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10 Most Dysfunctional Onscreen Families

April 25th, 2013 8:00am EDT
The Big Wedding
Dysfunctional families are frequently portrayed in varying film genres, including comedies, dramas, horror and action films. The upcoming romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” brings an all new dysfunctional brood to the silver screen, with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton portraying a divorced couple faking their marriage during their son’s impending nuptials. The film features an all-star cast with the likes of Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. In honor of the film’s release on April 26, here are 10 of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace the big screen.

1. The H...
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Ben Stiller Pens Fourth 'Fockers' Movie

December 18th, 2010 9:03am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller has written a fourth movie to add to the Meet The Parents franchise - and hopes to start shooting the film in 2011.

The original was released in 2000, with the sequel - Meet The Fockers - hitting screens four years later.

The pictures, starring Stiller and Robert De Niro, grossed more than $846 million worldwide and the third installment, Little Fockers, is set to hit screens later this month.

And Stiller has now revealed he's penned a fourth script and hopes to convince funnyman Will Ferrell to appear in the next comedy.

He tells Britain's Daily Record, "Will (Ferrell)?...
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Barbra Streisand Originally Turned Down 'Fockers' Role

December 16th, 2010 10:04am EST
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand initially turned down a role in comedy movie Meet The Fockers and was only persuaded to take part because of her friendship with Ben Stiller's parents.

The singer/actress joined the Meet The Parents franchise with a part in the 2004 sequel opposite Stiller, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman, and she reprises her role in the latest installment, Little Fockers.

Streisand admits she didn't want to work on the film, but changed her mind after a phone call from Stiller, the son of her comedian pals Jerry and Anne Stiller, who persuaded her to play his onscreen mother.

She ...
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'The Hangover' Heading To Bangkok

October 5th, 2010 12:26pm EDT
Hangover
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are swapping Las Vegas for Bangkok - The Hangover sequel is heading to Thailand.

The trio starred alongside Justin Bartha in the hit 2009 comedy, which saw them cause chaos in Sin City as a bachelor party went awry. Director Todd Phillips is bringing the buddies back together for a follow-up and he has now revealed the sequel won't be returning to Nevada - they are shifting the action to the Far East.

He tells Empire Online, "It takes place in Bangkok and LA. There's gonna be some f**ked-up surprises. The three guys are back, Mr. Chow's bac...
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Johnny Depp Named 2010's Highest Paid Actor

September 10th, 2010 8:17am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has made a spectacular leap to the top of the Hollywood rich pile - he has earned $50 million over the last 12 months.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has jumped from number ten on the 2009 rich list to be named the highest earning actor by Forbes.com. Depp pulled in a huge sum for his portrayal of the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's hit Alice In Wonderland, as well as a $15 million fee for his upcoming film The Tourist.

Ben Stiller is at number two with a salary of $38 million stemming from his pay checks for Night at the Museum 2 and his next Meet the Fockers movie.

The num...
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Ben Stiller Helps Build A School In Haiti

June 23rd, 2010 8:49am EDT
Ben Stiller
Funnyman Ben Stiller is celebrating after his online charity campaign raised $50,000 to build a school in Haiti.

The Meet the Fockers star agreed a deal with bosses at Yahoo, who pledged to give the actor $1 for every Twitter.com user who clicked on an online photo he posted of himself at the Cannes Lions advertising festival in France.

Executives at the internet company will now hand over a $50,000 check for a temporary school to be constructed in the earthquake-ravaged country.

In a post on his Twitter account, Stiller writes, "Hey - woke up in Europe to learn we reached our goal of...
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Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...
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'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium,' Where Toys Come To Life, On DVD Today

March 4th, 2008 1:25pm EST
Mr. Magorium
Enter a world of enchantment when Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium opens its doors on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) March 4, 2008 from Fox Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), the fantastical tale features an all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner Dustin Hoffman (Meet The Fockers) and Golden Globe®-winners Natalie Portman (Closer) and Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") in an engaging and unusual story about the strangest, yet most wonderful toy store.

For centuries the eccentric 243-year-old Edward Magorium (Hoffman) has owned and opera...
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Third 'Meet The Fockers' Movie Set To Star Original Cast

February 26th, 2007 9:26am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro are set to star in a third Meet The Parents film. Director Jay Roach and Universal Pictures intend to reunite the cast from the hit 2000 movie and the sequel Meet The Fockers, which featured Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo.

The first two movies made a combined total of $850 million around the world, convincing movie bosses to make a third addition to the franchise, tentatively called Meet the Little Focker.

In Meet the Parents, Stiller plays Gaylord 'Greg' Focker, who visits his girlfriend Pam's parents to ask her father...
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Barbra Streisand Will do Another Farewell Tour

March 22nd, 2006 10:29am EST
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is to do another farewell tour. The singer-turned-actress - who last said 'goodbye' to fans in 2000 - will kick the 20 date run off in the autumn. An insider told New York Post newspaper "Barbra will perform 'in the round' from the middle of arenas. She'll be paid $2 million per show, with the best tickets retailing for $1,500 a pop."

They added: "Organizers are trying to find a suitable opening act. "They've tried unsuccessfully for Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond and Andrea Bocelli as opening acts. Now they're trying to get Il Divo."

Although this latest tour has yet ...
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Top Rented Film in 2005? Will Smith's 'Hitch'

December 29th, 2005 10:18am EST
Critics may get the first word on movies, but the final reviews ultimately come from the people. Topping the list of most popular Blockbuster movie rentals in 2005 is Hitch, the romantic comedy starring Will Smith, followed by the action and adventure film Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

"Love won the day in 2005, with 'Hitch' coming in as the most popular

movie of the year with Blockbuster customers," said Curt Andrews, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Blockbuster Inc. "What we'd like to know is if people were looking for a good la...
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Hoffman, Chan & Black To Star In 'Kung Fu Panda'

November 9th, 2005 4:53pm EST
Jack Black
Although the movie isn't scheduled to be released until 2008, DreamWorks Animation announced today that two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the computer-animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda." In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role.

Jack Black heads the voice cast as Po the Panda, the laziest of all the animals in the Valley of Peace. With powerful enemies at the gates, all hope has been pinned on an an...
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