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10 Romcom Movies Guys Might Actually Enjoy

March 21st, 2014 1:00pm EDT
10 Romcom Movies Guys Might Actually Enjoy
Women always have their go-to movies when they feel like laughing with a touch of romance involved. There are genres of movies dedicated to us that are filling up our movie libraries daily and usually men are busy snubbing their noses at our vast collection of romcoms.

Below are ten very popular romantic comedies that may want to make your man sit down with you on the couch, cuddle and even pay attention. (Note: We aren't making any promises, ladies!)

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

The movie features a guy who begins the movie being dumped by Kristen Bell's character while he's naked. ...
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Jennifer Lawrence won Silver Linings Playbook role after reenacting encounter with a spider

February 25th, 2014 3:00am EST
Jennifer Lawrence won Silver Linings Playbook role after reenact
Actress Jennifer Lawrence won her role in Silver Linings Playbook after reenacting an encounter with a spider.

Director David O. Russell explains he was "fascinated" by The Hunger Games star as she acted out her confrontation with the creepy-crawly during her audition.

He says, "I asked her to cry and she made me cry. She cried, so she went to get a tissue in the bathroom. She went, 'Ah! There's a gigantic spider in the bathroom!' She imitated how the spider went when she tried to attack (it). That fascinated me as much as anything else. She was unlike anybody I'd ever seen."

The filmmak...
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Anne Hathaway turned down Jennifer Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook role

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway could have been a double winner at the Oscars last year (13) if she hadn't dropped out of Silver Linings Playbook due to creative differences with director David O. Russell.

The film's producer, Harvey Weinstein, has revealed Hathaway was the first choice to play mentally-unstable Tiffany Maxwell in the movie, but she fell out with Russell and was replaced by Jennifer Lawrence.

Both women won Oscars - Lawrence took home a Best Actress award and Hathaway a Best Supporting Actress honour for Les Miserables.

Weinstein tells radio host Howard Stern, "Silver Linings Playbook was...
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Robert De Niro fooled by Christian Bale's Hustle look

December 24th, 2013 3:10am EST
Christian Bale
Robert De Niro was so fooled by Christian Bale's look in new film American Hustle he didn't recognise the actor on the set.

De Niro has an uncredited cameo in the movie and director David O. Russell admits he knew he'd perfected Bale's podgy, balding look when the movie great asked the filmmaker who the overweight guy was.

Russell tells WENN, "We wanted to do something he'd never done before. When he met the whole cast he shook their hands and said, 'Who's that guy?' And I said, 'You just met him, that's Christian Bale'. He goes, 'Wow, he looks so different. He looks great!' He didn't rea...
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David O. Russell still can't believe he landed lost ELO tracks for movie

December 18th, 2013 3:20am EST
David O. Russell
Director David O. Russell tracked down Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne while he was dreaming up the soundtrack for his 1970s-era movie American Hustle and asked him to part with a handful of unreleased tracks.

The Silver Linings Playbook filmmaker had been told that Lynne would never hand over the never-before-heard tunes, but Russell was feeling lucky, thanks to his former post code.

He explains, "He (Lynne) happened to have a song called Overture 10538, which turns out to be the zip (post) code where I grew up, which is a freaky thing. I never actually talked to him about tha...
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Jennifer Lawrence teased about Oscar win on The Hunger Games set

November 27th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was constantly teased on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire every time she messed up her lines after returning to the shoot following her Best Actress Oscar win.

The 23 year old struck gold for her role in Silver Linings Playbook earlier this year (13), but she was promptly brought back down to earth when she headed back to work as action heroine Katniss Everdeen on the The Hunger Games franchise immediately after her win at the Academy Awards.

Lawrence says, "When I saw everybody the next day, it was just kind of like, 'Hey, how are you? Congratulations....
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Silver Linings Playbook star needs surgery for Tourette's tics

November 14th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Dash Mihok
Silver Linings Playbook actor Dash Mihok has revealed he's facing a third shoulder surgery because Tourette's syndrome has left him with a series of odd and painful tics.

Mihok, who played Officer Keogh in the hit Bradley Cooper film, admits his condition prompts him to literally beat himself up regularly.

He tells Globe magazine, "I've done everything from having to slap my butt or kick my own face.

"I had this tic where I touch my mouth to my knee and I'm always screwing up my back."

But his habit of touching the top of his back with his arm has left him needing surgery, adding, "It's...
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Jennifer Lawrence warned to lose weight or risk her career

October 3rd, 2013 3:12am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is still reeling after she was warned her career was at risk if she didn't lose weight.

The Hunger Games actress has revealed she was handed unflattering photographs of herself by an unnamed advisor in a bid to prompt her to slim down.

She tells Britain's Harper's Bazaar, "I was young. It was just the kind of s**t that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet."

It wasn't ...
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Jacki Weaver to be honoured by Aussies in Hollywood

August 27th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Jacki Weaver
Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver will be feted at the Australians In Film (AIF) Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in October (13).

The Silver Linings Playbook star will pick up the Film Breakthrough Award, which recognises Aussies making it big in Hollywood.

Sullivan Stapleton, who will take the lead in next year's (14) 300: Rise of an Empire, will also be feted.

Stapleton says, "Being recognised by this organisation of LA-based Australian peers is a humbling and memorable career moment."

The reception will take place on 24 October (13).
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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'Django,' 'Ted' and 'Silver Linings' Score 2013 MTV Movie Award Noms

March 6th, 2013 10:12am EST
Django Unchained
The nominees for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards have been revealed, setting up what looks to be another rollicking ceremony celebrating the Cinema of Cool (via golden statues of popcorn — or Golden Popcorns, if you want to be all official-like).

MTV's own Josh Horowitz joined "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson to announce the nominees, with Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" coming forth as the major contenders with seven nominations each. Does this mean that the slave turned bounty hunter should team up with the foul-mouthed, hard-drinking teddy bear in some futu...
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Jennifer Lawrence's 'Silver Linings' Wardrobe Sells For $12,000 At Auction

March 2nd, 2013 12:30pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook
Winning an Oscar does wonders for the value of a film's assets. The wardrobe worn by "Best Actress" winner Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook" shattered auction estimates and sold for $12,000.

Five costumes went under the hammer by auction bosses at Nate D. Sanders, who expected the costumes to draw bids between $500 and $1,500 each. They were pleasantly surprised when one lot, a full-length wool coat Lawrence wore in the film, took in $4,652 alone.

During the film's ballroom dance sequence Lawrence's character wore white pants, which fetched almost $4,000 at the three-day onli...
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'Argo' Triumphs At The 2013 Oscars (See The Full List Of Winners)

February 25th, 2013 12:15am EST
Argo
Despite a snub for Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category, Argo landed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 85th Oscars, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lawrence picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook; while Daniel Day-Lewis landed Best Actor accolades for his role in Lincoln -- the only award each film received.

The night's big winner was Life of Pi, which landed four awards, including Best Cinematography and accolades for Ang Lee, who upset favorite Steven Spielberg in the Best Director category (scroll down for the ...
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Best Director - Who Will Win ?

February 24th, 2013 5:40pm EST
Amour
A snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category shows that all signs seem to point toward Steven Spielberg for his brilliant vision of 1860s America and the passing of the 13th Amendment.

But don't count out David O. Russell, whose Silver Linings Playbook just scooped up all the big awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards last night.

Also in the running are Michael Haneke for his minimalist approach in Amour, taking long camera shots and filming nearly the entire film about an elderly woman's declining health and her loving husband who cares for her in a two-bedroom Paris apartm...
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'Argo,' 'Lincoln' Frontrunners To Win Best Picture

February 24th, 2013 5:10pm EST
Argo
This year's Oscars promises to be full of drama and surprises as there are only a handful of sure locks to win awards.

The biggest question of all is which film will take home the award for Best Picture, with Ben Affleck's Iran Hostage drama Argo and Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leading the pack.

While Lincoln looked to be a sure bet early on, it wasn't until the Golden Globes that Argo began gaining all of the momentum; scooping up numerous awards, including Producers and Directors Guild Awards.

But that still doesn't mean it'll win Oscar gold. The Producers Guild has ...
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominates The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards

February 24th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook is primed for Oscars glory on Sunday after landing four top trophies at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The dramatic comedy won prizes for best film and best screenplay, as well as best director for David O. Russell and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence at the celebration of independent movies in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday.

The event is held annually on the eve of Hollywood's prestigious Academy Awards, where Silver Linings Playbook is nominated for eight Oscar statuettes.

Lawrence's co-star Bradley Cooper was in the running for best actor, but ...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev, Salma Hayek & More Hit The Pink Carpet At The Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics!)

February 24th, 2013 3:25pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev and Salma Hayek
The stars were out Saturday night for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Hosted by comedian Andy Samberg this year, the awards ceremony isn't quite as formal as Sunday night's Oscars, taking place over lunch in a tent on the beach with no string of limousines dropping off A-list stars and port-a-potties being the place for nominees to "freshen up."

This year's awards were dominated by Silver Linings Playbook, which landed trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director (David O. Russell) and Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrenc...
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Join Us Live On The Red Carpet Of The 85th Academy Awards (Live Stream)

February 24th, 2013 8:00am EST
Oscars 2013
Are you ready for Hollywood's crown jeweled event of the year? Yes, tonight is the big night, its the 85th Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Maybe you're hosting an Oscar themed party this year or hunkering down with a few BFF's for the big event? Then you'll want to be running our special two-hour live stream from the Red Carpet on Starpulse.com.

See who is wearing what – check out first hand who might make the best/worst dressed list. Hear from celebs themselves as they enter Hollywood's Dolby Theater for the biggest event in moviemaking.

Bookmark this page and join us live sta...
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Celebrities Reveal Their Oscar Predictions

February 23rd, 2013 8:00am EST
85th Academy Awards
Who will take home Oscar gold this Sunday? Several stars are chiming in with their picks for the coveted awards.

Viola Davis, Best Actress nominee for "The Help" in 2012, insists she's rooting for "everyone," but she "loved Lincoln."  She added, "I love Daniel Day-Lewis, everyone does." She also gave props to his co-stars Sally Field and Tommy lee Jones.

She gushed: "I felt like I spent two and a half hours with Lincoln."

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF OSCAR  NOMINATIONS HERE!

Olivia Munn is looking forward to the Best Actor race. She also praised Day-Lewis but has another man on her min...
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Two Jews On Film Give Their 2013 Oscar Picks

February 20th, 2013 7:30pm EST
Oscar picks 2013
2012 was a great year for films.

We had an old fashioned spaghetti western that blended over the top comedy, violence and the horror of slavery from the always exceptional Quentin Tarrantino ('Django Unchained).

There were several films based on real life events - one that took us on an edge of your seat journey involving the hunt and capture of Osama Bin Laden ('Zero Dark Thirty' - directed by Kathryn Bigelow) and the other...

The rescue of 6 American hostages during the Iran 1979 revolution ('Argo' - directed by Ben Affleck).

Speaking of history, we saw all the manipulations and pol...
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Robert De Niro Tears Up Talking Bipolar Disorder On 'Katie'

February 6th, 2013 9:37pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro found it difficult to talk about his role in Silver Linings Playbook without crying.

The accalimed actor sat down with co-star Bradley Cooper and director David Russell to discuss the Oscar nominated film with Katie Couric. Russell's son suffers from Bipolar Disorder, which in turn inspiried the director to make the film. In the movie, Bradley Cooper plays a man with the same disorder.

Host Katie Couric asked De Niro how he related to the film. He began to respond, but found himself overwhelmed by his emotions. After several minutes of fighting the tears and recieving suppo...
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Date Movie Talk: 'Silver Linings Playbook'

February 2nd, 2013 3:00pm EST
Those are two fiiineee looking crazy people.
The date movie. We’ve all been here. Be it a night out with your wife or hubby, a first date with someone you met online, or simply something you enjoy doing with your boyfriend or girlfriend, oftentimes seeing the right kind of movie can enhance your romantic endeavors for the evening, and seeing the wrong kind of movie can damn them completely. Some movies are romance neutral. I don’t think anyone seeing “Parker” is going to come out of that movie questioning the very fabric of their lives, for example. But, some are profound. In a series of articles highlighting the good date movies, the...
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Jennifer Lawrence Pokes Fun At Oscar Rivals On 'Saturday Night Live'

January 20th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence poked fun at her Oscar rivals while hosting comedy show Saturday Night Live.

The Hunger Games star held nothing back as she took aim at fellow Best Actress nominees Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), young Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and French actress Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) in her opening monologue.

Lawrence quipped, "Jessica Chastain... in Zero Dark Thirty, you caught bin Laden, so what; in Winter's Bone, I caught a squirrel and then I ate it...! Naomi Watts, you know what else is impossible - you beating me on Oscar...
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Bradley Cooper Says A Relationship With Jennifer Lawrence 'Is Not Going To Happen'

January 15th, 2013 8:33am EST
Silver Linings Playbook
Despite the chemistry they exhibited in "The Silver Linings Playbook," Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence aren't a real-life couple.

Lawrence, 22, recently broke up with actor Nicholas Hoult after a two-year relationship, and coincidentally Cooper, 38, recently split with actress Zoe Saldana. Rumors started flying, but the actor has shut them down.

Cooper explained to Entertainment Tonight: "No, no, no, no, no. Not even close. First of all, I could be her father. No, I'm kidding. But no, not even close."

The duo have great on-screen chemistry, but that's where it stops. They are starri...
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Jennifer Lawrence And 'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominate 2013 Critics' Choice Awards

January 11th, 2013 8:16am EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence and her new movie Silver Linings Playbook were the toast of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday.

The star, who was Oscar nominated for her role in the film earlier on Thursday, scooped the Best Actress In A Comedy prize, while co-star Bradley Cooper picked up the male equivalent, and the movie was named Best Comedy at the Santa Monica, California ceremony.

The cast was also honored with the Best Acting Ensemble and Lawrence added another trophy to her haul when she was named Best Actress In An Action Movie for T...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Two Jews On Their Top Ten Films Of 2012

January 6th, 2013 10:55pm EST
Life of Pi
2012 was a great year for films - studio films as well as Indy titles all scored big.

From the exquisite writing, directing, special effects, I found myself laughing hysterically from a foul mouth, over-sexed pot smoking bear, to a bunch of folks freaking out at the prospect of turning 40.

We had cutting edge performances from Matthew McConaughey ('Killer Joe' & 'The Paper Boy), Nicole Kidman ('The Paper Boy'), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt ('The Sessions') as well as Daniel Day Lewis ('Lincoln') Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) and the whole cast of 'Django Unchained'.

As usual, John and I didn...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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Robert De Niro Wanted Bradley Coopers Real Mother For 'Silver Lining Playbook'

December 23rd, 2012 5:02pm EST
Robert De Niro
Movie veteran Robert De Niro originally wanted Bradley Cooper's real mother to portray his onscreen wife in new drama Silver Linings Playbook.

The Raging Bull icon championed Cooper to land the role of his son Pat, and for a brief moment even entertained the idea of having the 37-year-old's mom, Gloria, join the project to complete their family.

De Niro went as far as to speak to director David O. Russell about his casting ideas, even though Gloria had never acted before, and thought she would be perfect because the Coopers hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the same town as the movie ...
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominates The 2012 Satellite Awards

December 17th, 2012 8:38am EST
Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell's new movie Silver Linings Playbook dominated the Satellite Awards on Sunday, scooping five top honors.

The comedy-drama landed prizes for Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Editing, while Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence bagged the top acting accolades at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Les Miserables was also a big winner - Anne Hathaway was named Best Supporting Actress, and the movie was honored with the Best Song and Best Sound awards. The musical also scooped the Motion Picture Ensemble special achievement prize.

Javier Bardem walked away with the Best...
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