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Pregnant Kate Winslet banned from performing movie stunts

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Kate Winslet
Director Neil Burger banned Kate Winslet from performing too many of her own stunts on the set of sci-fi movie Divergent, because he feared the then-pregnant actress would hurt herself.

The Titanic beauty was determined not to let her impending motherhood disrupt filming on the first big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling novel, but Burger refused to allow her to continue after watching nervously as she tumbled during early shoots.

Author Roth tells People.com, "It's pretty funny because she was pregnant when we were shooting, but she wanted to do her own stunt falls. She di...
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8 Fictional Characters Women Would Marry In A Heartbeat

March 15th, 2014 10:00am EDT
8 Fictional Characters Women Would Marry In A Heartbeat
There are many reasons why women watch romantic comedies or even just romantic, lovey-dovey movies in general. The main reason for most is that we fall for the male lead in all of his romantic glory. Most real guys just can't hold a candle to these perfect fantasy men. We think we've managed to find the 8 strongest, most handsome, most irresistible on-screen personas Hollywood has to offer.

To the gentlemen reading this: Yes. We are comparing you to these guys. Take notes.

1) Gerry from "P.S. I Love You"

There is something to be said about a man who plans out how to get you through hi...
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Kate Winlset lands 2,520th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

March 10th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is to be honoured with the 2,520th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her big induction looks set to be a Titanic affair.

The film's director James Cameron and Winslet's co-star Kathy Bates will salute the Brit as she unveils her star outside the

W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday (17Mar14).

Announcing the latest inductee on Monday (10Mar14), Ana Martinez, the producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, tells WENN, "We are so happy that Kate Winslet will be here on our famous Boulevard of dreams receiving her well-deserved star. We’ve seen Kat...
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The Top 10 Greatest Movies From The 90s

February 24th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Forrest Gump
You can't really think of movies of the nineties without mentioning these solid flicks of the decade. The 1994 movie "Forrest Gump" kicks off our list of the best movies from the decade that you cannot do without watching. These movies are the most quotable films of the generation.

The movie gave us the quotes "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" and "Stupid is as stupid does."

This is a timeless classic that really solidified Tom Hanks as an actor who could carry an entire movie with little help. In fact, if you have yet to see "Forrest Gump", the...
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Leonardo DiCaprio credits Titanic role for control over his career

February 21st, 2014 3:10am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has insisted he is grateful for his big break in Titanic, acknowledging the blockbuster film helped him gain control of his entire career.

The epic movie skyrocketed DiCaprio into worldwide fame in 1998, making him one of Hollywood's most desirable actors.

Since then he's continued to prove himself by working with acclaimed directors and taking on extraordinary roles, but it is his part as Jack Dawson in the disaster movie that changed his life forever.

During an interview on U.S. breakfast show This Morning, he admits, "You know, it's been such a long time (since Titan...
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10 Romantic Movies That Girls Go Crazy Over

February 14th, 2014 6:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies That Girls Go Crazy Over
It's Valentine's Day, and one way you can make your sweetie happy is by watching one of her favorite romantic films. At the top of the list is "The Notebook" from Nicholas Sparks.

The Notebook

This epic love story is centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths

Love Actually

Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill Re-enact 'Titanic' Scene On 'Saturday Night Live'

January 27th, 2014 1:17pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill SNL
Leonardo DiCaprio surprised his Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill on Saturday Night Live this weekend to recreate a memorable scene from one of his films.

The actor showed up while Hill was going through is opening monologue and patting himself on the back, joking that Leo wasn't even supposed to be in the film until he asked director Martin Scorsese to cast him, after which DiCaprio walked out on stage to ask him what he was up to.

Jonah tried to cover up the fact that he was calling Leo a hack behind his back and telling the audience that he's not quiteas good an actor as himself, ...
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Kate Winslet's Son Won't Have Wacky Last Name

January 2nd, 2014 2:35pm EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has assured fans her baby son Bear will not be taking on his father's wacky last name.

The British actress is married to Richard Branson's nephew Ned Rocknroll, who legally changed his name from Ned Abel Smith, and the couple welcomed its first child together last month.

Winslet recently confirmed the little boy is called Bear, but she failed to give a last name for the child, prompting speculation the youngster had been named Bear Rocknroll after his father.

However, the Titanic star has now insisted Bear will take his mother's last name, just like her other two children, M...
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Leonardo DiCaprio finally sells off Malibu beach home

December 30th, 2013 3:10am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has finally offloaded his beachfront mansion in Malibu, California after slashing the price by more than $5 million (£3.3 million).

The Titanic star originally placed the property, which is located in the exclusive Malibu Colony area and boasts two guest houses, up for sale in 2012 for $23 million (£15.3 million), but it failed to attract any buyers and he reduced the price in June (13) to $18.9 million (£12.6 million).

However, realtors still struggled to shift the pad, prompting the actor to lower the cost once more - and now it has been purchased for $17.4 million (£1...
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Billy Zane's sister helped him land first art show

October 11th, 2013 3:02am EDT
Billy Zane
Actor Billy Zane has his sister to thank for his new side career as an artist because she invited a gallery owner to check out his work without his knowledge.

The 47-year-old star picked up a brush while filming romantic disaster epic Titanic in Mexico in 1997 and realised he had a passion for painting, but Zane never imagined having his work put on display until his singer/actress sibling, Lisa, took it upon herself to help him land his first exhibit.

He is now launching his first solo art show in London and Zane is flattered to have been welcomed into the art community with open arms.

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James Cameron confirms three Avatar sequels

August 2nd, 2013 3:11am EDT
James Cameron
James Cameron has thrilled Avatar fans by confirming there will be three sequels to the ground-breaking 2009 original.

The Titanic director has abandoned all his other movie projects to concentrate on creating follow-ups to the record-breaking smash hit, which became the highest-grossing film in Hollywood history with takings of $2.7 billion worldwide.

He has been shooting deep sea footage for a second Avatar film, which will be set underwater, and hinted earlier this year (13) he could be tempted to make four films altogether.

Cameron has now announced his plans for a trilogy of sequels...
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Leonardo DiCaprio spooks strangers with scary mask

June 3rd, 2013 2:41pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been turning heads during a trip to Italy by wearing a spooky black face mask while out in public.

The Titanic star was spotted wearing the bizarre item, reminiscent of the metal face cover he donned in his 1998 film The Man in the Iron Mask, while sightseeing in Venice with friends on Friday.

DiCaprio even refused to remove the mask for lunch, and was photographed manoeuvring slices of pizza underneath the full face cover to his mouth.
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Leonardo DiCaprio worries over directing debut

May 28th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is wary of signing up to make his directorial debut as he fears his obsessive nature would make him unbearable on set.

The Titanic star has previously revealed he would like to emulate his J. Edgar director Clint Eastwood's style of working behind the camera, stating, "If I did direct, I would try to have the same no-bulls**t approach to it as he and his crew have. Seriously, there are no frills on his set. It's a small, tight-knit crew."

However, DiCaprio admits he is filled with reservations about taking control of a movie.

He tells Australia's GQ magazine, "I've been...
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Leonardo DiCaprio's art auction raises $35 million for charity

May 14th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio helped to raise a staggering $35 million (£22.58 million) for charity on Monday (13May13) after teaming up with a top auction house to sell off a collection of art.

The Titanic star worked in conjunction with Christie's auction house in New York for the The 11th Hour charity event, benefiting environmental and wildlife conservation efforts.

Works from prestigious artists including Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel and Banksy went under the hammer, including a 2013 portrait of DiCaprio himself by Elizabeth Peyton which sold for $1.05 million (£677,000), compared to its $400,000 ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio oversees auction to fund green campaigns

May 10th, 2013 10:38am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with a top auction house to sell off an impressive collection of art to raise funds for conservation causes.

The Titanic actor will work with staff at Christie's in New York for The 11th Hour Auction, which includes 33 works by the likes of Banksy, Peter Beard and Julian Schnabel.

The money raised by the sale will fund innovative conservation projects chosen by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and an expert panel of environmentalists.

In statement on his official website, the star writes, "My Foundation has worked on environmental issues since 1998, and de...
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James Cameron To Donate Deep Sea Craft To Oceanographic Institution

March 26th, 2013 2:32pm EDT
James Cameron
Moviemaker James Cameron is donating the craft he used for a deep sea diving project to a research group.

The Titanic director invested around $10 million of his own cash to fund the Deepsea Challenger submersible system, which helped him dive seven miles underwater to the world's deepest point, the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Guam, in March last year.

He has now decided to hand the craft over to experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to further their maritime exploration.

The group will receive the Deepsea Challenger in June, and Cameron tells the N...
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2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE AVENGERS

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...
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What Are The Top 14 Most Memorable Topless Scenes On Film?

October 10th, 2012 9:06pm EDT
Phoebe Catest Fast Times at Ridgemont High
There are dozens of actresses who have no problem taking off their tops for the sake of a movie role, and their choices can end up either hurting or helping their careers.

Some stars say they'd do it only if the "right role" came along; and others simply refuse to go topless for any reason. And sometimes an actress's decision to go topless for a role can overshadow the movie itself -- which can be good (Demi Moore in Striptease) or bad (Jessica Biel in Powder Blue).

With the advent of the internet, many of these scenes now live on forever, but with topless and nude scenes a-dime-a-dozen, ...
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'Mythbusters' Prove Jack Could Have Survived 'Titanic' (Video)

October 9th, 2012 12:37pm EDT
Titanic
On a Titanic-based episode of Mythbusters, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have proven that the movie's heart-breaking ending didn't have to be: Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack could have survived.

While it is proven that the rest of the scene is accurate - Rose would have survived long enough to blow the whistle that alerted a nearby boat, and Jack would have succumbed to hypothermia if he hung off the side of the piece of wood - the guys found that if Rose's life jacket was tired to the scrap of wood to increase its buoyancy, the two of them could have survived.

James Cameron responded i...
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'Finding Nemo 3-D' And The History Of Theatrical Re-Releases

September 10th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Finding Nemo
Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo will be getting a theatrical re-release this weekend, continuing a growing trend of films being brought back to the big screen with a third dimension added.

Theatrical re-releases had gone down recently, due to the increasing popularity of big screen home entertainment centers in high definition - but with so few homeowners having a 3D TV, producers are keen to cash in on the technology.

Prior to home theaters being the norm, many movie companies re-released their flicks every several years to give audiences a chance to see the spectacle on the big screen. ...
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'Titanic' Debuts On Blu-ray 2D & 3D Worldwide Sept. 10, 2012

June 17th, 2012 7:37am EDT
Titanic
Available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable tour de force "Titanic" will be presented in stunning 2D and 3D, providing a cinematic in-home experience like never before.

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's 7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than 200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood histor...
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Bill Paxton Denied Insurance Coverage For 'Titanic' Dive

May 26th, 2012 2:21pm EDT
Bill Paxton
Titanic star Bill Paxton took a huge risk when he embarked on a deep sea dive to the famed wreck because he was unable to secure life insurance coverage for the trip.

Director James Cameron invited the actor along for an underwater mission to the ship's final resting place after filming for the 1999 blockbuster movie wrapped several years ago.

Paxton reveals he originally tried to get financial assurance for his wife Louise Newbury and their two children so they would be well taken care of in the event that the adventure went horribly wrong - but he was denied coverage and was forced to m...
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'Battleship' Posts Disappointing Weekend, 'Avengers' Jumps To 4th Highest Gross Of All-Time

May 21st, 2012 2:03pm EDT
The Avengers
On Friday we forecasted that Battleship had no chance beating The Avengers over the weekend, but we had no idea the board game-turned-movie would debut so low.

Expected to make around $40 million its first three days, Battleship could only muster $25 million. A $209 million production budget and sizeable market spend means the film has some work to do if it doesn't want to be a total loss.

Meanwhile, Avengers continues to dominate the box office here in the United States and across the world. Domestically the film took in another $55 million, just over estimates. That puts its US total at...
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'Think Like A Man' Knocks 'The Hunger Games' From Top Spot At The Box Office

April 22nd, 2012 10:35pm EDT
Think Like a Man
Romantic comedy Think Like a Man has finally knocked The Hunger Games from the top of the box office chart after a four-week reign.

Think Like A Man - based on comedian Steve Harvey's book and starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union - grossed $33.3 million during its first weekend, while The Hunger Games came in third this week with $14.5 million in box office receipts, bringing the film's overall U.S. take since opening to a whopping $356.9 million.

The Lucky One, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel and starring teen heartthrob Zac Efron also bested Games, comi...
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'Hunger Games' Beats 'Three Stooges' & 'Cabin In The Woods' At Box Office

April 16th, 2012 8:39am EDT
The Hunger Games
"The Hunger Games" has continued its reign atop the box office after seeing off the competition for the fourth week in a row.

The much-hyped movie, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, has now become the first film in three years to hold onto the top spot for one month since James Cameron's "Avatar" was released in 2009.

The film grossed a total of $21.5 million over the weekend, bumping its domestic earnings to a staggering $337.5 million.

"The Three Stooges" debuted in second place with takings of $17.1 million and thriller "Cabin in the Woods" entered at third after rakin...
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'Titanic' 3D Sails To New Opening Day Record In China

April 12th, 2012 9:08pm EDT
Titanic
The new 3D Titanic movie has broken opening day box office records in China.

The reformatted disaster movie has already sailed to the top of film charts around the world and Chinese fans really couldn't wait to see the James Cameron epic.

They raced to cinemas on Tuesday to give the new version of the 1997 film the biggest opening day in the nation's history.

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, sold $11.6 million - roughly a quarter of what the original grossed in China during its entire theatrical run in 180 theaters.

The new version opened in 3,500 cinemas.
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'Titanic 3D' Censored In China Over Kate Winslet's Breasts

April 12th, 2012 10:58am EDT
Titanic
Film censors in China have edited a scene in Titanic 3D which shows Kate Winslet's breasts over fears cinemagoers "may reach out their hands for a touch."

The British beauty stripped off for a key scene in the 1997 drama, and movie-goers around the world are flocking to see the film following its release in 3D earlier this month.

However, fans in China were baffled to discover Winslet's saucy scene had been edited out, with the star only being seen from the neck up.

Officials at China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) have now addressed the controversy, stati...
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'Titanic' Documentaries Feature James Cameron & Bob Ballard On Nat Geo Channel

April 7th, 2012 10:45am EDT
National Geographic Titanic
This April marks the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and National Geographic is commemorating the anniversary with two of the world’s leading explorers, James Cameron and Bob Ballard.

Check out a two-night world premiere event on April 8 and 9 on National Geographic Channel featuring "Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron." Oscar-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence James Cameron leads the ultimate cold-case investigation into the tragedy.

"Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard" features National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Robert B...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Titanic'

April 5th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Five Fun Facts About 'Titanic'
This week the epic love story/disaster film "Titanic' marks its 15th anniversary (and the 100th anniversary of the actual sinking on April 15, 1912) with a 3D release in the theaters. (No worries for those who hate 3D as it's also being released in "Real D".) This re-release has caused a stir among those who love the film and those who hate it. What better time to share five fun facts you might not have known about one of the most polarizing films of the 1990s?

1) The iconic nude portrait of "young" Rose (Kate Winslet) was sketched not by Leonardo DiCaprio but by "Titanic" director James ...
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Exclusive: 'Titanic 3D' Gets Big With 40 Ft. Banner!

April 2nd, 2012 3:22pm EDT
Village Tower pic
Copying the very epic size that is the release of James Cameron’s "Titanic 3D" this week, Paramount facilitated the construction of a massive 40 ft. banner wrapped around the famed Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California. It’s an awesome piece of movie marketing that harks back to the old days of big movie spectacle pieces that all but announces the arrival of a cinematic event. Olson Visual put the whole thing together and there’s a short video that shows the construction of the whole ordeal – click the image below!

Also with the film hitting Wednesday, April 4th and a spe...
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