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

2/2/2013 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...

Rebel Wilson Thanks Nicole Kidman For Helping Her With Her Movie Career

6/30/2011 1:29pm EDT
Rebel Wilson
Actress Rebel Wilson is crediting Nicole Kidman with her successful movie career after the Hollywood star loaned her money to follow her acting dream.

The funnywoman, who stars in hit comedy Bridesmaids, trained at the Australian Theatre For Young People in Sydney, where the Moulin Rouge! actress also cut her teeth.

Kind-hearted Kidman, who later became a patron of the organization, gave Wilson a loan to allow her to train wherever she wanted - and she ended up studying in New York, where her career finally took off.

Wilson tells Women's Day magazine, "I joined the Australian Theatre ...

Ewan McGregor Welcomes Daughter Number Four

6/30/2011 8:46am EDT
Ewan McGregor
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has a fourth daughter.

The Moulin Rouge! star has two biological children with his wife Eve Mavrakis - 15-year-old Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose, nine. The pair added to its brood in 2006 when they adopted daughter Jamiyan, nine, from Mongolia.

Now, McGregor and his wife are caring for a new baby, although he has refused to reveal her name or details of her background, according to Scotland's Daily Record newspaper.

The actor told the New York Post, "My wife and four girls - 15, two nine year olds and a baby of four months - often come with me if it's a h...

Rashida Jones Wants To Record An Album Someday

3/17/2011 10:06pm EDT
Rashida Jones
Quincy Jones' actress daughter Rashida Jones has revealed she was in the running to play the lead in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! - until Nicole Kidman expressed interest in the musical role.

The TV star admits she auditioned for the role of Satine before producers decided to go for a bigger name.

And she wowed movie executives with a routine she worked out with her super-producer dad.

Jones tells, "You had to sing a song and I decided I wanted to sing and play a song. I wanted to play this arrangement of "Somewhere" from West Side Story that my dad had done for Aretha Frankl...

Amber Heard Looks Stunning At 'Drive Angry' Premiere; Joins Playboy Movie

2/23/2011 8:20am EST
Amber Heard
Amber Heard dazzled at the "Drive Angry" Los Angeles screening in a strapless sequined dress. The actress is gearing up to star as a sexy pin-up in a new TV pilot about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Club.

The blonde beauty will star as a Playboy bunny in the forthcoming drama "Playboy," which is set in the Chicago, Illinois hotspot in the 1960s.

However, Heard insists her character will be no ordinary model.

She says, "It's going to be like Mad Men meets the Sopranos meets Moulin Rouge! I've never been to the Playboy Mansion and it does sound wild but this is set in the 1960s so it's a di...

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Her Fertility Struggle

2/21/2011 7:23am EST
Nicole Kidman
New mom Nicole Kidman has opened up about her "rollercoaster ride with fertility," admitting she suffered feelings of "pain and loss" when she was unable to conceive.

The Moulin Rouge! star welcomed baby daughter Faith Margaret - her second with husband Keith Urban - in December, via a gestational carrier.

Kidman insists she "desperately" wanted to fall pregnant again after the birth of daughter Sunday Rose in 2008, and was forced to turn to surrogacy to complete her family.

She tells Australia's 60 Minutes show, "Anyone that's been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a chil...

Nicole Kidman Wants Her Daughter To Be A Musician

2/4/2011 4:44pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman hopes her daughter Sunday Rose takes after her musical father - because the actress loves her home to be filled with singing.

The Eyes Wide Shut star is married to country rocker Keith Urban, and despite her forays into music in Moulin Rouge! and a duet with British pop star Robbie Williams, she has no interest in collaborating with her husband.

However, Kidman is desperate for her daughter to follow in Urban's footsteps and has bought the tot a piano in a bid to make her a musician.

She tells BBC Radio 2, "I'm very comfortable listening. I would love it if Sunday Rose w...

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Marriage In Candid Q&A With Jennifer Aniston

1/5/2011 2:15pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has opened up about her views on marriage in a frank new interview with actress Jennifer Aniston.

The "Moulin Rouge!" beauty sat down for a candid chat with her "Just Go With It" co-star Aniston for the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Kidman tells Aniston about her search for a perfect husband, and reveals she found her ideal mate when she met her partner Keith Urban back in 2005.

She says, "You know how you dream as a girl; I'm one of those people. I would meet a guy, then I would imagine myself married and with kids within the first hour. (When I first met Urban...

Nicole Kidman:'I Want To Stay Alive For Sunday'

12/27/2010 11:16am EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has become a "totally different" mom to her daughter Sunday Rose after first experiencing motherhood with her adopted kids with ex-husband Tom Cruise - she has moments of "deep fear and emotion" as an older parent.

The Moulin Rouge! star welcomed Bella and Connor in to her family with Cruise in the 1990s, when she was in her 20s. The couple subsequently split and Kidman has since wed singer Keith Urban. She gave birth to their daughter in 2008.

Kidman, now 43, admits motherhood later on in life is very different compared to how she raised Bella and Connor, who are now teenag...

Nicole Kidman: 'I Want To Get Some More Weird Animals'

12/8/2010 12:47pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman longs to extend her menagerie of exotic animals to include pet snakes, but the actress has delayed the idea until her daughter is older.

The Moulin Rouge! star raises alpacas on the farm in Tennessee she shares with her husband Keith Urban and their two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose. Kidman wants to add reptiles to her collection, but admits Sunday is still too young to share a home with snakes.

She tells TV talk show host Conan O'Brien, "I want to get some more weird animals eventually, I'd love to get snakes, I love them. They might not be a good idea around the baby th...

Carey Mulligan Obsessing Over Her 'Gatsby' Role

12/6/2010 3:02pm EST
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan was so anxious to find out whether she had landed a role in the new movie version of The Great Gatsby she called her agent "every two hours for two weeks."

Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann is taking charge of the new film with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Jay Gatsby. Mulligan fought off competition from a number of high-profile actresses, including Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively, to play Gatsby's love interest, Daisy Buchanan.

And the An Education star admits she was wracked with nerves as she waited to find out whether her audition had been successful. ...

Nicole Kidman's Rep Slams Pregnancy Reports

12/3/2010 9:57am EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman's spokesperson has brushed off reports the actress is expecting her second baby with Keith Urban, insisting the actress is "absolutely" not pregnant.

The Moulin Rouge! star and the country singer, who married in 2006, welcomed little Sunday Rose in to the world in July 2008.

The actress was recently spotted sporting a fuller figure than usual, prompting speculation she was expecting again - but her representative tells Kidman is "absolutely, positively NOT pregnant."

Kidman also has two children, Bella and Connor, from her marriage to Tom Cruise.


Keith Urban Feared Nicole Kidman Would Leave Him When He Went To Rehab

11/30/2010 11:06am EST
Keith Urban
Keith Urban has opened up about the moment his marriage to Nicole Kidman almost collapsed - insisting he would have understood if the actress had walked out on him when he was admitted to rehab.

The country superstar has long battled alcohol and drug addiction and he reached breaking point four months after his marriage to the Moulin Rouge! star in 2006. Kidman helped stage an intervention and Urban checked into California's Betty Ford Center in a bid to kick his bad habits for good.

During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, Urban revealed he thought his addictions would...

Keith Urban Dedicates Album To Nicole Kidman

11/23/2010 11:23am EST
Keith Urban
Keith Urban has publicly declared his love for Nicole Kidman by dedicating his latest album to his movie star wife.

The star released Get Closer last week and included a heartfelt tribute to the Moulin Rouge! actress in the sleeve notes. In the message, Urban admits he is deeply in love with Kidman and promises to be a "better man" for her and their two-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose.

He writes, "Nicole Mary - I continue to be brought to my knees by this love of ours... I am in awe of how this blessed family we are creating stretches and fearlessly opens my vulnerable heart (sic)."


Jared Harris To Play 'Holmes' Nemesis

9/29/2010 10:30am EDT
Jared Harris
Mad Men star Jared Harris has landed the coveted role of villainous Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.

The British actor will play Holmes' nemesis in the Guy Ritchie film, which will star Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Noomi Rapace, according to

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle's Moriarty is considered by many the most treacherous of literary bad guys.

The character was most recently played onscreen by Moulin Rouge! star Richard Roxburgh in A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Meryl Streep To Play Margaret Thatcher?

7/1/2010 8:36am EDT
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is reportedly in talks to play Britain's first female prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a new biopic.

The Hollywood actress is said to be in negotiations to re-team with her Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd for the 1982-set film, which will show Thatcher in the run-up to the Falklands War.

Moulin Rouge! actor Jim Broadbent has reportedly been lined up to play the former British leader's husband, Denis, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Thatcher led Britain for 11 years between 1979 and 1990. Her career famously waned prior to the conflict in the Falklands but she r...

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

12/24/2009 9:33am EST
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...

30 Days Of Christmas: Week One

11/30/2009 1:55pm EST
Home Alone
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers, ready? Go!

Day One: Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 - Home Alone

When I was a kid, the magic of "Home Alone" was in what Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) was able to accomplish on his own. I was younger than his character when the film was first released, and watching him rig his house full of booby traps to catch the bad guys was almost inspirational. I found myself digging through my Playskool toy bins after returning home from the theater to see if I, too, could pull something like that off if situation cal...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

9/17/2009 3:00am EDT
Cassandra Peterson
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Cassandra Peterson aka "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" (1951)

Singer Jennifer Pena (1983)

Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979)

"American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975)

"Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975)

Singer Anastacia (1968)

Rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966)

"Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965)

"Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962)

King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961)

Comedienne Rita Rudner (1956)

Actor Charles Martinet (1955)

"Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003)

"One Flew Over the...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 22

7/22/2009 3:00am EDT
John Leguizamo
Happy Birthday to Belgian singer Kate Ryan (1980), "Run Lola Run" actress Franka Potente (1974), singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (1973), "Joe Dirt" star David Spade (1964), "Moulin Rouge" actor John Leguizamo (1964), R&B singer Keith Sweat (1961), Savatage singer/Trans Siberian Orchestra composer Jon Oliva (1960), guitarist Al Di Meola (1954), Eagles drummer/singer Don Henley (1947), "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover (1947), "The Muse" star Albert Brooks (1947), Supertramp keyboardist Rick Davies (1944), Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett (1944), funkmaster George Clinton (1941), Jeopardy!...

Open Letter: Career Advice For Zac Efron

4/15/2009 10:00am EDT
Zac Efron
Dear Zac Efron,

Rather than Twittering, updating our blogs with lots of OMGs, XOXOXOs, and exclamation points (!!!!!), or do whatever else it is your tween fans do these days, we thought we'd take the time and break out the vintage letter format.

All eyes are on you as '17 Again' hits theaters this weekend. This is your chance to solidify your status as leading man…or go the way of so many other fallen teen idols only to end up on some crappy VH1 show where you battle your alcoholism and inner demons at age 41.

Honestly we're not that psyched about the movie itself ('Peggy...

An Adventure As Epic As The Land, 'Australia' Comes To DVD March 3; Win A Copy!

2/19/2009 6:00pm EST
-Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman & Golden Globe Nominee Hugh Jackman Star In Visionary Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's Romantic Action-Adventure

Venture down under into an epic and romantic action-adventure set in a country on the brink of war when Australia debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD March 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Helmed by Australian native and Academy Award nominee Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) and starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, The Hours) and Golden Globe-nominee Hugh Jackman (X-Men trilogy, The Prestige), this grand-...

'Repo! The Genetic Opera' Slices Its Way To DVD

1/20/2009 5:30pm EST
Repo! The Genetic Opera
From the producers of the Saw franchise and director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV), based on a screenplay by Darren Smith & Terrance Zdunich from their original stage play, comes the new cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera. A futuristic tale of horror that modernizes the "rock opera" genre with original music and rich, dark production design, the film features an eclectic cast that includes Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Alexa Vega, Bill Moseley and Paris Hilton. The blend of Moulin Rouge style with The Rocky Horror Picture Show theatrics results in a unique vi...

Best And Worst Of Nicole Kidman

11/24/2008 10:00am EST
Tall, elegant Nicole Mary Kidman burst into Hollywood after hooking a role in a big movie - "Days of Thunder" - and also winning over its lead star Tom Cruise, who was America's Sweetheart at the time. Since then, Kidman has become much more than the ex-Mrs. Cruise, she is a beloved actress, mother, wife (to Keith Urban), and yes even Oscar winner! Beautiful, independent and dedicated to charity, Kidman is the very picture of a lady. This Aussie will star opposite fellow countryman Hugh Jackman in the upcoming film "Australia," in theaters November 25th. Let's take a look at some of her bes...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

9/17/2008 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author Ken Kesey (1935), singer/actress Dorot...

Slideshow: Favorite Movie Prostitutes

9/11/2008 12:12pm EDT
We all know that your average run-of-the-mill prostitute isn’t going to be the most attractive and eye-catching individual, however the next time you’re having a special rendezvous or appointment with your professional "love connection" this slideshow will help you fantasize or imagine that they’re someone else.

So to help you with your own personal fantasy, here’s some of Hollywood’s beloved working gals or guys, whatever the case may be.

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Celebrity Birthdays, July 22

7/22/2008 3:00am EDT
David Spade
Happy Birthday to Belgian singer Kate Ryan (1980), "Run Lola Run" actress Franka Potente (1974), singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (1973), "Joe Dirt" star David Spade (1964), "Moulin Rouge" actor John Leguizamo (1964), R&B singer Keith Sweat (1961), Savatage singer/Trans Siberian Orchestra composer Jon Oliva (1960), guitarist Al Di Meola (1954), Eagles drummer/singer Don Henley (1947), "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover (1947), "The Muse" star Albert Brooks (1947), Supertramp keyboardist Rick Davies (1944), Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett (1944), funkmaster George Clinton (1941), Jeopardy!...

Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

7/21/2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...

Colin Farrell And Ewan McGregor Star In 'Cassandra's Dream,' Now On DVD

5/28/2008 8:30pm EDT
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...

After 19 Years, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Phenomenally Exhumes Venerated Roots

5/22/2008 11:16am EDT
Indiana Jones
( – After such a long respite from the beloved film progression, I was initially just as skittish about seeing Harrison Ford back in the Indy saddle as I was watching Sylvester Stallone back in the ring in “Rocky Balboa” in his 2006 comeback and then again in 2008 in his “Rambo” return.

Ultimately, though, I had faith in director Steven Spielberg not to royally torpedo the monolithically anticipated “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which resurrects the Chicago-born, 65-year-old Harrison Ford as one of my favorite film characters of all time.