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The Office: Is Will Ferrell Replacing Steve Carell?

January 27th, 2011 8:54am EST
Will Ferrell  | Photo Credits: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Just as Steve Carell is on his way out of Dunder Mifflin, Will Ferrell is moving in.

The 43-year-old funny man has signed on for a multi-episode arc on The Office, NBC announced Wednesday.

Ferrell will play...

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August Can Be A Viable Movie Month Despite Its Reputation

August 12th, 2009 5:01pm EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
While Hollywood has staked out late May, June and July as prime summer movie territory, August has gotten lost in the shuffle. August isn't as big of a dump month as September or January, but you usually don't find studios queuing up to put their surefire tent pole smashes there.

With summer winding down, younger audiences are turning their attentions back to school, families are getting in one final vacation, and cooler weather in some regions are all valid reasons why studios feel like box office for their mega-budgeted pictures would be affected by an August release.

Which leaves...
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Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...
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Has Will Ferrell's Comedy Gone The Way Of The Dinosaur?

June 12th, 2009 10:17am EDT
Will Ferrell
Once upon a time, I used to think Will Ferrell was the funniest man alive. I watched him religiously as Alex Trebek in the "Saturday Night Live" celebrity "Jeopardy" sketches, chuckling as he suffered through the shenanigans of Darrell Hammond's Sean Connery.

Ferrell's impressions on "SNL" and wacky roles in movies like "Old School" and "Anchorman" perpetually kept me laughing. His characters had this special zany quality to them that made them extremely quotable.

I personally idolized his ability to make people laugh, and I respected that a man who studied broadcast journalism...
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Jessica Biel & Megan Fox Move On To Round 2 Of 'Celebrity Madness' (Pt. 1); Vote!

March 23rd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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

March 19th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Megan Fox
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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'Eastbound And Down' Feels Too Much Like Another Ferrell-McKay Movie

February 16th, 2009 3:04pm EST
Eastbound And Down
The plot for Eastbound And Down reads like the next Will Ferrell/Adam McKay comedy: a superstar becomes too big for his britches, then crashes and burns. His only hope is to become a better person and get back to his winning ways.

The busted superstar in this case is Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride), a power pitching closer that got the last out of the World Series at the age of 19 for Atlanta – they didn’t spring for any MLB licenses, so it's just "Atlanta." He signs a multi-year contract, and soon after trashes Atlanta when they begin to lose, so it's off to the only team that...
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Slideshow: Famous Amys

August 27th, 2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

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Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

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Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

July 15th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...
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Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Wanted
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Judd Apatow Again Fashions Gimmick Into Gold In Uproarious 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

April 18th, 2008 11:29am EDT
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(HollywoodChicago.com) – After being blitzed by an onslaught of attention-demanding advertising that begged the question "who is Sarah Marshall?" even before you realized it’s a film, anticipation was ravenous.

It became nothing short of voracious upon learning it’s backed by producer Judd Apatow of "Superbad," "Knocked Up," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" fame (also with high hopes for his "Pineapple Express," which opens on Aug. 8, 2008).

Through his Apatow Productions company, Apatow has made be...
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8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...
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Amy Adams' Characters Use Feminine Grace & Strong Will To Get What They Want

March 13th, 2008 2:01pm EDT
Amy Adams
For years, Hollywood has celebrated a certain type of empowered women - a strong nosed, uber self-confident, in-your-face fighter who is going to take on the establishment using whatever means necessary to get what she wants. The archetype of this character is Erin Brockovich who famously said "They're called boobs, Ed", and screamed her way from a legal secretary to the chief factor in toppling a billion dollar company that was poisoning its customers.

But in the tradition of Melanie Grifiith's Working Girl, Amy Adams has popularized a new type of woman: one who uses her feminine grac...
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Adam McKay Discusses The Writers Strike and What Makes Comedy Successful

January 24th, 2008 10:25am EST
Adam McKay
Adam McKay is a big player in the world of comedy. The former SNL head-writer co-wrote and directed Will Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Now he's taking on a greater role as a producer, helping people's visions be seen by a larger audience. In part 2 of this two part Starpulse Q and A, Adam McKay shares some of his picks for the best new directors, actors, and writers and discusses what is, in his opinion, that makes for good comedy.

How do you think the writer's strike is gonna play out?

You know, there's what I think will happen and ...
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Adam McKay Talks Will Ferrell, Funnyordie.com, And Upcoming Projects

January 23rd, 2008 11:15am EST
Adam McKay
There's quite a few websites out there that provide original comedy videos, but what separates Funnyordie.com is that its got Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at its helm. " We liked the idea of just doing comedy for comedy's sake and having a place for our friends to do it too. We went into it with a clubhouse mentality and that was basically it," says McKay, a former SNL head-writer who's co-written and directed Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, adding "We also talked about the fact that it would be a great opportunity to see new directors, actors,...
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'The Ex' Comes To DVD In Both Rated And Unrated Versions On August 21

August 11th, 2007 10:00am EDT
The Ex
SANTA MONICA, CA – Dirty tricks and sabotage from an old flame create an atmosphere of fierce paranoia in The Ex landing on DVD August 21, 2007 from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products LLC. Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State), Amanda Peet (Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, A Lot Like Love, Something's Gotta Give) and Jason Bateman (The Break-Up, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), lead an all-star cast in the hilarious no-holds-barred comedy. When Tom's (Braff) wife (Peet) gets pregnant, he has to reel in his slacker lifestyle and work for his father-in-law in this Meet The Parents style ...
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The Largest Act of Treason in American History Becomes the Gripping, Tautly Woven Thriller 'Breach'

May 13th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Breach
An untested FBI employee attempts to trap the deadliest double agent in U.S. history in the intense thriller Breach, coming to DVD and HD DVD & DVD Combo format on June 12 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Based on a true story, Breach boasts a powerhouse performance from Oscar® winner Chris Cooper (Bourne Identity, Syriana) as Robert Hanssen, the most notorious traitor in FBI history, convicted of selling American secrets to Moscow over a 15-year period. Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers) costars as Eric O'Neill, the ambitious young FBI operative assigned to help capture Hansse...
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MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #6 Oh, Kazakhstan!

December 25th, 2006 12:00pm EST
Sacha Baron Cohen
Back in the spring of 2000 a little known comedian named Sacha Baron Cohen landed a recurring series on HBO called Da Ali G Show. The series, an import from Baron Cohen's native England became a cult hit and featured the comic as a (very) dumbed down ghetto-punk named Ali G, who landed all sorts of interviews with unsuspecting guests from Donald Trump to Buzz Aldrin, and Newt Gingrich to Gore Vidal. In the show, Baron Cohen also played two other characters who conduct these mock interviews, "Bruno," a gay fashionista type; and "Borat," a reporter from Kazakhstan.

Taking his Borat cha...
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Nielsen Names Most Popular TV Shows, Movies, Music of 2006

December 21st, 2006 10:13am EST
American Idol
Several Nielsen media tracking businesses just released a year-end look at the most popular media trends among Americans during 2006. This is the first time the Nielsen companies have released a compilation of "Top 10's" for the Nielsen brands. Following is a sampling of Nielsen's results:

Top 10 TV Programs - Regularly Scheduled - 2006

1 American Idol-Tuesday FOX

2 American Idol-Wednesday FOX

3 Dancing With The Stars ABC

4 CSI CBS ...
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New Movies on DVD, Dec. 12

December 12th, 2006 8:00am EST
The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen in the comedy The Devil Wears Prada. Also on DVD: Material Girls, World Trade Center, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Barnyard: The Original Party Animals.
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Sony Pictures Makes More Than $3 Billion at Box Office in 2006

December 7th, 2006 1:57pm EST
Casino Royale
For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will exceed more than $3 billion in worldwide ticket sales tomorrow, December 8. This milestone achievement, reached with three weeks still to go in 2006, marks just the fourth time in motion picture history that any studio has reached the $3 billion mark in a single year.

Internationally, the studio has already realized its best year of all time, with just under $1.5 billion and counting. Domestically, the studio has already passed more than $1.5 billion and is on pace to surpass $1.573 billion, the most any studio h...
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Queen Latifah To Host 'People's Choice Awards,' More Nominees Announced

November 28th, 2006 10:38am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah will host "The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards" to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. The first awards show of 2007 honors favorite performers in television, motion pictures and music. The list of new nominees follows:

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Jaime Pressly, Hugh Laurie & Others To Appear on 'SNL' This Month

October 3rd, 2006 2:28pm EDT
Jaime Pressly
NBC's Saturday Night Live loads up some of the hottest names in entertainment for its three October shows. October 7 features Emmy nominee Jaime Pressly from My Name Is Earl and U.K. soul singing sensation Corinne Bailey Rae.

October 21 brings Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Talladega Nights) with music from My Chemical Romance, and October 28 features Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Hugh Laurie (House) and the critically acclaimed music of Beck.
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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Comedies

August 11th, 2006 1:04pm EDT
Luke Wilson stars in Idiocracy
Two comedies sneak into the “Fall Movie Preview” even though they will be released before the official start of autumn on Sept. 23. Idiocracy (Sept. 1) stars Luke Wilson as Pvt. Joe Bowers, a soldier chosen to take part in a secret military scientific experiment in which he will be put into induced hibernation for 1,000 years. When he wakes up in the year 3001, he finds himself living in a society where intelligence has taken such a landslide he's now the smartest man in the world.

Hopefully this film will make viewers forget Wilson’s most recent flop, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which m...
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Sony Pictures Surpasses $1 Billion in Box Office Dollars

August 9th, 2006 2:59pm EDT
Talladega Nights
Sony Pictures Entertainment has surpassed the $1 billion mark in box office receipts for calendar year 2006, making it the fifth year in a row the studio has reached that milestone at the box office.

The announcement was made by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and Vice-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Contributing to the success of the 2006 slate are eight number-one films: Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, RV, and Pink Panther; Screen Gems' Un...
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'Talladega Nights' Cars & Props To Be Auctioned for Charity

August 7th, 2006 3:18pm EDT
Talladega Nights
Beginning today, racing aficionados and movie buffs will have an opportunity to bid on and buy four of the "prop" race cars driven by Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen in the filming of Columbia Pictures' comedy Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby.

Sony Pictures has begun selling the iconic and highly collectible cars used in the movie's action-packed NASCAR racing sequences. Bids for the cars will be solicited for the next 10 days at RickyBobby.com and eBay will feature the four cars for sale on its Movies/DVD page and its Entertainment Memorabilia Page.

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Opening August 4: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

August 2nd, 2006 2:38pm EDT
Talladega Nights
Summary:

The film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" stars comic idol Will Farrell as a NASCAR driver whose "whatever it takes" attitude has gotten him to the top.

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Cast and Crew:

Will Ferrell - (Ricky Bobby)

John C. Reilly - (Cal Naughton Jr.)

Sacha Baron Cohen - (Jean Girard)

Gary Cole - (Reese Bobby)

Michael Clarke Duncan - (Lucius Washington)

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