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Haylie Duff engaged

April 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Haylie Duff
Actress Haylie Duff is engaged to boyfriend Matt Rosenberg.

The Napoleon Dynamite star announced the happy news on her food blog, The Real Girl's Kitchen, on Thursday (03Apr14), sharing photos of herself and her future husband while sporting a sparkling diamond on her ring finger.

She wrote, "Matt just took me by total surprise and proposed... on April Fools Day (01Apr14) of all days! The moment was genuine and sweet (like him!) and I couldn't wait to say yes!

"We are so excited and happy to share our wonderful news with everyone! We both feel so blessed to have the love and support of o...
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Haylie Duff releasing cookery book

October 17th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Haylie Duff
Actress Haylie Duff has turned her passion for cooking into a new moneymaking venture with the release of a new recipe book.

The Napoleon Dynamite star, older sister of singer/actress Hilary, reveals she got the urge to gather her own favourite dishes for The Real Girl's Kitchen after reading through her great-grandmother's notes and recipes.

The 28 year old, who also has her online cooking blog, tells America's Star magazine, "My dad gave me my great-grandmother's cookbook... I found so much inspiration in it. It had personal letters from people she had met in her travels and handwritten...
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The Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies

August 24th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Premium Rush
Premium Rush, a film about a bike courier transporting something way above his pay grade, hits theaters this weekend. So we wondered how it compares to past films with great bicycle scenes and movies only about bicycles. Here's our Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies:

1. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Bicycles obviously have a childhood connotation; it's the first vehicle we're allowed to drive (unless our parents bought us Power Wheels). So when the world's biggest kid, Pee-Wee, loses his bike, he goes on a national bike-hunt to get it back. To be fair, if I had that awesome ride, I'd go to hell...
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Cast Of 'Napoleon Dynamite' Reunites 8 Years Later (Photo)

January 7th, 2012 8:00am EST
Cast of Napoleon Dynamite
The cast of 2004's "Napolean Dynamite" - Diedrich Bader (Rex), Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Tina Majorino (Deb), Sandy Martin (Grandma), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Heder (Napoleon) - reunited to promote the new animated series in Los Angeles earlier this week.

The movie centers on a local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). The carrot-topped oddball has a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast gra...
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'Dirty Dancing' Performance Voted Greatest Movie Dance Ever

October 14th, 2011 6:30pm EDT
Dirty Dancing
The infamous routine Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey performed in "Dirty Dancing" has been voted the greatest ever movie dance.

The stars' steps came out on top in the poll, carried out by LoveFilm in celebration of the release of dance movie remake "Footloose" later this month.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's moves in 1994's "Pulp Fiction" wiggled their way into second place, while Gene Kelly's iconic dance scene in "Singin' in the Rain" made a splash at number three.

Other dances to make the top five in the poll include Jon Heder's comedy routine in "Napolean Dynamite," and Travo...
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'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers Suing Over Royalties

September 2nd, 2011 8:50am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
The producers behind Napoleon Dynamite are suing Fox movie bosses over allegations they're owed millions in royalties.

Bosses at Napoleon Pictures have filed suit against executives at Fox Searchlight Pictures, the independent division of 20th Century Fox, claiming they've been cheated out of home video revenue and TV licensing fees for the 2004 cult comedy.

The film, starring Jon Heder as a hapless high school student, grossed nearly $45 million at the U.S. box office and went on to become a top-selling home video.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles and obtained by the Holl...
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P!nk Defends Her Controversial New Video

January 21st, 2011 8:19am EST
P!nk
P!nk has defended her decision to include shocking images of self-harm, attempted suicide and anorexia in the video for her new single - insisting she wants to raise awareness of the controversial issues.

The pregnant pop star has debuted the promo for her new track F**kin' Perfect, which sees Napoleon Dynamite actress Tina Marjorino playing a teenager struggling with bullying and self-esteem issues who turns to cutting herself.

Pink has now opened up about the controversial video, revealing she fully expected it to "ruffle some feathers," but hopes viewers will take a positive message fr...
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'Napoleon Dynamite' Gets Animated In New FOX Series

October 12th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Cult movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is heading to the small screen - as a cartoon series. Jon Heder, who played the oddball character in the hit 2004 film, will return to voice the animated Napoleon Dynamite in the new Fox show.

The movie centers on a local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff).

Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy e...
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Tribeca: 'The Trotsky' & 'Beware The Gonzo' – A Tale of Two Heroes

May 3rd, 2010 1:13pm EDT
The Trotsky
As the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival draws to a close, I’m inclined to believe that this year saw an influx of young protagonists gracing the big screens across New York, delighting and riveting audiences alike of all ages. In an earlier episode, I mentioned Dog Pound, a film about juvenile delinquents trying to survive in a youth detention facility. Since then the young heroes I’ve encountered have been much better (if not always positive) role models.

The Trotsky is a film that you can still find on demand, and a film that recommend to anyone who’s a fan of the 80’s Brat Pack era. It’s the ...
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Jon Heder Drops Out Of Will Ferrell Sitcom

March 30th, 2010 8:31am EDT
Jon Heder
Jon Heder has abruptly pulled out of starring in an upcoming sitcom produced by Will Ferrell, citing "creative differences."

The Napoleon Dynamite star was signed up to play a computer geek who moves back to his small hometown to live with his parents in the untitled series, set to air on Comedy Central.

However, he's now dropped out of the project - just days before production was due to begin this week.

Heder's rep tells EW.com, "Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character. Jon wishes the show ...
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'Napoleon Dynamite 2' Talk Is Fizzling

October 30th, 2009 9:52am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite 2
After Napoleon Dynamite became a sensation, there was actual serious talk about a sequel. Jon Heder, who became a star off the movie, was willing to do it. Now director Jared Hess puts a damper on any hopes for Pedro's re-election campaign.

"I think initially, there was talk about that but at least from doing another film, shooting another live-action movie with Napoleon, I just don't know if it would have the same charm, especially with the success that particular film has had," Hess said. "I think the characters of that world were so much fun, it definitely maybe warrants the continuin...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'This Is It,' 'Boondock Saints II' & More

October 27th, 2009 9:37am EDT
The House of the Devil
As a Bostonian I'm quite excited about the release of the Boston based sequel "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day." As a huge fan of the original, I've waited years to see a sequel come to fruition.

For nearly 10 years, director Troy Duffy struggled to make the follow up to his 1999 cult hit "Boondock Saints." A Hollywood outsider, Duffy suffered from bad press characterizing him as incredibly difficult to work with. This created a major roadblock for him as he sought funding to make a second movie about the MacManus brothers, but eventually he was able to raise the money to make it h...
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Paris Is Singing Again, 'Gentlemen Broncos' Trailer, Russell Brand's 'West Side Story' Promo & More (Videos)

August 21st, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Paris Is Singing Again,
Paris Hilton is giving her singing career a second chance. Here's a teaser (thankfully) of her new song; Jared Hess's new film "Gentlemen Broncos" looks fantastic; and a skateboarder shows us what happens when the top half of the body keeps going while the bottom half stops. Russell Brand promotes the MTV VMA's (he's the host again this year) with a West Side Story themed promo; "Winkers" are an upcoming fad that hopefully will get stopped short, and Looner's "I Love My Tamagotchee!" Check 'em all out!

Oh dear Lord, Paris Hilton is going to release new music. Here's a clip of her u...
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Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt Cracks, 56 Tattoo Lies & More (Links)

June 23rd, 2009 3:00pm EDT
56 Tattoo Lies, Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt cracks
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Worst Jobs On Film

April 3rd, 2009 3:56pm EDT
Adventureland
Most people can empathize with a movie character who's stuck in a horrible, dead end job. We've all had that one job where we'd rather stab ourselves in the eye then go into the office for eight hours of pure torture. Whether it's a boring office job, a customer service-related job, or working at a run down amusement park for the summer like in Adventureland, some jobs are excruciating!

As a tribute to Adventureland, which opens today, we're spotlighting the worst jobs portrayed on film.

In The Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen plays a process server who serves people subpoenas to ap...
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Picture Perfect Parts: Actors Who Were Made For Their Roles

October 6th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Some actors were absolutely made to play a certain part. Either their agents are amazing or it was the role they were born to play! Check out some actors who were made for their roles:

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

In 2004, Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in Ray. It was obvious when watching the movie he would at least be nominated. Not only did he look exactly like Ray Charles but he sang like him too. Before Ray Jamie was best known for his comedic roles and after Ray, he is still thought of as Ray Charles.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott in ...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

September 9th, 2008 10:10am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most inspiring and witty remarks were made on the latest stories on Hollywood’s latest Pervert, Lance Armstrong and his sexual prowess, and Tom Cruise and his latest beard, as well as a Story about something no one wants to see John C. Reilly in the buff.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and kind observations made about former teen heartthrob Leif Garret, Bespectacled actress Tina Fey h...
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Efren Ramirez Pens Self-Help Book

July 11th, 2008 12:49pm EDT
Efren Ramirez
Napoleon Dynamite star Efren Ramirez has co-written a new self help book.

The actor and DJ has teamed up with filmmaker Chris Barrett to write Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose aimed at encouraging readers to achieve their life goals. Ramirez says, "Life isn't lived within the confines of a career; rather, living a successful life means embracing the limitless world of opportunities, and allowing yourself to explore any endeavor."

The pair believes success can be achieved if individuals plan their lives like producers and directors plan movie shoots....
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Haylie Duff Stars In MTV's Reality Competition Series 'Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods'

June 13th, 2008 7:00am EDT
Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods
The first cable network to televise a musical in its entirety, MTV will follow the success of its Legally Blonde The Musical special by again partnering with the musical team for the reality competition series Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods, airs Mondays at 10p.m. ET/PT.

Actress Haylie Duff (7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite) stars in and executive produces alongside Reveille, the eight-episode series which will provide an authentic first-hand look at what it takes to star in a Broadway musical. Viewers will follow 10 "triple-threat" hopefuls as they vie for the ult...
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Top Big-Screen Couples Of The Decade

February 27th, 2008 2:00pm EST
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
There have been many memorable onscreen pairings in the new millennium, but these couples top our list:

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Playing against type, with Winslet sporting day-glo punk hairstyles and Carrey slouching with a sad hound dog face, these two captured love in all of its inglorious, impossible-to-get-along shapes. A movie that begins with two people hoping to erase all traces of each other from one another's minds potentially heralded two hours of mud slinging. Instead, Winslet and Carrey work wonders together as a c...
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Charlie Murphy Stars In The Comedy 'Bar Starz,' Opening March 7

February 1st, 2008 9:37am EST
Bar Starz
Finally, a film has arrived to shine light on those whom frequent their local hot spots and hang outs, though as any drunken night of debauchery goes, you might just not like what you see when the lights come on!

Emancipating himself from his crazy girlfriend, Barry Shlotzak is in need of a new start, new challenges, and a new life. He's about to find it when his best friend, Douglas, convinces him to enter a contest, with the Grand Prize being an internship with the local Bar Starz. Everyone knows the "Bars Starz," they are the guys who set the trends, get the girls, and personify co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jon Heder
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...
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A Mismatched Pair Finds Love In All The Wrong Places In 'Moving McAllister,' Opening Sept. 14

September 11th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
Moving McAllister
Story centers on Rick Robinson (Ben Gourley), a lowly intern at a prestigious Miami law firm who dreams of becoming a partner one day. Eager to impress, he agrees to help the firm's top lawyer, Maxwell McAllister (Rutger Hauer), with a favor he really cannot afford.

Just five days before the bar exam, Rick finds himself in charge of moving McAllister's dearest possession across the country: his seductive, yet untouchable niece Michelle (Mila Kunis; That '70s Show, Family Guy). In a less than stellar moving van, the mismatched pair begins their cross-country journey.

Along the ...
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Shar Jackson Shows Ex, Kevin Federline, How To Rap

September 7th, 2007 9:59am EDT
Shar Jackson
Shar Jackson gave her ex-boyfriend Kevin Federline a taste of her talents on TV on Thursday night, when she joined rocker Sebastian Bach on new MTV show Celebrity Rap Superstar.

Jackson, the mother of two of rapper/dancer Federline's children, stunned judges Da Brat, DMC and radio host Big Boy, when she became a hip-hop heroine after taking tips from MC Lyte.

Other celebrities taking part in the TV talent contest include Napoleon Dynamite star Efren Ramirez and Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Jon Heder Hopes For All-Star 'Napoleon Dynamite' Sequel

August 23rd, 2007 2:42pm EDT
Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder wants to make a big-budget sequel of the successful low-budget comedy - with an all-star cast. The 2004 film quickly became a cult hit and made a star of Heder and filmmaker Jared Hess.

The pair has resisted pressure from studios to make a sequel - but Heder would love to see a multi-million dollar update with Matthew McConaughey playing his character and Antonio Banderas as his sidekick Pedro.

Heder says, "Banderas would be playing Pedro. They'd all be grown up, so we'd recast. Matthew McConaughey might be a good Napoleon."

-Awesome Napole...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 17

June 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paulina Rubio
Happy Birthday to American tennis player Venus Williams (1980), Mexican singer Paulina Rubio (1971), Canadian punk-rocker Bif Naked (1971), "Rush" actor Jason Patric (1966), "Stuck on You" star Greg Kinnear (1963), Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe (1960), Dead Kennedy's singer Jello Biafra (1958), "Napoleon Dynamite" actor Jon Gries (1957), love song crooner Barry Manilow (1943), "Trading Places" actor Ralph Bellamy (1904; d. 1991), Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898; d. 1972), and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky 1882; d. 1971).
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Jon Heder: 'I Didn't Realize Changing Diapers Was Going To Be As Fun'

June 4th, 2007 12:31pm EDT
Jon Heder
Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder is loving every minute of his newfound fatherhood - and even reckons changing diapers is "fun." The 29-year-old actor and his wife Kirsten welcomed their first child, daughter Evan Jane, in May, and the couple are enjoying every aspect of their new family life.

He says, "I think I was basically prepared for everything. I didn't realize changing diapers was going to be as fun. That was actually the thing I was most apprehensive about, but now it's like, 'Let's change a diaper!' I hope she's made a doodoo, so I can just change it. She's always awake and ...
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Jon Heder Is A Dad

May 22nd, 2007 12:49pm EDT
John Heder
Actor John Heder has become a father for the first time. The Napoleon Dynamite star, 29, and wife Kirsten have welcomed baby girl Evan Jane Heder.

A spokesperson for the star says the child is "safe and sound and healthy", but did not comment on the exact date of the child's birth.

-Jon Heder Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Jon Heder Isn't Interested In 'Greasy' Hollywood Girls

March 7th, 2007 9:51am EST
Jon Heder
Jon Heder gave up the chance to become a Hollywood playboy after the 2004 independent film Napoleon Dynamite turned him into an unlikely heartthrob. The 29-year-old devout Morman was determined to be a good husband to his wife of five years, childhood sweetheart Kirsten, and so Tinseltown's temptations were not for him.

Heder, who is now a father-to-be, says, "You don't want to hook up with all those greasy girls. And they don't want you. They want Napoleon. And I wasn't about to go back to that perm."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Maxim.com's Funniest Fake Foreigners

February 26th, 2007 9:59am EST
Borat
Why outsource those "wacky foreigner" roles when you can have actors put on ridiculously over-the-top accents? Maxim.com presents their list of the "Funniest Fake Foreigners" from television and film.

Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan)

Sometimes, our friends from overseas come here and end up teaching us all a little lesson about ourselves. Other times, they throw a sack over Pamela Anderson and then chase her through a parking lot. Only the truly great actually pull off both. We're just sorry that h...
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