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Hugh Jackman Sings 'Les Miserables' Song As Wolverine - Watch It!

March 31st, 2014 4:30pm EDT
Hugh Jackman Sings 'Les Miserables' Song As Wolverine - Watch It
Hugh Jackman is a good sport. While appearing on BBC Radio 1's "The Matt Edmondson Show" he performed a spoof song from "Les Miserables" in character as the Marvel superhero Wolverine.

Jackman played Jean Valjean in the 2012 big-screen adaptation of the musical and stars in the upcoming "X Men: Days of Future Past."

The British DJ rewrote the lyrics to "Who Am I?" from "Les Mis," dubbing the track as part of "Wolverine The Musical."

Jackman happily goes along with the skit, singing the rewritten lyrics, which include, "Who am I?/Am I a superhero with some claws?/Or just an actor searchin...

Hugh Jackman parodies Les Miserables as Wolverine

March 31st, 2014 3:20am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman combined two of his most iconic roles when he performed a showstopping track from Les Miserables in character as Wolverine.

The Australian actor played the lead role of Jean Valjean in the 2012 big screen adaptation of the beloved musical, and thanks to BBC Radio 1's The Matt Edmondson Show, he was able to reprise his part as the French protagonist and the Marvel superhero at the same time.

The British DJ rewrote the lyrics to Who Am I? from the epic movie, dubbing the track as part of 'Wolverine The Musical'.

A video posted on YouTube.com shows Jackman going along with the ...

Hugh Jackman's wife fighting for changes to Australian adoption laws

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness is challenging politicians in her native Australia to relax adoption laws so more prospective parents can take in orphans.

Furness, who has two adopted children with the Les Miserables star, claims Australia's adoption rules need some attention, and actually forced her and her husband to rethink their family plans.

The celebrity couple abandoned their plans to start a family Down Under and instead they moved to America and began the process there.

She is backing new legislation reform aimed at relaxing adoption laws in New South Wales, and ...

Emeli Sande's 2012 release leads U.K.'s best-selling albums of the year so far

October 2nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Emeli Sande
Soul sensation Emeli Sande's critically-acclaimed Our Version Of Events has been named one of the U.K.'s bestselling albums of the year (13) to date - 20 months after its original release.

The Scottish singer topped the sales poll last year (12) after shifting more than 1.3 million units, and she is continuing to lead the competition for 2013, selling more than 591,000 copies in the first three-quarters of this year, taking its total U.K. tally to 1.93 million.

The soundtrack to movie musical Les Miserables is currently the second bestseller in the U.K. market, with 437,000 units sold sin...

Hugh Jackman in 'doghouse' with family for working too much

September 17th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has revealed he's in the "doghouse" with his family because his acting gigs frequently take him away from home life with his wife and kids.

The 44-year-old actor has just wrapped up a string of movie roles, but while he's making strides in his professional life, he tells U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that recently he's been having trouble balancing his career with his personal life - and his 13-year-old son, Oscar, has called out dad for being absent.

Jackman reveals, "I don't know if you've heard of the doghouse, but I'm living there currently. I've never really gone a...

Veronica Mars creator planning Les Miserables series

August 29th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Les Miserables
Rob Thomas, the brains behind cult TV show Veronica Mars, is working on a plan to bring Les Miserables to the small screen.

The writer/director, who earlier this year (13) shattered Kickstarter.com records when he asked fans of Veronica Mars to help him fund a movie adaptation of the TV drama, is developing a series inspired by the hit musical.

According to TVGuide.com, the ambitious project, which has been acquired by Fox network executives, will be a contemporary soap based on the classic Victor Hugo novel.

The script centres around a former convict who becomes a top lawyer and now wor...

Samantha Barks splits from David Gandy

July 21st, 2013 8:41pm EDT
David Gandy
Les Miserables star Samantha Barks has split from top male model David Gandy after a brief romance.

The singer/actress reportedly began dating the British hunk in May (13), but Gandy, who previously romanced The Saturdays pop star Mollie King, has now confirmed he is single again.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I am single at the moment. This summer I am going to L.A. and then New York. Samantha's gone to L.A. now and if I see her in L.A. then I see her in L.A. I am not going to go out of my way to see her, but if I bump into her, I bump into her."

The split is the second this year ...

Melissa Etheridge and Trey Songz honoured at New York gala

June 28th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Trey Songz
Melissa Etheridge, Trey Songz and songwriter Valerie Simpson were among the musicians honoured at a special gala in New York City on Thursday night (27Jun13).

The trio was applauded at the New York Chapter Recording Academy Honors, staged to celebrate the East Coast's dedication to the arts, and other honourees included violinist Joshua Bell and the lyricists/composers behind hit stage show Les Miserables, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

Songz, Simpson, Michael Bolton and Ne-Yo were among the performers at the event, while British actress Samantha Barks, who p...

Stephen Moyer and Samantha Barks heading to Chicago

June 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Stephen Moyer
Brits Stephen Moyer and Samantha Barks will be heading back to America's prohibition days when they take to the stage for a three-date run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles next month (Jul13).

The True Blood star will take on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn while Les Miserables beauty Barks will play seductive murderess Velma Kelly.

In a post on Twitter.com, the actress writes, "Very excited to announce that I will be playing Velma Kelly in Chicago at this year's Hollywood Bowl!! I'm so excited!"

Drew Carey will play hapless husband Amos Hart, while Lucy Lawless will star as...

Eddie Redmayne shows off tennis skills at charity match

June 17th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne showed off his serving skills on Sunday (16Jun13) as he took to a tennis court for a charity match at the Aegon Championships in London.

The Les Miserables star joined London's Mayor Boris Johnson, U.K. TV host Jonathan Ross, tycoon Sir Richard Branson and comedians Michael McIntyre and Jimmy Carr for the Rally Against Cancer charity game.

The famous faces donned their whites for a tag-team match, which pitted them against professionals Andy Murray and Tim Henman.

The money raised from tickets sales will go to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, where British tennis player ...

Amanda Seyfried lost her beautiful boobs in Hollywood

May 24th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Hollywood robbed Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried of her beautiful breasts, according to the actress.

The star has no problems with her body, but she admits there was much more of it when she was a teen - before she had to lose weight to fit intoTinseltown.

She says, "I'm fine, I'm happy (but) I looked way better when I was 15. I had beautiful, huge breasts and then I came to Hollywood and I was like, 'I gotta lose weight, I gotta look thin and fit,' and I lost them a little bit.

"I don't miss them because they were quite uncomfortable but they looked beautiful. I was feminine, I had ...

'Argo' Triumphs At The 2013 Oscars (See The Full List Of Winners)

February 25th, 2013 12:15am EST
Despite a snub for Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category, Argo landed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 85th Oscars, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lawrence picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook; while Daniel Day-Lewis landed Best Actor accolades for his role in Lincoln -- the only award each film received.

The night's big winner was Life of Pi, which landed four awards, including Best Cinematography and accolades for Ang Lee, who upset favorite Steven Spielberg in the Best Director category (scroll down for the ...

Will Anne Hathaway's Performance In 'Les Miserables' Bring Oscar Gold?

February 24th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Les Miserables
One take. That's all it took Anne Hathaway to land both an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress AND cement herself as the favorite to win the award.

Her brief appearance in Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Miserables was nothing short of epic, nailing her performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" in just one take. Hathaway gives off so much emotion during the scene that it's hard to get through it with a dry eye. Not to mention she's weeping herself throughout the sad song.

So who's she up against?

Only two-time Oscar winner Sally Field, whose portrayal of the batsh*t crazy Mary Todd Linc...

'Argo,' 'Lincoln' Frontrunners To Win Best Picture

February 24th, 2013 5:10pm EST
This year's Oscars promises to be full of drama and surprises as there are only a handful of sure locks to win awards.

The biggest question of all is which film will take home the award for Best Picture, with Ben Affleck's Iran Hostage drama Argo and Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leading the pack.

While Lincoln looked to be a sure bet early on, it wasn't until the Golden Globes that Argo began gaining all of the momentum; scooping up numerous awards, including Producers and Directors Guild Awards.

But that still doesn't mean it'll win Oscar gold. The Producers Guild has ...

Join Us Live On The Red Carpet Of The 85th Academy Awards (Live Stream)

February 24th, 2013 8:00am EST
Oscars 2013
Are you ready for Hollywood's crown jeweled event of the year? Yes, tonight is the big night, its the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Maybe you're hosting an Oscar themed party this year or hunkering down with a few BFF's for the big event? Then you'll want to be running our special two-hour live stream from the Red Carpet on Starpulse.com.

See who is wearing what – check out first hand who might make the best/worst dressed list. Hear from celebs themselves as they enter Hollywood's Dolby Theater for the biggest event in moviemaking.

Bookmark this page and join us live sta...

'Cabaret' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With A Remastered Blu-ray - Check Out 10 Other Great Movie Musicals

February 2nd, 2013 5:35am EST
Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, the groundbreaking Bob Fosse film "Cabaret" used the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis. The intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical.

Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgyn...

'Les Miserables' Producers Donate To Church Featured In Film

January 17th, 2013 11:37am EST
Les Miserables
The producers of blockbuster musical Les Miserables have donated $16,000 to an English church featured in the film to help pay for a new heating system. 

The cast and crew of the stage show's adaptation descended on the tiny village of Ewelme in Oxfordshire, England to film scenes at St Mary the Virgin Church. 

Hugh Jackman was among those who filmed at the church, and producers thanked locals by making a large donation to help with renovations. 

The vicar in charge of the church, Reverend Jonathan Meyer, insists the shoot was a positive experience for the community: "The spiritual messa...

Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...

Two Jews On Their Top Ten Films Of 2012

January 6th, 2013 10:55pm EST
Life of Pi
2012 was a great year for films - studio films as well as Indy titles all scored big.

From the exquisite writing, directing, special effects, I found myself laughing hysterically from a foul mouth, over-sexed pot smoking bear, to a bunch of folks freaking out at the prospect of turning 40.

We had cutting edge performances from Matthew McConaughey ('Killer Joe' & 'The Paper Boy), Nicole Kidman ('The Paper Boy'), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt ('The Sessions') as well as Daniel Day Lewis ('Lincoln') Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) and the whole cast of 'Django Unchained'.

As usual, John and I didn...

Russell Crowe Defends 'Les Miserables' After Adam Lambert's Tirade

January 2nd, 2013 1:24pm EST
Les Miserables
Russell Crowe has defended his new movie Les Miserables after Adam Lambert slammed the film's all-star cast for "pretending to be singers," insisting director Tom Hooper wanted the musical scenes to be "raw and real."

The former American Idol star, who began his career in musical theatre, shared his disappointment with the big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway production with his Twitter.com followers over the festive season.

In a series of posts, he wrote, "Les Mis: Visually impressive w (with) great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETEND...

Les Miserables Lyricist Thrilled By Susan Boyle's 'Dream'

January 1st, 2013 7:04pm EST
Susan Boyle
Les Miserables lyricist Alan Boublil was so stunned by Susan Boyle's success after she covered his song "I Dreamed A Dream" on TV talent show Britain'S Got Talent he sent her a heartfelt letter, which she had framed.

The Scottish singer went on to find international success after wowing Simon Cowell and the judges on the show, becoming a viral sensation in the process - and she found a fan in Boublil.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Susan Boyle was the first time in our lives when we got something incredible for doing nothing. It never happens in your life."

Adam Lambert Slams 'Les Miserables' Cast For 'Pretending To Be Singers'

December 31st, 2012 9:05pm EST
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert has slammed Tom Hooper's new movie musical Les Miserables, insisting the film "suffered massively" due to its all-star cast "pretending to be singers."

The former American Idol star, who began his career in musical theatre, took to his Twitter.com page to voice his disappointment with the big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway production.

In a series of posts, he writes, "Les Mis: Visually impressive w (with) great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers... it's an opera. Hollywood's movie musicals treat the sin...

Anne Hathaway's Mom Gives Actress Rave Review For Her Role In 'Les Miserables'

December 31st, 2012 4:15pm EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway's actress mum has heaped praise on her daughter's portrayal of a desperate prostitute in Les Miserables after playing the role onstage in a touring production of the epic musical.

Kate Hathaway insists her stage performances as Fantine inspired her daughter to become an actress and she's more than impressed with what Anne has created on the big screen in director Tom Hooper's epic adaptation.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, "I know I'm her mother, but I think she's the perfect Fantine. I don't feel like I dove into Fantine as far as she did. Annie actually opened my eyes to...

'The Hobbit' Back Atop Box Office

December 31st, 2012 10:31am EST
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
"Lord Of The Rings" prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will ring in 2013 as America's top film after beating Django Unchained and Les Miserables to number one at the year-end box office.

Peter Jackson's fantasy epic raked in almost $33 million over the weekend to blast past the $220 million mark at the U.S. box office.

Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western Django Unchained has come in second with a $30.7 million opening and Les Miserables heads into the New Year in third place with $28 million.

The movie musical has made $67.5 million since opening on Christmas Day.

'Les Miserables' Is Beautiful, Exciting, Romantic, And A Must See

December 26th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Les Miserables
I absolutely loved the Broadway production of 'Les Miserables' created by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boubill and Jean-Marc Natel. I listen to the show's score in my car whenever I need to feel energized.

So to say I was really, really looking forward to seeing the film is an understatement.

I couldn't help but wonder if I be disappointed? Would the film version match up to the stage production and would the singers sound as great as the original London and New York cast?


For those of you unfamiliar with the story, based on Victor Hugo's monumental 1862 novel ab...

Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...

Review: Hooper's 'Les Miserables' Is A Miss For This Fan Of The Musical

December 23rd, 2012 12:00pm EST
Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables
Before my review of Tom Hooper’s film “Les Misérables,” I just want to preempt a few nastygrams by saying that I have tremendous respect for this musical. I studied it in school growing up, I’ve watched several performances of it over the years, and I know some of the songs well enough to sing along. Although I’m not exactly a diehard “Les Mis” devotee, I can appreciate the skill with which the story and the music are crafted. Both are woven together in a way that is compelling and enthralling.

That being said, Hooper’s adaptation is a disappointing cinematic regurgitation of the stage sho...

Barbra Streisand Praises Live Singing In 'Les Miserables' Film

December 19th, 2012 4:30pm EST
The Guilt Trip
Barbra Streisand is back on the big screen this week in the comedy The Guilt Trip. We don’t get to sing because she’s playing a regular mom who’s not the world’s greatest multi-talent superstar. However, while discussing her film at a press conference in Los Angeles, Streisand complimented the upcoming musical film Les Miserables for letting its actors sing live. She said that’s how she did it in her classic movie musicals.

"By the way, A Star is Born was done live,” Streisand said. “Sometimes with an audience. I sang live. I sang live in Funny Girl,” at the end of Funny Girl, because th...

Anne Hathaway Refuses To Discuss Her 'Les Miserable' Diet

December 12th, 2012 5:30pm EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway refuses to divulge any more details on how she dropped 25 pounds for her role in new movie musical Les Miserables because she doesn't want to give impressionable young girls any ideas.

The dedicated star went on a strict diet, so she could authentically portray desperate prostitute Fantine in the upcoming film, and she recently confessed to reporters she only ate two dried squares of oatmeal paste a day to get to her ideal weight.

However, after repeatedly fielding questions about her eating habits, Hathaway has now vowed to remain tight-lipped on the other methods she ado...

Amanda Seyfried: 'They Thought I Was Having A Stroke'

December 12th, 2012 1:28pm EST
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried's singing in Les Miserables was sometimes so bad her co-stars feared she was having a stroke.

The cast all wore special earpieces to help them sing in time and on key but the forgetful actress would often leave hers somewhere on set and try to sing a capella, according to the New York Daily News.

Her co-star, British actor Eddie Redmayne, confesses that during one duet, her singing was terrible but he was too embarrassed to tell her.

He says, "I was doing a romantic duet with Amanda (Seyfried) and she was singing off-tune and slightly off-tempo, and I kept thinking, 'T...

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