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Seth Rogen Deemed Hollywood's Hardest Working Star

April 22nd, 2010 9:04am EDT
Seth Rogen
Funnyman Seth Rogen has been named the hardest working man in Hollywood - 10 of his movies have made more than $20 million at the box office in the last five years.

The Knocked Up actor has topped a new poll by Forbes to find the stars making the most films and the most money for studios since 2005. He beat out competition from veteran actor Morgan Freeman, who came second in the list, shooting nine movies which garnered more than $20 million in revenue.

Freeman's Invictus co-star Matt Damon came third, with eight high-earning movies in the last half-decade, while comic Will Ferrell cam...

Katherine Heigl: 'I'll Miss My Grey's Anatomy Family'

April 8th, 2010 12:08pm EDT
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl is sad to be finally leaving Grey's Anatomy - because her fellow cast members became like "family" during her six-year stint on the hit show.

Heigl has been dogged by rumors of a departure from the show ever since she landed her movie break-out role in 2007's Knocked Up. After taking a three-month hiatus from the hit medical drama, Heigl finally announced in March that she will no longer be a part of the series - because she wants to focus on being a mom to adopted daughter Naleigh.

The 31 year old is adamant she has not fallen out with her former colleagues - insisting ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Remember Me,' 'Green Zone' & More

March 8th, 2010 11:51am EST
Remember Me - Robert Pattinson
As I sit here preparing this column, the Oscars have not aired yet, but I must admit there’s not a high likelihood that I will be watching them when they come on. Most years I’ll watch a few minutes here or there, if I’m interested to see who wins an award in real time.

The ceremony is drawn out and boring in my opinion, and requires sitting through too many commercials to warrant watching from start to finish. I care about the winners of various awards, just not enough to suffer through the tedium. I’m sure I’ll have some feedback for next week’s column though on the winners and loser...

The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...

Martin Starr On 'Invention Of Lying:' 'F**k It, I Really Like The Movie'

October 2nd, 2009 9:20am EDT
Martin Starr
The Invention of Lying is the brilliant new Ricky Gervais comedy about a society where there's no such thing as lying and then a gentleman essentially creates the first lie, rolls with it and creates waves along the way.

We had the chance to sit down with Martin Starr, who is one of the best character actors around under the age of 30 (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, SuperBad) , to talk about his part in the film and some of the things that he's up to.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us a little bit about your character?

Martin Starr: I don't have a very big part [and] I kind of thou...

Katherine Heigl's Baby Girl Born With Hole In Her Heart

September 23rd, 2009 11:17pm EDT
Katherine Heigl baby adoption
Katherine Heigl's newly-adopted daughter underwent life-saving surgery to repair a hole in her heart when she was just two months old. The Knocked Up star and her singer husband Josh Kelley finalized the adoption of 10-month-old Nancy Leigh from Korea last week, revealing their applications were fast-tracked because the tot has special needs.

Heigl explained, "They wanted to get her to us as quickly as possible."

Now the National Enquirer reports the baby - nicknamed Naleigh - had an operation soon after she was born to fix her heart defect.

A source tells the tabloid, "Doctors sai...

Q&A: Bill Hader On His First Leading Role 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs'

September 16th, 2009 9:37am EDT
Bill Hader
"Knocked Up," "SuperBad," Hot Rod," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Tropic Thunder," "The Pineapple Express, Adventureland." All films -- released just in the last two years -- featuring (obviously, from the title of this post) "Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader. Bill Hader now takes on his first leading role, sort of, as wayward inventor Flint Lockwood in the new 3-D animated feature, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Hader, in this one on one interview, discusses with us the challenges of voice over work, his recent success in films as a supporting character and how all of this would ...

Katherine Heigl To Adopt Korean Baby

September 9th, 2009 8:10pm EDT
Katherine Heigl To Adopt Korean Baby
Katherine Heigl is planning to become Hollywood's latest adopting mom - the Knocked Up star has filed papers and plans to take in a little Korean girl, according to reports.

The actress, who was recently granted a leave of absence from hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, started the adoption process more than six months ago with husband Josh Kelley, according to

Insiders claim the adoption of 10-month-old Nayleigh will be complete by the end of the week, and the couple will be a threesome by Monday.

A source says, "She is thrilled. She and Josh are so happy."


Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...

ABC President Slams Katherine Heigl

August 9th, 2009 10:44am EDT
Katherine Heigl Grey
TV executives behind hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy have berated Katherine Heigl for her recent outburst in which she criticised the show's "cruel and mean" work schedule.

The actress spoke out in a bid to "embarrass" her bosses after she was forced to work a 17 hour day when the series came back from hiatus last month.

Steve McPherson, President of America's ABC network, has slammed the Knocked Up star for going public with her opinions - because she's not the only staff member putting in long hours on the show.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "I think it's unfortunate. Peop...

Green With Envy Over Katherine Heigl's Dress? Nope!

August 4th, 2009 3:46pm EDT
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl arrived at the premiere of The Ugly Truth in London today in a green sparkly dress. We're not crazy about the one-shouldered gown. What do you think?

Image © AP Photo/Joel Ryan

Seth Rogen recently criticized co-star Katherine Heigl over her suggestions the pregnancy comedy Knocked Up was a little sexist. Rogen said, "I gotta say it's not like we're the only people she said some bats**t crazy things about. That's kind of her bag now."

Image © AP Photo/Joel Ryan

Katherine is putting off having kids because she's terrified pregnancy will turn her into a bloated...

Charlyne Yi Is Laughing After Cera Split

August 4th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Charlyne Yi
Singer/actress Charlyne Yi is using comedy to help get over her split from longtime boyfriend Michael Cera - laughing with late night TV audiences while she performed a "sad" song about their break-up.

Yi is still recovering after her actor beau of three years dumped her last month, and took the opportunity to open up about their split on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien on Monday night.

The Knocked Up star introduced a tune on her electric guitar, telling the audience: "It's kind of a sad song about my boyfriend breaking up with me. What can you do about it? Write a song about it...

Seth Rogen Criticizes Former Co-Star Katherine Heigl

July 31st, 2009 8:58am EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen has taken aim at his Knocked Up co-star Katherine Heigl over her suggestions the pregnancy comedy was a little sexist.

Rogen and "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow have never commented about Heigl's Vanity Fair comments in 2007 - until now, and it seems clear neither will work with the Grey's Anatomy star again.

Appearing on Howard Stern's radio show on Thursday, the two pals, who have re-teamed for Funny People, ganged up on Heigl, who told Vanity Fair she found it hard to "love the movie" which helped launch her movie career because the comedy "paints the women as shrews,"...

Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 7/26/09 - 8/1/09

July 27th, 2009 1:56pm EDT
Funny People
The column formerly known as "This Week's Movie Buzz" has a new name: "Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies." Fear not dear readers, the structure of the article you know and love will not be changing at all.

At Starpulse, we decided to change the name because we believe "Trailer Talk" more accurately reflects the column's subject matter. The insight and advice that I provide you on a weekly basis is based primarily on my viewing of movie trailers.

I do not have a chance to see most of the films before I actually recommend them to you. That being said, I do give confirmation if I ...

Leslie Mann: 'I Don't Smoke Pot At All'

July 24th, 2009 8:46am EDT
Leslie Mann
Director Judd Apatow's drug references in films like The Pineapple Express have left his actress wife Leslie Mann fuming - because their fans keep coming to her to buy marijuana.

The Knocked Up actress admits she's been left in a conundrum since their little girls Iris and Maude both appeared in their dad's comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin and the upcoming Funny People - because their films became instant hits with their friends' pot-smoking parents.

However, since the couple have become popular for their crude humor on the big screen, the actress has become burnt out by "alarming" que...

Seth Rogen Vs. 'Entourage'

July 22nd, 2009 9:34am EDT
Seth Rogen Vs
Actor Seth Rogen has waged war on the creator of Entourage after his looks were mocked on the hit TV show. In a recent episode of the series, the characters referred to Rogen's "oddly fascinating" ugliness.

They also discussed whether the funnyman could ever win a date with a woman like actress Katherine Heigl, his love interest in Knocked Up.

Rogen was fuming after hearing the remarks, branding the program's creator Doug Ellin a "moron" and vowing never to watch the TV series.

He says, "Yeah, those guys are a**holes. I actually ran into (Entourage actor) Kevin Dillon in a Starb...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

July 20th, 2009 9:27am EDT
The Ugly Truth
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to catch "Dead Snow" on Demand, and it was everything I hoped it would be. To enjoy the film though you truly need to suspend your disbelief, because if Nazi zombies are not enough, there are tons of really ridiculous, impossible events that occur.

This self-aware horror film makes many hilarious references both directly and indirectly to other movies of the genre. Characters are incredibly cliché and the dialogue is woefully written, but it is an action packed gore-fest featuring some of the most delightfully brutal horror movie deaths.

Comedies d...

Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...

Blockbusters, Comedies & Animated Films To Benefit From New Oscar Rule

June 25th, 2009 9:34am EDT
The Hangover
In a move that had everybody checking their calendars to make sure it wasn't still April 1, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that this year there will be TEN Best Picture nominees instead of the five-film shortlist that's existed since 1944.

So what does this mean exactly? That is, apart from the additional five minutes of clips at the Oscar show and the inevitable surprise of a bleary-eyed Oscar Nominee presenter who realizes they aren't finished after reading the name of the fifth film off the TelePrompTer? Plenty.

The Animation Rule No Longer Applies...

Nia Vardalos Slams 'Fat-ist' Hollywood

June 15th, 2009 8:37am EDT
Nia Vardalos
Actress Nia Vardalos has fired off at Hollywood executives who green light film romances featuring "fat" Russell Crowe and Seth Rogen and then poke fun at her for finding love with hunks on the big screen.

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star is tired of Tinseltown's double standards when it comes to pairing up stars for movie love stories - because older women can't get away with dating hunks, while ageing actors regularly romance hotties. And she's had enough of the questions about her own onscreen match-ups with the likes of John Corbett and My Life in Ruins co-star Alexis Georgoulis.

Katherine Heigl Denies Rumors Of High Salary Demands

May 27th, 2009 10:18am EDT
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl's representative has lashed out at reports she was dropped from an upcoming A-list movie ensemble due to her extortionate salary demands.

The Grey's Anatomy star, who broke into movies with 2007 comedy hit Knocked Up, was expected to join Hollywood superstars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway in romantic comedy Valentine's Day, due to hit screens in 2011.

But according to online reports, the star was booted out of the casting line-up after demanding payment of $3 million dollars, despite working for a maximum of 14 days.

A source close to the pr...

Family Guy Volume Seven Arrives On DVD June 16 (Win A Copy!)

May 24th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Family Guy
Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and freakin' sweet, Family Guy Volume Seven arrives on DVD June 16 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. With all-new uncensored hilarity and hi-jinx, the national phenomenon continues as the Griffin clan embarks on even more outrageous adventures. Highlights include zany antics such as Peter's obsession with a 1963 hit song "Surfin' Bird," Stewie kidnapping the entire cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Brian getting injured during a take of Peter's version of "Jackass."

The collection also features an all-star line-up of celebrit...

Fashion Star Of The Week: Leslie Mann

April 17th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann, of "Knocked Up" fame and one of the stars of the new movie "17 Again," attended its premiere on April 14th, held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles in the cutest little frock.

The Outfit: A cream colored strapless ruffled neckline dress by designer Zac Posen.

Sassy Factor: Leslie keeps it girly cute while managing to stay age appropriate. We can appreciate this darling's toned legs because the dress length is neither too long nor short.

Accessories: Her gorgeous flowing blonde curls serve as her neckline accessory. Very sassy! A single bangle ...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 13th, 2009 8:57am EDT
17 Again
I must admit that two weeks ago, I grossly underestimated how popular "Fast & Furious" would be. The film captured the title of highest grossing opening weekend for a car-themed movie by taking in $72.5 million. I think it's important to note this, because I believe I'm an excellent judge of movies, but I admit the movies I recommend will not always reflect the average American movie patron's opinion.


Things seem to be perfect for up-and-coming U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), until the murder of his research assistant and mistress. It becomes ...

Is Seth Rogen Funny?

April 10th, 2009 10:39am EDT
Seth Rogen
Ronnie Barnhardt is a daring, delusional mall security guard who attempts to find the mysterious flasher who has been exposing himself to shoppers in the mall. Once he solves the case of the anonymous flasher, Ronnie hopes to be recognized for his achievement and win the woman of his dreams, Brandi.

The plot from the movie described isn't from Paul Blart: Mall Cop starring Kevin James, it's from the new movie Observe and Report starring Seth Rogen. Unlike Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Observe and Report is a dark, and twisted comedy that appears to be, from most reviews, beyond bizarre. The mo...

Celebrity Summer Jobs

April 1st, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Think back to the summer jobs you had growing up. It was probably a time before you really needed money, needed a job that would look good on your resume, or prepared you for your career. Summer jobs in high school and college are for pocket money to pay for movies and illicit six packs that your older sibling buys - the essentials for good summer living.

The upcoming film "Adventureland" is a trip down nostalgia lane, and not only because it's about a guy who just graduated college and has no idea where his life is going who takes a less-than-stimulating amusement park job. Set in 19...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It Or Skip It?

March 30th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Fast & Furious
Welcome to a new weekly column at Starpulse. As a movie trivia guru and trailer addict with practically a photographic memory of actors and directors, I will provide you with the inside scoop before you hit the multiplex with your hard earned cash. You'll receive a first look at the movies premiering each week, and I'll offer my predictions about which ones will be worth your $10, which ones you should wait to rent, and which ones aren't worth your time.


Set in 1987, recent college graduate James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) takes what he thinks will be a dead-end job ...

Lindsay Lohan Begs Seth Rogen To Call Her

March 20th, 2009 12:25pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is appealing to actor Seth Rogen to get in touch because she is desperate to star alongside the funnyman in a new Sean Penn movie.

The star reveals she's in talks to appear in a forthcoming film by Oscar winner Penn, but the pair's attempts to contact Knocked Up comedian Rogen have so far been ignored.

She tells Nylon magazine, "I'm talking to a lot of people right now. One is Sean Penn - I spoke to him again the other day. We're trying to get Seth Rogen for this project, but Seth won't call us back. So call us back, Seth, if you're reading this!"

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'Ghostbusters 3:' A Dream Or A Reality?

March 19th, 2009 1:13pm EDT
On June 8, the Ghostbusters franchise will turn 25. Since the original film's release back in '84 the boys in gray have taken on the paranormal in a sequel, comic book titles, cartoon series, video games, and even one out-of-print novel.

Despite the franchise's popularity, the past decade hasn't been kind to the "Ghostbusters." Like the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, whispers of an impending new installment ran the gauntlet of the internet rumor mill, bogging down the project with half-truths and unverified reports in the process. This is the part where a pun about the franchise d...

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