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Adam Scott developed a bacteria infection while filming movie

September 25th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Adam Scott
Actor Adam Scott was left with a bacteria infection after filming Piranha 3D in Arizona.

The Aviator star filmed most of the movie in Lake Havasu and subsequently developed a skin rash on his stomach.

He says, "I was in the water quite a bit and after a few days, I started itching, my body started itching. I was just uncomfortable generally, and I had this rash, like, all over my body.

"I said, 'I think I might have bed bugs, I don't know what this is,' and I lifted up my shirt and he just said, 'Oh you've been in the lake, that's the bacteria from the lake.' So I started thinking abou...

Leonardo DiCaprio Transforms Into An Old Man For 'J. Edgar'

October 27th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
J. Edgar
Director Clint Eastwood delves into the personal life of J. Edgar Hoover with the biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial FBI director.

It's a common occurrence for actors to receive Academy Award nominations for their on-screen transformations. Nicole Kidman changed her nose and won Best Actress for "The Hours" in 2000, and Charlize Theron also altered her appearance for "Monster" and won in 2003. Will Leo be next?

Leo has been nominated for three Oscars for his roles in "Blood Diamond" (2007), "The Aviator" (2005) and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1994).


'Shutter Island' Hits Number One Spot With $40 Million

February 22nd, 2010 9:29am EST
Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's Shutter Island is thrilling cinemagoers - the movie has topped the box office chart, taking $40.2 million during its debut weekend.

The director and star's fourth collaboration, which stars DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient at an insane asylum, is the best opening for the pair yet.

Their last Oscar-winning film, The Departed, debuted at $26.9 million in 2006. They previously worked together on Gangs of New York and The Aviator.

Meanwhile, star-studded romantic comedy Valentine's Day slipped to number two,...

The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

February 17th, 2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:



Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...

Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...

Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...

Meg Ryan Finds Romance

June 11th, 2009 8:31am EDT
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan has found love with movie producer Graham King, according to reports.

The star, 47, is alleged to have taken her longtime friendship with King - the producer of Leonardo DiCaprio's films The Departed, The Aviator and Blood Diamond - to the next level and embarked on a "serious" love affair, according to Us Weekly magazine.

A source says, "It's very serious. They were recently in New York City for a lovers' getaway. They love travelling together. And they have been friends for years."

Ryan was previously married to Dennis Quaid and has been romantically linked to Russ...

Leonardo DiCaprio's Bid To Play Sinatra

May 20th, 2009 8:41am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly hired a vocal coach to teach him to sing in a bid to win the role of Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese's upcoming biopic.

The actor, who previously worked with Scorsese on Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, is said to be training with a voice expert to learn how to mimic the late Rat Pack crooner's distinctive sound.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Leo has hired a top vocal coach to get him sounding like Sinatra. He is a massive fan of the singer and has always wanted to play him. He would be sick to miss out on the leading role because ...

The Best & Worst Films Of Leonardo DiCaprio

October 13th, 2008 10:05am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
With such a talented actor like Leonardo DiCaprio, it's hard to find a dubbed "worst film" in his career. Yet, among all of Leo's great roles, there were a few that don't live up to par.


The Man in the Iron Mask

This was Leonardo’s first movie after his groundbreaking role in Titanic so most people expected a lot out of him. And although the movie made a profit, his performance wasn’t exactly riveting.

The Beach

Leonardo’s second movie after "Titanic" wasn’t well received either. Even the steamy sex scene didn’t push this movie into the best catego...

Slideshow: The Lovely Kate Beckinsale

August 5th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Check out the top ten selections from Starpulse's Kate Beckinsale photo gallery (which currently stands at seven pages of super-hotness). Kate got her start at the bottom of the "cast and crew" lists for several movies before landing some starring roles in a few mediocre films. Films such as The Last Days Of Disco and Brokedown Palace led her to be cast as the one good thing in Pearl Harbor.

After that she got our blood boiling in skin-tight black leather as the superhot, gun-wielding werewolf-hunting vampire Selene in Underworld (and it's almost better-than-the-first sequel, Underwor...

The Most Underrated & Overrated Films By Martin Scorsese

May 9th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese. The name, like no other director of the modern era, is completely synonymous with quality. A trailer branded with "A film by Martin Scrosese" instantly becomes a must-see for cinephiles, no matter what clips preceded the title card.

Images of dramatic shootouts scored by classic rock and sharp-tounged dialogue of the underworld enter people's minds when they think of Scorsese. The man has changed much about the way films are made. His use of popular music inspired a generation long before MTV, and the way he made violence pop off the screen was a direct antecedent o...

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....

Journey Into The Elusive Life Of Bob Dylan in 'I'm Not There,' On DVD May 6

April 18th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Exploring the multidimensional nature and shifting personae of revered musician Bob Dylan - from the public to the private to the fantastical - I'm Not There debuts on DVD on May 6th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Featuring the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning performance by Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Aviator), I'm Not There weaves together a daring and complex narrative of an ever-elusive American icon. Garnering three awards at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, including Special Jury Prize and Best Actress, Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There was...

Kate Beckinsale Is 'Sick' Of Boob Job Rumors

April 17th, 2008 11:53am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
British actress Kate Beckinsale has been "driven to despair" by rumors she has undergone breast enlargement surgery. The Pearl Harbor star was reported to have opted for a figure-enhancement operation in 2005, after she was photographed sporting a noticeably larger chest.

However, the 34-year-old insists her breasts grew naturally when she gained weight for her role in 2005 movie The Aviator. And Beckinsale has now vowed not to answer any questions about the rumored surgery - because she is sick of talking about it.

She says, "The boob job thing has driven me to despair. I'm not...

Leo Dicaprio Awarded 'Golden Star' In Morocco

December 9th, 2007 1:30pm EST
Leonardo Dicaprio
Actor Leonardo Dicaprio has received an honorary award from director Martin Scorsese at the opening of the seventh Marrakesh Film Festival in Morocco. Scorsese lavished praise on the 33-year-old as he presented him with a Golden Star Award on Friday, paying tribute to him for "always working till he breaks through the psychological depth of the character he has to play."

He added, "I never fail to be amazed by his clear and complete commitment to his work."

DiCaprio, who has worked with the Oscar-winner on three films to date - Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed - pa...

Fergie Wants To Be Next 'Bond' Girl

December 6th, 2007 10:57am EST
Pop star Fergie is hoping her Movies Rock performance of 007 theme Live And Let Die will prompt film bosses to consider her as a Bond girl. The singer, who showed off her acting talents in Grindhouse and The Aviator, wowed fans at the Kodak Theater event on Sunday night when she performed the Wings hit while flying through the air on a bungee cord.

She says, "It was really exciting. I got to fly in the air and have all my 'Bond girls' (dancers) round me."

And Fergie hopes Bond bosses see the performance when it airs on TV this Friday - because she'd like to be considered for a rol...

Blanchett Shines While 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Burns

October 11th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
It is hard to know what to expect when coming into Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a delayed sequel of a film that 10 years prior had been a heavy player at the Oscars. Back then, the film centered around the performance of Cate Blanchett, who stunned viewers with her complex portrayal of the loose cannon lover who becomes England’s famous virgin monarch. (A Queen and Oscar buzz? Sound familiar? It should! See Oscar Queen Facts at bottom of page.)

Blanchett does a superb job, but this film has a hard time finding its center and its pains dull the effort of a strong cast.


Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

May 30th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 14

May 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Cate Blanchett
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" star Amber Tamblyn (1983), British singer/actress Martine McCutcheon (1976), "Lost In Translation" director Sofia Coppola (1971), "The Aviator" Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (1969), The Cult leas singer Ian Astbury (1962), "Pulp Fiction" actor Tim Roth (1961), singer/songwriter Tom Cochrane (1953), film director Robert Zemeckis (1952), Talking Heads singer David Byrne (1952), "Star Wars" creator/director George Lucas (1944), "Beyond the Sea" singer Bobby Darin (1936; d. 1973), and Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265; d. 1321).

Martin Scorsese Says It's Been Worth The Wait To Get an Oscar

February 26th, 2007 4:39pm EST
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is glad he didn't receive an Academy Award for directing earlier in his career because it might have changed the way he made movies. Scorsese had received six nominations for directing and eight nominations overall in his 40-year career, before winning for The Departed last night.

He explains, "I've just been used to not winning. It's about getting the pictures made. But when you win something, you appreciate it."

After making The Aviator, Scorsese says he decided, "To just relax and make the best film we can."

He adds, "Good thing I didn't get (the Oscar) ...

Clint Eastwood Says This Year Could Be Scorsese's Year

February 12th, 2007 7:00pm EST
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is tipping Martin Scorsese to fulfill his Academy Award ambitions this year and beat him to the Best Director prize. Eastwood is up against Scorsese for the award, two years after his Million Dollar Baby beat Scorsese's The Aviator.

The movie hardman thinks Scorsese, nominated for The Departed, leads the race, ahead of Eastwood's Letter’s From Iwo Jima - but warns other directors could get in on the act. He says, "He (Scorsese) probably has a good chance, there is a lot of sympathy for him, but I have no control over any of that.”

"I always feel sorry ... for the...

New Line Cinema Releases "The Number 23," Starring Jim Carrey, On February 23

February 11th, 2007 11:00am EST
The Number 23
The psychological thriller The Number 23 stars Jim Carrey as a man whose life unravels after he comes into contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23. As he reads the book, he becomes increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. His obsession with the number 23 starts to consume him, and he begins to realize the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined.

Directed by Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth), the film co-stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Danny Huston (The Constant Gardner, The Aviator), Logan Lerman and Rhona Mitra. The ...

Gwen Stefani Auditioned For Mr. & Mrs. Smith Role

February 1st, 2007 9:00am EST
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani was devastated when she didn't land the lead role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but didn't take the rejection personally because she was passed over in favor of good friend Angelina Jolie.

The Wind It Up singer was looking to expand her acting career after her appearance as Jean Harlow in The Aviator and was thrilled to be called in for an audition.

Jolie met future boyfriend Brad Pitt during the shoot and the couple now have three young children together.

Stefani tells British magazine Elle, "I don't know if I almost got it (the role), but I certainly put a lot of effo...

Leonardo DiCaprio Thinks It's a Joke That Scorsese Hasn't Won an Oscar

January 18th, 2007 1:10pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is backing director Martin Scorsese to win an Oscar for The Departed, and finds it ridiculous the filmmaker has never won an Academy Award. Despite making acclaimed movies including Taxi Driver, Mean Streets and Raging Bull during his four-decade long career, Scorsese has never won an Oscar, and DiCaprio insists the snub is "almost a practical joke."

The 32-year-old actor, who has starred in Scorsese movies Gangs Of New York, The Aviator and The Departed, says, "It would be wonderful if this film was rewarded, I think it very much deserves it. And I cer...

Making Films Is Leonardo DiCaprio's 'College'

January 9th, 2007 10:02am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has no plans to ditch acting for college because he gets all the education he needs preparing for new film roles. The actor has boosted his brainpower over the years through thorough research, gaining a new area of expertise every time accepts a role.

He tells Empire magazine, "Every movie I do - like Gangs Of New York and The Aviator - is like taking a college course on that subject matter, and each time I've gotten involved with these movies it's been like a giant tutorial.

"You have to be a detective and you have to investigate. You have to be a historian in...

"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Complete Recordings" Released; Win It

December 17th, 2006 12:00pm EST
The Complete Two Towers
Howard Shore's complete Grammy-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, from the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, was recently released in a deluxe four-disc edition from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks.

This historic release contains over 180 minutes of music on three CDs, comprising the full score of the 2002 film, composed by Howard Shore. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Complete Recordings marks the second edition of the three complete recording releases of the film trilogy whose score has been honored with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and tw...

Notable Quotables

November 7th, 2006 11:38am EST
Cate Blanchett
"I thought I was going to demurely place it in the loo but... it was so beautiful, I polished up the grand piano and plunked it in the middle, right where people could see it when they walked in the front door." Cate Blanchett couldn't resist showing off her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Aviator.

"I like gangster films. I love stuff like Raging Bull, Glengarry Glen Ross, actors' films. I love when an incredible actor moves me like music moves me." Janet Jackson has tough tastes when it comes to selecting her favorite films.

"I tend to eat a lot on tour... The biggest tempt...

Leonardo DiCaprio Always Wanted To Work With Scorsese

October 9th, 2006 9:21am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio always dreamed of working with acclaimed movie director Martin Scorsese, ever since he was a teen actor trying to make it in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated star has made three films to date with Scorsese: Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, and their new release, The Departed.

The 31-year-old star recalls, "I first became aware of Marty's work when I worked with Robert De Niro on This Boy's Life. I watched all these amazing films they'd made together - Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas - and I was blown away. If you'd asked me when I was 16 who I most w...

Scorsese Turned DiCaprio Into a Man

October 6th, 2006 10:50am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Director Martin Scorsese insists his protégé Leonardo DiCaprio has finally matured as an actor because he was still a "boy" when they teamed up for 2002 movie Gangs Of New York. Under the director's tutelage, 31-year-old DiCaprio has made the transition from teenage actor to grown-up star with leading roles in the Scorsese pictures The Aviator and The Departed.

Scorsese says, "There's no doubt he was a boy when we did Gangs Of New York, which is what I wanted. But when he did Howard Hughes in The Aviator, that changed everything."

(This news article provided by World Entertainmen...

Gwen Stefani Considers Second Film Role

June 22nd, 2006 8:21am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Rocker Gwen Stefani is reportedly preparing to hit the big screen again - as she is currently in talks to play the lead in Tennessee Williams screenplay "Baby Doll." The film, originally made in 1956 starring Carroll Baker and Karl Malden, features a gorgeous young woman who promises her failed businessman husband that their marriage will be consummated a year from their nuptials, according to

The husband, who is desperate to bed his wife, and dying to get his business going again, decides to burn down the plant of this arch-rival. After his plant is burned down, his ri...

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