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Check Out 'Shrek The Whole Story,' Now On DVD & Blu-ray

December 12th, 2010 7:31am EST
Shrek
Prepare for a celebration that has been a decade in the making and the home entertainment event of the year when DreamWorks Animation's epic "Shrek" franchise makes an ogre-sized grand finale on DVD and Blu-ray.

The most successful animated franchise of all time, the "Shrek" quadrilogy has grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office and millions of fans the world over have been waiting for the hilarious and heartfelt conclusion of the beloved Shrek saga.

This holiday season audiences will celebrate the arrival of the ultimate gift as the complete collection of all four films ...
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'Toy Story 3' Is First Animated Film To Make $1 Billion

August 30th, 2010 11:08am EDT
Toy Story 3
Movie sequel "Toy Story 3" has smashed yet another box office record - the film has become the first ever animated movie to make $1 billion.

The third installment in the hit franchise overtook "Shrek 2" to become the world's most successful cartoon film this month, and now the Disney-Pixar adventure has reached another milestone by passing the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office.

The film, which features the voice of Tom Hanks, is the second Disney picture to reach the total this year, following Alice in Wonderland's massive takings.

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross adm...
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'Toy Story 3' Is The Highest Grossing Animated Film

August 16th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Toy Story 3
The third movie in the Toy Story franchise has broken another box office record - the sequel has been named the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Toy Story 3, which features the voices of Tom Hanks and George Clooney, has taken more than $920 million worldwide since its release in July and has now officially overtaken Shrek 2 to become the world's biggest animated movie.

The film, which had already been named the most successful ever animated movie in Britain, has also been named as the fourth best-selling Disney picture of all time, behind three Johnny Depp movies - Pirates ...
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Happy 50th Birthday, Antonio Banderas!

August 10th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Celebrations are in order - it's Antonio Banderas' 50th birthday! The star was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Spain 50 years ago today and dreamed of being a professional soccer star until a broken foot ended his sporting dreams - and put him on the path to Tinseltown.

After launching his acting career on the Spanish stage, Banderas found fame in Hollywood with roles in hit movies including "Desperado," "The Mask of Zorro" and the "Shrek" franchise, making him one of Spain's most successful exports.

Now, as Banderas reaches a new milestone, WENN takes a look back at his life with...
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Hot Legs: Cameron Diaz At The U.K. Premiere Of 'Knight And Day'

July 23rd, 2010 11:32am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz easily manages to make simple dresses look sexy. The smiling actress showed up to the "Knight and Day" U.K. premiere on Thursday in a silver sequined shift dress.

The star undergoes rigorous exercise routines to put on weight because she'd become "really skinny" if she stopped working out. She admits her toned torso is not down to genetics, insisting she has to work hard to ensure she doesn't fall below a healthy weight.

Meanwhile, Mike Myers and Diaz - who voice the title character and Princess Fiona in the "Shrek" films - are not convinced the franchise is over for good.

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Cameron Diaz Not Ready To Sacrifice Career For Motherhood

May 31st, 2010 6:20pm EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz isn't ready to become a mother - because she doesn't want to "feel guilty" about working away from home on a movie set.

The "Shrek Forever After" star, who is currently single, insists she's too busy focusing on her career to contemplate raising a family.

She tells Britain's Vogue magazine, "You know how you have those moments of feeling dissatisfied and you think, 'What would make my life better?' Well, I've yet to go, 'A-ha, that's it: a child!' I'm not saying I don't want them, but right now I see how torn up parents get when they're away from their kids, how guilty they f...
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Best And Worst Of 'Shrek' Franchise

May 21st, 2010 9:10am EDT
Shrek
Before Shrek, Dreamworks was having trouble competing with the powerhouse that was Pixar. The commercial and critical success of Shrek was just the boost they needed, and it is coming to an end this weekend with the supposed final film Shrek Forever After. Now it may be that this is hardly the last time anyone will see their favorite characters, like Donkey, Fiona, the big man himself Shrek, or Puss in Boots. There's other ways the media can utilize the popular tale, but for now, it looks like the movie series will be done after this. Let's take a look back at some of the best and worst mom...
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Don't Ask The 'Shrek' Stars To Do Voices For Your Kids

May 19th, 2010 8:30am EDT
Shrek Forever After
The "Shrek" movies are known for the recognizable voices of their celebrity stars as much as they are for their touching, irreverent fairy tales. By the time they got to do "Shrek Forever After," the actors had some war stories of meeting families and having to turn it on in public.

There’s no separating Antonio Banderas from Puss in Boots.

“I remember a couple of times where, a woman came to me once in a supermarket with her kid who was like five years old and said to me, ‘Look! Look! It’s Puss in Boots!,’” Banderas said. “The kid looks up to me and says, ‘No mom, that’s Zorro.’ You don...
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Antonio Banderas Promotes His New Fragrance With Topless Models

May 14th, 2010 1:15pm EDT
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas launched his new fragrance "The Secret" at Instituto Cervantes in New York City on Wednesday. The event also featured a photo exhibit with topless models (pics after the jump). Of course. What would a fragrance launch be without a little nudity?

Antonio stars in the upcoming feature "Shrek Forever After" (May 21) reprising his role as Puss in Boots - only this time his character is fat and lazy. The film centers around Shrek, who realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore. He recruits mischief-maker Rumpelstiltskin to restore his once-mighty roar, and he winds up in a...
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Salma Hayek's Ugly $5,700 Boots

April 27th, 2010 2:23pm EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek appeared at Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth last week wearing an unusual pair of black and white Balenciaga platform boots. Money certainly doesn't buy taste. Despite the high price tag, we think they're ugly.

Salma stars in the upcoming film "Grown Ups" alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. In the film, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. The friends realize that just because they've all grown up and started fa...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Twilight Saga: New Moon,' 'Planet 51' & More

November 17th, 2009 9:59am EST
Twilight: New Moon
Vampire junkies of all ages hooked on the Twilight saga will get their fix this week with release of "New Moon." Further excitement about the premiere has generated among those obsessed with the series, since rumors of an off-screen romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have recently been confirmed.

Aside from the vampire romance "New Moon," other films hitting theaters this week include "Planet 51," "The Blind Side," "Broken Embraces," "Red Cliff," "Mammoth," and "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans."

PLANET 51

The natives of Planet 51 live in perpetual fe...
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Counting Crows To Return To The UK For December Tour

July 28th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Counting Crows
Counting Crows were the first band in the O2 Wireless Festival's 4-year history to perform in front of a sell-out crowd in London's Hyde Park. Following this achievement, Live Nation is proud to present the band during their much awaited autumn tour of the UK. Featuring special guests Ben Folds and Melee as support, this promises to be a show not to be missed.

Under the banner "Counting Crows – Live from Hyde Park", ticket buyers will be offered a link to download five free live tracks of Counting Crows' spectacular live performance from their recent headlining appearance at their sel...
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Top 15 Films With The Biggest Box Office Draw

July 22nd, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Dark Knight
"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, topping the previous best of $151.1 million for "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007 and pacing Hollywood to its biggest weekend ever, according to studio estimates Sunday. But what other films had huge opening weekend numbers? Click through the pages of our slideshow below:

15.) Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

Opening weekend: $90.29 million

14.) The Matrix Reloaded

Opening weekend: $91.77 million

13.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Opening weekend: $93.68 million

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Packed With Picturesque Majesty, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' Fights Nobly For 'PG' Rating

May 16th, 2008 4:02pm EDT
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
(Hollywoodchicago.com) – For the life of me, I couldn’t exorcise it from my head. Amid all the splendor of such a picturesque film, this one question was like a gnat I couldn’t swat: “Is this really rated ‘PG’?” Indeed, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is rated “PG”. But that didn’t come without great scrutiny and much editing.

For starters, Walt Disney Pictures contractually required the filmmakers for the epic film to achieve a “PG” rating. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) granted it following a wide array of amendments.

For example, director Andrew Ada...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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'Shrek' Holiday Special To Debut Next Year on ABC

November 7th, 2006 2:05pm EST
ABC Entertainment is to add "Shrek the Halls," an original animated special from DreamWorks Animation SKG, to its impressive library of holiday classics. The half-hour soon-to-be Christmas favorite will premiere in December 2007.

Shrek has been featured in two major animated films to date, and the network television premiere of Shrek 2 will air Friday, November 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

"Shrek the Halls" brings Christmas home to the swamp. Join Shrek (Mike Myers), Fiona (Cameron Diaz), Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) and all their fairytale buddies a...
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Pete Yorn Headlines The South In Support Of Latest Album, "Nightcrawler"

October 6th, 2006 10:41am EDT
Pete Yorn
For Nightcrawler, his first new studio album in three years, rocker Pete Yorn explores, and brings full circle, the day-for-life metaphor (morning-day-night) which began with his RIAA gold-certified debut album, musicforthemorningafter, in 2001 and continued through 2003's Day I Forgot. "This new record is not so much for the night," says Pete, "but for a later period in my life. The perspective I have comes from having lived more and experienced more."

Nightcrawler, which premieres a dozen brand-new songs, is perhaps the most musically complex and fully realized album of Pete's caree...
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'Shrek The Third' Cast To Include Amy Poehler, Cheri Oteri & Others

July 13th, 2006 4:14pm EDT
Amy Poehler
DreamWorks Animation announced today that the final cast for its upcoming computer-animated comedy Shrek the Third has been set. Joining the cast is an all-new ensemble of actors and comedians. Making up a new fighting force of fairy tale princesses are: Cheri Oteri as Sleeping Beauty, Amy Poehler as Snow White, Maya Rudolph as Rapunzel, and Amy Sedaris as Cinderella. Ian McShane will play Captain Hook.

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake will play the role of Fiona's rebellious teenage cousin Artie, the inimitable Eric Idle will play Merlin and John Krasinski will...
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Top Fictional Power Player? Wolverine

June 6th, 2006 10:38am EDT
Wolverine in X-Men The Last Stand
X-Men's violent mutant Wolverine has topped a poll of fictional power players, beating off stiff competition from boy wizard Harry Potter and comic book-hero-turned-movie icon Spider-Man. The survey, conducted by Entertainment Weekly, sees Hugh Jackman's character destroy a string of high-grossing film and TV rivals. The result boosts Jackman's chances of fronting a spin-off solo movie for his character.

Cartoon bad boy Bart Simpson enters the list at just ninth position, while reserved The Da Vinci Code academic Robert Langdon is a surprise choice at number five. Only one female char...
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Counting Crows Tour Dates; Live Disc Coming June 20

June 1st, 2006 7:00pm EDT
Counting Crows
Recorded in February 2003 in Holland, Counting Crows’ New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003, will be released on Geffen Records on June 20th, and includes a collection of songs from their years of performing. Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single "Mr. Jones." The band's most recent success included a # 1 hit with the song "Accidentally In Love," which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations last year for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track. In 2004 th...
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Eddie Murphy Finalizes Divorce

April 20th, 2006 9:53am EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has gotten divorced. The Shrek star and wife Nicole Murphy finalized the split on Monday, ending 12 years of marriage. She filed for divorce last August citing "irreconcilable differences". Court papers reveal the actor will pay child support to the 37-year-old former model, with whom he has five children between the ages of three and 15. He will also get joint custody.

A spokesman for Murphy - who is best known for his role as wise-cracking cop, Axel Foley, in the 1984 movie, Beverly Hills Cop - Paul Bloch, said: "The welfare of our children is our main concern and their ...
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Harry Potter Casts a Spell on Movie Audiences

November 21st, 2005 9:45am EST
Goblet of Fire
Not surprisingly, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire dominated the box office this weekend. Fans went to theaters in droves to watch Harry, Hermione, and Ron in the fourth film of the popular franchise. The movie grossed over $101 million, making it the fourth largest three-day opening weekend following Spider-Man ($114 million) and Star Wars: Episode III and Shrek 2 (both $108 million).

The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line came in second, earning $22 million. Rounding out the top 10 were: Chicken Little ($14.7 million), Derailed ($6.5 million), Zathura ($5.1 million), Jarhead ($4.7...
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Shrek SuperSlam Hits Stores

October 25th, 2005 1:26pm EDT
Shrek SuperSlam
Ogre sized brawling action collides with the wickedly funny “Shrek” universe in Activision Inc.’s Shrek SuperSlam. The melee game features fully destructible 3D environments where players slam it out as any of 20 of their well-known characters from the “Shrek” films and beloved fairy tales in single player Story mode and Mega Challenge mode or frenzied multiplayer Melee combat with up to three friends.

Shrek SuperSlam is available on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $39.99. ...
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