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Suge Knight Documentary In The Works

September 28th, 2011 2:24pm EDT
Suge Knight
The life of rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is to be the focus of a new documentary by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua.

The film will tell the story of the controversial Death Row Records co-founder covering his rise to fame, his time at the record label and the music era during his heyday.

The project is to be produced for Showtime network and Knight's new company Black Kapital will be in charge of the film's soundtrack, according to Deadline.com.

Fuqua had been due to work on a biopic of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, but he exited the project earlier this year.
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7 Of The Most Memorable Cops In Movies

May 17th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Dirty Harry
In honor of National Police Week we put together a list of some of the most memorable cops in film. Here are our top 7. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think.

7. Robocop (Robocop)
He's the robot who took on the streets of Detroit with metal body armor and gun. He's a legendary character. In each of the "Robocop" films he always managed to save the day and city.

6. Alonzo Harris (Training Day)
The LAPD veteran narcotics detective/mentor from hell gave us a crash course on making it to the top of the police ranks in the most unethical way.

5. Serpico (S...
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Eva Mendes Fears Being A 'Messed Up Mom'

April 30th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes fears Hollywood thinks she'll make a terrible mom because the two times she has played mothers on film, her characters have been a mess.

The lovely Latina played a mom in her first big film, "Training Day," and she has just shot an indie movie in which she's an awful mother to "a perfect angel."

She tells WENN, "It's a wonderful little coming of age story about me and this little girl. I'm her very messed up mother and she is my little perfect angel who starts rebelling against me because I'm a mess; a very flawed character.

"I played a mom in my first big film Training Day; I...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Denzel Washington: 'Being An Idiot Is What Compelled Me To Do My Own Stunts'

November 24th, 2010 7:18pm EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington took his life in his hands to film new action movie Unstoppable - the actor insisted on filming his own death-defying stunts.

The Training Day star appears alongside Chris Pine in the story of a runaway train, which the two men attempt to stop, and Washington is seen clambering on top of the fast-travelling carriage. The 55 year old admits his decision to tackle the dangerous move is "the stupidest thing" he's ever done for a film, but he wanted the shoot to look realistic for audiences.

He tells BBC Radio 1, "Being an idiot is what compelled me to do my own stunts. I ...
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Denzel Washington: 'I Was At Ground Zero And It Changed My Life'

November 9th, 2010 10:17am EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is still struggling to come to terms with the 9/11 terror attacks, insisting the traumatic events of the fateful day "changed his life" forever and made him even prouder to be a New Yorker.

The Oscar winner was at home in New York on September 11th, 2001 when two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, killing 3,000 people in the worst terrorist atrocities in the country's history. The Training Day star admits he will never forget the destruction and death he witnessed at the site, and even has pieces of the debris he collected that day.

He says, "I'm from New York...
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Antoine Fuqua Working On Tupac Shakur Biopic

June 1st, 2010 2:39pm EDT
Antoine Fuqua
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is bringing slain rap legend Tupac Shakur's life story to the big screen.

The star's mother, Afeni Shakur, has been locked in a bitter battle with film production company Morgan Creek since November, 2008 after she reportedly backed out of negotiations to turn the rapper's life into a movie. The case was due to be heard in court this year but the two parties appear to have settled their differences after Fuqua confirmed he had been appointed to take charge of the biopic.

He tells DigitalSpy.com, "It looks like we're doing Tupac Shakur's movie next in ...
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Sexy Sirens: The Hottest Cops On TV And The Big Screen

March 5th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Brooklyn’s Finest
Acclaimed director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) has once again created a buzz with his latest release, Brooklyn’s Finest. Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, the gritty film chronicles a chaotic week in the conflicted lives of three New York City narcotics officers. As we think back, a number of our favorite stars have sworn to protect and serve; here’s a list of our favorite sexy sirens to grace the big and small screens:

Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson), Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler) and Ice T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola) on Law and Order: SVU

Detective...
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Ethan Hawke Witnesses Killing

March 4th, 2010 8:56pm EST
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke is still reeling after witnessing his first hit on the mean streets of Brooklyn, New York - two people were killed while he was dining out.

The "Training Day" star was shooting new movie "Brooklyn's Finest" in one of New York's roughest neighborhoods when he stopped to visit a diner with cast and crew - and while he was eating, four men gunned down two victims in a barber shop.

He recalls, "It's not even a joke... it was a full-blown assassination and they accidentally killed the guy cutting his hair - it was a woman cutting his hair. It was terrible.

"I stood there, li...
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Celebrity Pot Heads: In Honor Of National Marijuana Month

February 23rd, 2010 11:33am EST
Celebrity Pot-Heads
Not that Starpulse is condoning any type of drug use, but in Hollywood anything goes. And since it's Marijuana Awareness month, we're taking a look at our favorite stars who like to indulge in the marijuana dude! We've either seen them smoke it or heard they like it - so, let's celebrate them!

Snoop Dogg - Considering he has a song titled, "Smoke Weed Everyday" and there seems to be a cloud of thick smoke following him around like the Peanuts character, Pig-pen, we'd say he loves marijuana. In 2001, Snoop smoked a blunt in four of the four movies he appeared in- Training Day, The Wash,...
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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Spotlight On Talented, Oscar-Winning Movie Stars

June 23rd, 2008 8:45am EDT
Daniel Day-Lewis
There are many talented people in Hollywood who have won a coveted Oscar, and there are so many talented winners that it's difficult to just name a few.

Daniel Day-Lewis is known as one of the most selective actors in the industry; he's starred in only four movies in the last 10 years. Whenever Day-Lewis has a movie being released, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stands up and takes notice. He's won two Academy Awards for Best Actor: His first was in 1989 for his role as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" and the other in 2007 for his work as Daniel Plainview in "There Wil...
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Denzel Washington Directs And Stars In 'The Great Debaters,' On DVD May 13

April 17th, 2008 6:00am EDT
The Great Debaters
Inspired by a true story and "one of the year's best films" (Chicago Sun-Times), The Great Debaters is a touching and heartfelt drama about the power of words, fighting its way onto DVD May 13 as a two-disc collector's edition from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington (American Gangster) directs and leads an ensemble cast with "strong, emotionally grounded performances" (New York Times) including Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland), Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Jurnee Smollett (Gridiron Gang, B...
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The Image of Black Women in Entertainment

March 24th, 2008 1:17pm EDT
Tyler Perry
Where in the world are black women in today's entertainment? There is a significant dearth in quality images of African-American women in television and film. And no, Oprah's un-Godly success and stature doesn't diminish this truth.

It wasn't always like this. In 1968, Diahann Carroll starred in the ground breaking series "Julia." Heralded as being the first series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, "Julia" produced 86 episodes and Carroll earned herself a golden globe.

In the 70s, Pam Grier played a character that went against the typical African American fema...
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Denzel Washington And Russell Crowe Star In 'American Gangster,' Opening Nov. 2

October 10th, 2007 4:22pm EDT
American Gangster
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar® winner Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.

Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of l...
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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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'Die Hard' Leads Online Poll Of 'Top Action Movie Of All Time'

May 4th, 2007 2:47pm EDT
Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard
What is movie fans' favorite action flick of all time? After nineteen days of action-packed voting in Rogue Pictures and AMC Theatres' online poll, the winner was ... Die Hard.

The 1988 classic, directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis, tallied the most votes out of several thousand cast on a customized page at the theatre chain's official website: amctheatres.com/hotfuzz. The poll was timed to celebrate Rogue's April 20 U.S. release of Hot Fuzz, the action-packed new hit comedy from the Shaun of the Dead team.

One of the most popular movie genres of all time now has...
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