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Check Out 'Napoleon Dynamite: 10th Anniversary Edition,' Now On DVD & Blu-ray

May 8th, 2014 5:18am EDT
Check Out 'Napoleon Dynamite: 10th Anniversary Edition,' Now On
From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite. With a red 'fro, his moon boots and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero.

His family consists of fragile brother Kip, who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico, who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma, who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner.

Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro decides to run for class...
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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
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. You can submit links to any of the interesting stuff you may find around the web, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything.

All you have to do is log in to Starpulse. Not a member yet? Why? It's easy to do, all you need is an email address and then you pick a user name and password. And we'll never give out any of your private information. Seriously, here's our privacy policy if you're actually concerned about it.

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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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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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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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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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Celebrity Birthdays, February 19

February 19th, 2007 3:00am EST
Haylie Duff
Happy Birthday to Norwegian singer Maria Mena (1986), "Napoleon Dynamite" actress Haylie Duff (1980), Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro (1967), "Family Ties" actress Justine Bateman (1966), British singer Seal (1963), British actor Ray Winstone (1957), late Austrian singer Falco (1957; d. 1998), "Dumb and Dumber" actor Jeff Daniels (1955), Italian actor Massimo Troisi (1953; d. 1994), actor Stephen Nichols (1951), Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (1948), R&B singer Smokey Robinson (1940), director John Frankenheimer (1930; d. 2002), "The Dirty Dozen" actor Lee Marvin (1924; d. 1987), It...
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Billy Bob Thornton And Jon Heder Go Head To Head In The Hilarious "School For Scoundrels," Now On DVD

February 16th, 2007 2:09pm EST
School For Scoundrels
From director Todd Phillips (Old School) comes the laugh-out-loud comedy about going from zero to hero, School For Scoundrels, arriving this week from Genius Products LLC. and Dimension Films.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) as Dr. P, a maniacal confidence-building instructor, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Roger, a hapless meter clerk who enrolls in his class, School For Scoundrels is a prank-filled laugher pitting teacher against student for the ultimate prize - the girl!

Tired of being walked all over, Roger (Heder), a dejected traffic cop, enrolls in a "confiden...
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Stuffmagazine.com's 'Songs That Remind Us of Movies'

February 16th, 2007 12:31pm EST
Pulp Fiction
For us, certain songs will always be linked to the movies in which they appeared. In some cases that's a good thing - you will never be able to hear Misirlou by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones without thinking of Pulp Fiction again, will you? In others, the memory isn't so good: I Say a Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick was featured in My Best Friend's Wedding. Unfortunately it was sung by the cast. Here are Stuffmagazine.com's songs that will always be connected to a film, for better or worse:

Song: (I've Had) The Time of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Movie: Dirty Dancing

Pa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 7

February 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Ashton Kutcher
Happy Birthday to Napoleon Dynamite actress Tina Majorino (1985), "That 70's Show" star Ashton Kutcher (1978), Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash (1974), Godsmack singer Sully Erna (1968), Ukrainian hockey player Peter Bondra (1968), comedian Chris Rock (1967), British comedic actor Eddie Izzard (1962), country singer Garth Brooks (1962), "Boston Legal" star James Spader (1960), "Crossing Jordan" actor Miguel Ferrer (1955), English actor Pete Postlethwaite (1945), English actor Gareth Hunt (1943), "Tarzan" actor Larry "Buster" Crabbe (1908; d. 1983), and English novelist Charles Dickens (1812; d....
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

October 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
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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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Comedies

August 11th, 2006 1:04pm EDT
Luke Wilson stars in Idiocracy
Two comedies sneak into the “Fall Movie Preview” even though they will be released before the official start of autumn on Sept. 23. Idiocracy (Sept. 1) stars Luke Wilson as Pvt. Joe Bowers, a soldier chosen to take part in a secret military scientific experiment in which he will be put into induced hibernation for 1,000 years. When he wakes up in the year 3001, he finds himself living in a society where intelligence has taken such a landslide he's now the smartest man in the world.

Hopefully this film will make viewers forget Wilson’s most recent flop, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which m...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 17

June 17th, 2006 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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