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Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro

October 29th, 2011 9:15am EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is to step back behind the camera to direct Robert De Niro in "The Comedian."

The Oscar winner, who last directed a film in 2007 when he took charge of "Into The Wild," will adapt Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross' screenplay about a comic sentenced to community service for lashing out at a heckler.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring.
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 1st, 2009 4:54pm EDT
Land of the Lost
I'm ashamed to say I still haven't gotten a chance to see "Terminator Salvation," but it's my top priority to see it this week. I also need to get out and see "Drag Me to Hell," because I continue to hear nothing but good things about it.

This week is a big week for comedies, with four premiering. We have "Land of the Lost," "Away We Go," "The Hangover," and "My Life in Ruins." I'm very excited because I will be seeing an advanced screening of "The Hangover." I have high hopes that it will be very funny, but I'll let you know what I think after I see it.

LAND OF THE LOST

Dr....
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Fiction Plane Q&A

July 21st, 2008 12:59pm EDT
Fiction Plane
The band talks about Santa's Boyfriend, living in the shadow of Sting, and a little bit of politics. The members of Fiction Plane took time before their Kansas City show to talk.

Along with Snoop Dogg, they are supporting 311 on the 2008 Unity Tour. Drummer Pete Wilhoit, singer/bassist Joe Sumner, and guitarist Seton Daunt are enjoying a laid back summer of touring after their opening slot for the Police ended in April.

So, I've read that Nirvana had a big impact on you guys.

Joe: Yes.

Pete: I was already in a band by the time Nirvana was already going but they were s...
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Buy Your Own Brunch! Celeb's Moms Who Won't Be Getting The Royal Treatment This Mother's Day

May 9th, 2008 2:40pm EDT
Mommie Dearest
Ah, Mother. It's a noun that traditionally conjures up the warm 'n' fuzzies, instigates fights ("Don't you talk about my mama!), drives the most hardened man to tears and inspires tattoos proclaiming everlasting love.

For the lucky majority, Mother's Day is an opportunity to express what we usually fail to: How much the unconditional love, support and guidance of a maternal figure has touched our lives for the better. But what of the unlucky few for whom the idea of Mother's Day is sheer anathema? Which stars won't be buying a card, let alone brunch for Mommie Dearest come May 11?

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'Speed Racer' Condemns Franchise Dignity, But Delivers Sensorial Explosion

May 9th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Speed Racer
(HollywoodChicago) – While Hollywood slapped “PG” on the hotly anticipated “Speed Racer” to line its pocketbooks with the widest hodgepodge of people (ahem: kids) everywhere, those same kids will leave the theater with that lollipop nearly sucked to the stick but then yanked away with confusion.

Rather than the “go!” marketing hype, this is a stop-and-go proposition. Chicago brothers Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are ultimately wrangling with a clear identity crisis of who this film is meant for.

Emile Hirsch in “Speed Racer”.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Is it the 196...
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Emile Hirsch: From Geek Next Door To Speed Racing Hero

May 8th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Emile Hirsch
There are no doubts that Emile Hirsch is more than a good-looking heartthrob. He shows diversity and variety in choosing his roles, never sticking to the same old routine. It's this very detail that proves he's a smart actor. In every part he plays, his talent and ambition clearly shine through.

Born in Topanga, California, Emile Hirsch started acting at the mere age of eight making appearances on television shows and TV movies like, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, NYPD Blue, and "Kindred: the Embrace." It wasn't until 2002 when Emile made his big-screen debut in the film "The Dangerous Liv...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

April 21st, 2008 10:15am EDT
Gossip Girl
Monday, April 21

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - OMG, it's back, finally! Judging from tonight's episode title - "The Blair Bitch Project" - Jenny is not going to be sitting pretty for long.

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - A flashback episode sheds light on how the Casey/Cappie/Evan love triangle started during freshman year.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - The 80s make a return in tonight's Robin Sparkles comeback episode, which features James van der Beek, Tiffany and Alan Thicke in a music video for Robin's break-up ballad, "Sandcastles in the Sand."

One Tree Hil...
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New Movies On DVD, March 4

March 4th, 2008 1:42pm EST
Into the Wild
Into the Wild is a nonfiction account of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature. Also on DVD: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Things We Lost In The Fire, and Awake.
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Kaki King Tours In Support of March 11 Release, 'Dreaming Of Revenge'

February 3rd, 2008 10:30am EST
Kaki King
Kaki King returns with her fourth album after her contributions to Foo Fighters and Tegan & Sara's latest albums, and having been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Into The Wild together with Eddie Vedder.

Dreaming Of Revenge showcases Kaki King's desire to branch out with songs that feature electric and pedal-steel guitar, horns, and, for the first time, vocals. Produced by Malcolm Burn, a Grammy-Award winning musician and producer who is known for his work with Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris, Dreaming Of Revenge allows us to witness her evolution from acoustic...
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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"

"Juno"

"Michael Clayton"

"Atonement"

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...
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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...
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Writers Guild Of America Nominees Announced

January 11th, 2008 10:21am EST
Diablo Cody
NEW YORK (AP) - While the Writers Guild of America continues its strike, throwing much of awards season into question, it still has some awards of its own to hand out. Among the WGA nominees for best original screenplay are stripper-turned-scribe Diablo Cody for the teen pregnancy comedy ''Juno'' and Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed ''Michael Clayton,'' about a fixer at an upscale New York law firm.

Also nominated for best original screenplay were Judd Apatow for ''Knocked Up,'' another comedy about an unplanned pregnancy; Tamara Jenkins for ''The Savages,'' about adult siblings car...
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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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