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The World Is A 'Small Town' Where Everyone Likes Christina Ricci

October 12th, 2010 10:55pm EDT
Christina Ricci
Actress Christina Ricci has an unusual way of avoiding the pressures and pitfalls of fame - she pretends the world is just a really "small town" where everyone likes her.

The former child star tries to live as normal a life as possible even though she's a huge celebrity, and she has found that "playing games" with the real world helps her cope with the attention she gets from the paparazzi and fans.

She reveals she pretends strangers who ask her to pose for pictures are just really friendly.

She explains, "I just think it would be really unhealthy for me personally to walk around thinkin...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 21

December 21st, 2007 3:00am EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Happy Birthday to Australian golfer Karrie Webb (1974), "Broken Flowers" actress Julie Delpy (1969), "24" actor Keifer Sutherland (1966), comedic goofball Andy Dick (1965), comedic actor Ray Romano (1957), "Malcolm in the Middle" mom Jane Kaczmarek (1955), 80s tennis great Chris Evert (1954), movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), "Black Snake Moan" star Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Beach Boy Carl Wilson (1946; d. 1998), original shock-rocker Frank Zappa (1940; d. 1993), "Monster-in-Law" star Jane Fonda (1935), and talk show host Phil Donahue (1935).
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Starpulse Spotlights Child Stars That Didn't Crack Under Pressure

October 29th, 2007 1:57pm EDT
Elijah Wood
These days, many tabloids focus on child stars who are getting in trouble while growing up in the spotlight. Some get caught up in drugs and underage drinking, some have eating disorders, while others get into trouble with the law.

Not all stars that grew up in Hollywood went down the wrong path. Starpulse compiled a list of child stars that turned out ok, despite their famous roots. And many of them continue to be successful to this day.

Elijah Wood got his first break, though a small break, as a video game boy in the sequel to Back To The Future. Wood went on to star in over a ...
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David Banner Readies 'Greatest Story Ever Told' For October 9 Release

August 1st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
David Banner
Mississippi hip hop icon David Banner is putting the finishing touches on his much anticipated new SRC/Universal Motown album, Greatest Story Ever Told, preparing it for a fall release. The first single from the charismatic star's fifth studio album, "Speaker," features a select trinity of superstar talent – Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Other stars joining the compelling producer/artist Banner on this album (either as guest artists or behind the boards) include Chris Brown, Jim Jones, UGK, Cool & Dre and Nitti, to name a few.

The prolific rap star is also slated to join hip-hop's e...
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New Movies On DVD, June 26

June 26th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Shooter
In Shooter, a top Army sniper (Mark Wahlberg) who previously abandoned the military after a routine mission gave way to tragedy is double-crossed by the government after reluctantly being pressured back into service. Also on DVD: Black Snake Moan, Pride and Peaceful Warrior.
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Justin Timberlake Got His Rear End Edited Out Of 'Black Snake Moan'

April 4th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake begged the director of his new movie Black Snake Moan to edit out a shot of his naked bottom. The singer loved shooting steamy scenes with co-star Christina Ricci, but admits he doesn't want millions of movie-goers to see his bare derriere.

Timberlake says, "The sex scene was pretty hot. I'm not going to sat it doesn't feel weird pretending to f#$% someone in front of a man with a sound boom, though.

"One of the first conversations I had with the director was about nudity. In the first cut you could see my ass but I had a word and that's now out."

- Justin T...
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Opening March 2: Black Snake Moan

February 27th, 2007 11:56am EST
Black Snake Moan
When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching follow-up. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning... Continue Summary

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Jackson, Ricci & Timberlake Star in 'Black Snake Moan'

February 24th, 2007 8:00am EST
Black Snake Moan
There was a time when Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) played the blues; a time he got Bojo’s Juke Joint shakin’ back in the day. Now he lives them. Bitter and broken from a cheating wife and a shattered marriage, Lazarus’ soul is lost in spent dreams and betrayal’s contempt…Until he meets Rae (Christina Ricci).

Half naked and beaten unconscious, Rae is left for dead on the side of the road when Lazarus discovers her. The God-fearing, middle-aged black man quickly learns that the young white woman he’s nursing back to health is none other than the town tramp from the small Tennessee town w...
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