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Q&A: How 'Justified' Star Timothy Olyphant Conquers TV

February 22nd, 2012 1:48pm EST
If there's one film actor who came into television and blew the doors off the medium, it was Justified star Timothy Olyphant.

In three seasons as quick-witted, quick-drawing Kentucky marshal Raylan Givens, the Live Free or Die Hard actor hasn't given a bad performance. In fact, he hasn't given less than a great one. Whether it's his leveling stare or just the way he points his words, Olyphant carries himself with a natural intensity that makes Raylan the infamous character we've been told he is. Simply put, in someone else's hands, this role just wouldn't work.

Off-screen, he's incredib...

Maggie Q's Sexy 'Nikita' Billboards Upset Mall Bosses

August 19th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Maggie Q
Billboards promoting actress Maggie Q's new TV show Nikita are causing a controversy across America - because they're too sexy and too fiery.

The bosses of some malls and shopping areas have refused to put up the posters for fear of offending people. The varied billboards feature the scantily clad Live Free or Die Hard star holding a series of killer weapons.

Officials at top Los Angeles shopping center The Grove passed on an image of Q wearing a leather outfit. Malls in Chicago, Illinois and New York also passed on the image, according to Variety. Some outlets have now erected a repla...

Justin Long's Full-Frontal Nude Scene Cut From Film

July 27th, 2010 10:30pm EDT
Justin Long
Actor Justin Long's blushes have been spared by the director of his new movie "Going the Distance" - she has cut a full-frontal shot of the star.

Long's on/off girlfriend Drew Barrymore, who plays his love interest in the quirky romantic comedy, admits the "Live Free or Die Hard" star had to bare his butt in several scenes - and was completely naked in one.

She says, "It's funny because usually it's the girl who's naked. I was like, 'That's right b--ch, the tables are turned.' It was a running joke in the movie.

"It's (nudity) actually been trimmed down - there were more. There was one c...

Stop In The Name Of The Law: The Best Of The Buddy Cop Genre

February 25th, 2010 9:27am EST
Cop Out
Buddy cop movies involve two characters with completely different styles - usually one by the book and a wild one with no fear. They reluctantly team up to stop a crime and become friends in the process. These two characters usually can’t stand one another in the beginning, but as time passes they begin to appreciate the other’s perspective. They blend the excitement of an action movie with the wit of comedies, creating a very entertaining experience.

In honor of the latest film in this genre, this week’s “Cop Out” starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, we're spotlighting some of our fa...

Bruce Willis To 'Die Hard' Once More

February 23rd, 2010 4:00pm EST
Bruce Willis To
Bruce Willis is making plans to return to the Die Hard franchise, confirming a fifth installment is in the works. The actor kick started his career as a big-screen action man playing New York cop John McClane in the 1988 blockbuster,

which spawned three follow-ups.

Now the 54 year old is under negotiations to reprise the role - and he's already campaigning for 2007's Live Free or Die Hard film-maker Len Wiseman to helm the next project.

He says, "I think we're going to do a Die Hard 5 next year. I would hire Len Wiseman right now (to direct)." Willis has even come up with ideas for ...

Is Kevin Smith Looking For 'Cop Out' Publicity?

February 15th, 2010 12:12pm EST
Is Kevin Smith Looking For
Kevin Smith was conveniently kicked off of a flight over the weekend, allowing everyone in America to read his name in a paper or on a blog just in time for his new film, "Cop Out," in theaters February 26.

I'm not saying he got kicked off the flight on purpose, but perhaps his subconscious allowed him to put on the few extra pounds it took to get a pilot all riled up. Smith has flown Southwest before and never had a problem. He is currently challenging the airline to prove that he was really a safety risk, which will cost them a $10,000 donation to charity, should they fail. I would get...

FX Sets 'Anarchy,' 'Sunny' & 'Nip/Tuck' Return Dates

July 1st, 2009 7:02am EDT
FX has set its fall schedule with the return of three of its hit original series kicking off with the sophomore season of the drama Sons of Anarchy on September 8, followed by the comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on September 17, and season six of nip/tuck, which begins this October.

FX also has plans to launch a new original comedy series this fall to pair with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

In addition to the return of original series, this fall the network features a slate of blockbuster feature film premieres including Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four & The Silver Surfer...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...

Young Male Stars & Their Older Star Look-Alikes

April 2nd, 2009 9:23am EDT
Shia LaBeouf & Gerard Butler
Hollywood is a place filled with very beautiful people. And where one finds beautiful people, one can also encounter handsome leading men. These days, however, it seems that there a number of younger male celebrities whom have older star look-alikes. Or is it the other way around? You be the judge.

Check out our picks of younger men who have uncanny resemblances to seasoned Hollywood hotties:

Shia LaBeouf and Gerard Butler

"Transformers" star Shia Lebouf, at the age of 22, looks very much like a younger version of 39-year-old Gerard Butler ("300"). They both have that bushy...

Maggie Q's Plunging Neckline - Hot Or Not?

March 30th, 2009 1:22pm EDT
Maggie Q
Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free Or Die Hard) showed up at the 23rd Genesis Awards wearing a coral colored dress with a how-low-can-you-go neckline.

What do you think of the actress's outfit? Is she hot or would the dress look better on a more full-figured star? Let us know in the comments!

See more photos of Maggie here!

More: Celebrity Hot or Not? / Slideshows / Fashion photos

Eastwood Feels Lucky With Sixth 'Dirty Harry' Film

March 21st, 2008 11:02am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Veteran actor/director Clint Eastwood is resurrecting the Dirty Harry franchise with the series' first film in 20 years. On Tuesday, studio executives at Warner Brothers revealed the 77-year-old legend will direct and star in Gran Torino. No further details were released, other than the project has a December release date penciled in.

However, according to movie news website, Gran Torino will be the sixth Dirty Harry film, and the first since 1988's The Dead Pool.

Oscar-winning Eastwood, who last acted in 2004's Million Dollar Baby, also starred as maverick cop ...

'Hitman' Takes Aim On Unrated Digital Copy Special Edition DVD And Blu-ray March 11

March 4th, 2008 1:36pm EST
The fine line between sinner and saint is tested as Hitman shoots to DVD March 11th from Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, Hitman follows a genetically engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 whose sole purpose is to rid the world of its most sinister and deadly criminals. Hitman stars Timothy Olyphant (Live Free Or Die Hard, "Deadwood") as the master agent, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace, due in theaters Fall '08) as his love interest and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible: II, Dark Water) as the Interpol investigator obsesse...

Kate Beckinsale: 'A Three-Year Marriage Is Long In Hollywood'

February 27th, 2008 9:34am EST
Kate Beckinsale
British actress Kate Beckinsale is delighted to be celebrating her fourth wedding anniversary this year - because "three years is a long time to be married in Hollywood".

The Los Angeles-based star insists her marriage to Die Hard director Len Wiseman is still strong - something she believes is almost unheard of in Tinseltown. She says, "Any more than three years is a really long time to be married here in Hollywood. I feel like we're oddly-weds rather than newlyweds, like we're in our dotage or something."

And Becksinale admits sometimes it's tough having a movie maker for a hu...

Will Smith Wins 'Academy' Award From West Point Cadets For Role In 'I am Legend'

February 24th, 2008 10:30am EST
Will Smith
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Will Smith wasn't nominated for an Oscar this year, but his role in I Am Legend has earned a different ''academy'' award - from the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.

Smith was named the first winner of the Cadet Choice Movie Award, which was designed to honor the fictional character that best personifies West Point leadership qualities on the silver screen.

Smith's character in the film, Army virologist Dr. Robert Neville, is the lone survivor of a zombie-making virus that devastates Manhattan.

Nominated for his ''value-based leadership,'' Neville r...

Film Feature: Improbable Survivors

January 28th, 2008 11:12am EST
Live Free Or Die Hard
Movies are entertainment. We're supposed to suspend our disbelief so we can be entertained and so we don't bog ourselves down in the specifics. In some movies we can do just that - believe - and we can go with the flow. Others provide circumstances that are just too preposterous to take at face value.

Following are some of those movies and characters that I couldn't just forget about and found myself picking apart afterwards. I initially enjoyed each and every one of them, but on further viewing, they were just too much to accept.

Kill Bill Volume 2

There were a lot of scenes i...

Point/Counterpoint: Will The New 'Indiana Jones' Satisfy Filmgoers Or Suck?

January 9th, 2008 9:43am EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" arrives in theaters May 22, nearly 20 years after "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Will it live up to expectations or will it disappoint fans across the world? Two Starpulse writers weigh in about the fate of Indy.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of AARP (Let's Leave Indy in Retirement)

Let's get this out of the way before I even begin to write about anything else: Harrison Ford is 64 years old. That's beyond the aged cheese that is Bruce Willis. We're talking Sly Stallone's territory. Let's examine Stallone's recent career ch...

Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes of 2007

December 31st, 2007 10:23am EST
From the epic shootout in Heat to the Terminator battling the T-1000, everyone loves fight sequences. The two previously mentioned are some of the best of all time. The good fight scenes stand out and the bad ones are forgotten. But it’s the great ones that are seared into our memory. The following is a list consisting of the very best fight scenes that 2007 had to offer.

# 10. Transformers – Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher

While this was a guilty pleasure of mine this year, for many fan-boys, it was a dream come true. Their childhood toys and favorite cartoons came to life like...

WENN 2007 Movie Poll - The Naughty List

December 28th, 2007 10:58am EST
Knocked Up
As the year nears its close, have you really seen all the 2007 movies that count? The film buffs at WENN locked themselves away in a dark room with a week's supply of popcorn and warm soda and decided to review the last 12 month's hits and misses at the cinema.

We battled over 300, chuckled about Knocked Up, went native as we recalled Into The Wild's highlights and then dressed up for Hairspray - and we came up with the definitive naughty and nice lists.

So, if you're keen to check out one of the year's best films and avoid the worst, read on...

The Naughty List


What '24' Needs For Season Seven To Rock

December 28th, 2007 10:27am EST
For reasons that defy logic, the powers that be from 24 have decided to inform fans of a huge spoiler prior to the new season (see clip below.) Most likely they did this in an effort to bring back the pissed-off fans (and there are many) for the seventh season.

Producers will most likely use this as a focal point of their ad campaign for the new season, which looks like it will start in the fall (we hope), so we have to embrace this idea. It can go either way. The first part of this article does not give any info about the trailer so it is safe to read for those who still want to be k...

'Spider-Man 3' Most Blunder-Filled Movie Of 2007

December 21st, 2007 12:22pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 has been named the most mistake-riddled movie of 2007 by British filmgoers. Fans have counted over 157 errors in the latest installment of the superhero franchise, as compiled by U.K. website

The continuity mishaps included showing Cleveland, Ohio's Terminal Tower in view during Spider-Man's fight with the Sandman - despite the scene being set in New York. But it's not just the makers of Spider-Man 3 who are facing criticism - movie bloopers in 2007 are at an all-time high with almost 1000 spotted so far, up on last year's total.

Jon Sandys, of mo...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: 'Working With Willis Was Surreal'

December 5th, 2007 2:48pm EST
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was so star-struck by her Live Free Or Die Hard co-star Bruce Willis, she was too nervous to speak to him on set.

The 23-year-old - who plays John McClane's daughter Lucy in the fourth installment of the film franchise - admits meeting the veteran actor was such a surreal experience; she struggled to overcome her shyness.

She says, "Our first big argument scene was on my first day on set. My first day and I had to yell at Bruce Willis. I was so intimidated - a feeling that, because of the size of the franchise and the stars, stayed with me through...

Drew Barrymore Spends Thanksgiving With Justin Long

November 29th, 2007 12:17pm EST
Drew Barrymore
Actress Drew Barrymore's relationship with Justin Long is getting serious - the couple spent Thanksgiving together at the Live Free Or Die Hard star's family home.

Barrymore, 32 - who met Long on the set of He's Just Not That Into You - accompanied the 29-year-old actor last Thursday when he visited his parents in Fairfield, Connecticut, before spending the evening drinking cocktails at the nearby Southport Brewing Company.

A source tells, "They started out in the bar area and then moved to a booth, where they sat next to each other and kissed and hugged. Drew and Jus...

Starpulse Holiday Movie Preview, Part 3

November 21st, 2007 2:39pm EST
With every surplus of holiday cheer comes a few Scrooges. Some can't stand all the mushiness, or perhaps they just want to have something blow up to go along with their eggnog. Maybe they just like to sit on the edge of their seats instead of on Santa's lap. Fair enough.

For those people, there have been a few real holiday film gems over the years. Some are disturbing, such as Santa going on a killing spree. Others are entertaining, like Die Hard's Christmas party gone awry.

Part Three - Bah Humbug- Action/Drama/Adventure

But many don't have any holiday thematic link at all,...

New Movies On DVD, Nov. 20

November 20th, 2007 8:00am EST
Adam Shankman's adaptation of the stage musical "Hairspray," itself an adaptation of the non-musical John Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program. Also on DVD: Live Free Or Die Hard and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

Kate Beckinsale: 'Willis Stole My Husband'

November 16th, 2007 2:55pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Hollywood star Kate Beckinsale was once jealous of actor Bruce Willis - because he spent valuable time with her husband Len Wiseman on the set of Die Hard 4.0. The actress resents Wiseman's occupation because it means he is away from home for months - and she is not impressed when the director spends more time with his cast than her.

She says, "When Len was directing Die Hard 4.0, I felt so lonely because he was virtually a stranger for several months. He only came home to sleep."

However the Pearl Harbor star has found a way for the couple to make up for lost time. "I told him ...

'Harry Potter' Wins Big At National Movie Awards

September 30th, 2007 12:30pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix was the big winners at London's National Movie Awards on Friday night, with the movie blockbuster taking home three gongs.

The fifth installment of the boy wizard franchise was honoured as Best Family Movie, while the film's 18-year-old star, Daniel Radcliffe, was awarded for Best Male Performance - beating his co-star Rupert Grint.

The Best Female Performance award also went to a Harry Potter star - Emma Watson, 17, was praised for her role as Hermione Granger, taking home the gong ahead of Hollywood regulars Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightl...

Humanity's Last Hope Rests On A Gun-Legged Go-Go Girl In 'Planet Terror,' On DVD Oct. 16

September 21st, 2007 1:51pm EDT
Planet Terror
Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, Six Feet Under) give stunning performances as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-...

'Die Hard' Role Paid For Timothy Olyphant's House

September 7th, 2007 2:21pm EDT
Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant was so desperate to pay for his new house, he signed up for Live Free Or Die Hard without even reading the script. The actor was shocked when his TV show Deadwood was canceled last year - and the prospect of not being able to afford the repayments on his new home meant he signed up for the action movie(which was released internationally as Die Hard 4.0) on the spot.

He says, "They canceled Deadwood right after I bought a house, so I was going to work one way or another. I don't need to read the script. I'm in. Let's go!"

Lots more on Deadwood

(This news artic...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

August 25th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Kristen Bell
"I have a mouth of a sailor. I have to remember not to drop F-bombs when I'm ordering my lunch." New Heroes castmate Kristen Bell admits she swears a lot.

"I felt sorry for any girl who hadn't been married who was at that wedding because how do you live up to that, how can you reach that place?" Terrence Howard on pal Eva Longoria's fairytale French wedding in July.

"Every time an Estee Lauder package comes, she's like, 'Make-up!' She tries to just put it on her eyes, but it always ends up a few other places." Gwyneth Paltrow describes the joys of motherhood with daughter Apple. ...

'Harry Potter' And 'Spider-Man' Up For U.K. National Movie Awards

August 20th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Spider-Man 3 have been nominated for a host of prizes at Britain's inaugural National Movie Awards. U.K. TV network ITV is launching the new awards show following the success of their National Television Awards. Both events invite the public to vote for winners.

Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man 3), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Megan Fox (Transformers), Eva Green and Judi Dench (Casino Royale) are up for the Best Actress at the September 28 London ceremony.

Bruce Willis (Live Free Or ...

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