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Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

February 24th, 2013 2:07pm EST
The 2013 Oscars will feature a 50th Anniversary celebration of James Bond in the movies.

The tribute to tribute Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 will include a performance of a medley of Bond theme songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Adele.

Five of the six actors to portray James Bond on film will join the singers on stage.

Pierce Brosnan declined his invitation to participate, leaving Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig one Bond short.

Adele's theme for the 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall, is nominated -- and is the frontrunner for -- the B...

Tyler Perry And Other Famous Movie Studio Fires

May 2nd, 2012 4:50pm EDT
Tyler Perry
A fire last night at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta nearly threatened to put Madea out of commission. Luckily, the Atlanta police arrived in time to stop the blaze with only some damage to backlot facades - Perry can get back in his dress as soon he wants. However, this reminds us of other fires that damaged legendary Hollywood studios.

2008 saw Universal Studios' worst fire, taking 12 hours to put out and damaging many of the classic backlots (including Courthouse Square from Back to the Future) and the original King Kong ride. Reconstruction included the new King Kong 360 attraction and ...

Jack White To Write Musical Score For 'The Lone Ranger'

April 25th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Jack White
Former White Stripes star Jack White will compose the score for Johnny Depp's upcoming remake of classic TV series The Lone Ranger.

The rocker will lend his musical talents to the Disney western, which will star The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger with Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

The film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, confirmed White's involvement to Variety, saying, "Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture. Gore (Verbinski, director) hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it."

"We're a...

Bond 50: Fox Is Releasing All 22 James Bond Films On Blu-ray

January 11th, 2012 10:40am EST
Bond 50
In celebration of James Bond's monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering.

The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.

Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes On...

007 Was Based On Andrew Lloyd Webber's Father-In-Law

December 31st, 2011 11:30am EST
Quatum of Solace
Ian Fleming based his James Bond character on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's former father-in-law.

The theatre impresario's TV personality daughter Imogen has revealed the writer drew inspiration for his superspy from her grandfather.

She says, "He's based on my mother's father. He served under Ian Fleming in the war in naval intelligence, and my grandfather is one of the men James Bond is based upon. It's a very cool claim to fame."

Daniel Craig To Make Eight James Bond Films?

December 19th, 2011 9:28am EST
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig looks set to become the longest-running James Bond of all time after producer Michael G. Wilson revealed he'd "love" the actor to play the spy in five more films.

The star has so far signed up to three Bond movies, "Quantum of Solace," "Casino Royale" and upcoming film "Skyfall."

And now he looks set to overtake Roger Moore as the longest-running actor to play the superspy if he signs a deal to film a total of eight movies.

Moore currently holds the record with seven films, while Sean Connery took on six movies as Bond.

Wilson tells Britain's The People, "Daniel's been a te...

New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Looks Red Hot At 'Skyfall' Photocall

November 3rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe attended the photocall for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, in London today. The film's official title was released at the event.

Berenice is a French actress who has starred primarily on TV shows in her native country.

Film execs recently scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India. They chose to film the scenes in South Africa after negotiations fell through.

"Skyfall" also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. The film is set for release in November 2013.


'Nikita' Recap: 'Knightfall' (2.03)

October 8th, 2011 12:03am EDT
As a disabled person, I was pretty happy that we were represented in this week's Nikita. Unfortunately, the handicapped dude's a villain. Tough break - but regardless, "Knightfall" is still a pretty good episode.

In Quebec City, a mysterious figure on a motorcycle assassinates the Energy Minister. He's not mysterious for long: his name is Ramon (Simon Kassianides from the last James Bond film, Quantum of Solace), and his face is familiar to Michael and Nikita. She captured him six years ago, and now they find out that Division's decided to keep him on the payroll instead. Needless t...

James Bond 23 To Film In South Africa After Trouble With Indian Government

September 26th, 2011 9:13pm EDT
Quantum of Solace
Movie superspy James Bond has scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India after film producers and government officials reportedly fell out.

Film bosses on the untitled new Bond epic wanted to use India's crowded railway system for a breathtaking stunt sequence, but struggled to get full permission from railroad chiefs.

And now they've halted negotiations and chosen to film the scenes in South Africa instead, according to The Times of India.

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tells the publication, "While the Bond franchise is important for us, so is the safety of people. ...

Daniel Craig To Begin Filming Next 'James Bond' Film In India?

August 23rd, 2011 10:15pm EDT
Daniel Craig
James Bond is heading to India for a show-stopping train stunt, according to reports from Asia.

The Times of India reports, producers of the untitled 23rd Bond film are seeking permission to block off a section of railroad in Ahmadabad and Goa for an ambitious film sequence featuring Daniel Craig and his stunt double.

Pravesh Sahni, a representative for India Take One Productions, the unit that will be responsible for the location shoot, tells the Times, "This could be one of the biggest Hollywood movies shot in our country."

And he reveals, "Trains are the backbone of the film."

Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz Secretly Marry

June 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
James Bond star Daniel Craig has married British actress Rachel Weisz in a secret ceremony in New York.

The couple, who reportedly began dating after meeting on the set of upcoming movie Dream House, exchanged vows on Wednesday in an intimate ceremony only attended by Craig's teenage daughter Ella, Weisz's five-year-old son Henry, and two family friends, according to Sky News.

Craig's publicist Robin Baun, of Slate PR, confirmed the news to the Associated Press, but didn't reveal any more details.

The Mummy star Weisz split from her long term partner and father of her son, Darren Aronofs...

Filmmaker Slams 'Quantum Of Solace'

May 28th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Quantum of Solace
Filmmaker Martin Campbell has criticized bosses of the Bond franchise by blasting Quantum Of Solace as "lousy."

Campbell directed Pierce Brosnan's debut outing as the suave superspy in 1995's GoldenEye before returning to helm Daniel Craig's debut in "Casino Royale."

He was mooted as director for the follow-up, Quantum of Solace, in 2008, but the job eventually went to Marc Forster - and Campbell has now taken aim at the movie's producers, accusing them of ruining his good work on Casino Royale.

Campbell tells Total Film magazine, "The truth was it was a lousy film. Casino Royale really ...

Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...

Judi Dench On Board For Seventh James Bond Movie

January 27th, 2011 9:20pm EST
Judi Dench
Judi Dench has confirmed she'll be back as James Bond's boss in the much-anticipated 23rd 007 adventure.

The British thespian has played MI6 boss M in six Bond films and she'll return for her seventh this year.

She says, "I'm looking forward hugely to working with Daniel (Craig) again and with (director) Sam Mendes, who I've only ever worked with in the theater."

The new Bond film is expected to go into production later this year and will hit cinemas in November, 2012.

Sam Mendes To Direct Latest James Bond Film, Set For Release November 2012

January 12th, 2011 8:16am EST
James Bond
James Bond is back - filming on the latest 007 adventure now has a release date.

Daniel Craig will return as the superspy in the 23rd Bond film, which will go before cameras later this year and hit cinemas on November 9, 2012.

The franchise was left hanging last year when film studio MGM went into bankruptcy.

The new Bond film will be Craig's third.

Bosses at MGM and EON Productions have confirmed Sam Mendes will direct the unnamed action movie.

British actor Craig's last outing as 007 was in 2008's "Quantum of Solace."

Judi Dench Perplexed By 'Solace' Plot

September 13th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Judi Dench
Judi Dench shares Bond fans' frustration over Quantum Of Solace - because she struggled to follow the plot too.

Daniel Craig's second outing as the suave superspy, the follow-up to 2006's Casino Royale, baffled many cinemagoers with its speedy direction, fast-paced action scenes and intricate storyline.

And Dench, who plays 007's demanding boss M in the movie, sympathizes with viewers - she found it hard to keep up with as well.

She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "Yes, I know, it was hard, wasn't it? I didn't have a clue what was going on. I just did my bit, as I was told. I shou...

Is This It For James Bond? Find Out In This Week's EW

August 5th, 2010 9:15pm EDT
Daniel Craig As James Bond
With MGM up for auction - and no buyer in sight - the world's greatest film franchise lies in peril. This week's cover story investigates what's next for James Bond, and whether Daniel Craig has sipped his last shaken martini.

Up until last spring, it looked as if James Bond would indeed return, but after decades of invincibility, it seems as if 007 has finally been defeated, at least for the foreseeable future. What's holding up production on the next movie is the sale of MGM, which went up for auction last November and still hasn't found a buyer. Then, in July, there was more reason t...

Brad Pitt To Star In 'World War Z'?

July 23rd, 2010 8:22am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is set to destroy zombies in World War Z if comic book icon Max Brooks gets his way.

While his partner Angelina Jolie was wowing fans on the opening day of this year's Comic-Con comic book convention in San Diego, California, Pitt was part of major news as Brooks revealed the movie stud was his first choice to front the adaptation of the post-apocalyptic zombie horror novel.

Pitt's production company, Plan B, reportedly picked up the rights to World War Z in 2007, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way.

Brooks told MTV News that Quantum of Solace's Marc Forster will dire...

Olga Kurylenko Rules Out Marriage

April 20th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Olga Kurylenko
Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has ruled out marrying for a third time - because she doesn't want to "sacrifice" her career for love.

The Ukrainian actress, who played Bond's sidekick in 2008's Quantum Of Solace, wed French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol in 2000 but they split four years later. She then married an American businessman but that union also ended in divorce - and Kurylenko admits she's now happily single with no plans to settle down again.

She says, "I think I'll be single my whole life. It's entirely possible I'm going to end up alone. Because I don't want to make a...

Clash Of The Dresses: Alexa Davolos Vs. Gemma Arterton At The UK 'Clash Of The Titans' Premiere

March 30th, 2010 1:28pm EDT
Dress Battle
Gemma Arterton (right) and Alexa Davalos looked sultry in black at the premiere of "Clash Of The Titans" in London yesterday. Gemma - who you may remember from the last James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" - posed in a back-revealing dress, while Alexa ("Chronicles of Riddick," "Feast Of Love") opted for a slenderizing single-shouldered gown.

The 1981 mythological fantasy remake focuses on Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal hero made to carry out a series of quests by the gods in order to win the hand of the imprisoned princess Andromeda (Davalos).

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Mads...

Gemma Arterton Mourning Dead Grandmother

January 10th, 2010 2:50pm EST
Gemma Arterton
Actress Gemma Arterton is in mourning after her grandmother was found dead at her home with a knife wound.

The Quantum of Solace beauty's grandmother, 70-year-old Helen Sarfas, passed away at her house in Kent, England on Friday.

Police have confirmed the injury caused her death, but are not treating the incident as suspicious after questioning and releasing an unnamed 85-year-old man.

A spokesman for Kent Police, says, "The result from the post-mortem showed she died following a stab wound and there are indications that this was self-inflicted."

Arterton, who is preparing t...

Daniel Craig Is Top Of The 'Pec-King Order'

September 4th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Daniel Craig
Bond star Daniel Craig has pecs appeal - he has topped a new poll to find Hollywood's hottest torsos.

The scene in which the British hunk emerged from the sea wearing only tight trunks in Casino Royale proved the biggest hit with women in a Lovefilm.com poll. Scottish tough-guy Gerard Butler was second for his ripped appearance in Spartan epic 300.

In third place was Brad Pitt, who showed off his toned torso in Troy, while hairy comic Sacha Baron Cohen's green 'mankini' scene in Borat was voted into fourth.

The hapless Kazakhstan reporter even beat out competition from veteran s...

'Frost/Nixon' Screenwriter Hired For Next 'Bond' Film

June 13th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan to pen next Bond film
Celebrated The Queen and Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan has been commissioned to give James Bond a new assignment after joining the brains behind the next 007 caper.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have teamed Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and given them the job of creating the next Bond adventure for Daniel Craig.

Purvis and Wade worked on the most recent 007 films Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

In a statement to Daily Variety, Wilson and Broccoli said, "Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we're looking forward to working wit...

Mark Ronson-Amy Winehouse Reunion Called Off

May 25th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson's plans to re-team with Amy Winehouse have fallen through - after the troubled singer failed to turn up to the studio to finish their Quincy Jones tribute.

The superproducer was at the mixing deck for Winehouse's 2006 global smash LP Back To Black and the pop star returned the favor the following year by singing Valerie for Ronson's covers album Version.

But the pair failed to recreate their magic last summer when they were approached to compose a Bond theme for Quantum Of Solace - with White Stripes rocker Jack White and Alicia Keys eventually landing the song.


Liam Neeson And Ralph Fiennes To Clash As 'Titans'

April 9th, 2009 2:55pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is set to bounce back after the shock death of his wife Natasha Richardson by starring opposite longtime pal Ralph Fiennes in the Clash Of The Titans remake.

The two stars are set to play warring gods in the update of the cult 1981 film. Neeson will play Zeus, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Fiennes is in negotiations to take on the role of Hades, ruler of the underworld. The film set will be a more cheerful get-together for Neeson and Fiennes, who last met at Richardson's New York state funeral in March.

The all-star cast will also feature Aussie hunk Sam...

Gemma Arterton Dating 'Bond' Double?

March 31st, 2009 2:50pm EDT
Gemma Arterton
Bond girl Gemma Arterton is romancing Daniel Craig's body-double after meeting on the set of Quantum of Solace, according to reports.

The 23-year-old actress played Agent Strawberry Fields in last year's 007 outing - an MI6 operative who is seduced by the charming super spy. And Arterton is now rumored to have landed her own Bond hunk - the man who doubles for Craig during all the film's stunts.

A source tells Britain's Reveal magazine, "It's so cute, they are really loved up and it's great to see Gemma looking so happy. They met on the set of Quantum Of Solace. He was Daniel's ...

James Bond Named Top Hero

March 28th, 2009 11:11am EDT
Superspy James Bond has been named Hollywood's top hero ahead of Indiana Jones, Superman and Harry Potter in a new magazine poll.

Bond, who has been played on screen by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, came in at number one in the Entertainment Weekly Top 20 Heroes Poll, with Harrison Ford's adventurer, Indiana Jones, coming in second.

Also making the top 10: Alien heroine Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, Robin Hood, Spider-Man and Die Hard's John McClane.

Ford is the only star to land two characters in the top 10 - his Star Wars hero Han S...

New Movies On DVD, March 24

March 24th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Quantum of Solace
In Quantum of Solace, a devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of vengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Also on DVD: Bolt.

Spy Movies: Which One Is Your Favorite?

March 23rd, 2009 10:52am EDT
The movie Duplicity starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts hit theaters this weekend. In the film, Owen, a former MI-6 agent, and Roberts, a former CIA agent, work together on a project, but neither feels they can completely trust each other. The word duplicity means to conceal one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions, and the title seems very fitting. The release is sure to be one of the more popular movies of the spring, and it got Starpulse thinking about the best spy movies.

One of the most entertaing spy movies is Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, where he plays ...

Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

March 19th, 2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com'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 ...

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