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Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Nick Swardson Talks About New Album, Life & Movie Projects In The Works

October 23rd, 2007 2:38pm EDT
Nick Swardson - Party
On his debut comedy album, Party, Nick Swardson claims that it's ironic that he's a comedian because off stage he's not a good story teller, but in this Starpulse Q and A he proves otherwise.

Swardson's career itself is an interesting tale. Performing improv at sixteen and then delving into standup several years later, Nick achieved the distinction of being the youngest comedian to have his own Comedy Central Presents.

One night, Adam Sandler saw the special and was so impressed by the performance that he phoned him the next day, leading to a partnership that allowed Nick to act...
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'Basic Instinct 2' & 'Little Man' Lead RAZZIE Nominations

January 22nd, 2007 11:57am EST
Basic Instinct 2
Voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE Awards had dozens of films to choose from. Heading the list of "Worst Achievements in Film" this year is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2 and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in Little Man. Joining these films in the "Worst Picture" category are M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In The Water, Wicker Man and Bloodrayne.

The Wayans brothers and 'Wicker Man's Nicolas Cage will be competing for "Worst Actor" of 2006 against last year's "winner" Rob Schneider in Benchwarmers, former TV funnyman Tim Allen, with a trio of terrible titles (Santa Clause 3, Shaggy Dog a...
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Sony Pictures Surpasses $1 Billion in Box Office Dollars

August 9th, 2006 2:59pm EDT
Talladega Nights
Sony Pictures Entertainment has surpassed the $1 billion mark in box office receipts for calendar year 2006, making it the fifth year in a row the studio has reached that milestone at the box office.

The announcement was made by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and Vice-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Contributing to the success of the 2006 slate are eight number-one films: Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, RV, and Pink Panther; Screen Gems' Un...
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New Movies on DVD, July 25

July 25th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Benchwarmers
The dog days of summer are here, and if you're not taking a dip in the pool then go where it's cool and pop in a DVD. First, check out The Benchwarmers. In This film, three geeky, awkward guys (Rob Schneider, Jon Heder and David Spade) team up against a little league baseball team. In Final Destination 3, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
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'Spyro: A New Beginning' Announced, To Cast Hollywood Stars

May 9th, 2006 10:10am EDT
Spyro
Vivendi Games' (VG) Sierra Entertainment has announced the development of The Legend of Spyro A New Beginning, the latest installment to the Spyro franchise to all major consoles and handhelds. This epic story of Spyro's quest is amazingly brought to life by leading Hollywood voice-over cast members Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) as the new voice of Spyro; David Spade (The Benchwarmers) as Spyro's sidekick Sparx the dragonfly; and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films) as Ignitus, the Fire Dragon Elder and Spyro's mentor.

In The Legend of S...
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Moviegoers Flocked To 'Scary Movie 4' This Weekend

April 17th, 2006 9:42am EDT
Scary Movie 4
The fourth installment of the Scary Movie franchise has climbed to the top of the box office with $41 million in ticket sales, setting a new record for the Easter weekend. The film marks the first number-one hit for the new company founded by former Miramax bosses Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

After the success of "Scary Movie 4," Bob Weinstein reveals he hopes to have a fifth film in the horror-spoof franchise in theaters over Easter weekend next year.

Animated blockbuster Ice Age: The Meltdown slips into second place in its third week of release taking $20 million and upping its 1...
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