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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'

November 14th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'
The season of high caliber dramas and various Oscar contenders is vastly approaching, so we’re gonna focus for the next little while on stunning work from the past that warrants gold statue praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s thoughtful and moving drama is a tale of life’s struggles from the personal experience of its first time filmmaker. It goes beyond the stereotypes and misconceptions to show what life is like for folks living in South Central Los Angeles. Bold, brash and brave as hell, we salute the 1991 John Singleton debut outing…"Boyz n the Hood."

Tre Sty...
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Ice Cube's 'Boyz N The Hood' Audition 'Sucked'

July 9th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Ice Cube
Ice Cube almost missed out on his movie breakthrough because his audition for "Boyz N The Hood" was awful.

The rapper admits he felt "totally unqualified" to become a movie star and director John Singleton recalls his star showing up totally unprepared.

The filmmaker recalls, "We sat him down and he read... and he sucked.

"I said, 'You didn't read this (script), did you?' and he said, 'No, I've been touring'. And I said, 'Man, you've gotta go read this... and come back.'"

Ice Cube admits he took Singleton's words to heart, adding, "When I read it, I'm like, 'Oh, they about to do a movie...
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Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 - 'What To See'

June 17th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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It’s that time of year again here in sunny Los Angeles, California – LA Film Fest time! The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival taking place June 16-26 in the heart of downtown LA (go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is upon us and Starpulse is going to be covering everything fest related this year. From dramatic documentaries to star-studded screenings (and even some free outdoor classics!), we’re gonna be right in the heart of this years event covering all the memorable movies both big and small. (Plus a few parties and mixers just for giggles!)

So to get the cinematic ball rollin...
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Taylor Lautner Studying Tom Cruise For New Role

January 4th, 2011 11:42am EST
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner is busy studying the films of Tom Cruise in a bid to emulate the movie star's career, following advice from director John Singleton.

The Twilight star is set to step away from his role as a werewolf in the popular vampire franchise to lead the cast in new action movie Abduction.

Boyz N the Hood director Singleton is taking charge of the upcoming movie, and he has been advising Lautner how to carve out a career like his idol Cruise.

Singleton tells the Los Angeles Times, "I told him to watch the transition from Top Gun to Rain Man to Born on the Fourth of July. To think a...
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Ice Cube Offers Support To Laurence Fishburne

August 16th, 2010 11:19pm EDT
Ice Cube
Rapper Ice Cube has offered his "Boyz 'N the Hood" co-star Laurence Fishburne his support as the actor deals with his daughter's sex tape scandal.

"The Matrix" star has been left stunned by his daughter Montana's decision to star in an explicit adult film to kickstart her own acting ambitions.

Footage from the sex tape has already appeared online, leaving her movie star father upset and shocked, according to Montana. To add insult to injury, Montana's 2009 prostitution arrest has also come to the fore.

Fishburne has yet to comment on the tape, but Ice Cube has jumped to his defense, tell...
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Paris Hilton Uzis L.A.

March 31st, 2010 4:38pm EDT
Paris Hilton Uzi
Paris Hilton was spotted out and about in Los Angeles yesterday wearing an "I [uzi] LA" t-shirt.

Perhaps she's not very fond of the city anymore or just happens to like films like "Colors" and "Boyz 'N The Hood."

Or maybe she recently saw "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" and thought the shirt was funny.

At least it's not Jesse James in his Nazi hat & Heil Hitler pose.

What do you think of Paris' t-shirt? Harmless? All for attention? Post a comment below!

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Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
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This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
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'Ask Starpulse' Answers Your Burning Questions

April 25th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Rihanna
1) Starpulse user Debrasride asks, "What is Rihanna's next CD?"

Rihanna released her last album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," in June 2007, featuring the hit single "Umbrella." There are conflicting reports about when her fourth studio album will drop. Most likely it won't be released until 2009.

2) Starpulse user Mildred asks, "Who is Rihanna's boyfriend, and is it true that Beyonce is pregnant?

Most recently Rihanna has been linked to hip hop star Chris Brown, much to the chagrin of many of Brown's hardcore female fans. The two have been denying romance rumors for the past month...
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Three Rappers Turned Successful Hollywood Actors

March 4th, 2008 11:55am EST
Will Smith
Music entertainers are constantly making the transition from the world of singing to acting. The goal is usually to be a double, triple or quadruple threat via becoming an amazing musician/actor; musician/actor/producer or musician/actor/producer/director.

Specifically, it is not uncommon to hear of rappers going from the music video screen to the small and big screens. There a number of them who have done it quite successfully. But, there are three in particular whose success has surpassed all expectations. They are: Will Smith (a.k.a. Fresh Prince), Mark Wahlberg (a.k.a. Marky Ma...
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