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Meat Loaf Lands Texas Film Hall Of Fame Honor

March 9th, 2012 5:32pm EST
Meat Loaf
Veteran rocker Meat Loaf was honored for his movie work when he was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Thursday.

The Bat Out of Hell singer has enjoyed several cinema and TV roles since the early 1970s, including his famous turn as biker Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

He was inducted into the Film Hall of Fame in his native Texas at the awards ceremony in Austin on Thursday - and he showed his pride by making a rare prize-giving appearance.

Meat Loaf tells, "When I won the Grammy, I didn't go. I've had my daughters pick up awards. I've...

Susan Sarandon Disappointed By 'Glee' Snub

January 28th, 2011 3:39pm EST
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon was disappointed when she wasn't asked to do the Time Warp again in the Glee episode which paid tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The cult 1975 movie became the focus of a recent installment of the hit musical show, with the cast re-enacting the songs and dance moves from the film that helped launch Sarandon 's career.

The Hollywood veteran had been rumored to have been offered a cameo appearance in the tribute episode, but she insists Glee bosses never approached her.

She tells E! Online, "What I saw I thought was so fabulous. I thought it was so moving... They...

Susan Sarandon Defends 'Glee's' Use Of Transvestite Term

November 9th, 2010 8:23am EST
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon has defended Glee bosses after they were criticized for using a controversial term for transvestites in their recent Rocky Horror tribute - insisting certain gay rights groups are "way out of control."

The actress starred in 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the big screen remake of the stage musical, which was rebooted for a special episode of the hit TV series last month.

However, the episode's success was marred by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) officials, who slammed the show's use of the word 'tranny' to describe cross-dressing character Dr. Fr...

'Glee' Slammed By GLAAD

November 4th, 2010 8:13am EDT
Gay rights campaigners have lashed out at the producers and writers of TV musical Glee for including a controversial line about transvestites in the show's pre-Halloween tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The cast took on characters from the spooky and camp 1970s musical in a themed episode, which scored huge ratings last week. However, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) officials have taken issue with the use of the word 'tranny' to describe Rocky Horror's chief character Frank-N-Furter, who dresses in stockings, lingerie and high heels.

In the Glee tribute, actor...

Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel Do The 'Time Warp'

October 31st, 2010 9:00pm EDT
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel attended the 35th anniversary tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" looking fantastic in full costume as Siblings Magenta & Riff Raff.

Evan's teased out hair makes us wonder if Tim Burton based Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character on Magenta in his update of"Alice in Wonderland." Hmmm.

Evan's ex, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, has reportedly moved on from the young star. Reports suggest he's now dating model CariDee English.

Their romance blossomed in the studio, where Manson has been helping the "America's Next Top Model" winner record tracks for a debu...

Nicole Scherzinger Gets In The Horror Spirit

October 30th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger attended the 35th anniversary tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Los Angeles this week wearing fishnet stockings, a black sequined skirt and midriff-baring red silk blouse.

The pop star says she felt uncomfortable in her early days as a scantily clad Pussycat Doll because the band's racy stage costumes were a far cry from her own "conservative" wardrobe.

Nicole is purportedly in negotiations to star in the new "Men In Black" movie. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Betty White have already signed on.

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Check Out 'Glee's' Rocky Horror Tribute Tonight!

October 26th, 2010 7:18am EDT
Tonight, the hugely anticipated "Rocky Horror" episode airs on "Glee." New Directions performs the musical for their school show, and we're betting it won't disappoint! (Especially since John Stamos guest stars.)

The 1970s low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural classic concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby.

Adam Sha...

'Glee' Creator To Remake 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'?

October 18th, 2010 10:47pm EDT
Rocky Horror Picture Show
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is in talks to revamp cult 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" after paying tribute to the Richard O'Brien film on TV.

A week before the "Rocky Horror Show"-themed "Glee" episode airs on October 26, Murphy has been named as the favorite to direct a new version of the camp classic.

According to online reports, Murphy has met with Fox movie bosses, but has yet to commit to the project.

The original film featured Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf.

The movie was adapted from a stage musical, written and developed by O'Brien. The film a...

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

December 24th, 2009 9:33am EST
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...

31 Days Of Horror Week 3: 'Rocky Horror,' 'Body Snatchers,' & More

October 23rd, 2009 10:41am EDT
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
With the Halloween fast approaching, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week Kris does the time warp with "Rocky Horror," gets turned into a pod person

with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and gets generally freaked out by "The Vanishing."

October 15 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The culture behind "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has always sort of lingered on the edge of my awareness. I knew it was there, I knew people liked it and I knew it involved dressing in drag and spanking each othe...

A Viewers Guide To Bad Movies. Really Bad Movies!

June 16th, 2009 10:58am EDT
Troll II
During this year's SxSW festival, a small documentary titled Best Worst Movie premiered to an enthusiastic reception. The film, directed by former child actor Michael Stephenson, follows the production of a small independently financed Italian-cum-American horror film titled Troll 2. Starring no one, and directed by an Italian exploitation film director with a scatter-shot grasp on English and titles like a Terminator knock off titled Terminator 2 under his belt (the title rights were available in Italy), the 1990 film was released direct-to-video and promptly faded from existence. The acto...

Barry Bostwick To Divorce

June 5th, 2009 8:58am EDT
Barry Bostwick
Actor Barry Bostwick is to divorce his wife of 14 years.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show star and his second wife Sherri cite "irreconcilable differences" for the split, in papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

Sherri is petitioning for physical and legal custody of their two children, Brian, 14, and 12 year old Chelsea, with Bostwick being granted visitation rights. She has also filed to terminate any claims he could make for spousal support.

Bostwick was previously married to American actress Stacey Nelkin. They divorced in 1991.


'Hairspray' Sequel Won't Be A Flop

April 13th, 2009 10:30am EDT
There has not been a great history of musical sequels. Grease 2 is much maligned and nobody even remembers Shock Treatment, the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With Hairspray being a breakout musical hit, the studio and filmmakers want a sequel, but director Adam Shankman won't unleash another lame musical sequel.

"I stringently said I will not do this if it is stupid," Shankman said. "If we don't come up with a really good idea, but we did come up with a good idea that has the same kind of ironic political resonance as well. I was really opposed to it but we thought of some r...

Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.


'Repo! The Genetic Opera' Slices Its Way To DVD

January 20th, 2009 5:30pm EST
Repo! The Genetic Opera
From the producers of the Saw franchise and director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV), based on a screenplay by Darren Smith & Terrance Zdunich from their original stage play, comes the new cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera. A futuristic tale of horror that modernizes the "rock opera" genre with original music and rich, dark production design, the film features an eclectic cast that includes Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Alexa Vega, Bill Moseley and Paris Hilton. The blend of Moulin Rouge style with The Rocky Horror Picture Show theatrics results in a unique vi...

Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...

Satan's Helpers: Powerhouse Actors Embody The Devil

October 30th, 2008 11:50am EDT
Another Halloween is upon us, and in addition to witches and goblins "All Hallows Eve" conjures up images of everyone's favorite bad guy, Satan. Here's a list of some of Hollywood's best actors and their interpretation of the world's "worst" guy.

Tim Curry in "Legend" as "Darkness"

Only in the darkness will Satan have power and only in a Ridley Scott film will Tim Curry be the ultimate Satan for all time as "Darkness" itself. Amazing costume and make-up design help to bring the most sexual and darkly beautiful embodiment of the Devil to film. Darkness is a lonely and sadly...

Slideshow: Creepy Actors - Who's The Creepiest?

October 13th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Steve Buscemi
These actors have either played someone creepy or just look creepy. There's something about them that reminds us of fingernails on a chalkboard. Peruse our photo slideshow, and tell us who you think is the creepiest one of them all!

Willem Dafoe

Wild at Heart, Shadow of a Vampire

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Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Professional

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Joan Rivers

Plastic surgery junkie

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Steve Buscemi


Spotlight On Movies That Became Musicals

August 28th, 2008 10:30am EDT
The Little Mermaid
Fans of movie musicals know that most of their favorites, like "Grease," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music," and "Oklahoma!" were adapted from popular Broadway plays. However, the trend in recent years has been to flip that formula around by taking a big-screen hit and trying to turn it into a small-stage sensation.

Disney has had great success with its theatrical adaptations, starting in 1994 with the critically-acclaimed "Beauty and the Beast." The hits kept coming with stage productions of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and, most recently, "The Little Mermaid."


MTV Announces 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake

July 24th, 2008 10:56am EDT
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Movie bosses at MTV have announced plans to remake cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The new film will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien and be overseen by Lou Adler - the executive producer on the 1975 hit, which starred Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.

Although casting decisions have yet to be made, Adler hopes the picture will be ready in time for October 2009.

He tells Daily Variety, "I'd like to see it shown a year from this coming Halloween, but that's up to MTV."

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Kelly Osbourne Eyes 'Rocky Horror' Role

November 30th, 2007 12:24pm EST
Kelly Osbourne
Singer/actress Kelly Osbourne is desperate to win an all-singing, all-dancing dream role in wacky musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show - following her critically-lauded turn in West End, London show Chicago.

The 23-year-old daughter of rocker Ozzy played Mamma Morton to rave reviews in London earlier this year. Now she is keen to expand her repertoire by taking part in a production of the sex-filled sci-fi classic as giggly Columbia, the girlfriend of delivery boy Eddie played by singer Meat Loaf in the 1975 cult movie.

She says, "I only know her as Meat Loaf's hapless girlfri...

Starpulse's Favorite Motion Picture Soundtracks

October 22nd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Reservoir Dogs
The Tarantino Flicks

Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction

When Quentin Tarantino, alongside Robert Rodriguez, was promoting Grindhouse, he explained that he always finds the beat of his movies by going through an impressive vinyl collection. He writes his scripts with the soundtrack in mind and even uses specific songs in his scripts for specific areas of a film. Maybe this is why his movies always have some pretty groovy tunes. Can you honestly listen to "Stuck in the Middle with You" the same way after Reservoir Dogs?

Two of the best songs that accompany an opening titl...

Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 19

April 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Hudson
Happy Birthday to Russian tennis phenom Maria Sharapova (1987), "Maria, Full of Grace" star Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Hayden Christensen (1981), "Almost Famous" star Kate Hudson (1979), "Tristan & Isolde" star James Franco (1978), Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel (1970), actress Ashley Judd (1968), singer/songwriter Dar Williams (1967), record producer Suge Knight (1965), "Rocky Horror Picture Show" star Tim Curry (1946), P Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell (1944), American actress Elinor Donahue (1937), "Arthur" star Dudley Moore (1935; d. 2002), scr...

Movie Snippets

October 25th, 2006 10:13am EDT
Kirsten Dunst
* Kirsten Dunst is in talks to play Blondie star Debbie Harry in a new biopic of the punk queen's life, according to Hollywood trade magazine Daily Variety.

* Robert Redford has signed on to play baseball executive Branch Rickey in a new biopic about the life of sports legend Jackie Robinson, the African-American athlete who broke through the color barrier in baseball.

* Rocker Marilyn Manson is in secret talks to play transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, according to reports. Manson reportedly let slip he was considering the part, played f...

Check Out New Episodes of 'Queer Eye'

June 6th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Queer Eye
The new season of Queer Eye kicks off tonight with a loving New York couple whose only opportunity to be married in a harmonious environment is to elope to Las Vegas, even if that means having an Elvis, Bond, or Rocky Horror-themed wedding with Carson Kressley as the officiant.

The first three episodes of the season have a Vegas slant, which feature everything from a fire-eating magician whose dog is an Elvis Impersonator, to a celebrity poker tournament that will raise thousands of dollars for charity.

Check out Queer Eye HERE.

Celebrity Birthdays, April 19

April 19th, 2006 12:03am EDT
Kate Hudson
Happy Birthday to Russian tennis phenom Maria Sharapova (1987), "Maria, Full of Grace" star Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Hayden Christensen (1981), "Almost Famous" star Kate Hudson (1979), "Tristan & Isolde" star James Franco (1978), Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel (1970), actress Ashley Judd (1968), singer/songwriter Dar Williams (1967), record producer Suge Knight (1965), "Rocky Horror Picture Show" star Tim Curry (1946), P Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell (1944), American actress Elinor Donahue (1937), "Arthur" star Dudley Moore (1935; d. 2002), scr...

New Movies Added to the National Film Registry

December 27th, 2005 12:30pm EST
The National Film Preservation Board just announced the 25 films selected this year for the National Film Registry. The list includes Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Hoop Dreams, Miracle on 34th Street, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Toy Story. The list of all 25 films are:

1) Baby Face (1933)

2) The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975)

3) The Cameraman (1928)

4) Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (1940)

5) Cool Hand Luke (1967)

6) Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

7) The French Connection (1971)

8) Giant (1956)

9) H2O (1929...

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