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Russell Crowe To Perform At Canadian Folk Festival

7/9/2011 11:30am EDT
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Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is set to test out his musical skills by performing at a festival in Canada next month.

The Gladiator actor is to team up with his Robin Hood co-star Alan Doyle to perform two nights of music at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk festival in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

They will be joined on stage by fellow Robin Hood stars Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand, Crowe's singer wife Danielle Spencer and Irish duo Size2shoes.

Crowe, who has called the shows an "indoor garden party," writes in a post on, "Alan Doyle and I will be singing tunes...

Interview: Author H.E. Coleman On 'The Thief, The Sheriff, His Bitch, And A Bastard'

6/8/2011 11:00am EDT
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A modern day feminist trapped back in the Robin Hood medieval period – let the sparks fly. It may sound like a female version of the Martin Lawrence comedy "Black Knight," but it’s actually a sexy and sassy new action packed romance novel titled "The Thief, The Sheriff, His Bitch, and a Bastard" (available now from Scandalous Press via!) by young author H.E. Coleman. Starpulse recently got a chance to chat with Coleman all about her new book, the unusual title and cover art it sports and her inspirations when it comes to writing. So arrows, swords and shields at the ready, her...

Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett Star In 'Robin Hood' - On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 21

8/8/2010 5:15pm EDT
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Oscar winner Russell Crowe reunites with "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott to reveal the untold story of a common archer’s rise to become a hero in "Robin Hood", the $309 million worldwide blockbuster coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and single disc DVD on September 21, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All of these versions will feature the theatrical film, as well as a never-before-seen unrated director’s cut of the movie. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand.

The 3-dis...

Russell Crowe Is No Longer A Sex Symbol

7/27/2010 11:45am EDT
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The brooding Russell Crowe, 46, really made an impression on his fans when he hit the big screen as Maximus in "Gladiator" 10 years ago. Unlike George Clooney (who has somehow aged to perfection at age 49), Russ looks a little too tubby and a little too gray around the temples.

Crowe's recent big-screen adventure "Robin Hood" had a disappointing performance at the box office. His rep was forced to shoot down reports that the actor was digitally slimmed down for the role. The National Enquirer alleged, "Crowe just couldn't manage to drop the last 10 to 15 pounds he'd packed on, and producer...

Russell Crowe's Rep Slams 'Robin Hood' Digital-Slimming Reports

6/18/2010 8:27am EDT
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Russell Crowe's representative has dismissed rumors the actor was digitally slimmed-down for his latest role as Robin Hood.

The Oscar-winner plays the English folk hero in Ridley Scott's re-imagining of the classic tale, and recent reports claimed movie bosses spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars" in post-production to make a burly Crowe appear slimmer onscreen.

The National Enquirer alleged, "Crowe just couldn't manage to drop the last 10 to 15 pounds he'd packed on, and producers were horrified by several scenes where he looked totally fat."

However, Crowe's spokesperson has brus...

Russell Crowe Is Not Dead

6/10/2010 7:24pm EDT
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A spokesperson for actor Russell Crowe has denied reports the "Gladiator" star is dead.

New York City radio station Z100 reported the "Robin Hood" star had passed away on Thursday morning, prompting a flurry of internet and radio reports speculating about the story.

But a spokesperson for the 46-year-old actor has acted quickly to dismiss the sick rumor.

Crowe is the latest in a string of stars who have fallen victim to similar reports - the most recent being Zach Braff, Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby and Kanye West.

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'Sex And The City 2': Fail In The U.S., Fab In The U.K.

6/1/2010 8:48pm EDT
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The "Sex And The City" girls can rely on their fans in the U.K. - their movie sequel has strutted to the top of the British box office, just days after failing to excite U.S. cinemagoers.

The highly-anticipated film failed to hit the top spot in America over the Memorial Day weekend, losing out to both "Shrek Forever After" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time."

But Brit devotees of the hit TV series-turned-movie franchise flocked to catch the return of Carrie Bradshaw.

The sequel shot to the top of the box office with a $9.2 million opening weekend.

Dance movie "Streetdance 3D" fel...

'Shrek Forever After' Triumphs At Box Office; 'MacGruber' Debuts At Number 5

5/24/2010 8:25am EDT
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"Shrek Forever After" is bringing in the green after ending "Iron Man 2's" reign as America's box office champion.

The animated 3D movie took in $71.3 million over the weekend to debut at number one.

The big film - the final "Shrek" movie - fell well short of the $100 million studio bosses had anticipated.

"Iron Man 2" slipped to number two with $26.6 million. The superhero sequel has earned $251.3 million to date.

Russell Crowe's "Robin Hood" also fell a spot to three, while new comedy "MacGruber" debuted in fifth place with $4.1 million.

See more photos of "Shrek Forever After" here...

'Iron Man 2' Beats 'Robin Hood' At Box Office

5/17/2010 8:51am EDT
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"Iron Man 2" has fought off all competition at the box office for a second weekend, boasting new earnings of $53 million.

The sequel to the 2008 hit, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the comic book superhero, was number one at movie theatres across America at the weekend, sending its week-long total soaring to nearly $212.2 million.

Ridley Scott's epic "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe as the legendary British outlaw and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, settled for second place with $37.1 million on its debut weekend.

Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave's romantic comedy "Letters to Juli...

Russell Crowe Storms Out Of 'Robin Hood' Interview

5/14/2010 9:05am EDT
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Russell Crowe angrily stormed out of a British radio interview on Wednesday, after the host told the actor his accent in Robin Hood sounded Irish.

The famously short-tempered Oscar-winner was chatting to broadcaster Mark Lawson for BBC Radio 4's Front Row show, when he was asked if he purposely added hints of the Irish dialect to his portrayal of the English folklore hero. An infuriated Crowe angrily questioned Lawson's opinion - before swearing at him.

Lawson asked the star, "The accent you've given him (Robin Hood). There are hints to me of Irish, but what.... were you thinking in tho...

Samantha Harris Needs To Iron Her Dress

5/13/2010 7:23pm EDT
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"ET" host Samantha Harris joined stars Eva Longoria and Russell Crowe at the Cannes Film Festival opening party at the Majestic Beach yesterday. Her red gown popped on the red carpet, but her shoulder also looks like it's going to pop out of its socket. It also looks like she packed the dress in her carry-on luggage for the flight over there and just threw it on right out of the bag without ironing it before the event.

The TV personality says she misses hosting "Dancing With The Stars," but she's keeping very busy in her new gig. She recently spent time in Hawaii and London before jetting...

Eva Longoria Parker's Asymmetrical Gold Sequined Dress - Hot Or Not?

5/13/2010 2:41pm EDT
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Eva Longoria Parker attended the Cannes Film Festival opening party held at the Majestic Beach yesterday wearing a striking, one-shouldered gold dress.

The actress recently launched a unique fragrance called "Eva," which was created for people with perfume allergies. According to, she explained, "I wanted something clean and fresh. Something that smelled like you just got out of the shower. And that's how I came up with the scent."

The "Desperate Housewives" star will star in an upcoming film called "Dias de Gracia." It centers on the portrayal of the human cost of kidnapping a...

Salma Hayek Debuts The First Couture Gown From Gucci Première

5/12/2010 7:07pm EDT
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Gucci dressed Salma Hayek last night for the premiere of "Robin Hood" at the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Salma wore the very first couture gown from the Gucci Première collection designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini. The actress chose a Gucci Première floor length Bordeaux silk georgette one shoulder gown with hip, back and shoulder drape detail. The gown also features deep red crystal embroidery at the shoulder and waist.

Completing the look, she chose Gucci black satin peep toe heels and a Gucci black satin clutch.

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The New 'Robin Hood': Did It Need A Remake?

5/12/2010 9:20am EDT
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Robin Hood is one of the most famous folklore heroes of all time, and the first rhymes and stories about the noble outlaw go as far back as the 14th century. He is typically known as a follower of King Richard II, the Lionheart, and his enemies are the Sheriff of Nottingham and the ambitious Prince John. In time Robin Hood had a whole gang behind him with names as famous as his, like Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian. In most tales he chose to rob from the rich to give to the poor, fighting the greed of the upper classes with his bow, and over the past few centuries thi...

Russell Crowe Plans To Busk With The Merry Men In Italy

5/10/2010 10:47pm EDT
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"Robin Hood" Russell Crowe has turned an upcoming family break into a busker's vacation - he'll be hitting the streets of Rome, Italy with his movie Merry Men.

The Oscar winner had planned to treat his wife Danielle to a romantic vacation in the Italian capital once his promotional duties for "Robin Hood" were complete, and when his co-stars found out, they decided to join him.

Now, the break for two has become a group holiday centered around singing on the Spanish Steps.

Crowe, who fronted rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, reveals, "It's Danielle's birthday, so I was gonna have dinne...

Russell Crowe Hated Kevin Costner's 'Robin Hood'

5/10/2010 5:30pm EDT
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Russell Crowe watched previous adaptations of the Robin Hood story to inspire his latest big screen outing - and hated Kevin Costner's turn as the folk hero.

The Gladiator star plays the legendary character in Ridley Scott's upcoming blockbuster and he studied other incarnations of the role to help shape his portrayal of the action man. And he admits Costner's 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves wasn't one he liked.

He says, "I watched the Richard Greene TV series when I was a kid. When you see the episodes now, they're a bit creaky, and it's basically the same story every week. I s...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Robin Hood,' 'Letters to Juliet,' & More

5/10/2010 9:40am EDT
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Last week “Iron Man 2” totally blew my expectations out of the water, to be equally as enjoyable as its predecessor. It reuses the same formula as the original to achieve success: lighthearted banter, eye-popping special effects, and exciting action sequences. That being said, it’s not a boring carbon copy of the original because it introduces new characters and new challenges for the character Tony Stark. For further comments, check out my review.

May’s second week delivers just three new films to theaters: Ridley Scott’s action epic “Robin Hood,” the romantic dramedy “Letters to Julie...

Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' Stamped On Australia's History

5/6/2010 3:30pm EDT
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Russell Crowe has been immortalized in a new series of Australian stamps to celebrate his upcoming portrayal of British folk hero Robin Hood.

The Oscar-winner plays the Sherwood Forest legend in the latest Hollywood re-imagining of the classic tale, and has been honored by his adopted country in a set of postal stamps featuring Crowe in the guise of his on-screen character.

One of the issued stamps shows the Beautiful Mind star walking through a forest while another shows him firing an arrow.

A spokesperson for Australia Post says, "The release of the film Robin Hood this month is of ...

Russell Crowe Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star (Photos & Video)

4/13/2010 9:12am EDT
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Russell Crowe was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday in Los Angeles. Also pictured are his wife Danielle Spencer and their children Charles Spencer Crowe, right, and Tennyson Spencer Crowe, left.

Russell stars in the upcoming film "Robin Hood," a retelling of the legend featuring the "Gladiator" star in the titular role.

A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue Robin Hood rises from an unlikely background to become a hero to the impoverished people of Nottingham and lover to the beautiful Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett).

Celebrity Birthdays - April 7, 2010

4/7/2010 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to:

"Robin Hood" star Russell Crowe (1964)

Actor/comedian Bill Bellamy (1965)

Honk Kong action star Jackie Chan (1954)

Singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951)

Musician John Oates (1949)

"Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola (1939)

"Maverick" star James Garner (1928)

Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji (1927; d. 2003)

Indian musician Ravi Shankar (1920)

Jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915; d. 1959)

Canadian composer Percy Faith (1908; d. 1976)

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Ridley Scott Planning 'Robin Hood' Sequel

4/5/2010 5:30pm EDT
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Director Ridley Scott is hoping his upcoming Robin Hood blockbuster is a hit - because he has already mapped out plans for a sequel.

The moviemaker has re-teamed with Gladiator star Russell Crowe for the epic, which tells the early story of the legendary British outlaw.

And Scott is desperate for the film to triumph at the box office when it is released later this year, because he wants to turn the Robin Hood story into a successful franchise.

He says, "It is the beginnings of how the man becomes known as Robin the Hood. You don't really get that until the last few minutes when you re...

Russell Crowe Nearly Quit 'Robin Hood'

4/5/2010 9:38am EDT
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Russell Crowe nearly quit his role in the upcoming Robin Hood movie after the first draft of the script painted the legendary British outlaw as a villain.

The project, originally titled Nottingham, was marred with problems when production began in 2007, with movie bosses forced to halt work while scriptwriters reworked the story. Sienna Miller was originally cast as Maid Marian, but was axed in favor of Cate Blanchett, and the title was changed to Robin Hood.

Filming eventually began in 2008 and wrapped last year, and Crowe admits he's glad movie bosses agreed to rework the project - be...

'Robin Hood' Opening Cannes Film Festival (Video)

3/26/2010 2:41pm EDT
After being plagued by re-writes and casting problems, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe's latest historical epic is to open the legendary Cannes Film Festival.

Robin Hood has certainly had its problems - at one point, someone floated the idea of Russell Crowe playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham and the titular character. Injuries to both actors and set workers have also plagued the production.

Still, the action-packed film is hoping to repeat the success of Scott and Crowe's Gladiator. That film picked up five Academy Awards despite being released in May - the same month Robin Hood hits ...

Russell Crowe Stars As 'Robin Hood', In Theaters May 14 (Watch Trailer)

1/1/2009 9:00am EST
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Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as "Robin Hood," whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

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The untitled "Robin ...