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Kim Kardashian Goes To Paris; Sparks Security Alert At The Louvre (Pics)

September 15th, 2010 11:35pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian caused chaos at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on Wednesday, when fans swarmed around the famous Mona Lisa painting to take snaps of the reality TV star.

The brunette beauty stopped by the art gallery with her mother, Kris, during a promotional tour of Europe, but their presence attracted the attention of the paparazzi as they entered the building, putting museum security bosses on high alert.

The Kardashians were assigned their own security guards to escort them to Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, but they failed to maintain a low profile and soon found themselves at t...
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25 Worst Movies Of 2009

November 27th, 2009 9:46am EST
The Body
Wow, there were some bad movies, like really bad, in 2009 but since we are optimists we like to think the good outnumbered the bad. We already discussed the good movies, and now we will feature the bad and ugly of 2009. Sometimes bad movies are entertaining enough to keep our attention for a few hours but sometimes the movies are so bad we induce vomiting to make us feel better.

Couples Retreat (25) had the cast and the budget to be a funny flick and it came out in the fourth quarter of 2009 when the best movies already came out. This movie was bad, not funny, and it might have marked th...
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Summer Movie Awards Part 2: Best Film, Worst Title & More

September 10th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Bruno
The summer movie season is finally at its end. Yesterday we listed Part 1 of the first annual "Summer Movie Awards" in categories such as: surprise hit, the bomb nobody noticed, indie hit, and most disappointing. Check out more films that deserve to be recognized for their summer performances:

The Death by Twitter Award

Winner: "Bruno"

This movie made more than 20 percent of its gross in the first night. After that evening, the Twiterrati hit their little squawk box to spread the word that there was far too much spreading of limbs in this bit of borderline pornography. The resul...
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Dan Brown's Follow-Up To 'The Da Vinci Code' Out Sept. 15

September 7th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Dan Brown The Lost Symbol, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demon
Following much speculation about the content of the eagerly awaited new novel from phenomenal bestselling author Dan Brown, Doubleday released the North American jacket of The Lost Symbol which will be published on September 15th.

For the first time, fans worldwide will discover the setting for the action and key themes from the forthcoming thriller. "Dan's new novel is largely set in Washington, D.C., though it's a Washington few will recognize," said Jason Kaufman, Brown's longtime editor. "As we would expect, he pulls back the veil-- revealing an unseen world of mysticism, secret soc...
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'Angels & Demons' Is A Complete Mess

May 18th, 2009 2:41pm EDT
Angels and Demons
Dan Brown's novels have a single extraordinary trick to them that play out in both film adaptations, "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons." Essentially, the movies (and books, respectively) are tours of Europe's most famous landmarks given at break-neck speed and cloaked in a cheesy dinner murder mystery that gives them an edge most museum or Vatican tours don't have. In that context, "Angels & Demons" is a success. In all others however, it fails miserably.

Langdon is a symbolism professor called upon by the Vatican to unravel the symbols that point to the location of four card...
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Review: 'Angels & Demons' Is Fun And A Serviceable Summer Thriller

May 14th, 2009 9:37am EDT
Angels and Demons
Remember the movie The Man With One Red Shoe? Tom Hanks played an unsuspecting concert violinist who is mistaken for a spy. It was not particularly well made and it was not particularly funny but, hey, it had Dabney Coleman! What it also had was Hanks in the midst of his kinda-silly-movie era -- which also included Volunteers, Dragnet and The Money Pit -- movies that meant nothing, but at least they sort of realized that. What does this have to do with Hanks' new film, Angels and Demons? Not a lot. Other than I kind of miss silly-movie-era Hanks, at times, and Angels and Demons didn't quite...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 11th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Angels & Demons
Welcome to week three of our summer movie season. Fans of author Dan Brown will finally get to see the long awaited prequel to "The Da Vinci Code." After the original came out in 2006 an immediate follow up was planned, but it was delayed in development due to the Hollywood writers' strike. This week the movies coming out are "Angels & Demons," "The Brothers Bloom," "Management," and "O'Horten."

ANGELS & DEMONS

Harvard Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) returns to the big screen in this prequel to the "Da Vinci Code." Langdon uncovers evidence of the rebirth of a secret soci...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 27th, 2009 8:59am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I'm very excited about the upcoming month. With May arriving this week, we kick off our summer movie season filled with epic blockbusters. This month we will see an "X-Men" spinoff, a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code," a fourth "Terminator" movie and a "Star Trek" reboot. Movies coming out this week are "Battle for Terra," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and "The Limits of Control."

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

Conner Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is successful photographer and a true womanizer; he's not above breaking up with three women at the same time vi...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Upsets #1 Brad Pitt - Here's 'Celebrity Madness' Round 2! (Pt. 1)

March 23rd, 2009 1:35pm EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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

March 19th, 2009 12:05pm EDT
George Clooney, Patrick Dempsey, Kenny Chesney and Johnny Depp
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com'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 match-up! 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...
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Jean Reno Released From The Hospital

August 21st, 2008 4:33pm EDT
Jean Reno
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) - French actor Jean Reno has been released from a hospital in the Caribbean island of Martinique after falling ill.

Bernard Cavignaux is a director of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort-de-France where Reno was attended. Cavignaux says Reno was vacationing in St. Barts when he became sick and was transferred by helicopter to Martinique's capital. He says the actor was advised to rest.

Reno publicist Christina Papadopoulos says the actor went to the hospital as a precaution after getting heartburn and gastroenteritis. He was released on Thu...
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Movie Adaptations: Why They Succeed Or Fail & The Direction They're Headed

July 15th, 2008 8:46am EDT
A History of Violence
Jaws. Ghost World. Eyes Wide Shut. A History of Violence. Road to Perdition. The Crow. Planet of the Apes. What do these seven movies have in common? It's a lesser known fact, in some cases more than others, but none of these movies were movies first. These, as with many other films, were adapted to the screen from other media.

Film adaptations have been made since the early days of cinema, but the last decade or so has seen a definite increase in their popularity, with the growing success and popularity of comic book adaptations to the ever quickening transition of best selling novels...
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Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

May 20th, 2008 11:17am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:

THE BEST

Atonement

Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...
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The Three Best & Worst Films Starring Tom Hanks

April 18th, 2008 2:29pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a rare movie star in that he is a top leading man without topping anyone's most beautiful list. Rather he established, and maintained, his stardom by fusing a "boy next door" image with undeniable talent.

He is equally at home with romantic comedies and dramatic war epics; however, he seems reticent to play the meanie. More than most, he can fit into a role without exhibiting a "Tom Hanks" persona. He has even delivered a number of memorable performances on "Saturday Night Live," a venue that allows true talent to reveal itself. (And on the flip side, it emphasizes those ...
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Starpulse Holiday Movie Preview, Part 3

November 21st, 2007 2:39pm EST
Hitman
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,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 9

August 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Rhona Mitra
Happy Birthday to "The Da Vinci Code" actress Audrey Tautou (1978), The Number 23 actress Rhona Mitra (1976), "The Practice" actress Jessica Capshaw (1976), Colombian singer Juanes (1972), Carolina Hurricane Rod Brind'Amour (1970), "Munich" actor Eric Bana (1968), "X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (1968), football and baseball star Deion Sanders (1967), Canadian hockey star Brett Hull (1964), notorious singer/actress Whitney Houston (1963), Movie/TV actress Melanie Griffith (1957), actor Sam Elliott (1944), baseball player Tommie Agee (1942; d. 2001), and "Jaws" actor Robert Shaw (1927; d....
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Branagh Adapts And Directs Shakespeare's 'As You Like It,' Debuting Aug. 21, On HBO

July 16th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Kenneth Branagh
In the latter part of the 19th century, Japan opened up for trade with the West. Merchant adventurers arrived from all over the world, many of them English. Some traded in silk and rice and lived in enclaves around the "treaty ports." They brought their families and their followers and created private mini-empires where they tried to embrace this extraordinary culture, its beauties and its dangers... A dream of Japan... Love and nature in disguise... All the world's a stage...

HBO Films presents director Kenneth Branagh's imaginative adaptation of Shakespeare's classic As You Like I...
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Hans Zimmer Bakes Up A Tasty Soundtrack For 'The Simpsons Movie'

July 4th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
The Simpsons Movie
Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, and Extreme Music are proud to announce the CD release of Zimmer's original music for The Simpsons Movie. The album features Zimmer's interpretation of the classic theme music from the popular TV series, along with music from his score that captures the fun and satirical spirit of the movie. Also included on the album is a special remix that will soon be heard nationwide on commercial radio and in clubs, featuring The Simpsons music as you've never heard it before.

The Simpsons Movie brings Homer's stupidi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 22

June 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Meryl Streep
Happy Birthday to "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (1974), MTV/talk show host Carson Daly (1973), Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (1970), Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown (1964), B-movie actor Bruce Campbell (1958), INXS bassist Garry Gary Beers (1957), "Chico and the Man" star Freddie Prinze (1954; d. 1977), 80s pop singer Cyndi Lauper (1953), "Dances With Wolves" actor Graham Greene (1952), "The Bionic Woman" star Lindsay Wagner (1949), prolific screen star Meryl Streep (1949), singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren (1948), singer/actor Kris Kris...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 24

May 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Dylan
Happy Birthday to country singer Billy Gilman (1988), basketball star Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady (1979), rapper Heavy D (1967), "Boogie Nights" star John C. Reilly (1965), "The English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), country singer Rosanne Cash (1955), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Alfred Molina (1953), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" actor Jim Broadbent (1949), actress Priscilla Presley (1945), Lady Marmalade singer Patti LaBelle (1944), "M*A*S*H" actor Gary Burghoff (1943), legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941), and Canadian actor/comedian Tomm...
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Court Rules 'Da Vinci Code' Author Did Not Steal Plot Ideas

March 28th, 2007 1:01pm EDT
The Da Vinci Code
A lawsuit filed against The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown has been thrown out of a London court today after a judge ruled the writer did not steal plot ideas from other texts. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh - two of the three authors of The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail - alleged Brown had reproduced themes from their 1982 novel and filed a subsequent lawsuit against Random House, the publisher of both books.

Their original suit was dismissed in April 2006, when the London's High Court ruled Brown had not plagiarized themes from the authors' work, but after the ruling in the Court...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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Starpulse DVD Review: Snakes On A Plane

January 5th, 2007 11:04am EST
Snakes on a Plane
Early in 2006 it was announced that a film called "Snakes on a Plane" was going to hit theaters by the end of summer. Initially the film sounded like a total flop with a name like "Snakes on a Plane"-- a total B-movie that would be a complete bomb at the box office. But then we found out that Samuel L. Jackson would be starring as the film's main character. In fact, Jackson even signed on to do the film based on the title itself and hadn't even read the script. So naturally, as soon as Jackson's name was attached, every blogger from Perez Hilton to The Superficial and news collective from ...
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Starpulse Names The Top 10 Films of 2006

December 31st, 2006 9:00am EST
Dead Man
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is unquestionably the number-one film of 2006. It made over $400 billion at the box office nationwide (and over $1 billion worldwide!), nearly double the number-two grossing film, Cars. "Dead Man's Chest" had Johnny Depp fans swooning and children rushing out to buy pirate costumes for Halloween.

The top 5 grossing films of 2006:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,416,000

Captain Jack Sparrow returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney h...
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Nielsen Names Most Popular TV Shows, Movies, Music of 2006

December 21st, 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 ...
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announced The Nominations For The 64th Golden Globe Awards

December 14th, 2006 11:15am EST
Babel
Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson and Matthew Perry joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk to announce the Nominations for “The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Thursday morning, December 14, 2006 at The Beverly Hilton. Babel leads with 7 nods. Complete list of movie nominations below.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- Sherrybaby...
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Sony Pictures Makes More Than $3 Billion at Box Office in 2006

December 7th, 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...
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Queen Latifah To Host 'People's Choice Awards,' More Nominees Announced

November 28th, 2006 10:38am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will host "The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards" to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. The first awards show of 2007 honors favorite performers in television, motion pictures and music. The list of new nominees follows:

MOVIES

FAVORITE MOVIE

Cars

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

X-Men: The Last Stand

FAVORITE MOVIE DRAMA

The Da Vinci Code

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

X-Men: The Last Stand

FAVORITE MOVIE COMEDY

Click

Failure to Laun...
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