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Billy Bob Thornton Talks About 'Bad Santa 2' Delay

11/25/2013 11:37am EST
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has blamed script troubles for postponing the highly-anticipated sequel to his cult holiday film Bad Santa .

The 58 year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as a conman who masquerades as a shopping mall Santa, but the follow-up has yet to go into production.

Thornton has now revealed Bad Santa 2 has suffered numerous delays, but is finally due to start filming early next year.

He tells Britain's The Observer newspaper, "It's been pretty hard trying to get the script right. We've been through three or four drafts but we're getting real close.

"Then there's...

Billy Bob Thornton Opens Up About His 'Creepy' Agoraphobia

5/17/2012 12:25pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has a crippling fear of public places and feels as though he is subjected to a "witch hunt" every time he leaves home.

The Bad Santa star suffers from a mild form of agoraphobia, which leaves him feeling vulnerable when he steps outside, and his condition has become increasingly worse over the years.

He tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "I wasn't always that way. I've been driven inside in the last few years a lot more. I'm more afraid of people now. Not afraid of them physically - it's like this social network, it's kind of a creepy thing to me. I know that sounds like I ...

11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

3/16/2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...

Billy Gardell Buys His Wife A House For Valentine's Day

2/17/2012 2:20pm EST
Billy Gardell
Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell gave his wife a Valentine's Day to remember - he bought her a house.

The Bad Santa funnyman purchased his very first home and handed the keys to his longtime spouse Patty as a present.

He says, "Valentine's Day was good. I bought her a house... Unbelievable. First house. I never thought I'd have bricks under my feet. Especially this kind of house. I grew up in an alleyway in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), I've been in a one-bedroom apartment for 15 years."

"And I got to buy this house and I literally walk around and wait for the owners to come home and go, ...

5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

12/9/2011 10:00am EST
The Sitter Poster
Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....

Blu-ray Review: 'I Love You Philip Morris'

4/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Philip Morris Photo
Continuing the love of all things Blu-ray (we’re purists!), here is a review of the recently released Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor man-love comedy fest "I Love You Philip Morris."

Title: "I Love You Philip Morris"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

Director: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: Right off the bat you can tell that this film was written by the guys who wrote the vile and hilarious Terry Zwigoff flick "Bad Santa." Both are brutally revealing, total...

Billy Bob Thornton In Talks For Another Bad Santa?

3/19/2011 1:30pm EDT
Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton is set to don the Santa suit again for a Bad Santa sequel.

The movie star is in negotiations with Miramax/Weinstein film executives to reprise his boozy, foul-mouthed character Willie from the hit 2003 comedy.

A spokesman for The Weinstein Company tells, "We feel that it’s a Christmas perennial for the R rated crowd. Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob’s excited to be in talks with us."

Billy Bob Thornton To Return To Directing And Reprise 'Bad Santa'

11/24/2010 10:06am EST
Billy Bob Thornton is set to return to directing after confessing lead roles are drying up for him.

The Oscar winner admits his movie star days might be behind him after struggling to find meaty roles following a two-year hiatus from Hollywood - and so he's stepping back behind a camera for the first time in almost a decade.

The star tells, "My old writing partner Tom Epperson and I just wrote another script, we haven't written together in years, 15 maybe. And we're hoping to get that made in the spring, that's what we're working on right now."

Thornton is also hoping to rep...

Top Drunk Movie Scenes In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

3/17/2010 9:04am EDT
Top Drunk Movie Scenes
Before you pick yer poison, we ask....what's worse? A cussing, drinking Santa that wets himself in front of anticipating kids, or a burping, scantily clad school girl that fishes her bubble gum from the puke-infused toilet bowl? In honor of St. Patty's day, we raise a glass (or two) to some of the most memorable lush silver screen moments. Cue the hangovers, here's the break-down of the top drunk movie scenes:

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Nicolas Cage takes us through the final crisis of his life, drinking himself to death in Las Vegas. Yes, it's depressive and emotional, and undoubtedly one ...

Ewan McGregor: 'I Like Kissing Boys On Screen'

2/18/2010 8:30am EST
Ewan McGregor
"I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it's quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good." Ewan McGregor likes testing his sexuality on film sets.

Ewan stars in the upcoming film "I Love You, Phillip Morris," which centers on a lovesick prison inmate (Jim Carrey)who goes to great lengths to reconnect with his old cellmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). The prison-breakout black comedy comes from first-time helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the screenwriters of Bad Santa.

McGregor marr...

Spotlight On Lauren Graham And Her Latest Film 'The Answer Man'

7/22/2009 10:10am EDT
Lauren Graham
There's a double edged sword that comes along with being a famous television star; you have the success and Golden Globe nominations, but what do you do afterward? Lauren Graham is an actress of great comedic timing and ability, and after eight years on the hit show "Gilmore Girls," she made Lorelai Gilmore one of the coolest moms ever on television. Spunky, smart, and fast talking, Lorelai was a hit from the beginning in the sharply written TV series, and Graham's own personal charm certainly added to the character. All you Gilmore fans must be wondering, where did Graham come from and whe...

Memorable Movie Santas

12/22/2008 11:18am EST
Fred Claus
First, a disclaimer to all who don't celebrate Christmas. This Santa Claus thing has been shoved down your throat for years if you've bothered to watch just about any holiday special as of late. If there was a way to catalogue the best, oh, Hanukkah Harry movies, this article would be a bit different. At least now everything is accompanied by "happy (generic) holidays!" At the very least, the story of Santa is widely known, and assuming audience literacy this article can be appreciated by most. Sorry illiterate kids.

- Your surly neighbor, since you will never forget them.

Ok, this...

Owen Wilson's Best & Worst Films

10/21/2008 9:21am EDT
Owen Wilson
The Frat Pack has been a powerful force in the new Millennium, and for awhile it was like we could not see a comedy without Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. These comedic geniuses are quirky, timely, and have a lasting power that will keep them in movies for years to come. The goofy, charming Owen Wilson has proven himself not only as an actor, but as an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. There's a lot more going on beneath those blonde surfer bangs than one might expect, and with "Marley & Me" coming out this Christmas, let's take a look at some of the fine...

There May Be Cracks, But The Comedy Glass Ceiling Still Exists For Women

3/14/2008 3:00pm EDT
Parker Posey
In this town (Los Angeles) and this industry (entertainment), there are a handful of strong, intelligent, funny women who - once they finally broke onto the radar - have worked consistently in equally strong, intelligent, funny roles.

After reading this month's "Who Says Women Aren't Funny" issue of Vanity Fair, it is impossible not to notice just how many beyond the current "it" girls of comedy were left off that list (which included funnygirls such as Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler). This is an attempt to rectify that and garner them the recognition they so rightly dese...

TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

3/6/2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...

Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy 'Who's Your Caddy?' Comes To DVD Nov. 27

11/14/2007 8:30pm EST
Who's Your Caddy? stars Antwan "Big Boi" Patton (rap group Outkast, ATL) as music mogul C-Note who will do whatever in takes, no matter how outrageous, to become a member of an elite country club – much to the objection of club president Cummings (Jeffrey Jones - Ferris Beuller's Day Off, "Deadwood").

Buying land next to the course's 17th hole as a bargaining strategy, the club's order is disrupted as C-Note and his entourage bring their flashy, hip-hop lifestyle to the prim and proper country club. As Cummings attempts to revoke his new members, C-Note must restore his honor and chan...

Billy Bob Thornton And Jon Heder Go Head To Head In The Hilarious "School For Scoundrels," Now On DVD

2/16/2007 2:09pm EST
School For Scoundrels
From director Todd Phillips (Old School) comes the laugh-out-loud comedy about going from zero to hero, School For Scoundrels, arriving this week from Genius Products LLC. and Dimension Films.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) as Dr. P, a maniacal confidence-building instructor, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Roger, a hapless meter clerk who enrolls in his class, School For Scoundrels is a prank-filled laugher pitting teacher against student for the ultimate prize - the girl!

Tired of being walked all over, Roger (Heder), a dejected traffic cop, enrolls in a "confiden...
READ MORE's Movies To Look For In 2007

1/1/2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...

Starpulse Christmas Movie Guide

12/5/2006 11:12am EST
Santa Clause 3
Having difficulty getting in the holiday spirit? Maybe you need a little Clark Griswold or Charlie Brown to get you in the mood. Check out the Starpulse list of can’t-miss Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face (or even Ebenezer Scrooge’s angry mug). Full list below:

Starpulse Top 10:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

A Charlie Brown Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone



It's a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Carol

Animated Favorites:

The Polar Express

Frosty the ...