the rapper has now postponed the project in order to spend more time making his next record.

Eminem's spokesman Dennis Dennehy tells the Detroit Free Press, "He's focusing on his music right now, so while he's doing that, while he's in that space, he wanted to put this on hold for the time b...

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

5/8/2012 3:03pm EDT
Andre 3000
According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...

Eminem's Boxing Film Greenlit Again After Being Put On Hold

10/22/2011 11:15am EDT
Eminem's boxing movie Southpaw is back in the Hollywood ring two months after DreamWorks film bosses put the project on hold.

MGM executives have reportedly picked up the Antoine Fuqua film, which will feature the rapper as a welterweight fighter.

The film, which is set to start shooting next year, will be Eminem's first since his breakthrough in 2002 rap drama 8 Mile.

Taryn Manning Hoping To Get One Of Her Songs On Her New Film's Soundtrack

7/27/2011 8:30pm EDT
Taryn Manning
Actress/singer Taryn Manning is hoping to convince director Scott Rosenbaum to include her music on the soundtrack to their new movie The Perfect Age Of Rock N' Roll with a starring performance at the premiere afterparty.

The star, who appears alongside actors Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter in the music-themed drama, admits she is trying to win over Rosenbaum with her vocal skills and she's planning to hit the stage after walking the red carpet in New York on Wednesday to prove she has what it takes.

She tells WENN, "I'd love to (feature on the soundtrack) and I played the director a coupl...

Eminem Takes Aim At 'Evil' Justin Bieber

6/8/2011 12:57pm EDT
Justin Bieber has become the latest star to suffer the wrath of Eminem after the rapper described him as "evil" in his new song.

The 8 Mile star is known for taking aim at celebrities in his lyrics, famously poking fun at Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears in the past, while his new song A Kiss mocks Lady Gaga and brands her a "male lady".

It has now emerged Bieber is also a target in the track, with Eminem branding the teenage pop singer "evil" and a "demon" in the song.

Eminem raps, "Him (God) don't give a damn about Bieber, do Him?/What a demon, a behemoth, evil...

Eminem's Chrysler Ad Boosts Company Profits

5/10/2011 10:21pm EDT
Bosses at U.S. car company have credited Eminem with giving them a financial boost after starring in their latest TV commercial.

The advertisement, which doubles as a tribute to the Not Afraid hitmaker's hometown of Detroit, Michigan, premiered during the Super Bowl telecast in America in February. It features Eminem behind the wheel of a new Chrysler 200, driving through the streets of the beleaguered motor city.

The clip uses his 8 Mile theme "Lose Yourself" as a soundtrack, and, at the end of the ad, the proud Michigan boy looks into the camera and says, "This is Motor City. This is wh...

Eminem Set For 'Random Acts Of Violence'

1/7/2011 3:44pm EST
Rapper and part-time actor Eminem is set to channel his anger into a new crime thriller.

The Love The Way You Lie hit-maker will star as an ex-con who faces a personal struggle to stay out of trouble in Random Acts of Violence.

Eminem's Shady Films is also attached to produce the project and filmmaker David Von Ancken will direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The hip-hop star is also set to punch his way onto the big screen in Southpaw, in which he will play an up-and-coming boxer whose road to success hits a stumbling block when he is faced by a personal tragedy.

He made his...

Eminem To Return To The Big Screen In 'Southpaw'

12/14/2010 10:39am EST
Rapper Eminem is set to knock film fans out with his next big screen role - the hip-hop star will play an up-and-coming boxer in movie Southpaw.

The Slim Shady superstar made a spectacular return to the charts this year with the release of his best-selling record Recovery.

However, he is hoping to set the box office alight again with his first big screen acting role since his acclaimed turn in the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile in 2002.

Eminem will play a welterweight boxer who becomes a champ, only to be hit by a personal tragedy. The film will also be loosely based on the star's own l...

Eminem: 'I Was Taking Them To Get Normal'

11/17/2010 5:38pm EST
Eminem can sympathize with Michael Jackson because the rapper's well-documented drug issues turned him into an insomniac mess.

The Lose Yourself hit-maker has opened up about his past drug hell in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, revealing he started taking sleeping pills while he was shooting biographical movie 8 Mile - so he could turn off his brain and relax when he wasn't filming.

However, he quickly became dependent on sleep medication and then built up his tolerance against the prescription drugs, turning to other pills to help him relax. He soon became an addict to Valium...

Eminem's Publishers Want $2 Million For iTunes Downloads

10/11/2010 8:44am EDT
Eminem's publishers are demanding executives at Apple Inc. pay more than $2 million as part of a settlement over songs the rapper's bosses allege were not permitted for download.

Apple executives and publishers at Eight Mile Style reached a deal last October in a dispute over royalty payments for the hitmaker's tracks, offered to fans via the iTunes Internet music service.

Bosses at Eight Mile sold song rights to Aftermath Records but claimed the label was not authorized to make a separate deal with Apple and offer the songs as downloads.

Eminem's publishers also claimed Apple gained $2....

Eminem's Rep Slams Movie Rumors

10/1/2010 2:20pm EDT
A representative for Eminem has dismissed reports the rapper has signed up for a serious acting turn in new movie 360.

The hip-hop star made his big screen debut in 2002's semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile and was rumored to be making a return to cinemas with a role in the sex-themed drama opposite Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz.

However, a spokesperson for Eminem is adamant no deal has been done, telling, "There's no truth to it all."

The rep also laughed off speculation the rapper is in talks to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's latest Batman movie a...

Eminem Returns To Acting

9/30/2010 12:30pm EDT
Eminem is reportedly returning to acting with a role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz in new movie 360.

The rapper made his big screen debut in semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile in 2002 and has appeared as himself in a recent episode of Entourage and in Adam Sandler's 2009 comedy Funny People.

The Stan hit-maker is now set to test his acting skills again in upcoming drama 360 with Oscar-winners Hopkins and Weisz, according to Production Weekly.

The movie shows a series of scenes between pairs of characters before or after a sexual encounter.

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Eminem To Host Rap Contest In Detroit

8/19/2010 12:00pm EDT
Eminem is set to return to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan to host a rap contest in the style of the famous hip-hop battle in his semi-autobiographical movie 8 Mile.

The Stan hit-maker has signed up to host a freestyle rap contest called the Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile National Finals, which will see eight aspiring stars compete against each other in scenes similar to the hit 2002 film.

The finalists, who have been picked from regional heats across the U.S., will perform in front of the superstar, who will then decide on the winner.

The event will be held at Detroit's St. And...

Brittany Murphy Photo Slideshow

12/21/2009 12:00pm EST
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy first came to the attention of film audiences as Tai, one of Alicia Silverstone's airhead friends, in the 1995 comedy Clueless. She has also played a resident at a mental institution (Girl, Interrupted), was cast opposite Eminem in 8 Mile, and was one of the lead voices (Gloria) in Happy Feet.

The star is said to have been taking prescription medication for flu-like symptoms before her death on Sunday, Dec. 20, at age 32. Murphy is said to have gone into full cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived at the scene to administer CPR.

In honor of a star whose life w...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 8

12/8/2009 3:00am EST
Kim Basinger
Happy Birthday to:

"8 Mile" actress Kim Basinger (1953)

"Lost" co-stars Ian Somerhalder (1978) and Dominic Monaghan (1976)

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor (1966)

"Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher (1964)

Editorial genius Ann Coulter (1961)

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (1957)

Keyboardist Gregg Allman (1947)

The Doors singer/poet Jim Morrison (1943; d. 1971)

"Kill Bill" actor David Carradine (1936)

Comedian Flip Wilson (1933; d. 1998)

Austrian actor Maximilian Schell (1930), Rat Packer Sammy Davis Jr. (1925)

Get Celebrity Birthdays in your ema...

Mekhi Phifer Tells Us The Truth About 'Lie To Me'

10/12/2009 9:53am EDT
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer went straight from the end of ER to join the cast of Lie to Me. You saw him in the season premiere as special agent Ben Reynolds from the FBI. Now that the Lightman group helped his judge pass the vetting process, he's going to be on board for future cases.

"The FBI has required their services for all their top priority cases and I kind of came along with that package," Phifer said. "From bombings to kidnappings, I know the next episode we have a big Vegas episode. We're dealing with poker players and the World Series of Poker. The stories just never end."

As the latest a...

Top 10 Films With Numbers In The Title

9/26/2009 1:52pm EDT
In honor of the recent Tim Burton film 9 we're spotlighting numerals and numbers in film. What they have contributed to movies over the years goes beyond simply differentiating an original from a sequel.

For the most part this list excludes sequels. Sorry. It's just too easy. Also, much too simple are the straight up number films. But the English language loopholes are definitely abused throughout this top ten to reflect the best and, well, most viewed options. Check them out!

1. The First Wives Club.

This is the smartass chick's chick flick with a message. Bette Midler. Goldie ...

10 Bad Movies Starring Singers

4/15/2009 10:47am EDT
Employee of the Month
Millions of preteen girls across the country are ecstatic right now, and we have one person to thank for that: Miley Cyrus. The teen sensation just released Hannah Montana: The Movie last Friday, and theaters were jam-packed throughout opening weekend. But will the singer turned actress be a hit with anyone other than teenyboppers? If she follows suit with the majority of other musicians turned starlets, the chances are less than slim. Here's a recap of the worst movies starring singers.

10.) From Justin to Kelly - This painful picture, starring American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 8

12/8/2008 3:00am EST
Kim Basinger
Happy Birthday to "Lost" co-stars Ian Somerhalder (1978) and Dominic Monaghan (1976), NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (1975), New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina (1968), Irish singer Sinead O'Connor (1966), "Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher (1964), political pundit Ann Coulter (1961), Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (1957), "8 Mile" actress Kim Basinger (1953), keyboardist Gregg Allman (1947), The Doors singer/poet Jim Morrison (1943; d. 1971), "Kill Bill" actor David Carradine (1936), comedian Flip Wilson (1933; d. 1998), Austrian actor Maximilian Schell (1930), Rat Packer Sammy Davis Jr....

'The X-Files: I Want To Believe'; On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 2

11/13/2008 7:00pm EST
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The truth is finally out there on DVD and Blu-ray! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents The X-Files: I Want To Believe, a gripping feature film based on the global phenomenon that descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on December 2nd.

Marking the Studio's first foray into BD-Live, The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD release takes full advantage of the high-def format's "web-enhanced" functionality with exclusive features, games, additional content and connectivity to other BD-Live users and X-Files fans nationwide. "The X-Files Dossier" allows BD-Live connected users to c...

Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

8/27/2008 11:46am EDT
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 8

12/8/2007 3:00am EST
Kim Basinger
Happy Birthday to "Lost" co-stars Ian Somerhalder (1978) and Dominic Monaghan (1976), NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (1975), New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina (1968), Irish singer Sinead O'Connor (1966), "Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher (1964), political pundit Ann Coulter (1961), Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (1957), "8 Mile" actress Kim Basinger (1953), keyboardist Gregg Allman (1947), The Doors singer/poet Jim Morrison (1943; d. 1971), "Kill Bill" actor David Carradine (1936), comedian Flip Wilson (1933; d. 1998), Austrian actor Maximilian Schell (1930), Rat Packer Sammy Davis Jr....

Michelle Rodriguez And Taryn Manning Star In The Wes Craven Produced 'The Breed'; On DVD May 22

5/13/2007 9:00am EDT
The Breed
A group of friends (Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper and Oliver Hudson) fly away to a deserted island for a weekend excursion. They realize that this beautiful getaway was once controlled by a special canine research unit and it will soon become their biggest nightmare. Inspired by horror classics... The Breed takes you into the jaws of a flesh eating pack of wild dogs, genetically engineered to hunt and kill. Outnumbered and trapped they struggle to outsmart and outrun this terrifying species.

Produced by Wes Craven (the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street and ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 8

12/8/2006 3:00am EST
Dominic Monaghan
Happy Birthday to "Lost" co-stars Ian Somerhalder (1978) and Dominic Monaghan (1976), NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (1975), New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina (1968), Irish singer Sinead O'Connor (1966), "Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher (1964), political pundit Ann Coulter (1961), Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (1957), "8 Mile" actress Kim Basinger (1953), keyboardist Gregg Allman (1947), The Doors singer/poet Jim Morrison (1943; d. 1971), "Kill Bill" actor David Carradine (1936), comedian Flip Wilson (1933; d. 1998), Austrian actor Maximilian Schell (1930), Rat Packer Sammy Davis Jr....

Starpulse Contests Features Lots Of Hot Giveaways To Kick Off The Summer!

6/19/2006 1:07pm EDT
Starpulse Contests
Head over to's Contest Page for your chance to win some fantastic prizes from both Starpulse and our partners.

Here are a few going on right now:

Win a copy of "Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 2" on DVD! The set includes 40 B&B classics, hand picked by creator Mike Judge; 13 music videos with that classic Beavis & Butt-Head commentary; and classic Beavis and Butt-Head appearances including Butt-Bowl '94-'96, MTV's 20th Anniversary Special, and clips from their infamous "Moron-athon." "I am the great Cornholio..."

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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

6/14/2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...

Detroit Bar Proof Was Killed In Shut Down For One Year

5/12/2006 10:02am EDT
The Detroit bar where rapper Proof was shot dead has been shut down. On Thursday, Wayne County prosecutors confirmed that the owners of the C.C.C. nightclub had agreed to close for a year. The venue - which has also been fined for operating illegally after hours - was situated on the city's notorious 8 Mile Road, made famous in Eminem's movie of the same name.

District Attorney Kym Worthy said: "Our goal in closing after hours clubs is to prevent other senseless gun deaths from occurring in Wayne County and to ensure a decent quality of life for citizens who live near these clubs."


Eminem Pays Tribute To Proof On Website

4/13/2006 10:31am EDT
Eminem has paid tribute to best friend Proof, who was shot dead in Detroit on Tuesday. The star - who was seen in tears after hearing the rapper had been gunned down during a row outside the city's CCC nightclub - has posted a message on his website, It reads: "RIP Proof. Memorial service arrangements are still being made, and his family and friends would appreciate privacy during this difficult time.

"Arrangements for fan remembrances are also being planned, the details will be posted on Proof's official site,"

Proof - who was part of Eminem'...

Paul Oakenfold Readies New Album

1/19/2006 12:07pm EST
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important and iconic names in modern club culture. Remixes for Madonna and U2; the scoring of the movie Swordfish; plus original compositions for advertisements for Motorola, Saab, Toyota and Diet Coke are just a small portion of his work that have kept him on the forefront of the musical map. On April 11, Oakenfold will release A Lively Mind, a brand new full-length album for Maverick Records that introduces the next element of his career.

A Lively Mind-a title which means 'an active person,' says its creator-features 12 new songs composed ...