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An Injured Ralph Macchio Persevered Through 'Dancing'

May 10th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Ralph Macchio
Injured actor Ralph Macchio struggled through a performance on Dancing With The Stars on Monday night, but his painful knee left him slumped at the bottom of the leaders' board.

The Karate Kid star ruptured a cyst during training last week and he subsequently missed much of his rehearsal time with professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff.

Macchio refused to pull out of his planned appearance on the program and took to Twitter.com ahead of the show to warn fans his performance would be less than perfect.

He wrote, "Nothing's gonna ever keep me down... Will be rough around the edges w/...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: The Karate Kid Sweeps This Leg Of The Competition

March 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars Ralph Macchio
On the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, we were treated to a handful of surprises. Karate Kid Ralph Macchio started at the top of the competition, and right behind him was... Kirstie Alley!

Meanwhile, fan favorites Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams were on the bottom half - lucky for them, radio personality Mike Catherwood had the worst performance of the night. But let's start at the top:

Ralph Macchio stunned the judges with his foxtrot with partner Karina Smirnoff, set to "Kick in the Head." Judge Len Goodman said the obvious: "You've got great potential... best foxtrot of ...
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Who Is Your Favorite 'Dancing With The Stars' Winner?

March 7th, 2011 5:00pm EST
DWTS
The twelfth season of "Dancing With The Stars" begins March 21, and reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson is an early favorite to win. She'll be competing against hip hop star Romeo, boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard, Disney star Chelsea Kane, "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio, supermodel Petra Nemcova, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, talk show hostess Wendy Williams, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, former "Cheers" star Kirstie Alley, radio personality Mike Catherwood.

Take a look back at the previous 11 seasons and see who won the coveted mirror ball tropy. There were four athletes, six w...
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Michelle Rodriguez Is Annoyed With All The Hollywood Remakes

July 31st, 2010 8:15am EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez is urging Hollywood bosses to come up with some new ideas because she's bored of seeing remakes and 1980s revivals hit cinemas.

Movie theatres have been bulging with big budget reboots in recent years, with new versions of "The A-Team" and "The Karate Kid" among 2010's most high profile offerings.

But the "Avatar" actress is adamant the current trend of re-imagining classic films and bringing 30-year-old ideas back to the big screen has grown tiresome.

She tells Showbizspy.com, "I think the industry needs to wake up and stop doing remakes because I'm kind of falling as...
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Jackie Chan Immortalized In Wax: Which One Is Real?

January 12th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Jackie Chan wax
Jackie Chan was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. He showed up for the unveiling yesterday, and the resemblance is uncanny. Which Jackie is which?

The action man is starring in The Spy Next Door, premiering Jan. 15. It centers on a man (Chan) who is forced to defend some neighborhood children who have been put in his care against secret agents looking for a stolen secret code.

Jackie is also starring in the upcoming Karate Kid remake with Jaden Smith. The 11-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has been training under Chan's stunt coordi...
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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Celebrity Offspring
Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...
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Spotlight On Taraji P. Henson

July 30th, 2009 10:01am EDT
Taraji P. Henson
A star was born in Southeast Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1970 and her name is Taraji Penda Henson, otherwise known as Taraji P. Henson. The first name Taraji means "hope" and the middle name Penda means "love," both being of Swahili origin.

No one can argue against the fact that this 38 year old single mother, with one teenage son, has certainly paid her dues to get to her current level of success. Henson is a graduate of Howard University where she transferred to, earning a degree in Theater Arts. To put herself through college she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon and wait...
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10 Movie Schools You Wish You Could Attend

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Revenge of the Nerds
Everyone hates going back to school, but these 10 celluloid schools would make any student jump out of bed and get there early. Whether it’s a high school full of fast cars and faster women or an academy for students with “special” talents, this list will get you wishing you were enrolled in one of these fun and fabulous movie schools.

10 - Harrison University - "Old School"

Pros: You get to hang out with your best buds. Age, marriage, kids or reality need not stop you from attending. You never have to actually go to classes or graduate in order to feel like a part of the col...
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Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

June 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...
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Beauty & Brains: The Most Educated Celebrities

April 16th, 2008 9:50am EDT
Natalie Portman
There's nothing better - or more intimidating - than someone with a combination of good looks, lots of money, unbridled talent and intelligence. It's easier to make fun of people like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, who might possess a few of the aforementioned assets but who are one short of a perfect combination.

But some celebs have it all. Beauty, money, power and an impressive academic pedigree. So here is Starpulse's list of the most erudite celebrities, and some might come as quite a surprise. (Conan O'Brien went to Harvard?)

Ashley Judd may have found critical acclaim for ...
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Santogold To Release Debut Album April 22

March 9th, 2008 11:00am EDT
Santogold
Santogold is a survivor of a half-century worth of living along musical evolution's most cutting edges. The only live act that can boast of having out-aged Barbara Bush, having outlived Mr. Miyagi and out-styled Liberace, Santogold is here with future flavor.

Already receiving weighty club rotation and airplay in urban Afghanistan and downtown Beirut, Santogold is the first act of the century to boast a post-war following on the International Space Station Mir. Following a live performance broadcast from three thousand miles off the Cape of Good Hope last June, inmates at Leavenworth P...
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'Never Back Down' Shows Good Action But Falls Short

March 7th, 2008 11:03am EST
Never Back Down
Five years ago, the FOX network titillated us with a story of a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks who got transplanted into the lap of luxury. The challenges of shedding his old school ways revolved around gorgeous girls and finding acceptance. The show was called The O.C., and it was a resurrection of the Beverly Hills 90210, but better. The O.C. ditched 90210's early wholesome direction and went straight for the scandal, the fights, and the sex. Think of Never Back Down as the first season of The O.C. on steroids.

Jake is a temperamental high school football star who has a ...
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Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

February 28th, 2008 12:27pm EST
Purple Rain
Starpulse recently ran a 'Top Ten 80s Albums' list, in which the inclusion of the Top Gun soundtrack inspired me to come up with a list of the "Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks." After doing a little 'freshening up,' both through my own personal collection, growing-up-80's memories and, oh, some website that has info about movies & music and the like, I've narrowed my list down to the top ten.

(And no, "Top Gun" didn't take my breath away and make it onto the list)

The main criteria used here is that only the film had to be released in the 80s, not the music contained on its soundtrack. I...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Quirky Group No More Kings Pays Tribute To 80s Pop Culture

March 20th, 2007 1:00am EDT
No More Kings
No More Kings, the self-titled first major release, is a positive, upbeat, pop/funk/rock party-in-a-box, full of pop culture references and quirky lyrics. "No More Kings is for anyone who's ever wanted a talking car," says Pete Mitchell, the man behind the band. "This album is very character-driven, very story-based."

A trait he learned as an animator that has carried over into his songwriting is communicating a character's core to an audience. In "Sweep the Leg," for example, Pete digs into the head of Johnny, Daniel-san's nemesis in The Karate Kid, and presents a new way of looking ...
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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...
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Game Show Network Pays Tribute to Pat Morita

November 30th, 2005 9:18am EST
The Karate Kid
The Game Show Network (GSN) will be airing a week-long “Match Game” tribute to actor Pat Morita, who passed away Thursday at the age of 73. Morita was best known for his Academy Award-nominated role as Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movies and for his role as restaurant owner Arnold on the hit television series Happy Days.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9 from 3:30-4:00 PM, GSN will air some classic episodes of Morita as a panelist on the Gene Rayburn-hosted show, “Match Game.” The network will air one of the five original 1976 “Match Games” each day of the week.

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Bruce Lee Is Immortalized in Bosnia, Hong Kong

November 28th, 2005 2:50pm EST
Bruce Lee
Bosnia and Hong Kong honored martial arts legend Bruce Lee by unveiling statues of the icon on what would have been his 65th birthday. Lee passed away in 1973 while filming The Game of Death. Conspiracy theories surround his death, but he allegedly died from a cerebral edema. Lee is widely known for his films Fists of Fury, The Chinese Connection, Enter the Dragon, and Return of the Dragon, as well as for his portrayal of Kato on The Green Hornet.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, Lee's legend did not die with him. For several years thereafter, "new" films appeared composed o...
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