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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...

Blake Edwards, Julie Andrews' Husband & 'Pink Panther' Creator, Dies At 88

December 16th, 2010 2:04pm EST
the Pink Panther
Julie Andrews' husband, Pink Panther creator Blake Edwards, has died at the age of 88.

The director, writer and producer passed away at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday night after suffering complications from pneumonia. His wife and other family members were by his bedside, according to his longtime publicist, Gene Schwam.

Born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards began his career as an actor and screenwriter, penning seven scripts for late actor/filmmaker Richard Quine.

He landed his big break on Orson Welles' production of War of the Worlds ...

'The Jerk' Starring Steve Martin Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

December 14th, 2009 9:47am EST
The Jerk 30th Anniversary
Directed by Carl Reiner, and released on December 14, 1979 "The Jerk" tells the "rags to riches…to rags" story of Navin R. Johnson, an imbecilic, white boy, raised by a family of poor, black sharecroppers, who decides to take his Candide-like optimism and head to the big city to find his place in the world. The film kicks off with a homeless Navin, who says, "I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now, I only have two things: my friends and my thermos." Navin then goes on to recount the particulars of his personal story. He begins with the a...

Steve Martin Nominated For Six Bluegrass Awards

August 15th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Steve Martin Nominated For Six Bluegrass Awards
Funnyman Steve Martin has landed six nominations for the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. The Pink Panther 2 star's first album of banjo tunes, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo", has been a critical and commercial hit, and is currently atop Billboard's bluegrass chart.

In the nominations, handed out on Thursday, Martin was named among the best banjo players and the album will compete for the Best Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.

O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack star Dan Tyminski led all nominations, with nine. Tyminski, a membe...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

July 13th, 2009 9:28am EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Wanna-be wizards must be foaming at the mouth to see the latest Harry Potter film, after its release was delayed from Thanksgiving 2008 to July 2009. Since Warner Bros. executives announced that they thought "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" would do better financially during the summer movie lull, rabid fans have waited an additional seven months to get their Potter fix.

Warner Bros. made a smart decision moving the release date back. There are only two films premiering this week: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "500 Days of Summer." "Harry Potter" faces almos...

New Movies On DVD, June 23

June 23rd, 2009 8:00am EDT
Confessions of a Shopaholic
A Manhattan shopaholic (Isla Fisher) whose buying sprees have buried her in immense debt lands a columnist gig dishing out financial advice in the comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, based on Sophie Kinsella's series of books. Also on DVD: The Pink Panther 2 and Inkheart.

This Year's Remakes & Sequels: Not Living Up To Expectations

June 19th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Terminator: Salvation
Take a look at the box office chart below, ranking the top ten films of the year so far:

1. Star Trek - $232,557,467

2. Monsters vs. Aliens - $195,246,609

3. Up - $191,041,612

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - $176,270,686

5. The Fast and Furious - $154,669,230

6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $146,336,178

7. Taken - $144,958,654

8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $144,596,100

9. Angels and Demons - $123,708,539

10. The Hangover - $115,000,000

Notice something missing? Notice a lot of things missing? Namely, many of the high-profile remakes and sequels (Requels, to co...

Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 3)

March 19th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Matthew McConaughey
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...

Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...

Steve Martin Lashes Out At Snobby 'Pink Panther 2' Critics

February 15th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Steve Martin
Hollywood funnyman Steve Martin has dismissed recent poor reviews of his latest Pink Panther movie - accusing film critics of "snobbery" when judging comedy films. Martin reprised his role as Inspector Jacques Clouseau for Pink Panther 2, but the new picture received a barrage of scathing write-ups from film journalists and took a disappointing $12 million in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.

But Martin is adamant he doesn't take any notice of film critics, insisting they never give funny films a chance.

He says, "I have received bad reviews my whole life. I received bad...

Aishwarya Rai's Pink 'Pink Panther' Gown - Hot Or Not?

February 14th, 2009 9:16am EST
Aishwarya Rai
We think Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is hot in hot pink! She showed up for a screening of "Pink Panther 2" at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 13, wearing a long, flowing bright pink gown with a heart-shaped grouping of silver sequins on her chest. Delicate silver sandals complete the outfit.

What do you think of Aishwarya's dress? Is she hot or not? Let us know in the comments!

-More Aishwarya Rai Photos Here!-

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Opening February 6: The Pink Panther 2

February 3rd, 2009 10:52am EST
The Pink Panther 2
Hollywood funnyman Steve Martin returns to the role made famous by Peter Sellers in this high-concept sequel to the 2006 comedy hit The Pink Panther. Continue summary

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Steve Martin Called For 'Pink Panther' Wedding

January 26th, 2009 10:17am EST
Steve Martin
Steve Martin urged Pink Panther 2 producers to write in an unlikely wedding for his bumbling Inspector Clouseau into the script - because all his films that end with a marriage have been hits.

Clouseau weds Emily Mortimer's character Nicole in the new comedy after funnyman Martin got his way. He says, "I said, 'I have to tell you that every movie I've done that ends in a wedding or holding a baby has been a hit.' I do believe we've taken the Pink Panther somewhere else and, in a sense, made it our own."

And Martin, who is the fourth actor to play Clouseau on screen, already has ...

Spicy Food Caused Jean Reno's 'Heart Attack'

August 22nd, 2008 12:07pm EDT
Jean Reno
French actor Jean Reno's 'heart attack' was actually a bout of heartburn and gastroenteritis, according to his publicist. Reports suggested the Da Vinci Code star had been rushed to the Fort-de-France hospital on Martinique on Wednesday night after suffering a "serious" cardiac arrest on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.

But his publicist, Christina Papadopoulos, the fuss was nothing more than the result of "too much spicy Caribbean food."

She says, "Reports that actor Jean Reno is in the hospital due to a heart attack are false. He is vacationing in the Caribbean and went to a l...

Steve Martin Can No Longer Devote Himself To Stand-Up

October 24th, 2007 10:15am EDT
Steve Martin
Veteran funny man Steve Martin has ruled out a return to stand-up comedy. The Father Of The Bride star has just co-written a children's book and is currently filming a sequel to his Pink Panther film, and he insists he doesn't have the time to immerse himself in the world of live comedy.

Martin says, "It really requires a complete dedication; you can't just go out for a month, you have to go out for 11 months. You have to do it every night to stay fresh and hot. Whenever I would do (American TV's) The Tonight Show I would always work the night before because I found that if I didn't, ...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

October 17th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Emily Mortimer
"I disgusted people. That's what happens when you've been standing on the set too long." Emily Mortimer on sharing her thoughts about a flatulent disaster she has dubbed a 'shart' with Steve Martin on the set of The Pink Panther 2.

"My girls are looking for Hannah Montana tickets. They're like, 'Dad, don't you know somebody?'" Country star Garth Brooks admits his three daughters aren't interested in seeing their dad's comeback shows - they want hard-to-come-by tickets to see Miley Cyrus in concert instead.

"I once dressed up as a chicken for a restaurant opening." Brad Pitt admit...

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