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Michael Bay Never Apologized For 'Armageddon'

April 24th, 2013 2:19pm EDT
Michael Bay
Moviemaker Michael Bay has blasted Miami Herald reporter Rene Rodriguez for twisting his words during a recent interview into an apology over his 1998 disaster flick Armageddon.

Bay says that what most people construed as an apology for the film after the interview was just a misrepresentation of what he actually meant.

"One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information," Bay says. "He has printed the bare minimum of my statement... (and) twisted my words and meaning. I'm not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called 'Armagedd...
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Michael Bay Apologizes For 'Armageddon,' But Blames Studio

April 23rd, 2013 10:01pm EDT
Michael Bay
Michael Bay has apologized for the final state of 90s blockbuster Armageddon, but has blamed the film's studio for rushing the release and later said his quotes were taken out of context.

Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck starred in the 1998 film, which went on to top the year's box office charts with $553 million gross despite poor critical reception.

While talking about the upcoming film Pain & Gain to the Miami Herald, Michael Bay touched on the editing style of the film. He says, "I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks.

"It was a massive undertak...
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Liv Tyler: 'I Just Had A Rough Couple Of Years'

March 24th, 2011 2:03pm EDT
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler has opened up about the reasons behind her career hiatus - she has been working to "rebuild" her life after struggling through a "very painful" divorce.

The Armageddon star ended her five-year marriage to British rocker Royston Langdon in 2008 and the split sent Tyler into emotional turmoil, prompting her to step away from the spotlight.

During her time off, the actress made her six-year-old son Milo her main priority, admitting she didn't feel comfortable taking on film roles until her little boy felt "secure".

She tells Bust magazine, "I took a little time off before (most...
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NASA Scientists Slam '2012'

January 3rd, 2011 10:51am EST
2012
NASA scientists have named John Cusack's blockbuster 2012 as the most "absurd" sci-fi film of all time.

Experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) put together a list of the least plausible science fiction movies ever made, and the big budget 2009 picture came top. The film, which depicted Earth besieged by natural disasters, featured ahead of two more 'end-of-the-world' movies - 2003's The Core and 1998's Armageddon.

Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, says of 2012, "It's absurd. The film-makers took advantage of public worrie...
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Michael Clarke Duncan Finds Love With 'Apprentice' Star Omarosa

August 16th, 2010 10:43pm EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
"The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan has fallen in love with a reality TV star who found fame on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

The heavyweight actor recently began dating Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, a participant on the 2004 season of Trump's hit program, after meeting her at a grocery store.

He recalls, "I was in there one day and I saw her and I thought to myself, that is a gorgeous woman. She is fine."

Duncan plucked up the courage to ask her out and the pair has been together ever since.

And Manigault-Stallworth admits the hulking star is really a big softy.

She tells O...
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'Titanic' Theme Voted Best Movie Song

April 29th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Celine Dion
The Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On has been named the best film song of all time, according to a new poll.

Celine Dion's ballad, which won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1997, saw off competition from Rule The World by British pop stars Take That, which was used in 2007 adventure movie Stardust.

Aerosmith's I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing, featured in 1998's Armageddon, came third in the survey, decided by listeners of U.K. radio station Magic.

Three songs from Dirty Dancing made the list - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' Time of My Life was at four, while Patrick Swayze's She's Like ...
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Bruce Willis Played Cupid For Liv Tyler?

January 15th, 2010 5:00pm EST
Bruce Willis
Liv Tyler has her "Armageddon" co-star Bruce Willis to thank for her renewed love life - the Hollywood hardman set her up with new boyfriend Charlie Hunnam, according to reports.

The actress, 32, has been largely single since splitting from her husband of five years, rocker Royston Langdon, in 2008, but she has recently been spotted out in Los Angeles with British actor Hunnam.

Star Magazine claims it was Willis who set up the love connection.

A source tells the magazine, "She was complaining to Bruce that she never meets nice guys. He introduced her to Charlie, and it just went fr...
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Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

December 4th, 2009 10:04am EST
Brothers
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at Starpulse.com thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...
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TV Spotlight: 'Fringe' Creator JJ Abrams

September 8th, 2008 9:39am EDT
Felicity
Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is a man of many talents. He's a writer, actor, director, producer, composer, and creator. He was raised in Los Angeles by his father Gerald, another television producer, and got his first job when he was only 15 writing music for a movie titled "Nightbeast."

As a senior in college, he wrote a film script with a friend of his which eventually turned into a full length featured titled "Taking Care of Business." He had a hand in writing "Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford, "Forever Young" with Mel Gibson, and big movie blockbuster "Armageddon." He produced ...
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'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

June 17th, 2008 11:40am EDT
Firefly
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...
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'The Incredible Hulk' Indeed Jacked Up on CGI Roids

June 13th, 2008 9:53am EDT
Incredible Hulk
(Hollywoodchicago.com) – Technology has done double-edged service and disservice to the legendary Hulk superhero character from Stan Lee’s Marvel Comics.

In peering at the CGI-created ripped body of nothing remotely reminiscent of Edward Norton, the 2008 film iteration of “The Incredible Hulk” has a leg light years up on Lou Ferrigno’s character in the 1978 television series of the “The Incredible Hulk”. Then, Ferrigno only had the luxury of makeup. The rest was the real deal.

On the other hand, Ferrigno – who treats 2008 audiences in a gasping reveal when he appears in...
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Liv Tyler Enjoying Life As A Single Mom

June 12th, 2008 3:02pm EDT
Liv Tyler
Actress Liv Tyler is happy to shun the celebrity party lifestyle in favor of spending her nights in front of the TV.

The Armageddon beauty is enjoying the quiet life as a single mom to four-year-old son Milo, after recently splitting from British rocker Royston Langdon after five years of marriage. And Tyler - the daughter of Aerosmith star Steven Tyler - admits she loves nothing more than spending her time holed up in her New York home.

She tells Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "I don't want to surprise or shock. And I don't have any urge to run naked along a beach or get drun...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Liv Tyler Wants To Sing

April 6th, 2008 1:30pm EDT
Liv Tyler
Actress Liv Tyler has longed for years to show off her singing abilities - and even auditioned for the musical movie Moulin Rouge! The Armageddon star, daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler, was brought up in a musical household - but admits she has always been shy about showcasing her own vocal talent.

And the 30-year-old hoped the 2001 movie would be the perfect opportunity to debut her voice - but lost out on the lead role to Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman.

She says, "I sat on a piano and sang "Big Spender," but I didn't get the role. When I was a little girl, I always wanted t...
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Video Games Do Not Make Good Movies

January 14th, 2008 11:18am EST
Street Fighter
There are some things in Hollywood that just do not work: Lindsay Lohan and sobriety, most marriages, Tim Allen tackling roles not involving Christmas, and successfully adapting a video game into a movie. Why is this so hard?

The powers that be can take a 700-page book and trim it down to a two-hour story. Either they are picking really bad video games to adapt or the people involved just suck. There has yet to be a quality adaptation. So why do studios keep insisting on producing them? They even screwed up Doom, a story that involves Marines fighting aliens. How is that even possible...
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Escape Was Only The Beginning! 'Prison Break' Season 2 Comes To DVD Sept. 4; Win A Copy!

August 8th, 2007 3:38pm EDT
Prison Break
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - In the thrilling first season of Prison Break, structural engineer Michael Scofield achieved the impossible by breaking his wrongly accused brother out of prison. Now, free from incarceration but one step ahead of the law, the two fugitives face an even greater challenge in "Prison Break" Season Two, coming to DVD September 4th from Fox Home Entertainment.

Ranked #1 in its time slot among the core male demographic, the "crazily addictive" (LA Daily News) drama series returns for even more "gripping, gut-wrenching" (Dallas Morning News) action, as it "evolv...
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Fascinating Facts

July 14th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Korn
Former Korn star Brian `Head' Welch's new autobiography, Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, And Lived To Tell My Story, has topped the New York Times bestsellers list after its first week of publication.

Aerosmith's Armageddon anthem Don't Want To Miss A Thing has beaten Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight and Elton John's Your Song to top a new U.K. online poll to find the nation's Favorite Wedding Tune.

Lindsay Lohan's legal luck changed on Friday the 13th when a judge threw out a damages claim against her. Lohan, who is in rehab tackling alcoholism is...
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Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Writing Together Again

July 5th, 2007 10:15am EDT
Matt Damon
Hollywood pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are writing their first screenplay together since 1997 hit Good Will Hunting. The pair were unknowns when they wrote and starred in the critically lauded movie, which won them an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998.

Since their success they have mostly gone their separate ways starring in blockbusters Armageddon and the Bourne movies respectively.

They are currently enjoying a joint holiday with their families in Hawaii - but are finally keen to team up again.

Damon's spokesperson tells the New York Daily News, "That's their pla...
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Liv Tyler Regrets Snubbing Kate Hudson Kiss

June 25th, 2007 1:04pm EDT
 Liv Tyler
Hollywood actress Liv Tyler's biggest career mistake was turning down the chance to kiss her Dr. T And The Women co-star Kate Hudson. The Armageddon star, who plays Hudson's lesbian lover in the 2000 movie, wishes the couple overcame their embarrassment for their kissing scene and locked lips.

She says, "Kate plays a woman who is about to get married and she's completely in love with me. We were always so shy about the kissing but in retrospect we were like, 'We so should have just totally made out and tongued each other'. But we never did, we were just too scared to do it."

-Mor...
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Liv Tyler Plans For Plastic Surgery

June 20th, 2007 1:47pm EDT
Liv Tyler
Actress Liv Tyler is planning to undergo plastic surgery in an attempt to keep up with rival Hollywood leading ladies. The Armageddon star has previously blasted actresses who go under the knife as "creepy looking", adding, "I don't want to ever have cosmetic surgery. I hate that look where people's faces have just changed."

However the 29-year-old has had a change of heart and admits she is starting to feel the pressure of looking good as a job requirement. She says, "I'm definitely going to have (plastic surgery), I'm sure. Especially when you see what happens to your body after yo...
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Bruce Willis Refuses To Work With Michael Bay Again

May 10th, 2007 1:18pm EDT
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis has launched an astonishing attack on director Michael Bay, vowing never to work with him again. The actor fell out with Bay on the set of 1998 film Armageddon and has criticized his technique and personal skills on movie website Aintitcoolnews.com.

He writes, "Few people will work with him now, and I know I will never work with him again. It was a great crew, but a screaming director does not make for a pleasant set experience. But look, we were all big boys, and we got through it.

"A little too MTV-camera cutty for my taste, but the shots of meteors crashing into ...
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'Prince Of Persia' Gets Movie Treatment

April 18th, 2007 8:55am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer is reuniting with director Michael Bay to produce a movie adaptation of video game Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time. The Pirates of the Caribbean producer hired Bay to work on the film after previously teaming up for Bad Boys I and II, The Rock, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.

Jordan Mechner, who created the game, says, "Rather than do a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the new videogame, we're taking some cool elements from the game and using them to craft a new story - much as Pirates (of the Caribbean) did with the theme park ride."

(This news article pr...
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Bruce Willis & The Accelerators To Headline 'Netflix LIVE! On Location' Summer Movie & Music Series

April 11th, 2007 10:32am EDT
Bruce Willis
Netflix, Inc. just announced plans to stage a unique movie and music series this summer called "Netflix LIVE! On Location." Headlining the traveling event will be motion picture superstar Bruce Willis and his band, The Accelerators, who will play a live, public concert at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., prior to an outdoor screening of Willis's 1998 film Armageddon.

Netflix will announce additions to the "Netflix LIVE! On Location" series in the coming weeks. The series will pair classic films with live musical performances by the films' featured stars in locations un...
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'The Very Best of Aerosmith' Drops Oct. 17

October 7th, 2006 9:30am EDT
Aerosmith
Columbia/Universal will release new Aerosmith album “Devil's Got A New Disguise: The Very Best Of Aerosmith” on Tuesday, October 17. The album is a definitive career-spanning collection of absolute high points from one of America's greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.

“Devil's Got A New Disguise: The Very Best Of Aerosmith” is the first-ever single disc Aerosmith collection to include signature songs from the group's Columbia Records and Universal Music Enterprise catalogs.

As an added bonus for Aerosmith fans, “Devil's Got A New Disguise: The Very Best Of Aerosmith” includes two brand-...
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Michael Clarke Duncan Asks Mom About Movie Roles

October 1st, 2006 2:00pm EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan never signs up for a movie role unless his mother gives him her blessing, after her upset her by donning "leopard skin drawers" in Armageddon.

The bodyguard-turned-actor was so distraught when he realised he'd upset his mother in the action film he decided to work through every script with her before agreeing to take on parts.

He says, "My mother saw me stand up on that table with those on pulling them down in Armageddon and called me at five in the morning asking me what was wrong with me. My mother doesn't understand that it's me but I'm portraying a guy....
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Michael Clarke Duncan Was a Bodyguard to the Stars

August 14th, 2006 3:31pm EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was a bodyguard for top Hollywood stars before deciding to try his own luck as an actor. The beefy 360-pound star watched over celebrities including Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence and LL Cool J, who encouraged him to give acting a try.

He explains, "It was funny because I was doing (TV series) Living Single with Queen Latifah and I said, 'I'm going to be leaving you guys because I'm going to go and audition for this movie called Armageddon.' They were like, 'Good luck, Michael!' and that was the last time I saw them."

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Casablanca Tops List Of 'Movies Film Fans Should Watch'

July 18th, 2006 9:59am EDT
Casablanca
Casablanca has topped a list of movies all real film fans should watch. The tear-jerking war romance heads a list of classics, drawn up by Radio Times magazine as a 'Film Buff's Guide'. Full List Below!

Despite the list featuring a number of box office flops - including the biggest disaster in cinema history, the 1980 anti-western Heaven's Gate - the author of the list, Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins, has defended his peculiar choice of entries.

He said: "Snobbery does not belong to the film buff." He also pointed out that, to truly reflect on the greatest cinema of all ti...
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Megan Fox To Star In 'Transformers' Movie

May 4th, 2006 9:29am EDT
Megan Fox
Little-known actress Megan Fox is to star in the new Transformers movie. The brunette beauty will play Mikaela the love interest of Spike Witwicky, played by actor Shia LaBeouf, in the live-action adaptation based on the hugely popular 80s Hasbro toys and television series.

LaBeouf's character helps repair the Autobots - heroic robots who can transform into a variety of vehicles and weapons, including cars, planes and guns - in their battle against their arch-enemies the Decepticons.

Fox previously starred in hit teen film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen with Lindsay Lohan an...
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