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Casey Affleck saved TV repairman's life

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
Casey Affleck
Actor Casey Affleck saved a TV repairman's life last year (12) after the technician slipped and almost fell from the roof of his house.

The Gone Baby Gone star reveals he feared the man would die on his doorstep so he rushed out to lend a hand and helped to steady the ladder, but the repairman was in such shock, he didn't even acknowledge how close he came to death and simply continued with his job.

Affleck recalls the story to U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, "My satellite is on the roof and the roof is three stories up. He goes and gets his ladder and I watch him put his ladder up and it b...

'Source Code' Star Michelle Monaghan Looks Alluring In White

March 29th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Michelle Monaghan
We spotted Michelle Monaghan looking lovely in white at the Los Angeles premiere of "Source Code."

Jake Gyllenhaal headlines the sci-fi time-travel thriller about Colter Stevens, who agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment that allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed.

Michelle has starred in "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" opposite Robert Downey Jr. and "Mission: Impossible III" opposite Tom Cruise. She has also appeared in "Gone, Baby, Gone" and "Eagle Eye."

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Ben Affleck 'Shocked' By Reaction To 'The Town,' Which Topped Box Office

September 20th, 2010 8:08am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is "shocked and excited" his bank heist film "The Town" stole the top spot from his competition at the box office this weekend.

Affleck wrote, directed and stars as a young criminal ready to change his life in the new movie - his second foray into directing since his critically-acclaimed 2007 debut "Gone Baby Gone."

And starpower from Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively helped the film take in a winning $23.8 million in earnings.

At a gala screening of The Town in London on Sunday, Affleck told Upbeat Productions' Filmbeat: "Reaction (to) the film has been ...

'The Town' With It All: The Best Boston Based Films

September 17th, 2010 11:00am EDT
On Tuesday night, Boston’s historical Fenway Park switched it up a bit and went from baseball to the box office, as Ben Affleck held the premiere of his highly anticipated crime thriller, The Town, inside the world famous stadium.

Along with the cast and crew of The Town, Matt Damon was also in attendance to support his long-time pal. Set in Charlestown, MA, The Town centers upon four masked bank robbers that have romantic, legal, and life threatening problems surrounding them. Affleck wrote, directed, and starred in the thriller, and with its Friday opening, it won’t take long to find out...

Sandra Bullock Is Sexy On The Cover Of The New EW

September 4th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Sandra Bullock EW
Sandra Bullock wasn't buying the hype. Speaking to EW last fall, weeks before the opening of a little heart-warmer of a movie called The Blind Side, the actress - who had reemerged earlier that year from a two-year hiatus with her biggest hit ever, the romantic comedy The Proposal - predicted that her newly reinvigorated career would soon cool down again. She brushed off The Proposal's success as a cosmic fluke: "I don't pump my fist in the air. I don't want anything karmically crashing down on me." She dismissed the idea that she might score an Oscar nomination for The Blind Side: "The stu...

Ben Affleck Ashamed Of Film 'I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her On A Meat Hook...'

September 3rd, 2010 8:20am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is still embarrassed by the first short film he directed, insisting it looks as if it was made by someone with "no promise."

The movie star shot "I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal With Disney" way back in 1993 - years before he struck Best Screenplay gold at the Oscars with "Good Will Hunting" - and he's still haunted by the awful 13-minute film.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "It's horrible. It's atrocious. I knew I wanted to be a director, and I did a couple of short films, and this is the only one that haunts me....

Michelle Monaghan's Short Fuschia Dress & Gold Gladiator Shoes - Hot Or Not?

April 27th, 2010 9:07am EDT
Michelle Monaghan
Michelle Monaghan arrived at the "Iron Man 2" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday looking slim and sexy in a eye-catching fuschia dress. We think the dress is attractive, but we don't like it paired with the black and gold heels. What do you think?

Michelle stars in the upcoming film "Due Date" about a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth - with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Zach Galifianakis) who's along for the ride.

Michelle's break-out role was in the TV series "Boston Public," and she'...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shutter Island,' 'The Ghost Writer,'

February 15th, 2010 3:50pm EST
Last week I caught Steve Buscemi's dark comedy "St. John of Las Vegas" which was slightly disappointing. While the right brand of humor was there; twisted laughs and awkward moments that inspire chuckles

, I felt that the film did not have much to say.

The overarching story seemed to be building up to some kind of life altering self-realization or dramatic event taking place in Las Vegas for Buscemi's character John Alighieri. This moment never really came, and as a result the entire film seemed very anti-climactic.

Buscemi and Romany Malco make a hilarious team, as Malco's chara...

Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

December 4th, 2009 10:04am EST
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at Starpulse.com thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...

The Toast Of Beantown: Boston's Best Movies

October 30th, 2009 10:32am EDT
The Boondock Saints
In 1999, Troy Duffy showed audiences that New York City isn't the only major metropolitan place where mob violence and nefarious dealings happen on film. Using Boston as a backdrop for his cult hit "Boondock Saints," Duffy gave the city a gritty image that reignited interest in the area.

"Boondock Saints" follows the MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes who decide to carry out their own brand of violent justice on the criminals of Boston. As a proud Boston resident, I'm thrilled to announce the premiere today of "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which brings the MacManus brother...

Amy Ryan Welcomes Baby Girl

October 21st, 2009 2:44pm EDT
Amy Ryan Welcomes Baby Girl
Actress Amy Ryan is a first-time mom after welcoming a baby girl with fiancé Eric Slovin.

The Gone Baby Gone star, 39, gave birth to Georgia Gracie Slovin on October 15th in New York City.

Ryan's spokesperson tells People.com, "All are doing well and so happy."

It is the first child for the Ryan and comedy writer Slovin, who announced the pregnancy in August.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Want To Reunite On Screen

March 31st, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Best pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are looking to re-team for a new movie - so they can "hang out" together.

The Hollywood stars, who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 1997 drama Good Will Hunting, have been busy working on their own projects in recent years. Affleck turned director for 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, while Damon has been spearheading the Bourne franchise, with a fourth installment of the spy thriller due in 2010.

However, the famous friends are planning to clear their schedules so they can reunite on the big screen - and spend some quality time togethe...

Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...

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:



Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...

Academy Awards Aim To Cure 'Awards Fever' As Show Approaches With Usual Glitz And Glamor

February 24th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Oscar Feature
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No matter who wins, one key prediction from Academy Awards overseers already has come true: The show will go on.

It was a nail-biter for weeks as a Hollywood writers strike threatened to decimate Sunday's Oscars, with stars and filmmakers indicating they would not cross picket lines if the labor quarrel remained unsettled.

In the wake of the Golden Globes, whose celebrity bash was stripped down to a pitiful mid-January news conference because of the strike, Oscar organizers insisted their ceremony would go on as planned.

The 100-day strike ended less than t...

Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

February 21st, 2008 2:00pm EST
Oscar heavyweight No Country For Old Men
It's going to happen after all. For months Hollywood was left to wonder whether or not its crown jewel, the Oscars, would even go on. But with the strike resolved and plenty of time left to plan, tinsletown is certain to be completely alight once again this Sunday for yet another four or five or maybe even six hours in heaven.

But what should we expect from the first real movie awards show of the season? Probably some lame jokes, great performances and many upsets since the out-of-work voters actually had a chance to see all the nominees.

Most Anticipated Moment:

This has...

New Movies On DVD, Feb. 12

February 12th, 2008 8:00am EST
We Own The Night
Set against the backdrop of the bloody battle waged between New York City cops and the Russian mafia in the 1980s, "We Own The Night" tells the tale of an emerging club manager whose family ties to law enforcement make him a target for the city's most dangerous criminals. Also on DVD: Gone, Baby, Gone, Becoming Jane, Martian Child, and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Celebrity Spotlight: Casey Affleck

February 4th, 2008 1:36pm EST
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck is an Academy Award-nominated actor, but many people know him as Ben Affleck's little brother. Affleck was born Caleb Casey Affleck on August 12, 1975, in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Affleck attended George Washington University and later transferred to Columbia University where he studied Physics, Astronomy and Western Philosophy.

Affleck's first film role was in the 1995 Gus Van Sant dark comedy "To Die For," which also starred Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix. He than appeared in the box office flop "Race the Sun."

In 1997, Ben, Casey and Matt Damon's career ...

Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Casey Affleck Celebrates Birth Of Second Son

January 16th, 2008 8:30pm EST
Casey Affleck
Ben Affleck's actor brother Casey and his wife Summer Phoenix are celebrating after becoming parents for a second time. The Gone Baby Gone star, 32, announced the happy news on his website with a brief post on Saturday, although full details of the tot's arrival have yet to be disclosed.

The message reads: "Casey and Summer Phoenix celebrate the birth of their second child."

The couple wed in June 2006. They already have a three-year-old son, called Indiana August.

Summer Phoenix is actor Joaquin Phoenix's sister.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News N...

LA Critics Honor Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard

January 14th, 2008 3:20pm EST
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis and French actress Marion Cotillard were both winners at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards - landing the Best Actor and Actress prizes.

Day-Lewis claimed the honor for his role in There Will Be Blood, which also claimed the Best Film prize on Saturday night), while Cotillard was victorious for her portrayal of French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

"There Will Be Blood's" Paul Thomas Anderson claimed the night's Best Director award, while the other acting honours went to Amy Ryan (Best Supporting Actress for Gone Baby Gone) and 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Day...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

The 2007 Showbiz News Quiz, Part IV

December 30th, 2007 9:00am EST
Bourne Ultimatum
Have you been paying attention in 2007? Do you know your Jason Bournes from your Beyonces, your Ushers from your Kanyes? Well, let's see, shall we?

Test your showbiz knowledge with this brain-teasing celebrity quiz based on all the happenings of a busy 2007.

Good luck!

31. Which movie star made his directorial debut with the acclaimed missing girl thriller Gone Baby Gone?

Matt Damon

Leonardo DiCaprio

Ben Affleck

Answer: Ben Affleck

32. She wed in Miami, canceled a number of concerts and struggled with a late-summer health crisis, but she wouldn't go to R...

'No Country for Old Men' Dominates DC Film Critics Awards

December 10th, 2007 10:30am EST
No Country for Old Men
The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) just announced its selection of the gritty thriller No Country for Old Men as Best Film of 2007.

In total, the Miramax/Paramount Vantage film won four awards including Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem.

Earning his first accolade from WAFCA, George Clooney was named Best Actor for his intense portrayal of an ethically challenged lawyer in Warner Brothers' Michael Clayton, while Julie Christie was awarded Best Actress for her heartbreaking turn as an ...

Ben Affleck Turns To Matt Damon For Help

November 6th, 2007 11:34am EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck turned to Matt Damon for help as he struggled with the final cut of his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone. The Good Will Hunting star, 35, admits he had been "agonizing" over some of the scenes in his new movie, which stars his brother Casey as a private detective searching for a missing four-year-old girl.

He tells talk show host Larry King, "Matt was very helpful, actually. I kind of waited to show it to him until I was in the middle of cutting the movie... and he was very helpful. I had a few decisions that I was agonizing over and I showed it to him. And he had some re...

Morgan Freeman Rips Into Casey Affleck For Being Late

November 5th, 2007 12:26pm EST
Morgan Freeman
Casey Affleck was left red faced after a confrontation with Morgan Freeman on the set of their latest film Gone Baby Gone - because he turned up late for work.

Affleck claims the incident occurred following a timing miscalculation, when Freeman was brought on set earlier than required - and was forced to wait in his trailer for the younger star to show up.

He tells Larry King, "Morgan was fantastic. He is Morgan Freeman. The first day he came to work, everyone is a little on edge because Morgan was coming and it was a big week. And I guess they brought in Morgan a little bit earl...

Ben Affleck Says Politics Is An 'Ugly Game'

November 4th, 2007 5:00pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck will never run for president - because acting in blockbuster movies is "easier." The Gone Baby Gone director has ruled out following in the footsteps of actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger because he deems politics an "ugly game."

He tells U.S talk show host Larry King, "I like directing movies and acting in movies. It's easier than running. I like to get involved with things that I think will help people. But, you know, politics in and of itself and for its own sake is an ugly game."

Affleck also reveals he will be backing candidate Barack Obama in the 2008...

Casey Affleck Jumps Twice For Ben

October 30th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck had to make a 75-foot leap into a quarry twice for brother Ben's new film Gone Baby Gone - because an airport X-Ray machine destroyed his first take.

The actor agreed to make the dangerous jump in a bid to make sure his sibling's directorial debut was as good as it could be, but he was devastated when he realized he'd have to conquer his fear of heights a second time.

He explains, "I don't know what got into me. I think I'm too easily pressured. I care too much about Ben's movie being good. I did it once and it was the fourth of July weekend and there was heightened...

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