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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

3/19/2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...

Top 10 Date Movies That Aren't Romantic Comedies

2/10/2009 10:19am EST
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Every Valentine's Day the same question is heard all over the country: "What am I going to do for my sweetie?" Too often guys are stuck watching the typical romantic comedy and subjected to the four-hour wait at the over-priced restaurant. In this new economy people are looking for alternatives to the typical Valentine's celebration. This year tell that special someone you care by making dinner at home and renting one of these great date movies, that aren't romantic comedies. They will satisfy both of you and get you in the mood for dessert, each other, served with whipped cream on top.


12 Meaty Men For Christmas

12/19/2008 11:20am EST
Hugh Jackman
So it's the holiday season ladies and nothing could be better than a purely sinful man meat list to wet your appetites. These guys are hot and if many of you had it your own way, you know you'd stuff all, if not most of them, into your Christmas stockings.

Forget the holiday feasts. Forget the ham and the turkey. Your meaty man feast is right here waiting.

1. Daniel Craig

Daniel, we will stir you, shake you and turn you upside down like a martini. Why? Because you are so incredibly gorgeous and, oh yeah, you did those Bond movies as well - 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace....

Top 10 James Bond Opening Sequences

11/14/2008 3:04pm EST
Casino Royale
Opinions may vary about which Bond movie has the best villain (From Russia With Love), the best Bond girl (Dr. No) or the worst theme song (The Man With The Golden Gun), but one thing people can agree on is that the opening sequences have only gotten better over the years.

Here's a list of the best opening sequences of Bond films in honor of the 22nd 007 movie opening today:

10) Licence To Kill

The film opens with Bond in a tuxedo ready to get married, or is he? And there's a ruthless bad guy, Sanchez, played by Robert Davi. We know he's ruthless because he orders Benicio De...

A Look At All The Actors Who Have Played 007

11/13/2008 10:56am EST
Quantum of Solace
This Friday, Sir Ian Fleming's James Bond is back in theaters. Daniel Craig has brought a brute anger to the role that has not quite been seen before. In the very least, as we learned in the 2006 version of Casino Royale, he certainly does not care any longer how his martini is served. Craig is under contract for one more Bond film after Quantum of Solace, but what if he does not return after that twenty-third film? What will his post Bond career look like? Let's take a look at all the actors who have played 007 -- rouge film, or not -- and what their post Bond careers looked like.


Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

11/11/2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...

GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

11/3/2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.


Chris Cornell & Timbaland To Play Eight Shows In Support Of New Album

10/14/2008 8:06pm EDT
Chris Cornell
Throughout his storied career, Chris Cornell has clearly never been an artist that is content sitting in one creative comfort spot for too long. The versatile rocker who became a household name from his success in Soundgarden and Audioslave has teamed up with perhaps the most celebrated producer of this era: Timbaland. Scream is the result of their genre-defying sessions.

Cornell and Timbaland are set to kick off a string of eight live shows on October 17th to support the project. Scream will be performed in its entirety to mimic the experience of listening to the LP from start to fini...

Josh Brolin, Others Arrested In Bar Brawl

7/13/2008 9:00am EDT
Josh Brolin
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been rel...

'The Golden Compass' Arrives In A Two-Disc DVD Edition April 29

4/27/2008 9:00am EDT
The Golden Compass
Embark on a heroic journey to save humanity as The Golden Compass arrives on DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on April 29, 2008. The sweeping family fantasy follows a curious young heroine, Lyra Belacqua, and her quest to protect the coveted Golden Compass – the last of a mystical, powerful device that can unveil the truth, reveal what others wish to hide and even see the future. Lyra's courageous nature and determination to protect the device – and rescue her best friend – open the door to an adventure that will take her over sky and ocean to the wilds of the icy north, where she will ...

New 'Star Trek' Film: Will it Suck or Satisfy?

3/7/2008 2:36pm EST
Star Trek
The newest entry in a popular film franchise invariably invokes feelings of anticipation and excitement from diehard fans. It also happens to raise expectations enormously for the finished product. Most of the time, when people actually get around to seeing the highly anticipated new release, their reactions are polarized. Some are enamored and fall in love with the offering, while others simply detest it. For the most part, eagerly awaited new installments in franchises like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," and "Star Trek" are met with one of those two reactions. Rarely are they thought ...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

1/18/2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...

Starpulse Holiday Movie Preview, Part 3

11/21/2007 2:39pm EST
With every surplus of holiday cheer comes a few Scrooges. Some can't stand all the mushiness, or perhaps they just want to have something blow up to go along with their eggnog. Maybe they just like to sit on the edge of their seats instead of on Santa's lap. Fair enough.

For those people, there have been a few real holiday film gems over the years. Some are disturbing, such as Santa going on a killing spree. Others are entertaining, like Die Hard's Christmas party gone awry.

Part Three - Bah Humbug- Action/Drama/Adventure

But many don't have any holiday thematic link at all,...

Maroon 5 Debuts At #1; 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long' Sells 429,000 Copies In The First Week

5/31/2007 2:55pm EDT
Maroon 5
New York, NY (May 31, 2007) – Grammy Award winning A&M/Octone recording act Maroon 5 takes the top spot on this week's Billboard 200 with their highly anticipated sophomore album It Won't Be Soon Before Long (A&M/Octone), selling 429,000 copies according to Neilsen Soundscan and breaking an iTunes record for biggest first week sales. The chart topping debut was predicted in early May, when chart watchers noted the enormous success of album's first single, "Makes Me Wonder," which broke a Billboard Hot 100 Chart record when the song jumped 64 positions in one week to land at #1.

"We, a...

'Superman Returns' Dominates 33rd Saturn Awards

5/11/2007 4:18pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns dominated the 33rd Saturn Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, picking up honors including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Bryan Singer and Best Actor for Brandon Routh. The superhero blockbuster also won Best Writing for Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, and Best Music for John Ottman at the annual awards, presented by the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Elsewhere, television show Heroes won Best Network TV Series, Best Supporting Actor for Masi Oka, and Best Supporting Actress for Hayden Panettiere.

Natalie Portman picked up Best Actress In ...

Chris Cornell to Showcase 'Carry On' With Select Tour Dates

3/20/2007 9:42am EDT
Chris Cornell
Fresh from the studio and eager to hit the road to promote the June 5th release of his upcoming album, Chris Cornell announced select U.S. tour dates beginning on April 6 in Las Vegas, NV at the Vegas Grand Prix (complete itinerary below).

For the first time onstage, Cornell will dig into the vault performing songs from his 13-album career including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, as well as premiering tracks from his upcoming release "Carry On."

Produced by Grammy award-winning Producer of the Year, Steve Lillywhite, Carry On is the 13th career album for Cornell w...

New Movies on DVD, March 13

3/13/2007 8:00am EDT
Casino Royale
In Casino Royale, James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to spy on notorious terrorist Mollaka for his maiden voyage as a 007 agent, Bond boldly goes against MI6 policy to launch an independent investigation that finds him traversing the Bahamas in search of Mollaka's notoriously elusive terror cell. Also on DVD: The Holiday and Harsh Times.

'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

1/12/2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...

Nielsen Names Most Popular TV Shows, Movies, Music of 2006

12/21/2006 10:13am EST
American Idol
Several Nielsen media tracking businesses just released a year-end look at the most popular media trends among Americans during 2006. This is the first time the Nielsen companies have released a compilation of "Top 10's" for the Nielsen brands. Following is a sampling of Nielsen's results:

Top 10 TV Programs - Regularly Scheduled - 2006

1 American Idol-Tuesday FOX

2 American Idol-Wednesday FOX

3 Dancing With The Stars ABC

4 CSI CBS ...

Daniel Craig Tops World's Sexiest Man Poll

12/12/2006 9:30am EST
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig has been voted the world's sexiest man. The British actor topped the poll, conducted by condom maker Durex, after showing off his toned muscles in his first outing as James Bond in hit 007 adventure Casino Royale.

The combination of Daniel's piercing blue eyes and rippling physique as he emerges from the sea in tiny blue swimming trunks in the movie proved to be a major vote winner.

A Durex spokesman said: "Daniel Craig is an obvious choice. He has all the attributes that make a real icon."

The survey - which polled 4,000 women - saw British men outnumbering US s...

Sony Pictures Makes More Than $3 Billion at Box Office in 2006

12/7/2006 1:57pm EST
Casino Royale
For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will exceed more than $3 billion in worldwide ticket sales tomorrow, December 8. This milestone achievement, reached with three weeks still to go in 2006, marks just the fourth time in motion picture history that any studio has reached the $3 billion mark in a single year.

Internationally, the studio has already realized its best year of all time, with just under $1.5 billion and counting. Domestically, the studio has already passed more than $1.5 billion and is on pace to surpass $1.573 billion, the most any studio h...

Opening November 17: Casino Royale

11/14/2006 12:36pm EST
Casino Royale
Actor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Continue Summary...

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Juliette Lewis Believes She'd Make A Good Bond Girl

11/3/2006 10:16am EST
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis wants to be a Bond girl. The actress is convinced she could give former 007 beauties like Ursula Andress and Halle Berry a run for their money with her toned body and feisty attitude. She said: "Can you imagine me as a Bond girl? Just give me a sword and a bikini, and I'm good to go."

Another reason the actress-turned-singer wants to star in a Bond film is so she can meet Daniel Craig, who makes his debut as the suave spy in Casino Royale next month because she has a crush on him. She added: "Daniel is a good actor and very easy on the eye, so I'd love to say hello and g...

Ewan McGregor Rejected James Bond Role

10/23/2006 10:06am EDT
Ewan McGregor turned down the role of James Bond. Casino Royale director Martin Campbell offered the role to the Moulin Rouge actor in the early casting days but the Scottish actor snubbed the offer over fears of being typecast.

Campbell, who also directed GoldenEye, told Sunday Times newspaper: "I think he got another job or decided he didn't want it." The Star Wars actor, 35, admits playing the suave spy would have been "fun" but said he had concerns over the long-term nature of the role.

A source revealed: "I think Ewan gas a greater ranger than being stuck in one role - which ...

Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Action Flicks

8/15/2006 12:03pm EDT
Dead or Alive makes it to the big screen
The best-selling video game Dead or Alive has an interesting feature: you can stop the female characters’ breasts from bouncing if they are too distracting. On Sept. 8, legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings DOA: Dead or Alive to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza. The female cast includes Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance.

Gridiron Gang (Sept. 15) is an inspirational story about teenagers at a juvenile detention center who gain confidence by playing football. This real-life story has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and X...

Sony Pictures Surpasses $1 Billion in Box Office Dollars

8/9/2006 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...

Following 'Casino Royale,' Next 007 Film To Be Released in Spring 2008

7/22/2006 3:00pm EDT
It was just announced by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment that the 22nd James Bond adventure will be released by Columbia Pictures on May 2, 2008 with Daniel Craig reprising the role of the legendary British secret agent.

The story for the latest James Bond film produced by the franchise holders, EON Productions has yet to be announced.

"As we wrap production on Casino Royale we couldn't be more excited about the direction the franchise is heading with Daniel Craig. Daniel has taken the origins of Ian Flem...

Eva Green Would Be A Moron To Turn Down Bond Girl Role

7/13/2006 9:36am EDT
Eva Green
New Bond girl Eva Green admits she would have been a "moron" to turn down a role in the latest 007 movie. The French actress plays villainous double agent Vesper Lynd opposite British actor Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Green, 26, says she didn't have to think twice about accepting the role because the script was great and by starring in the film she will always be known as a Bond girl.

She said: "I think this is one of the best scripts I've read for a long time. It's not like a cliché movie or anything like that - it's very deep. The love story really moved me and it's not like ...

Top Fictional Power Player? Wolverine

6/6/2006 10:38am EDT
Wolverine in X-Men The Last Stand
X-Men's violent mutant Wolverine has topped a poll of fictional power players, beating off stiff competition from boy wizard Harry Potter and comic book-hero-turned-movie icon Spider-Man. The survey, conducted by Entertainment Weekly, sees Hugh Jackman's character destroy a string of high-grossing film and TV rivals. The result boosts Jackman's chances of fronting a spin-off solo movie for his character.

Cartoon bad boy Bart Simpson enters the list at just ninth position, while reserved The Da Vinci Code academic Robert Langdon is a surprise choice at number five. Only one female char...

Daniel Craig Reminded Bond Wasn't Fat

5/16/2006 9:36am EDT
Daniel Craig has been ordered to lose weight because he's in danger of bulging out of James Bond's tux. The hunky actor has reportedly been put on a strict diet after stuffing himself with calorific treats on the set of the upcoming Casino Royale. The star has developed a taste for rich dumplings and borscht soup while filming in Prague - and film bosses are terrified they'll end up with a porky 007.

Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has also hired the 38-year-old a personal trainer to help him shed the excess pounds. An insider told Daily Mirror newspaper movie chiefs got worried when Cr...