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The 10 Greatest Movie Trilogies That Should Be On Your Watch List

April 30th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
The 10 Greatest Movie Trilogies That Should Be On Your Watch Lis
Darth Vader. Michael Corleone. Frodo. All legendary cinematic characters and all first made famous by a Hollywood trilogy. Sure, every movie allows viewers to escape the real world into the land of their imagination for a little while, but there's something special about a set of movies that comes in three. Trilogies tend to have bigger, more elaborate worlds with finer details you won't find in your run of the mill two hour flick.

Here are 10 of the greatest trilogies of all time that any reputable movie buff must check off their watch list.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Peter ...
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Jailed 'Austin Powers' Actor Suspected Of Killing Cell Mate

October 11th, 2011 8:59pm EDT
Austin Powers
Incarcerated Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery actor Joseph Hyuangmin Son is at the center of a prison investigation following the murder of his cell mate.

Just last month, Son, who played Random Task in the Austin Powers film, was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the abduction and a gang rape of a woman on Christmas Eve, 1990 - and now he's facing new legal problems as the prime suspect in the killing of a 50-year-old sex offender.

According to TMZ.com, officials found the man's body at the Wasco State Prison in California on Monday.
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'Blues Brothers' Actor Charles Napier Dies At 75

October 6th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Charles Napier
Veteran actor Charles Napier has died at the age of 75.

The Blues Brothers star passed away on Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, California.

His death came 24 hours after he was found collapsed at his home and transferred to the medical facility, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit, according to the Hollywood Reporter. His cause of death was not known as WENN went to press.

Napier began his career in the U.S. army before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s to work as a substitute teacher. He reportedly became friends with Hollywood star ...
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Mike Myers Is A Dad!

September 29th, 2011 11:57am EDT
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Comedian Mike Myers has become a first-time father at the age of 48.

The Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery star's wife, Kelly Tisdale, gave birth to a son earlier this month, according to Life & Style magazine.

A source tells the publication, "The baby is named Spike and was born two weeks ago."

The couple began dating in 2006 and quietly wed last year.

Myers was previously married to actress Robin Ruzan.
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Joseph Hyungmin Son, Random Task From 'Austin Powers,' Sentenced To Life In Prison

September 10th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Austin Powers
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery henchman Joseph Hyungmin Son has been sentenced to life in prison for his part in the gang rape of a woman on Christmas Eve 1990.

Son, who played Random Task in the Austin Powers film, was convicted last month and sentenced on Friday.

The female victim was attacked and abducted by Son and an accomplice in Huntington Beach, California. Son raped the woman, sexually assaulted her with a gun and then released her naked.

DNA evidence did not link the actor to the attack until 2008.

A statement from the anonymous victim to the court, obtained b...
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Mike Myers To Write, Produce & Star In 'Austin Powers 4'

August 15th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Mike Myers
Mike Myers is stepping back in time to reprise his role as 1960s spy Austin Powers for another installment of the hit film franchise.

The funnyman first debuted the outlandish character in 1997's "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," and went on to release two sequels - 1999's "The Spy Who Shagged Me" and 2002's "Goldmember."

And now HitFix.com reports Myers will be back for a fourth spy spoof.

Details about the project have yet to be revealed, although Myers is expected to write, produce and star in the forthcoming film.

It is unclear whether director Jay Roach, who took charg...
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Mike Myers Makes Surprise Appearance At London Comedy Club

July 6th, 2011 9:45am EDT
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Mike Myers thrilled fans in London on Sunday by making a surprise appearance at the comedy club where he started his career.

The Austin Powers star's gig at the Comedy Store was announced just hours before he took to the stage with the venue's Comedy Store Players improvisation troupe, which he helped found in 1985 with his pal Neil Mullarkey.

Pictures of the gig subsequently emerged on Twitter.com and a message posted on the venue's page reads, "Oh yes Mike Myers joined the Players for the show (at) Comedy Store UK tonight. Was a great night," while fellow Player Phelim McDermott added...
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Elizabeth Hurley Joins 'Gossip Girl'

July 6th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has signed up to appear in the upcoming season of hit TV show Gossip Girl.

The Austin Powers star was due to make an onscreen return as a villain in the revamp of Wonder Woman, before TV bosses shelved the program earlier this year.

But, now Hurley's set to hit TV screens, playing New York media mogul Diana Payne in Gossip Girl's upcoming fifth season.

A statement from the show's executive producers, Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran, reads, "Diana's entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters - including, and esp...
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Mike Myers Marries Girlfriend In Secret Ceremony

March 4th, 2011 8:04am EST
Mike Myers
Mike Myers has married his longtime girlfriend in a secret ceremony in New York City.

The funnyman exchanged vows with Kelly Tisdale five months ago at a "beautiful" wedding in the Big Apple, the actor's representative confirms to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

The Austin Powers star, 47, began dating Tisdale in 2006, shortly after he split from his first wife, writer/actress Robin Ruzan, following 12 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2007.

Tisdale has previously dated dance music star Moby.

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Elizabeth Hurley Confirms Split From Husband Following Affair Reports

December 12th, 2010 3:32pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley
British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley has confirmed she's split from her husband Arun Nayar, just hours after a British newspaper published allegations she has been enjoying an affair with cricket ace Shane Warne.

Britain's News of the World reported on Sunday that the Austin Powers star spent time with the sportsman at a London hotel earlier this week.

The newspaper's editors claim Hurley, who wed Indian tycoon Nayar in 2007, stayed with Warne at the Bentley Hotel in London's posh South Kensington after he jetted in from his native Australia for his work.

The article was accompani...
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Zach Galifianakis & Will Ferrell Cast As Political Foes

December 6th, 2010 10:42pm EST
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell are set to go head-to-head as political rivals in a new comedy movie about America's presidential elections.

The two funnymen will star as opposing candidates in the currently-untitled satire which is slated for a 2012 release to coincide with the ballot in the U.S.

The film will be directed by Jay Roach, who helmed all three Austin Powers pictures, and will be written by Chris Henchy, who previously worked on Ferrell's recent comedy The Other Guys, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Still Gorgeous In Pink, Liz Hurley Continues Her Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October 17th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley is pretty in pink again at the Estee Lauder counter in House of Frasers, Glasgow, Scotland to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Hurley is the Estee Lauder spokesperson and Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Ambassador and has been busy supporting the cause lately. To kick off October - cancer awareness month - she helped set a world record by turning famous landmarks across the globe pink. A total of 39 buildings were lit up - enough to gain the Guinness World Record for Most Landmarks Illuminated for a Cause in 24 Hours.

The "Austin Powers" star spoke about the campaign ...
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Hot Legs: Elizabeth Hurley Heats Up The Ibiza Dockside With Husband Aran Nayar

August 5th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
We spotted Liz Hurley and her hubby Aran Nayar return to their boat in Ibiza after a long lunch in the marina on Wednesday. Who says men can't wear pink? Aran carries off the casual look rather well.

The couple looked happy and very much in love as they strolled together by the sea.

Liz will document life on her farm in the English countryside. The star is eager to show off her earthy side as she works on her organic farm in Gloucestershire, England. She purchased the land five years ago with her husband, and the couple now breeds pigs, geese, cows and sheep.

The model plans to get dow...
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Elizabeth Hurley Lands Reality TV Show

July 16th, 2010 8:05am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley is inviting a camera crew into her world - she will document life on her farm in the English countryside.

The Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery star is eager to show off her earthy side as she works on her organic farm in Gloucestershire, England. The Brit purchased the land five years ago with her husband Arun Nayar and the couple now breeds pigs, geese, cows and sheep. And Hurley plans to get down and dirty in the mud when filming begins later this year for U.K. cable network Living.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "People tend to view her as this glamorou...
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Elizabeth Hurley Tapes All Of Her Interviews

June 15th, 2010 11:39pm EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley tapes all of her interviews with journalists after a "bad experience" with a reporter left her wary of of misquotes.

The "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" star admits she was left fuming following a chat for an American magazine because the interviewer misconstrued her comments about a friend.

Hurley was relieved she had her own tape of the interview, and now carries a recording device into all her press events to make sure something similar doesn't happen again.

She says, "I had a bad experience once, with a Conde Nast mag (magazine) in...
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Seth Green Ties The Knot

May 3rd, 2010 8:18am EDT
Seth Green
Actor Seth Green has married actress Clare Grant in a private ceremony.

The Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery star exchanged vows with his bride at filmmaker George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, California on Saturday, reports JustJared.com.

Green's pal 'Weird Al' Yankovic congratulated the newlyweds with a post on Twitter.com: "Just watched my buddy Seth Green get married. Beautiful wedding. Much love to him and his lovely bride Clare."

Green began dating the blonde beauty in 2008 and proposed to her on New Year's Eve.

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Mike Myers Working To Assemble 'Austin Powers' Cast For Sequel

April 25th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Mike Myers can't wait to revive his Austin Powers alter ego for another movie - but he's struggling to assemble his cast for production.

The funnyman announced last year he had begun work on another sequel following the success of the first three installments, which grossed $676 million at the worldwide box office.

Myers insists the project is still "on track" but admits he has run into problems recruiting stars for the next movie.

He tells MTV News, "Things are on track. It's hard to keep a... team together and I'm very happy how insanely well it's gone. Then it gets hard to get ...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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Get Your DVD And Blu-ray Ready For National 'Hangover' Day

December 14th, 2009 11:00am EST
The Hangover
When your movie makes close to $300 million, you get to declare your own holidays. Warner Brothers has announced New Year's Day, January 1, 2010 as National Hangover Day. By then, everyone will own the DVD or Blu Ray of the year's number one comedy. They recommend viewing the film as a cure for a New Year's Hangover.

The film's stars got into it too. Rachel Harris, who plays Stu (Ed Helms)' nagging fiancé, said, "I think for National Hangover Day, I will do my best to be so drunk that I can really participate in National Hangover Day," she joked. "I'm really not a big drinker, so I thin...
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Spy Movies: Which One Is Your Favorite?

March 23rd, 2009 10:52am EDT
Duplicity
The movie Duplicity starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts hit theaters this weekend. In the film, Owen, a former MI-6 agent, and Roberts, a former CIA agent, work together on a project, but neither feels they can completely trust each other. The word duplicity means to conceal one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions, and the title seems very fitting. The release is sure to be one of the more popular movies of the spring, and it got Starpulse thinking about the best spy movies.

One of the most entertaing spy movies is Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, where he plays ...
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Our Favorite Girls With Guns

October 30th, 2008 2:34pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Long before Angelina Jolie (or Sarah Palin for that matter) ever picked up a gun, hot chicks in movies and TV have been packing heat. Kate Jackson (who turns 60 this week!) and the other stars of the original "Charlie’s Angels" inspired a generation of girls to feather their hair and kick butt.

Here’s our list of the top 15 gun-toting beauties, past and present. Doesn’t matter what side of the law they’re on. All that counts here is how they look wielding a piece.

See our Girls With Guns Flipbook here.

15. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson in Charlie’s Angels

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Mike Myers And Verne Troyer Reunite For 'The Love Guru,' Coming June 20

March 27th, 2008 12:58pm EDT
The Love Guru
In the comedy The Love Guru, Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original character since Austin Powers) is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus.

He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs star hockey player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) and his estranged wife.

After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) out of revenge, sending h...
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The Top Ten TV And Movie Robots Of All Time

February 14th, 2008 11:01am EST
Fembot from Austin Powers
Artificial Intelligence is a clear description of robots replicating human nature with self-containing thoughts. Over the years we have been mesmerized by the lore of robots, and directors in television and film have given us many more reasons to like them. Let’s count down some of the top robots of all time:

10. Fembot: The mechanical woman-like androids sent to kill international spy Austin Powers in his movies "International Man of Mystery" and "The Spy Who Shagged Me" are seductive machines that can turn a crowd of rowdy bachelors upside down with their tight curves, skimpy clothi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 10

June 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Happy Birthday to actress Leelee Sobieski (1982), "A Walk To Remember" star Shane West (1978), singer Faith Evans (1973), R&B singer Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo (1971), Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty (1970), "Austin Powers" actress Elizabeth Hurley (1965), "Waterworld" actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), actress Gina Gershon (1962), Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto (1931), British actor Lionel Jeffries (1926), "The Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland (1922; d. 1969), and legendary bluesman Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1910; d. 1976).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 25

May 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ian McKellen
Happy Birthday to "Batman Begins" bad guy Cillian Murphy (1976), Baltimore Oriole Miguel Tejada (1976), Fugees singer Lauryn Hill (1975), "Undeclared" actress Monica Keena (1974), "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" actor Jamie Kennedy (1970), "Volcano" actress Anne Heche (1969), "Austin Powers" star Mike Myers (1963), The Jam singer Paul Weller (1958), actress Connie Sellecca (1955), Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine (1948), "Yoda" actor Frank Oz (1944), singer Jessi Colter (1943), "XIII" star Ian McKellen (1939), "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter (1939), opera singer Beverly Sills (19...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 27

March 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Fergie
Happy Birthday to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie (1975), pop singer Mariah Carey (1970), "Dracula" actress Sadie Frost (1968), "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino (1963), "Austin Powers" actor Michael York (1942), "The Empire Strikes Back" actor Julian Glover (1935), "The Fugitive" TV show star David Janssen (1931; d. 1980), legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (1924; d. 1990), and "Sunset Boulevard" actress Gloria Swanson (1899; d. 1983).
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Elizabeth Hurley Says Marriage Stories Are Rumors

July 24th, 2006 9:36am EDT
Liz Hurley
Liz Hurley has denied reports she is planning to marry boyfriend Arun Nayer. The Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery actress - who has been dating the Indian millionaire for three years - has dismissed rumors she is looking for a place to hold the nuptials. Liz was asked about her allegedly impending wedding while she attended Capital Radio's Help A London Child Auction.

She said: "It's not true, it's all fiction. I'm in the country at the moment and I have about 50 helicopters circling overhead, but all I've done is feed the chickens and water the flowers."

It had reporte...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 10

June 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Happy Birthday to actress Leelee Sobieski (1982), "A Walk To Remember" star Shane West (1978), singer Faith Evans (1973), R&B singer Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo (1971), Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty (1970), "Austin Powers" actress Elizabeth Hurley (1965), "Waterworld" actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), actress Gina Gershon (1962), Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto (1931), British actor Lionel Jeffries (1926), "The Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland (1922; d. 1969), and legendary bluesman Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1910; d. 1976).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 25

May 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ian McKellen
Happy Birthday to "Batman Begins" bad guy Cillian Murphy (1976), Baltimore Oriole Miguel Tejada (1976), Fugees singer Lauryn Hill (1975), "Undeclared" actress Monica Keena (1974), "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" actor Jamie Kennedy (1970), "Volcano" actress Anne Heche (1969), "Austin Powers" star Mike Myers (1963), The Jam singer Paul Weller (1958), actress Connie Sellecca (1955), Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine (1948), "Yoda" actor Frank Oz (1944), singer Jessi Colter (1943), "XIII" star Ian McKellen (1939), "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter (1939), opera singer Beverly Sills (19...
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Fantastic Selection Of Tunes On New Collaboration From Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

March 30th, 2006 11:05am EST
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Two of pop music's darlings - Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles - have joined voices in celebration of one of the most important eras in pop music. Featuring 15 of the duo's favorite pop tunes from the 1960s, Under The Covers Vol. 1 combines popular hits and obscure gems from such important names in music as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Who, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Zombies, The Mamas And The Papas, The Left Banke, The Bee Gees, The Marmalade, Fairport Convention, Love, The Stone Poneys, and The Velvet Underground. Sweet and Hoffs, each with a stunning a...
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