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Eminem Returns To Acting

September 30th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Eminem
Eminem is reportedly returning to acting with a role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz in new movie 360.

The rapper made his big screen debut in semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile in 2002 and has appeared as himself in a recent episode of Entourage and in Adam Sandler's 2009 comedy Funny People.

The Stan hit-maker is now set to test his acting skills again in upcoming drama 360 with Oscar-winners Hopkins and Weisz, according to Production Weekly.

The movie shows a series of scenes between pairs of characters before or after a sexual encounter.

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Would You Date 'Scott Pilgrim' Star Aubrey Plaza?

August 11th, 2010 3:16am EDT
Aubrey Plaza
"Parks And Recreation" actress Aubrey Plaza would rather be single. She explained, "I don't date. No, I'm too awkward to date I think."

Aubrey is far from a household name, but she's starting to get noticed. In addition to her show on NBC, she also starred opposite Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler in "Funny People."

She appears in the upcoming film "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" in which a young man (Michael Cera) must fight a girl's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven sinister ex-boyfriends in order to win her hand. The Universal Pictures film is an adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press co...
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Michael Bay & 'Harry Potter' Stars Are Some Of The Highest Paid People In Hollywood

February 5th, 2010 10:43am EST
Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe
A new list from Vanity Fair includes the actors, directors, and producers who made the most money in 2009. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" director Michael Bay topped the list with a staggering $125 million paycheck.

"Avatar" director James Cameron earned a mere $50 million, but figures are based on worlwide estimates up to Dec. 31. Since the film has grossed over $2 billion since then, it's likely his paycheck will double.

The higest paid actress? "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson ($30 million). The highest paid actor? Her co-star Daniel Radcliffe ($41 million). Their pal Rupe...
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Fearless Females in Comedy

November 18th, 2009 11:23am EST
Leslie Mann
Buried under a mountain of dick jokes and sweaty, hairy men, the one shining go-to for laughs in Universal Studios' "Funny People" was supporting actress Leslie Mann. No stranger to the boys' club, Mann is a graduate of the "Apatow School" but has proved herself to be more than a worthy opponent when stealing scenes - regardless of whether or not the man behind the camera was in her family (the two have been married since 1997). Though she has been in this business for almost twenty years, Mann has only been getting the critical acclaim she so richly deserves in the last few.

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'Funny People' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 24

October 25th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
Funny People
Critically-acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of George Simmons, a famous comedian who is given a second chance at life in "Funny People", coming to two-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def, two-disc Collector's Edition DVD, single-disc DVD and digital download on November 24, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All versions deliver even more heartfelt laughs with both the original theatrical movie and a never-before-seen unrated film. The two-disc Blu-ray and DVD versions are also p...
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When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26 - 8/1

August 3rd, 2009 11:08am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Over the weekend, I caught Judd Apatow's new film "Funny People" starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. "Funny People" lived up to my expectations; it's funny at points with an appropriate seriousness that's present throughout the movie.

I thoroughly enjoyed the bond that Sandler and Rogen's characters form over the course of the film. Rogen plays a socially awkward comic struggling to find his way, and Sandler is a jaded celebrity trying to make meaning out of his tragic situation. I was surprised by how unlikable Sandler's character is at points, revealing that his problems in life a...
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Seth Rogen Criticizes Former Co-Star Katherine Heigl

July 31st, 2009 8:58am EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen has taken aim at his Knocked Up co-star Katherine Heigl over her suggestions the pregnancy comedy was a little sexist.

Rogen and "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow have never commented about Heigl's Vanity Fair comments in 2007 - until now, and it seems clear neither will work with the Grey's Anatomy star again.

Appearing on Howard Stern's radio show on Thursday, the two pals, who have re-teamed for Funny People, ganged up on Heigl, who told Vanity Fair she found it hard to "love the movie" which helped launch her movie career because the comedy "paints the women as shrews,"...
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Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...
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Is Adam Sandler Still A Box Office Draw?

July 29th, 2009 9:55am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has been delighting (and annoying) audiences for about 20 years, although in the beginning he was just that guy who did odd voices on "Saturday Night Live." Despite seeming like just a goof, Sandler quickly proved to be a smart business investor, having written and produced several of his most successful films and creating Happy Madison Productions.

Most of Sandler's films in the past 10 years have been out of his own production company, with a few exceptions. Forbes recently named him one of the highest-paid men in hollywood. Anyone who writes this actor off as just a sill...
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Opening July 31: Funny People

July 28th, 2009 7:55am EDT
Funny People
Judd Apatow makes his directorial follow-up to the wildly successful Knocked Up with this comedy starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann. Continue summary

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26/09 - 8/1/09

July 27th, 2009 1:56pm EDT
Funny People
The column formerly known as "This Week's Movie Buzz" has a new name: "Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies." Fear not dear readers, the structure of the article you know and love will not be changing at all.

At Starpulse, we decided to change the name because we believe "Trailer Talk" more accurately reflects the column's subject matter. The insight and advice that I provide you on a weekly basis is based primarily on my viewing of movie trailers.

I do not have a chance to see most of the films before I actually recommend them to you. That being said, I do give confirmation if I ...
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Photo Slideshow: Weekly Happenings...Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez & More

July 22nd, 2009 11:50am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler pimping his new film "Funny People" was only one of many celeb happenings this week. Take a look at some other events that occurred...

Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler, a cast member in "Funny People," gives a thumbs-up to photographers as he arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, July 20.

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Jordin Sparks

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Jordin Sparks Handprint Ceremony to Promote Her New Album "Battlefield" at Plane...
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Ne-Yo Sobs, Pattinson Vs. Radcliffe, 'Funny People', Andy Richter Goes Gaga & More (Videos)

July 17th, 2009 3:03pm EDT
Ne-Yo Sobs, Pattinson Vs. Radcliffe,
Today's videos include highlights from last night's Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien shows... Ne-Yo getting upset (like crying upset, not pissed off upset) and walking off stage; a scene from tomorrow night's "Eureka" episode; a Jack's Mannequin 'making-of', and the streaming audio of Miley Cyrus' latest single! Check 'em all out!

Jimmy shows clips of Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe verbally attacking one another.

Robert Pattinson vs. Daniel Radcliffe

Ne-Yo cries on stage at Manchester, U.K. concert and then leaves halfway through...

Ne-Yo's sobbing:

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This Year's Remakes & Sequels: Not Living Up To Expectations

June 19th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Terminator: Salvation
Take a look at the box office chart below, ranking the top ten films of the year so far:

1. Star Trek - $232,557,467

2. Monsters vs. Aliens - $195,246,609

3. Up - $191,041,612

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - $176,270,686

5. The Fast and Furious - $154,669,230

6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $146,336,178

7. Taken - $144,958,654

8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $144,596,100

9. Angels and Demons - $123,708,539

10. The Hangover - $115,000,000

Notice something missing? Notice a lot of things missing? Namely, many of the high-profile remakes and sequels (Requels, to co...
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Another Look At the Cast Of 'Star Trek'

May 9th, 2009 10:41am EDT
Star Trek
The reviews for Star Trek have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.

Chris Pine starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2

and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan in Just My Luck. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.

After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto joined ...
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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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