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Actress Raquel Castro Wins A Place On Christina Aguilera's 'The Voice' Team

May 4th, 2011 10:46pm EDT
Raquel Castro
Ben Affleck's movie daughter from 2004 film Jersey Girl is hitting the high notes as a pop star after landing a place on Christina Aguilera's TV talent show team.

Raquel Castro was nine when she played Gertie Trinke in the Kevin Smith movie and now, at 16, she wowed Aguilera during a blind audition on The Voice.

Castro's performance of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" aired on Tuesday night's show in America and Aguilera beat fellow judges/coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton to sign her to her talent team.

Each star must pick eight performers, based on their vocals alone, for...
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Kevin Smith To Twitter All Day On Labor Day

September 6th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Kevin Smith
Moviemaker Kevin Smith is planning to spend Labor Day 'tweeting' fans. The cult Clerks and Jersey Girl director admits he's been training for a marathon Twitter.com session for weeks - and fans can ask him anything on Monday.

A statement from Smith, who boasts over one million Twitter.com followers, reads, "I wanna see if I can do it. I've been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat ass who'd rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional. Someone asked what my training regiment is gonna be, and I told them I've already stockpiled lots of C...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Quotes by Tori Spelling, Leonardo DiCaprio & More

December 5th, 2006 4:00pm EST
Tori Spelling
"I don't think it's a trend. Sometimes girls just don't wear panties, and we forget to close our legs when we're getting out of cars." Tori Spelling sympathizes with the recent spate of female celebrities who have been photographed flashing their private parts.

"I did want to name one of my daughters Cinnamon, and my husband was against it 'cos he said it sounded like a stripper. Strippers have the best names." Playboy cover girl and mother-of-three Cindy Margolis.

"The man sweats a lot... He actually comes with two T-shirts extra, so he'll work for, like, a couple of hours, work ...
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Ben Affleck: 'It Took Me a Long Time To Grow Up'

September 12th, 2006 9:03am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck credits the media furor surrounding his relationship with Jennifer Lopez and the critical mauling of the two movies they made together with helping him "grow up." The actor turned his back on Hollywood and has been a virtual recluse since his split from Lopez and the disastrous performances of Gigli and Jersey Girl in 2003 and 2004.

Affleck is now back with new movie Hollywoodland - for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival - and he insists he has learned much from the episode.

Affleck - now happily married to Jennifer Garner and with a baby d...
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Kevin Smith Doesn't Sign Body Parts

August 9th, 2006 9:27am EDT
Kevin Smith
Director Kevin Smith was left red-faced after a female fan asked him to sign her butt. The filmmaker, whose movies include Dogma and flop Jersey Girl, was attending a special screening of his cult film Clerks, in his hometown of New Jersey when he was asked to put pen to cheek.

During a question-and-answer session with fans an attractive young woman approached Smith and said: “I need you to sign my ass”, explaining it was so she could get it tattooed later.

However, embarrassed Smith declined her unusual request, saying: “I don’t sign body parts ma’am.”

The director, who was ...
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Ben Affleck Moans About Directing

June 28th, 2006 12:16pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is struggling with his directorial debut “Gone, Baby, Gone” so much he has called up old friend and filmmaker Kevin Smith for advice. Smith says, "He started complaining, 'These actors won't do what I say. They make up their own lines, they don't follow the script.' Then he said, 'I feel your pain.'"

Affleck has appeared in six Smith movies, including Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl and Mallrats, and the director was reportedly enraged when his former charge failed to cast him in "Gone, Baby, Gone."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Kevin Smith Chides Ben Affleck Over Movie Cameo

June 26th, 2006 8:58am EDT
Kevin Smith
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has blasted his friend Ben Affleck for failing to cast him in his directional debut "Gone, Baby, Gone." Affleck is currently filming the mystery drama in his native Massachusetts and upset Smith when he didn't ask him to cameo in the movie. Affleck has appeared in six Smith movies, including Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl and Mallrats.

Smith fumes, "I can't believe I cast the motherf*ker in six movies and he didn't have the f**king courtesy to be like, 'Do you want to show up in Gone, Baby, Gone?'"

Smith is currently in Boston promoting his new film Clerks II and...
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Kevin Smith Is Pumped About 'Clerks II'

April 18th, 2006 1:41pm EDT
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith insists the forthcoming sequel to his 1994 cult comedy Clerks is the best movie he has ever made. After a mixed response to his last film, 2004 romantic comedy Jersey Girl, Smith has returned to the low budget film that launched his career - the tale of two clerks working in a convenience store and the video shop next door.

Now Smith is confident Clerks II - which reunites most of the cast of the original film - will be a hit. He tells Empire magazine, "I love it. I think hands down it's the best film we've ever made. You never say never, and to not do Clerks II because at...
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