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Tilda Swinton: 'I Tried To Kill My Own Brother'

October 10th, 2011 1:47pm EDT
Tilda Swinton
Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton has sensationally confessed she tried to kill her own brother when he was a newborn baby.

The Michael Clayton star was around four years old when she became resentful at having three brothers and decided to take the life of the youngest child.

However, when she approached his cot, she saw the baby chewing his bonnet and removed it from his mouth - and was hailed a lifesaver by her parents.

Swinton admits she buried the incident deep in her memory and only recalled it in 1993 when the murder of two year old James Bulger by ten year olds Jon Venables ...
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Happy 50th Birthday: George Clooney Is a True Star & Class Act At 50

May 6th, 2011 8:30am EDT
George Clooney
“It's not about an opening weekend,” George Clooney once mused. “It's about a career, building a set of films you're proud of. Period.” 50 years into his life, mission accomplished. ...And a whole lot more besides.

Hollywood’s often accused of being superficial, debauched, stupid. Ironically, the king of the town is none of these things. George Clooney is a welcome rarity. In so many ways he’s above Hollywood - the tabloid scandals, the Botox, the surface nothingness. For all Clooney’s partying, good looks and joking around, there’s no hiding the fact he’s a proper grown up. The man has de...
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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
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Matt Damon Not Returning To 'Bourne'

October 11th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Matt Damon
Director Tony Gilroy has confirmed Matt Damon will not be involved in the next Bourne movie.

Damon has played secret agent Jason Bourne in three films, but sparked rumors of a departure from the franchise when director Paul Greengrass quit and the actor insisted he would not return to the role unless his pal was in charge.

Michael Clayton moviemaker Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplay for the three Bourne movies, has been hired to take over from Greengrass and he has now confirmed Damon will not be a part of new movie The Bourne Legacy. And he's revealed the film will not feature the ...
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Tilda Swinton's Menage A Trois

July 10th, 2010 12:56pm EDT
Tilda Swinton
British actress Tilda Swinton has attempted to clear up misconceptions about her romantic life once and for all in a new magazine interview, insisting it's not as complicated or exotic as reported.

For years the media has suggested the Oscar winner has been involved in a menage a trois with two lovers - artists John Byrne and Sandro Kopp - but the "Michael Clayton" star insists her private life has been blown out of proportion.

She tells feminism magazine Bust she's a one-man woman, who, like others, maintains a friendship with her ex and father of her 10-year-old twins.

Swinton explains...
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Whose Hair Is This?

February 11th, 2010 8:15pm EST
Tilda Swinton
Who is this mystery redhead? Here's a few hints: this snowy skinned thespian starred along with Rachel Weisz and Keanu Reeves as the Archangel Gabriel in "Constantine"; and won a Supporting Role Oscar for their performance in "Michael Clayton". Who is it? Find out after the jump!

It's Tilda Swinton!

Some of Hollywood's finest showed up for the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, today; including our mystery redhead, Tilda Swinton.

The actress made headlines recently for her uncanny (and unfortunate?) resemblance to Conan O'Brien. ...
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The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...
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Exclusive Interview With Meatwad, Er, Dave Willis, Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'

December 15th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Dave Willis
Dave Willis is a busy man. Since joining Cartoon Network as a writer for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast he has co-created Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Volume 6 is available on DVD December 16) and "Squidbillies" - all while writing for various other series like The Brak Show and "Perfect Hair Forever." He also does various voices for the shows, including the ever-popular Meatwad and Carl.

We were grateful that Mr. Willis found the time to fill out our Dave Willis Questionnaire™, the definitive Q&A for whenever you need to interview Dave Willis.

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What is your favorite voice...
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Carrie Preston Discusses Her 'True Blood' Role And More

August 21st, 2008 9:26am EDT
Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston is not only an actor, she has her own production company. So although she is featured in the new HBO series "True Blood" and has a cameo in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she is also currently making the indie movie tour with her latest release, "Ready? OK!" We caught up with the classically trained actor in transit and found her to be bright, charming, and a woman of many talents.

Hey Carrie, what's going on?

I'm going to a film festival in North Carolina with a movie that I produced and was in with my husband Michael Emerson ("Lost.")

Tell us about...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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Colin Farrell And Ewan McGregor Star In 'Cassandra's Dream,' Now On DVD

May 28th, 2008 8:30pm EDT
Cassandra
Every dream has a price in Cassandra's Dream, debuting on DVD May 27 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. In Academy Award® winner Woody Allen's third consecutive film set in contemporary London, following Match Point and Scoop, the acclaimed writer/director attempts to show just how far people will go to make their dreams come true. Colin Farrell (Miami Vice, Minority Report) and Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars films, Moulin Rouge) star as two brothers who find themselves desperate to better their troubled lives.

Named for a boat that the brothers pick up...
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Academy Awards Aim To Cure 'Awards Fever' As Show Approaches With Usual Glitz And Glamor

February 24th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Oscar Feature
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No matter who wins, one key prediction from Academy Awards overseers already has come true: The show will go on.

It was a nail-biter for weeks as a Hollywood writers strike threatened to decimate Sunday's Oscars, with stars and filmmakers indicating they would not cross picket lines if the labor quarrel remained unsettled.

In the wake of the Golden Globes, whose celebrity bash was stripped down to a pitiful mid-January news conference because of the strike, Oscar organizers insisted their ceremony would go on as planned.

The 100-day strike ended less than t...
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The 'Forgot-scers': Films & Performances That Fell Through The Cracks This Year

February 22nd, 2008 11:39am EST
Michael Clayton
The Academy Awards are just one big popularity contest, right? Everyone has an agenda, everything is fixed, its Hollywood's Prom and this year Michael Clayton is just the Prom King.

Some of it's true and some isn't, and most of the movies nominated this year are rightfully so. That just doesn't reconcile that so many great movies fall through the cracks each year, for whatever reason, and don't get their just deserts.

They're overlooked, they're under-appreciated, and they're forgotten. They may not be the very greatest ever made, but they still deserve to get let in on the celeb...
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Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

February 21st, 2008 2:00pm EST
Oscar heavyweight No Country For Old Men
It's going to happen after all. For months Hollywood was left to wonder whether or not its crown jewel, the Oscars, would even go on. But with the strike resolved and plenty of time left to plan, tinsletown is certain to be completely alight once again this Sunday for yet another four or five or maybe even six hours in heaven.

But what should we expect from the first real movie awards show of the season? Probably some lame jokes, great performances and many upsets since the out-of-work voters actually had a chance to see all the nominees.

Most Anticipated Moment:

This has...
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New Movies On DVD, Feb. 19

February 19th, 2008 8:00am EST
American Gangster
In American Gangster, director Ridley Scott spins a tale concerning a Harlem drug kingpin who smuggles heroin into the country by hiding it in the bodies of U.S. soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. Also on DVD: Michael Clayton, Rendition, In The Valley Of Elah, Lust, Caution and Margot At The Wedding.
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80th Academy Awards 'Best Picture' Spotlight

February 18th, 2008 2:00pm EST
Best Picture nominee Atonement
In just six short days we will see who will walk away with Oscar gold. For the most part, the Oscar nominees were not much of a surprise. With the writers' strike finally over, it looks like we'll get to see our favorite stars walk the red carpet.

Like every year, there are some snubs. James McAvoy (Atonement), Keira Knightley (Atonement), Ryan Gosling (Lars & The Real Girl) and Sweeney Todd (Best Picture) not getting nominations was both surprising and unjustified.

Even though "Sweeney Todd" did not get a nomination for Best Picture, the nominated films are definitely deserving ...
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Mandy Moore And Billy Crudup Star In 'Dedication,' On DVD February 12

January 25th, 2008 8:34am EST
Dedication
An emotionally complex author meets a blessing in disguise in the hip romantic comedy Dedication, arriving on DVD just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

The directorial debut of actor Justin Theroux ("Six Feet Under", Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), Dedication is a modern love story starring multitalented artist Mandy Moore (Saved!, License to Wed, A Walk to Remember), Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Stage Beauty, Mission: Impossible III), and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Cassandra's Dream, Michael Clayton, In The Bed...
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Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"

"Juno"

"Michael Clayton"

"Atonement"

Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...
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From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

January 22nd, 2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...
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The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...
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Writers Guild Of America Nominees Announced

January 11th, 2008 10:21am EST
Diablo Cody
NEW YORK (AP) - While the Writers Guild of America continues its strike, throwing much of awards season into question, it still has some awards of its own to hand out. Among the WGA nominees for best original screenplay are stripper-turned-scribe Diablo Cody for the teen pregnancy comedy ''Juno'' and Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed ''Michael Clayton,'' about a fixer at an upscale New York law firm.

Also nominated for best original screenplay were Judd Apatow for ''Knocked Up,'' another comedy about an unplanned pregnancy; Tamara Jenkins for ''The Savages,'' about adult siblings car...
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Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
Juno
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...
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Johnny Depp Was 2007's Top Money-Making Star

January 3rd, 2008 12:18pm EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has been voted the "Top Money-Making Star of 2007" in Quigley Publishing Company's 76th Annual Poll. Depp, who starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 2007, also placed first in 2006. He first appeared as #6 in 2003 and was second to Tom Cruise in 2005.

Will Smith, who starred in "I Am Legend," finished second in the voting followed by George Clooney ("Michael Clayton" and "Ocean's Thirteen") and Matt Damon ("The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Ocean's Thirteen.") Clooney has been in the poll five times to date. S...
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Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year

December 31st, 2007 12:00pm EST
George Clooney
We put a lot of thought into who should make it into the "Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year" list of 2007, and it caused quite the debate among our friends and colleagues, particularly over who should occupy the top spot. Take a look:

10. The Cast of High School Musical

The group that made "High School Musical" a phenomenon went through a lot in 2007. They rocketed from nobodys to tabloid fixations (hello, Zac Efron), from adorable, dimple-cheeked Hilary Duff's in-the-making to sex symbols (naked photos of Vannessa Hudgens, anyone?). The point is, these singing and dancing young actors...
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AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

December 27th, 2007 1:26pm EST
High School Musical 2
The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...
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'No Country for Old Men' Dominates DC Film Critics Awards

December 10th, 2007 10:30am EST
No Country for Old Men
The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) just announced its selection of the gritty thriller No Country for Old Men as Best Film of 2007.

In total, the Miramax/Paramount Vantage film won four awards including Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem.

Earning his first accolade from WAFCA, George Clooney was named Best Actor for his intense portrayal of an ethically challenged lawyer in Warner Brothers' Michael Clayton, while Julie Christie was awarded Best Actress for her heartbreaking turn as an ...
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Opening October 5: Michael Clayton

October 2nd, 2007 12:06pm EDT
Michael Clayton
(limited) A former criminal prosecutor who now works as an in-house fixer for one of New York City's largest corporate law firms is faced with the biggest fight of his career in a psychological thriller starring George Clooney, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Wilkinson. Michael Clayton (Clooney) may handle all of Kenner, Back and Ledeen's dirty work... Continue Summary

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George Clooney And Friend Injured In NJ Motorcycle Accident

September 22nd, 2007 9:26am EDT
George Clooney
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - George Clooney and a companion were injured on Friday when their motorcycle collided with a car on a narrow road across the Hudson River from New York City.

Clooney suffered a broken rib and scrapes while his passenger, Sarah Larson, broke her foot in the 3:30 p.m. collision. The two were treated at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and released, Clooney's spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, said.

''He's doing fine,'' Rosenfield said. ''He has a broken rib, it's very painful and it'll take a long time to heal.''

Clooney and Larson were traveling north an...
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