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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
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The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...
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'Top Gun' To Be Released On Blu-ray 3D February 19

January 20th, 2013 6:22am EST
Top Gun
In "Top Gun," devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes.

The...
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'Top Gun' Flying Back To Cinemas In 3D

December 12th, 2012 11:23am EST
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Tom Cruise is jetting back onto the big screen in a 3D update of his hit film Top Gun.

The 1986 classic helped make Cruise a superstar and raked in more $353 million at the box office.

Now, bosses at Paramount studio have announced the film has been digitally re-mastered and will be released in 3D in February.

The update was overseen by tragic director Tony Scott, who committed suicide by jumping to his death from a bridge in California in August.

A Top Gun sequel has been put on hold following Scott's death out of respect for the filmmaker's legacy.
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Top Gun 2 Sequel Put On Hold

November 7th, 2012 5:30pm EST
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A sequel to Tom Cruise's classic 1986 film Top Gun has been put on hold following director Tony Scott's suicide.

Bosses at Paramount Pictures approached Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer with a view to developing Top Gun 2 in 2010 and The Town screenwriter Peter Craig was hired to pen the script.

Scott and Cruise went so far as to scout potential filming locations in Fallon, Nevada over the summer, but tragedy struck on August 19 when the celebrated director jumped to his death from a bridge in California, prompting movie chiefs to temporarily shelve the project out of respect for Scot...
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1944-2012: A Tribute To Tony Scott

August 20th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Tony Scott
The film world has lost one of its greatest visual artists. Director and filmmaker Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, was tragically found dead after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge. It’s a truly sad end to the life of one of cinema’s most amazing master craftsman. The 68-year-old filmmaker was responsible for some of the most iconic, stylistic, gritty and highly memorable work to ever grace the silver screen. And while he may not have received the same respect and accolades as brother Ridley, Tony’s work will live on as a reminder of what one can achieve with a passion for f...
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'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Dies In Apparent Suicide

August 20th, 2012 8:16am EDT
Tony Scott
Top Gun director Tony Scott has died in an apparent suicide. He was 68.

The Los Angeles coroner states that Scott jumped from the Vincent Thomas bridge near Long Beach, California on Sunday. His body was recovered from the water four hours later.

Scott, who is the brother of fellow director Ridley Scott, is famous for his hit action movies, including Tom Cruise classic Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, and the Enemy of the State.

He recently announced plans for a sequel to the Air Force movie. Scott's other projects include Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide and Unstoppable.

An array of Holl...
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Tom Cruise On Board For 'Top Gun' Sequel

April 26th, 2012 9:26am EDT
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The sequel to 1986 classic "Top Gun" is soaring ahead - Paramount studios' top man insists Tom Cruise is on board to hit new heights as an ageing Maverick.

Cruise was thrust onto the A-list thanks to his role as the cocky fighter pilot in Tony Scott's 1986 blockbuster, and now movie executive Adam Goodman has confirmed the star is set to don the flight jacket once again.

He let the big news slip during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about a fifth "Mission: Impossible" film, stating, "We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first. Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with ...
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Tom Cruise Eager To Make 'Top Gun 2'

December 9th, 2011 8:43am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has confirmed longrunning rumors he's flying back to the big screen for a sequel to 1986 aviation classic Top Gun.

Plans for a follow-up to the hit film began to take shape last year when Tony Scott revealed he was returning to the franchise to direct a new installment, while the Hollywood actor was rumoured to be interested in reprising his role as pilot Maverick, albeit in a smaller part.

But Cruise has now revealed he's officially on board the project.

When asked about "Top Gun 2," the star tells MTV News, "We're working on it. I said to Tony I want to make another movie wi...
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Summer Lovin': Two New Summer Shows To Love

August 31st, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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There’s nothing I love more than being swept off my pop culture-lovin’ feet by a new television series. For this television-aholic, it feels like being given an invitation to an exhilarating alternate reality, and I have this lovin' feeling for two summer shows. I worship them so much that I’m not even obsessing about the impending start of the fall season (Kidding, less than three weeks, people!).

Here are two shows that I’m head-over-heels for. One is a sophisticated legal drama set in the core of the Big Apple, another is a guilty-pleasure reality show about a real basketball wife.
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Malin Akerman Impressed With Tom Cruise's 'Surreal' Singing

July 21st, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Malin Akerman
Tom Cruise's singing skills have been given the thumbs-up by his Rock Of Ages co-star Malin Akerman, who is convinced the actor could "be an opera singer if he wanted to."

The Top Gun star will show off his musical prowess with a lead role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit Broadway show, and one scene sees him sing a duet with the Watchmen actress.

Akerman has now opened up about working with Cruise on the movie-musical, which is currently shooting in Florida, revealing his voice is so powerful; he could be a successful opera star.

She tells E! Online, "It's kind of surreal, ...
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'Top Gun' Soars Onto Blu-ray & Digital Copy Combo On August 30

March 9th, 2011 7:23am EST
Top Gun
Celebrating 25 years of the need for speed, the action-packed, sexy and breathtaking thrill-ride "Top Gun" soars onto a Blu-ray/Digital Copy Combo on August 30 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of "Top Gun" captured the imagination of a generation and earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million.

Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot known as Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can’t learn in a classroom....
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Kelly McGillis Regrets Her Plastic Surgery

January 31st, 2011 2:33pm EST
Kelly McGillis
Kelly McGillis once underwent a breast enlargement operation - but she had the implants removed after realizing she was living a "lie".

The Top Gun star went under the knife in a bid to boost her chest and improve her confidence, but she eventually came to regret the procedure. And the actress admits she only found happiness after learning to accept her natural looks.

She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "I once had a boob job but I took them out because it felt like a frigging lie. People would say, 'You have nice t*ts' and I'd be like, 'F**k, they're not mine.'"

"I did try Botox ...
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Taylor Lautner Studying Tom Cruise For New Role

January 4th, 2011 11:42am EST
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner is busy studying the films of Tom Cruise in a bid to emulate the movie star's career, following advice from director John Singleton.

The Twilight star is set to step away from his role as a werewolf in the popular vampire franchise to lead the cast in new action movie Abduction.

Boyz N the Hood director Singleton is taking charge of the upcoming movie, and he has been advising Lautner how to carve out a career like his idol Cruise.

Singleton tells the Los Angeles Times, "I told him to watch the transition from Top Gun to Rain Man to Born on the Fourth of July. To think a...
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Tom Cruise Ready For 'Top Gun 2'

October 14th, 2010 11:33am EDT
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Tom Cruise is reportedly flying back to the big screen in a sequel to 1986 classic Top Gun.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer hinted last year that he was working on a follow-up to a hugely popular "aviation" movie, sparking rumors the hit film would be revived for a new generation of cinema-goers.

Bosses at Paramount Pictures have now kick-started work on the sequel, by hiring original director Tony Scott and the film's star Cruise, according to NYmag.com's Vulture blog.

The website reports the Hollywood actor will reprise his role as pilot Maverick but will play a smaller part in the follo...
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Kelly McGillis Was Relieved To Come Out As A Lesbian

October 3rd, 2010 2:37pm EDT
Kelly McGillis
Lesbian "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis is glad she married her long term partner last month because she has "no secrets anymore."

The actress, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in the hit 1986 movie, 'came out' last year and confirmed her relationship with sales executive Melanie Leis.

The couple met in 2000 and exchanged vows in a small courthouse ceremony in New Jersey on September 15 and McGillis admits she found the same-sex marriage a "relief".

She explains, "I have no secrets anymore, and in some ways it's a relief. My kids have always been very understanding. But it was their f...
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Kelly McGillis Weds

September 19th, 2010 10:21am EDT
Kelly McGillis
"Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis has married her longterm partner in a civil ceremony, just one year after admitting she is a lesbian.

The actress, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in the hit 1986 movie, came out last year and went public with her love for sales executive Melanie Leis.

The couple met in 2000, when the actress hired Leis as a bartender at her Florida restaurant, and the pair exchanged vows in a small courthouse ceremony in New Jersey on Wednesday.

It was 53-year-old McGillis' third walk down the aisle - she was married twice before and has two daughters with her second ...
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Tom Cruise Wants David Beckham To Try Acting

July 23rd, 2010 8:54am EDT
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Tom Cruise is trying to convince David Beckham to break into the movie industry - because his pal has "got the looks" to be a Hollywood actor.

The Top Gun star has been close friends with the soccer player and his wife Victoria since they met in 2003.

And Cruise is eager for Beckham to swap sport for acting, because he's adamant the sportsman will look great in front of the camera.

He says, "I've been encouraging him to become an actor. He's got the looks, he's got everything. He'd be terrific."

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'Top Gun 2' On The Way?

June 29th, 2010 11:46am EDT
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Movie bosses are in talks to bring Tom Cruise back for a sequel to his hit 1986 movie Top Gun.

The original film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, has confirmed he's been approached with plans to resurrect Cruise's character, Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, for a follow-up to the naval aviation drama. Bruckheimer admits movie executives have "kicked around some ideas" but they are still a long way from giving the project the green light.

He tells MTV.com, "We were recently approached again to start talking about it but, you know, nothing yet. We kicked around some ideas because the av...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 8th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Imagine That
Following up from last week, "The Hangover" turned out to be a hilarious movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I liked it so much that I actually ended up seeing it twice. For a more in-depth discussion of the movie, feel free to check out my review.

This week there are four movies premiering - two thrillers, a comedy, and a drama. We have "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Moon," "Imagine That," and "Tetro."

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

In this remake of the 1974 film, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" a New York City subway dispatcher named Walter Garber (D...
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Tom Cruise: How He Should Salvage His Image

January 9th, 2009 10:30am EST
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He has been one of the most well known actors in Hollywood for almost three decades now, and there are few people who can deny the star power of that shiny giant grin. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known to the world as Tom Cruise, is a figure of gossip, lust, admiration, disgust, celebrity, confusion, and in the past few years his reputation has gotten steadily tarnished. Perhaps it was the Oprah Winfrey Show and his newfound love with Katie Holmes, who once had pictures him plastered on her walls, or his war with Brooke Shields over post partum, or how he sometimes laughs for several minutes...
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Biggest Box Office Flops

August 5th, 2008 9:26am EDT
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Movies tank all of the time. Just last weekend the new X-Files movie only managed to make a few dozen live chickens at the box office. Still that's not too bad, not really. Gillian Anderson might have some trouble getting work, but she's probably happy knowing that people still recognize her name. Some movies get a lot of press for their poor performances. Sure, Jessica Simpson's "Blonde Ambition" made about what The Dark Knight makes in an hour-but even that stinker wasn't a huge loss, not really. A genuine box office disaster is something special. The Anti-Dark Knight. Movies that bombard...
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Battle of The Bulge: Celebrities With Beer Guts

July 15th, 2008 9:12am EDT
Burt Young
Some people may find it cute that their man has a tubby gut whereas some people find it nauseating. In Hollywood, the belly is a sure sign of a man letting himself go and not trying to stay young and pretend he's still a fresh Hollywood actor. Stars have to be perfect, attractive and fit all the time so there comes a time in their career where they get fed up with being so self image savvy. What's wrong with relaxing, packing on the pounds and letting your gut hang over those Diesel jeans? We're talking about the beer gut and these guys don't have a problem showing it off whether it's prett...
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The MySpace Vs. Facebook Debate

May 13th, 2008 9:00am EDT
MySpace vs. Facebook
Two writers. Two different opinions. This week's topic? MySpace Vs. Facebook. Which networking website is better? Read and decide...

MySpace Will Find A Way To Piss You Off

Facebook Is Simply Better

By Anthony Liccardello

Starpulse contributing writer

I have had this argument with more than a few people, and every time it comes to the same conclusion: Facebook is better than MySpace. No matter how many times you read those words, the fact remains the same. Facebook is better than MySpace. By the end of this article, you will agree with me, even if you are skeptical. T...
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Top 10 Albums Of The 80s

January 30th, 2008 9:33am EST
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When I first comprised this list, I had all the usual suspects: Thriller, Closer, Daydream Nation, Purple Rain - you know, the albums you see on every other top 10 list for the 80s.

I got about four or five albums when something told me to go back and actually listen to "Thriller" again, from start to finish. Then I listened to Bad¸ Michael Jackson's follow-up, and it became clear that record sales alone doesn't make an album the greatest. Don't believe me? How do you feel about Britney Spears' Oops...I Did it Again - no? You sure? All righty, then.

Yes, sometimes albums are great beca...
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Val Kilmer To Guest Star On Season Premiere Of 'Numb3rs'

July 27th, 2007 9:44am EDT
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Val Kilmer will reunite with director Tony Scott, with whom he worked on the features "Deja Vu," "Top Gun" and "True Romance," in the season premiere of Numb3Rs, to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on CBS.

Kilmer will play Mason Lancer, the mastermind behind the events of last season that led to the discovery that Agent Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) was a mole within the FBI. Now Granger has escaped from FBI custody, and it is up to Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and the rest of his team, including his mathematician brother, Charlie (David Krumholtz), to track him down ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller in 'The Hardy Men'?

February 6th, 2007 9:24am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is to star in a detective comedy with Ben Stiller, it has been claimed. The action hero will allegedly star alongside Stiller in an updated version of the classic comedy novels The Hardy Boys, called The Hardy Men. The movie sees the eternal teenagers finally grown up, but still up to their old tricks.

Production for the film, directed by Shawn Levy, is due to begin in October. Levy also directed Stiller's latest box office hit Night At The Museum as well as The Pink Panther and Cheaper By The Dozen.

Cruise reportedly met Stiller to discuss starring in the comedian's la...
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Hollywood Talent Lines Up For 'Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars'

October 18th, 2006 10:31am EDT
Command and Conquer 3
Electronic Arts today announced that the highly-anticipated Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (C&C 3) game will feature an all-star celebrity line-up for its high-definition, live action video sequences from critically-acclaimed television series such as LOST and Battlestar Galactica, blockbuster films such as Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi (1980, 1983), Top Gun (1986), Starship Troopers (1997), and The Wedding Crashers (2005), and a former Miss USA pageant winner. The unparalleled, diverse cast includes Tricia Helfer, Josh Holloway, Michael Ironside, Billy Dee...
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Katie Holmes' Parents Will Not RSVP For Wedding

July 14th, 2006 9:53am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes’ parents are reportedly refusing to attend her wedding to fiancé Tom Cruise. The Top Gun actor plans to marry the Batman Begins actress, the mother of his daughter Suri, in a Scientology ceremony in late July or early August.

However, Katie’s devoutly Catholic parents, Martin and Kathleen, will not attend the nuptials because they do not approve of Tom’s devotion to the bizarre sci-fi cult.

The ceremony will allegedly be conducted by Scientology leader David Miscavige. A family friend revealed to America’s Life and Style magazine that Katie’s mum and dad “are not happ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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