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Will Ferrell On Possible Elf Sequel: 'Absolutely Not'

December 20th, 2013 9:02am EST
Ebenezer Scrooge
The war on Christmas continues, Will Ferrell has refused to star in a sequel to the joyful holiday classic Elf.

The 46 year-old comedian thinks he is too old to dress like an elf once again and would look "pathetic" in costume if he reprised his role for a sequel to the spiritually uplifting 2003 comedy in which he starred as Buddy Hobbs.

Talking on talk show Watch What Happens Live, Ferrell said: "Absolutely not ... I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights; Buddy the middle-aged elf."

The holiday movie was one of his first in a starring r...
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Peter Dinklage Is A Dad

January 20th, 2012 2:50pm EST
Peter Dinklage
Actor Peter Dinklage has spoken of his joy after becoming a first-time father.

The Elf star and his wife Erica Schmidt welcomed a baby girl last month.

Dinklage kept the happy news quiet until the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, when he thanked his wife and six-week-old daughter as he accepted a prize for his work on hit TV show Game of Thrones.

And the proud father can't stop gushing about the tot, telling Access Hollywood, "(It's) incredible. Life changing."
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Not In The Holiday Spirit Yet? Give 'Elf' With Will Ferrell A Watch

December 21st, 2011 1:20pm EST
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Whether it’s Will Ferrell’s loveable smile, the yellow tights, or the fact that you can laugh and be a kid again while watching the film- we can all agree that Elf is the greatest holiday movie since National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story. For those of you who live under a rock and have not seen Elf, it is a classic holiday movie starring Will Ferrell, who plays Buddy the elf and directed by Jon Favreau. When Buddy was a baby in an orphanage, he snuck into Santa’s sack and ended up in the North Pole with the rest of the elves. As he grew up, much taller and more manly th...
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Best Of Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

December 8th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Elf
It’s beginning to look at lot like...Santa’s Coming!!! Actually, that’s just an inane Christmas rant from Will Ferrell via "Elf." (Sorry – it had to be done!) But seeing as it is getting towards the time when gifts must be purchased for kith and kin, we here at Starpulse wanted to help out – cinematically that is! So we’ve put together a small list of some of coolest, grooviest and kookiest Blu-ray’s in various categories guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the one you love this joyful season. (Or maybe the one you secretly hate and wish would put their teeth back in and go home!) ...
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Spotlight On The Cute And Quirky Zooey Deschanel

October 20th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Zooey Deschanel
If you haven’t heard of Zooey Deschanel, you are most likely living under a rock. She’s the cute and quirky girl from Elf, 500 Days of Summer and the one of the only new fall shows that seem to be thriving, New Girl. We love her for a few different reasons. She is married to Death Cab for Cutie front man, Ben Gibbard (I’m sure they make the sweetest music together), she is not afraid to be a big dork (see New Girl) and her character in Failure to Launch (the only good thing about that movie).

The thirty one year old was born in Los Angeles into an entertainment family, hence her and her si...
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The Office: Is Will Ferrell Replacing Steve Carell?

January 27th, 2011 8:54am EST
Will Ferrell  | Photo Credits: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Just as Steve Carell is on his way out of Dunder Mifflin, Will Ferrell is moving in.

The 43-year-old funny man has signed on for a multi-episode arc on The Office, NBC announced Wednesday.

Ferrell will play...

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Jon Favreau To Make Movie Based On Disney World's Magic Kingdom

November 13th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Jon Favreau
Director Jon Favreau has signed up to bring Disney's latest theme park attraction to the big screen - he's working on a movie based on The Magic Kingdom.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride spawned a hugely popular film franchise starring Johnny Depp, while "The Haunted Mansion" amusement was turned into a 2003 movie with Eddie Murphy.

Bosses at the company now hope to achieve similar success with a picture based on The Magic Kingdom, which is part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

"Iron Man" moviemaker Favreau has stepped up to take charge of the family film, directing an...
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Check Out 'Elf Ultimate Collector's Edition' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 26

October 23rd, 2010 7:45am EDT
Elf
The hilarious Christmas film "Elf" tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf.

Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell.

Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the ne...
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Will Ferrell Superhero Stunt Lands Guinness World Record

October 4th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell has earned himself a place in the Guinness World Records after gathering more than 1,500 costumed superheroes in a planned stunt on Saturday.

The Elf star's publicity drive for new animated movie MegaMind saw film fans in Los Angeles head to the Staples Centre dressed as an "easily recognizable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television program or film" for the record attempt.

As the fans were counted by officials, the actor joked, "I plead for the audience to stay in their costumes for the entire month of October, so I figure that would be ...
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Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...
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30 Days Of Christmas: Week One

November 30th, 2009 1:55pm EST
Home Alone
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers, ready? Go!

Day One: Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 - Home Alone

When I was a kid, the magic of "Home Alone" was in what Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) was able to accomplish on his own. I was younger than his character when the film was first released, and watching him rig his house full of booby traps to catch the bad guys was almost inspirational. I found myself digging through my Playskool toy bins after returning home from the theater to see if I, too, could pull something like that off if situation cal...
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Tis The Season For... Christmas Movies?

December 24th, 2008 6:20pm EST
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Aah, the holiday season. Strange how we cherish a time of year when the malls are over packed... it's cold outside... it's impossible to find a parking space... the line at the post office is out the door even at their slowest time of day... it's impossible to find the season's latest hot toy... people who have no clue what 'hustle & bustle' means and stroll slowly through busy stores so you're stuck strolling right behind them when all you want to do is get in and out. Christmas shopping is a mission, not a casual day at the mall to comparison shop. That's what the internet and the weekly ...
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Christmas Movies: Classic Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

December 23rd, 2008 10:00am EST
Elf
Not everybody shares the same affinity for "It's A Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street." It could be the lack of color or the idealistic story. To some, those classics just don't feel real. The turnoff comes from desiring more entertainment, more realism, more creativity or simply something different. There're a few new classics that verge on creepy, dysfunctional and just plain weird that deserve special mention during a time when the idea of the nuclear family celebrating a non-secular holiday is just one of many options.

An old favorite with some creep-value due to the claym...
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Fine Fashion: Emily & Zooey Deschanel Are Yin & Yang

December 19th, 2008 2:24pm EST
Emily & Zooey Deschanel
Sisters Emily & Zooey Deschanel showed up at the "Yes Man" Los Angeles premiere on Dec. 17 wearing black and white, respectively. We wonder if Emily (Bones) and Zooey (Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) planned to dress as opposites. Both are wearing bracelets on their right hands and black and white pantyhose. How clever!

More Zooey Deschanel pics / More Emily pictures

What do you think of Emily & Zooey's outfits? Which one do you like better? Let us know in the comments!

More: Celebrity Hot or Not? / Slideshows / Fashion photos
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12 Days Of Christmas Films

December 14th, 2008 9:15am EST
Scrooged
Most people have heard of The 12 Days of Christmas and most no nothing more about them than the strange song with geese a-laying and five golden rings somewhere in the middle section. For some they mean a religious celebration beginning on Christmas day and ending with Epiphany on January 6th, the day the three Wise Men delivered their presents to baby Jesus. For those of us who worship movies as a religion we can present some gifts to ourselves, and our fellow movie lovers, by celebrating the 12 Films of Christmas. Whether you choose to lead up to Christmas with these classics or flip the ...
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Hollywood's Cutest Curls

December 8th, 2008 9:39am EST
Corbin Bleu
Ever since the Hollywood debut of Shirley Temple on the big screen, we fell in love those bouncing curls! Some celebrities can even attribute their fame to their memorable curls like Keri Russell on Felicity. Others we wish would bring their curls back to us, Justin Timberlake

! Here are some of Hollywood's Cutest Curls:

AnnaLynne McCord - Before her breakout role on the CW's 90210, this curly haired hottie had minor roles on television but was never the star. Now, AnnaLynne and her curls are everywhere!

Sarah Jessica Parker - This Sex And The City star looked g...
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Picture Perfect Parts: Actors Who Were Made For Their Roles

October 6th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Some actors were absolutely made to play a certain part. Either their agents are amazing or it was the role they were born to play! Check out some actors who were made for their roles:

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

In 2004, Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in Ray. It was obvious when watching the movie he would at least be nominated. Not only did he look exactly like Ray Charles but he sang like him too. Before Ray Jamie was best known for his comedic roles and after Ray, he is still thought of as Ray Charles.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott in ...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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Film Review: Reality Trumps Fantasy In 'Spiderwick Chronicles'

February 12th, 2008 5:29pm EST
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act, even if its world of ogres and goblins is a bit stale in the wake of its more ambitious cousins in the over-the-rainbow genre.

The human characters are the main source of wonder here. Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger and Mary-Louise Parker authentically capture the fractured spirit of a family newly cast into single-parent mode, while David Strathairn adds a wistf...
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time'

December 1st, 2007 11:00am EST
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I'm sitting with my family at the Thanksgiving table. At the focus is the bird carcass, a bulging centerpiece surrounded by newly stuffed bodies. The cranberry jello, still quivering in the shape of the can, is the only untouched side dish. There is a settling quiet as the full-stomached groans subside and give way to satisfied smiles, until finally somebody strikes up a conversation. Like the feeding frenzy that preceded it, it starts out slow and steadily grows more frantic.

"Oh you can't put that on there!"

"Says who? You... oh yeah.. Mr. Expert."

"I like Love Actually."...
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CBS Announces Very Merry Yuletide Programming

November 17th, 2007 7:00am EST
Rudolph
The annual Christmastime visits of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman highlight CBS's festive holiday programming which will also include the music laden specials "My Night At The Grammys," "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," "Movies Rock" and "The 9th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Sheryl Crow." "The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" is also on tap in December.

Also slated for December is the two-hour television event "In God's Name" (airdate to be announced shortly), an exploration of the most challenging and complex questions facing society as seen throug...
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Starpulse 2007 Holiday Movie Preview, Part 1

November 9th, 2007 1:42pm EST
Fred Clause
It's almost time to stuff the turkey and start dreaming of sugarplums because the pumpkins have been carved, leftover Halloween candy is almost gone, and the holidays are just around the corner.

Some of the season's most anticipated movies, including a Christmas film are two, are now working their way into theaters. In a three-part segment, Starpulse examines the films moviegoers can expect to encounter this holiday season.

Part One - The Ho Ho Holiday Instant-Classic!

Opening this weekend, Fred Clause will be this year's attempt at an instant classic. It tells the never bef...
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Starpulse's Top 10 Underrated Celebrities

October 26th, 2007 1:01pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
1) Ryan Gosling is easily one of the most underrated male actors in Hollywood today. The Golden Globe-nominated actor made his television debut at a very young age in "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside future superstars J.C. Chasez and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

Gosling has appeared in several movies, including "Remember The Titans," "The Believer," Murder By Numbers," "Stay" and "The Notebook." Gosling didn't receive much recognition for his acting chops until he was nominated for his role as a drug addict teacher in the sleeper hit "Half Nels...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 8

February 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Mary Steenburgen
Happy Birthday to "Family Guy" voice actor Seth Green (1974), "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (1968), Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil (1961), law novelist John Grisham (1955), "Elf" actress Mary Steenburgen (1953), singer Dan Seals (1950), stage and screen actress Brooke Adams (1949), comedian Robert Klein (1942), actor Nick Nolte (1941), American film composer John Williams (1932), "Rebel Without A Cause" James Dean (1931; d. 1955), "The Honeymooners" actress Audrey Meadows (1926; d. 1996), actor/director Jack Lemmon (1925; d. 2001), silver screen bombshell Lana Turner (1920; d. 199...
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Starpulse Christmas Movie Guide

December 5th, 2006 11:12am EST
Santa Clause 3
Having difficulty getting in the holiday spirit? Maybe you need a little Clark Griswold or Charlie Brown to get you in the mood. Check out the Starpulse list of can’t-miss Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face (or even Ebenezer Scrooge’s angry mug). Full list below:

Starpulse Top 10:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

A Charlie Brown Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone

Elf

Scrooged

It's a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Carol

Animated Favorites:

The Polar Express

Frosty the ...
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CBS Announces Holiday-Themed Programs

November 11th, 2006 9:00am EST
The annual Christmastime visits of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman as well as the network television premiere of the hit theatrical comedy Elf, starring Will Ferrell, highlight CBS's festive holiday programming.

In addition to the yuletide animated classics, CBS will present the holiday specials "The 8th Annual A Home For The Holidays," featuring various musical performances, and "The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," honoring Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg.

CBS will also present holiday-themed episodes ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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"Once Upon a Mattress" Special Will Feature Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman

October 27th, 2005 9:00am EDT
Carol Burnett
The legendary Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman - two "queens of comedy" and both six-time Emmy Award winners - top a spectacular cast of the made-for-television movie “Once Upon a Mattress.” The "Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of the delightful musical will air Sunday, Dec. 18, on ABC.

The special will also feature Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare (Broadway's "Take Me Out"), Elf star Zooey Deschanel, Spin City and Arli$$ star Michael Boatman, Frasier's Edward Hibbert, Broadway heartthrob and Tony nominee Matthew Morrison ("The Light in the Piazza," "Hairspray," Sex and the City)...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2005 10:04am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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