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Rose McGowan Seeking A Cure For Pulmonary Fibrosis Following Father's Death

December 16th, 2011 2:16pm EST
Rose McGowan
Actress Rose McGowan is spearheading a new awareness campaign about Pulmonary Fibrosis after losing her father to the deadly lung disease.

The Grindhouse star's dad, artist Daniel McGowan, lost his battle with the illness two years ago and now the actress is helping to give patients and their family members a voice as the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis' (CPF) new ambassador.

In a post on her page on Friday, McGowan confirms her new role, writing "My life was unalterably changed the day my father was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). He was my touchstone in life and...

Kurt Russell In Talks For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unleashed'

October 2nd, 2011 10:46am EDT
Kurt Russell
Quentin Tarantino is in talks with Kurt Russell to step into Kevin Costner's role in blockbuster Western Django Unchained after The Bodyguard star dropped out.

Costner was set to boost his big screen career with a starring role in the Kill Bill auteur's new project, playing a brutal slave-master alongside Leonardo DiCaprio's evil plantation owner.

However, scheduling conflicts forced the star to quit the movie, and now Russell is being lined up to replace him, according to

The Big Trouble in Little China star previously worked with Tarantino in 2007's Death Proof.

Jessica Alba's Skin-Tight Pants & Leather Sandals - Hot Or Not?

August 30th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba wore skin tight gray pants and a leather jacket on her way to breakfast with her daughter Honor on Saturday. Even during a casual day out, Jess manages to look very put together.

The actress stars in "Machete," which hits theaters Sept. 3. The film is a hyper-violent adaptation of the "fake" trailer originally featured in the 2007 double-feature exploitation throwback "Grindhouse."

Jessica is also starring in the upcoming film "An Invisible Sign of My Own," an adaptation of author Aimee Bender's popular novel of the same name. The story centers on Mona Gray, a young girl who...

The Really Expendables: Actors Stallone Failed To Get On Board

August 13th, 2010 10:46am EDT
The Expendables
It’s been joked that the Internet acted as casting director for Sylvester Stallone’s muscle and explosion symphony The Expendables. Setting out to create a who’s who of action stars of the past 30 years, Stallone cobbled together a cadre of modern stars like Jet Li and Jason Statham along with a healthy stable of direct-to-video relics like Dolph Lundgren and Eric Roberts to form his retro team of ‘roided up ass-kickers. But when looking at the film’s full cast, and its heavy reliance on muscle-heads from the worlds of MMA, professional wrestling and the NFL, it’s hard to shake the nagging ...

Michelle Rodriguez Is Scorching Hot In Her Ultra Short, See-Through Black Dress

May 19th, 2010 2:45pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez must have had to keep her legs close together when she wore this dress to the 2010 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo yesterday. It's so short, it must have been hard for her to keep the world from seeing what's underneath. In fact, it's also see-through, so the world DID get to see what's underneath!

The "Avatar" actress stars in the upcoming film "Machete," which is based on the spoof trailer featured in Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse."

Danny Trejo stars as a knife-wielding vigilante who nearly dies in an assassination conspiracy, only to return lat...

'Adventures Of Pluto Nash' Tops Film Flops List

November 28th, 2009 9:03am EST
The Adventures Of Pluto Nash
Eddie Murphy movie The Adventures Of Pluto Nash has topped a new industry poll of the film flops of the new century.

The 2002 film, which cost $100 million to make and recouped less than 10 per cent at the box office, edged out John Travolta's critically-panned Battlefield Earth in the new Hollywood Reporter list of shame.

Also making the top 10 flops are Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, Catwoman starring Halle Berry, Gigli and summer film Land of the Lost.

See more photos of Catwoman here!

Image © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

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The Ballad Of 'Black Dynamite' And How A Film Got Lost

November 27th, 2009 10:26am EST
Black Dynamite
In October 2009, a modestly budgeted blaxploitation send-up called "Black Dynamite" launched onto screens and stayed there for about a week. After an opening weekend gross of roughly $131,000, averaging out to about $1000 per screen, the film's distributor quickly pulled it from theaters despite it gaining positive buzz in the press. Thankfully, however, the film's quick stint in theaters will be rectified by an expedited February release on DVD, and its internet buzz is growing stronger despite the studio's complete lack of effort in advertising the film. The story behind the making and re...

Steven Seagal Joining Cast Of 'Machete'?

July 27th, 2009 10:54pm EDT
Steven Seagal Joining Cast Of
Action man Steven Seagal's representatives have confirmed the actor is in talks to join the cast of Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse spin-off movie Machete.

The reps initially denied rumors Seagal was among the stars considered for roles in the Danny Trejo film, which featured as a spoof trailer in the "Grindhouse" double bill, but now they're backtracking, telling that their client will be a part of the ultra-violent movie if "conditions" work out.

Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez and Jonah Hill are also said to be in line for roles in the film.

Image © Tom Walck /...

Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez Slated For Grindhouse Spin-off

July 18th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Robert Rodriguez has reportedly assembled an all-star cast for his new Grindhouse spin-off, including Robert De Niro, Jonah Hill, and Michelle Rodriguez.

The movie is based on a fake trailer that appeared before Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse double-bill.

Two years on, the filmmaker has decided to turn it into a full-length film. Danny Trejo will reprise his role as Machete, a madman hellbent on revenge, and De Niro will play a senator who double-crosses him, a tipster tells movie website

Shooting on the spin-off is scheduled to begin on Ju...

Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

March 19th, 2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in'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 matchup! 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 ...

Rose McGowan & Robert Rodriguez Are Engaged

October 19th, 2008 9:37am EDT
Rose McGowan
Actress Rose McGowan has bounced back from rumors she and boyfriend Robert Rodriguez have split by announcing the pair are engaged and she's planning the perfect wedding.

The feisty Grindhouse star, who once dated Goth rocker Marilyn Manson, told reporters at last weekend's Hollywood Style Awards that she and the cult director are planning to marry in 2009.

She said, "I am engaged," revealing Rodriguez proposed to her in September after divorcing his first wife Elizabeth. McGowan and the moviemaker met on the set of Grindhouse movie Planet Terror and are now reportedly teaming u...

Is 40 Dangerous Territory For Men In Hollywood?

October 15th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
George Clooney
There's a saying in Hollywood that goes, when a woman turns 40 her career is over, when a man turns 40 it's just beginning. Sex appeal seems to be the driving force in most stars careers and the perception of most men is that they get sexier with age. Thanks to plastic surgery and changing attitudes women have a fighting chance of keeping their share of the sexy spotlight. But what about the men of Hollywood?

In a not-so-popular film called "I'll Do Anything" Nick Nolte plays an out of work actor who's sleeping with a casting director and lands an audition for a show she's working on. ...

Rose McGowan Dispels Split Reports

July 3rd, 2008 9:20am EDT
Rose McGowan
Actress Rose McGowan has blasted reports she has been dropped from her director fiancé Robert Rodriguez's forthcoming movie Barbarella, amid rumors of a split.

The couple, who met on the set of 2007's double bill Grindhouse, was alleged to have parted ways following a row over financial difficulties for the remake of the 1968 cult classic, in which McGowan would take the lead role.

She was also due to star in two of Rodriguez's other projects - Red Sonja and Woman in Chains! - when reports of the break-up emerged. However the actress' representative has denied the pair has ended...

The Best & Worst Films By Quentin Tarantino

April 24th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
The serendipitous career of eccentric movie producer, director and writer Quentin Tarantino is a complex one. Tarantino has made a name for himself by creating nonlinear storylines and filming multiple perspectives from different characters in his movies - a technique that strays from the more commonly used straight-time storyline.

His films are not off the wall, but they invoke an element of surprise that comes from the small details within a scene that catches one off guard and by adding mysterious elements that never get explained. A good example of this was in Pulp Fiction when M...

8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...

Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

March 12th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...

Robert Rodriguez Kills His Son On-Screen

February 11th, 2008 1:41pm EST
Robert Rodriguez
Movie director Robert Rodriguez decided to kill off his real life son on screen to "horrify the audience" - a decision that left him traumatized. The Desperado director had to think "long and hard" before filming the gruesome demise of his son, Rebel Rodriguez, in his recent horror movie Grindhouse.

Rodriguez says, "I'd worked with my son, Rebel, before on The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl, and we did shoot a version where he survives. But then I couldn't stop wondering how it would feel to do something really horrific. Here we were creating all this stuff to horrify the audi...

Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes of 2007

December 31st, 2007 10:23am EST
From the epic shootout in Heat to the Terminator battling the T-1000, everyone loves fight sequences. The two previously mentioned are some of the best of all time. The good fight scenes stand out and the bad ones are forgotten. But it’s the great ones that are seared into our memory. The following is a list consisting of the very best fight scenes that 2007 had to offer.

# 10. Transformers – Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher

While this was a guilty pleasure of mine this year, for many fan-boys, it was a dream come true. Their childhood toys and favorite cartoons came to life like...

The Biggest Movie Mistakes of 2007

December 30th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Jessica Simpson
2007 had some good, some bad, and some just downright ugly and unfortunate events in the entertainment business. Here's my rant on the ugly: The Biggest Movie Mistakes of 2007.

"Grindhouse" is split in two for its DVD release

I just didn't understand why movie goers were not lined up around the block. As soon as I saw the trailer and saw that it had something to do with a chick with a gun for a leg, Kurt Russell, and that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were behind it, I was there. What more could you possibly ask for? In this case, it wasn't just a movie, it was an experie...

Starpulse's Favorite Motion Picture Soundtracks

October 22nd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Reservoir Dogs
The Tarantino Flicks

Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction

When Quentin Tarantino, alongside Robert Rodriguez, was promoting Grindhouse, he explained that he always finds the beat of his movies by going through an impressive vinyl collection. He writes his scripts with the soundtrack in mind and even uses specific songs in his scripts for specific areas of a film. Maybe this is why his movies always have some pretty groovy tunes. Can you honestly listen to "Stuck in the Middle with You" the same way after Reservoir Dogs?

Two of the best songs that accompany an opening titl...

Humanity's Last Hope Rests On A Gun-Legged Go-Go Girl In 'Planet Terror,' On DVD Oct. 16

September 21st, 2007 1:51pm EDT
Planet Terror
Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, Six Feet Under) give stunning performances as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-...

Notable Quotables

September 19th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
"I was such a dirty kind of girl, with a leather jacket, ripped T-shirt and black painted nails." Angelina Jolie on her dramatic transformation from goth to glamour girl.

"I'm not a party girl. I'm very fortunate to have my husband (Rene Angelil) - who's 65 - not only because I love him, but because it (marriage) would not work to have a husband my age who wants to go out twice a week. I would go crazy." Celine Dion on marriage to a much older man.

"I did my vows in French and I screwed them up. Everybody thought it was charming I forgot, but it was a really hard word. It was hard...

Quentin Tarantino Brands Brian De Palma A 'Commercial Cop-Out'

September 19th, 2007 10:39am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Movie maker Quentin Tarantino has branded fellow Hollywood heavyweight Brian De Palma "desperate" for his bid to appeal to mass audiences. The Pulp Fiction director believes De Palma, whose credits include Scarface and The Untouchables, has failed to match the height of his popularity in the Eighties and early-Nineties with his more recent projects.

The result has served as a warning to Tarantino, who suffered a U.S. box office flop with Grindhouse earlier this year. He says, "It's tempting, as a jerk reflex, to think about doing something that's more commercial. But doom lies down th...

'Grindhouse' Feature 'Death Proof' (Unrated & Extended Version) Comes To DVD Sept. 18

September 13th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Death Proof
A creepy stunt driver whose taste for stalking lovely young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes. Their confrontation escalates to an extended mano-a-mano car chase with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger.

Dressed in the excessive and sensationalistic style of the cult exploitation genre, Kurt Russell (Poseidon, Escape From New York) stars as a stuntman turned psycho serial killer who stalks his victims from behind the wheel of a roving, revving, racing death machine, but when he picks on the wrong gr...

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes For His Failed Movie

September 6th, 2007 1:07pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Hollywood bosses for his failed movie Grindhouse. The 44-year-old movie maker is proud of the double-bill - he directed Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez made Planet Terror - but Tarantino feels sorry for producers the Weinstein Brothers, who lost money on it.

He tells Empire magazine, "I called Harvey and Bob and apologized. Not for the movie, because we were all very proud of it, but I apologized that they had spent so much on the movie and that I didn't return their investment."

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Quentin Tarantino Was Upset With Zoe Bell's Haircut

July 11th, 2007 10:14am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino flew into a rage after a stylist made one of his actress' too beautiful. The fiery filmmaker was working on his last movie Grindhouse when he spotted the film's leading lady Zoe Bell sporting a haircut he deemed "too sexy".

She says, "Quentin's an absolute perfectionist, and he thought the haircut just wasn't right for the part. When he's mad, he get's really mad. But he did go up and apologize to the stylist afterwards. In my opinion, that takes real balls."

-More Quentin Tarantino Pictures

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Director Boyfriend Is Rose McGowan's Best Friend

June 26th, 2007 2:25pm EDT
Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan has spoken out for the first time about her new boyfriend Robert Rodriguez - branding him her "best friend." The actress fell for the director on the set of this year's Planet Terror, but insists the attraction was borne from them being great pals at the start.

She says, "He's my best friend. We instantly became really good friends."

The couple had previously denied speculation they had become romantically involved on the "Planet Terror" set.

-Rose McGowan Pictures

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Will Arnett: 'Grindhouse Flopped Because Critics Attacked Weinstein'

June 19th, 2007 4:12pm EDT
 Will Arnett
Funnyman Will Arnett blames the media for ruining movie double bill Grindhouse's chances of becoming a hit - because critics simply wanted to slaughter producer Harvey Weinstein. The actor, who provides the voiceover for Eli Roth's spoof trailer in the film, insists the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez film didn't stand a chance at the box office because it had been savaged by reviewers.

He tells, "A lot of reviewers in the United States took great pleasure in taking Harvey Weinstein apart. It didn't have anything to with the movie - it's very personal. I feel for Robe...

Rose McGowan Upset Over 'Charmed' Success

June 1st, 2007 10:45am EDT
Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan was dismayed when TV bosses renewed the contract for her former show Charmed, because she was hoping to only star in a couple of seasons of the supernatural drama. The Grindhouse star joined the cast of Charmed in 2001 as witch Paige Matthews, and ended up playing the role for five years until it ended last year.

McGowan admits she wanted to leave the show, but had signed a contract binding her to further series. She says, "Every year it would get picked up and every year I would cry."

-More Rose McGowan Pictures

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Fate of 'Sin City 2' Is Up In The Air

May 31st, 2007 9:23am EDT
Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen has hinted the upcoming sequel to Sin City may never be made, after director Robert Rodriguez's recent film Grindhouse failed to perform as well as expected.

Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" double bill was a box-office disappointment in the U.S., and Madsen is now unsure whether the "Sin City" follow-up will see the light of day.

He tells website, "I haven't seen the script for Sin City 2. I don't know if they are gonna make it. I hope they do. And if and when they do, I will be in it. They haven't shot it yet. I don't know if they ever...

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