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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

8/5/2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...

'Rhoda' And 'Golden Girls' Actor Harold Gould Dies At 86

9/14/2010 11:11pm EDT
Harold Gould
Character actor Harold Gould, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern's dad in 'Rhoda' and Rose's boyfriend Miles on 'The Golden Girls,' has died at age 86. Gould died last Saturday of prostate cancer.

Over his career spanning approximately five decades, Gould made a name for himself as everyman types, and later father and grandfatherly roles. Beginning in the early 60s, he made a slew of televison appearances, including in 'The Twilight Zone,' 'Gunsmoke,' and 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.' He memorably portrayed Rhoda's father on 'Mary Tyler Moore' and reprised that role in Valerie Harp...

Jamie Lee Curtis: 'Brilliant Talent' Lindsay Lohan Deserves A Second Chance

9/2/2010 8:32am EDT
Jamie Lee Curtis
Lindsay Lohan's one-time movie mom has urged film fans and the media to give the troubled actress one more chance because she's a "brilliant talent."

Jamie Lee Curtis, who teamed up with Lohan in 2003 film "Freaky Friday," insists she has nothing but love for the actress, who has spent much of this summer behind bars in prison and at a court-sanctioned rehab after she was convicted of violating probation on a 2007 DUI arrest.

Now free, Lohan is keen to get her stalled career back on track - and Lee Curtis is among her Hollywood supporters.

She tells, "She is a brilliant ta...

Jamie Lee Curtis Has 'Compassion' For Lindsay Lohan

8/30/2010 11:38am EDT
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis feels "compassion" and "empathy" for her Freaky Friday co-star Lindsay Lohan following her recent release from jail - insisting the young actress was "thrown into the public eye" too young.

Lohan, who shot to fame at the age of 11 with a role in The Parent Trap remake, has been mired in controversy in recent years and her troubles culminated in a two-week jail stint this summer stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest.

Curtis worked with the actress on her second movie, 2003's Freaky Friday, and admits she is sad to hear of Lohan's recent problems.

She tells OK! Magazine, "I j...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

4/27/2009 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."


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...

Body Double Movies: How New Are They?

4/20/2009 10:42am EDT
17 Again
The much anticipated new movie 17 Again, starring Zac Efron, hit theaters last Friday and achieved the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. But how "new" is the movie? The plot may be something we've seen before, as a 37-year-old who is unhappy with his life goes back to being 17 so he can relive his glory days. Things aren't exactly easy for him, especially since the trends have changed, he has to make all new friends, and he is in high school with his children. While the story is slightly different from other body-swapping movies, the general concept is the same. Here ...

Disney Stars: Where Should The Guidance Come From

11/17/2008 12:11pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Tweens and teenagers are impressionable flibbertigibbets. They lack the experience, perspective, and good judgment that can really only come with age. Throw money and fame into the mix, and the results can be less than desirable. Young Disney stars find themselves in just such a situation.

These young people, mostly female, have access to anything they could possibly want: expensive clothes, millions of fans, instant friends, decreased parental supervision, other celebrities, and parties. We've seen, though, that this kind of power isn't always a good thing. Similar circumstances led ...

Lindsay Lohan's New Song, 'Bossy,' Spreads Online Buzz; Hear It Now

6/13/2008 4:34pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
As she completes work on her third album for the Universal Music Group, multi-talented Universal Motown artist Lindsay Lohan is setting the stage for a major mass-media re-entry over the coming months.

"Bossy," the seductive and irresistibly rhythmic new track leaked from the yet-untitled upcoming album, recalling in form and attitude the street-flavored girl-group dance floor classics of the electro era, has drawn hundreds of thousands of streams in barely a week, and a collective thumbs-up from young viewers.

Last month, Lohan is also joining one of television's m...

Haylie Duff Stars In MTV's Reality Competition Series 'Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods'

6/13/2008 7:00am EDT
Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods
The first cable network to televise a musical in its entirety, MTV will follow the success of its Legally Blonde The Musical special by again partnering with the musical team for the reality competition series Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods, airs Mondays at 10p.m. ET/PT.

Actress Haylie Duff (7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite) stars in and executive produces alongside Reveille, the eight-episode series which will provide an authentic first-hand look at what it takes to star in a Broadway musical. Viewers will follow 10 "triple-threat" hopefuls as they vie for the ult...

A Salute To 'Supernatural' Fans

4/1/2008 12:00pm EDT
Jared Padalecki & contributing writer Danielle Turchiano
A cool, gray weekend in March was warmed by the smiles of hundreds of adoring female fans (and the few token husbands or sons who were dragged along) at the LAX Marriott for the 2008 Creation Entertainment "Salute to Supernatural."

While the festivities kicked off on Friday, March 28, with pre-registration, special vendors' sales, and a concert by fan favorite Jason Manns, things really didn't get rolling until Saturday afternoon when creator Eric Kripke took the stage to answer some questions that both the strike and the general suspenseful nature of the show previously left hanging....

Film Review: Reality Trumps Fantasy In 'Spiderwick Chronicles'

2/12/2008 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...

Can Lindsay Lohan Make A Comeback?

11/19/2007 2:18pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Here's what Lindsay Lohan should do. She should leave whatever coffee shop, nightspot, or Melrose Avenue boutique she's currently in, walk down to the Writer's Guild strike, and find Tina Fey. Once there, Miss Lohan needs to get down on her knees. And she needs to beg.

Right now, the only thing that stands in the way of Lohan and newfound success is an absence of Mean Girl-quality roles. She needs something fresh. Something young. Something cheeky. And she needs someone like Tina Fey to write her a screenplay.

Unlike several of her tabloid-frequenting peers, Lohan didn't climb her...

MTV To Premiere 'Legally Blonde The Musical' On Saturday, October 13, At 1PM

10/11/2007 2:59pm EDT
Legally Blonde
Get rid of those dark outfits that you've been saving for the fall season, it's all about pink as MTV premieres "Legally Blonde The Musical", based on MGM's hit film Legally Blonde, on Saturday, October 13th at 1pm ET/PT.

Reinventing the Broadway experience for television, MTV offers viewers who normally would not have the opportunity to see one of the hottest shows the best seats in the house. Complete with a Pink Carpet extravaganza hosted by Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port of The Hills, "Legally Blonde The Musical" was filmed on September 18th from The Palace theate...

Lindsay Lohan Talks About Drugs, Rehab & More

8/3/2007 11:21am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Elle magazine's September cover star Lindsay Lohan opens up in an exclusive interview conducted the day before her Memorial Day DUI crash. On her reputation for drunk driving she says: “I wouldn’t violate ... I’m much more responsible than that. I would not do that.”

On attending rehab at Wonderland before her 21st birthday: “I was growing up and going out a lot, and I needed to have a balance. I was glad I went, because I needed to get away from everyone and I didn’t know how to do that. And I learned a lot there. A bunch of my friends – I was with them last night – they’re in AA for,...

Starpulse's ' Hot 100' Girl Of The Week: Lindsay Lohan

7/27/2007 12:28pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is this week's 'Maxim Hot 100' girl! Head on over to Maxim's Lindsay Lohan page to check her out!

Lindsay's new movie I Know Who Killed Me hits theaters today, but that's not what all the recent Li-Lo talk has been about this week. Apparently the young star has fallen off the wagon again and gotten herself into more trouble.

Early Tuesday morning Lindsay was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and possession of cocaine. She had recently finished a rehab stint at the Promises rehab center, the same place Britney Spears spent her rehab time. And if it's any indica...

'Hairspray' Opens July 20; Cast Performed Soundtrack Out July 10

6/2/2007 11:00am EDT
Sixteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema is bringing a feature film adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway production Hairspray to life. Featuring new and original material based on John Waters' 1988 cult classic about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show, the comedy features a remarkable collection of talent including John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago), and director Adam Shankman (Bringin...