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Disney & Jerry Bruckheimer Ending 20-Year Partnership

September 20th, 2013 11:16am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer
After a 20-year partnership, Walt Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are splitting up. Disney executives issued a statement saying the company and the producer have decided not to renew their current deal, which ends in 2014.

Bruckheimer commented, "I am very appreciative of the wonderful collaboration and support I have had at The Walt Disney Company for over 20 years."

Disney and Bruckheimer created 27 films together over more than two decades.

Despite the split, they will continue to work on projects they developed together, including the fifth "Pirates of The Caribbean" film and another "...
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Jerry Bruckheimer In Talks To Produce 'Beverly Hills Cop 4'

September 16th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has inched closer to reality, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer is reportedly in talks to return to the series, according to Variety.

Eddie Murphy and Paramount have been desperately trying to get something off the ground with the franchise; it was almost a TV show before the idea got buried. The spin-off was supposed to follow Axel Foley as he showed his son the ropes. His son was to be played by Tropic Thunder star Brandon T. Jackson.

Bruckheimer produced the first two films featuring Eddie Murphy, but passed on the third. The producer is fairly busy trying to get severa...
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'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Delayed Due To 'Lone Ranger' Flop?

September 11th, 2013 8:07pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp's most recent attempt at a summer blockbuster may be harming his chances at making a sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean.

The fifth Pirates movie, currently titled "Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," has been delayed beyond its original summer 2015 release date. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer blames problems with a script, but Disney may be getting cold feet.

Disney also worked with Bruckheimer and Depp on The Lone Ranger, which went over-budget and cost around $250 million to make. It only made $88 million in domestic theaters and has a worldwide total of $250 million....
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Jerry Bruckheimer Celebrates Walk Of Fame Honors With Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise And More

June 25th, 2013 10:50am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of F
Film maker and TV producing legend Jerry Bruckheimer was surrounded by a multitude of celebrities as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Monday.

Stars and famous faces from his films were in attendance included Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Isla Fisher to name a few. All were in hand to support and celebrate with the film icon.

Jerry O'Connell, Marg Helgenberger, Jon Voight and Martin Lawrence attended the ceremony, as did the producer's wife Linda.

Depp made a speech in honor of the moviemaker, who he has collaborated with on the Pirates of the Caribbean franch...
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Oprah Winfrey Is The Highest-Paid Celebrity In The World

August 28th, 2012 8:51am EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Move over Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, because Oprah Winfrey is the highest paid celebrity in the world. Despite having some struggles with her OWN network, the media mogul earned a staggering $165 million from May, 2011 to May, 2012, according to Forbes.

The news comes just days after Winfrey was named the 11th most powerful woman in the world in a separate survey released by Forbes.

Director Bay is the second highest-paid celebrity with $160 million, partially due to "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

Spielberg came in a distant third with $130 ...
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Tom Cruise On Board For 'Top Gun' Sequel

April 26th, 2012 9:26am EDT
Top Gun
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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Jack White To Write Musical Score For 'The Lone Ranger'

April 25th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Jack White
Former White Stripes star Jack White will compose the score for Johnny Depp's upcoming remake of classic TV series The Lone Ranger.

The rocker will lend his musical talents to the Disney western, which will star The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger with Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

The film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, confirmed White's involvement to Variety, saying, "Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture. Gore (Verbinski, director) hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it."

"We're a...
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Tyler Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest Paid Men

September 13th, 2011 9:30pm EDT
Tyler Perry
Actor/director Tyler Perry has been named the highest paid man in entertainment by the bosses at money magazine Forbes.

Perry raked in $130 million in a year, thanks in part to his popular TV shows House of Payne and Meet the Browns, and he has catapulted to the top of Forbes' annual list of Entertainment's Highest-Paid Men.

Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer came in second place with $113 million and legendary director Steven Spielberg took the third spot with $107 million.

Rounding out the top five were Elton John ($100 million) and former American Idol judge Simon Cow...
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Blu-ray Interview/Review: 'Scarface's' Steven Bauer - Career Interview Time!

September 6th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Scarface piece
If Tony Montana was the heavy of his illegal operation, then his right hand man Manny Ribera was most certainly the heart. Brought to life by then newbie actor Steven Bauer, Manny had both a danger and charisma that made him a perfect yin to Tony’s wild and unpredictable yang. So we here at Starpulse thought it only fitting that just in time for the tasty release of the "Scarface" Limited Edition Blu-ray hitting shelves Sept. 6 from Universal Home Video (check out the review below as well!), we wanted to get some movie geek insight about the flick from the bold Bauer himself. And while m...
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Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Movie Canceled?

August 14th, 2011 6:30pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp's highly-anticipated movie adaptation of TV western series The Lone Ranger has been axed, according to a report.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hunk has been slated to play Tonto opposite Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger in the Disney movie, which was scheduled for a 2012 release.

But Disney chiefs have pulled their involvement in the film following alleged disagreements with director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer about the western's budget, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A source tells the website, "Gore doesn't want to budge for what he thin...
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Jerry Bruckheimer Feared Pregnant Penelope Cruz Would Drop Out Of 'Pirates 4'

May 15th, 2011 8:25pm EDT
Penelope Cruz
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer feared his new Pirates of the Caribbean leading lady Penelope Cruz would back out of the swashbuckling blockbuster - due to her pregnancy.

The movie mogul insists he never worried about working around the mom-to-be's schedule, but did have concerns she'd quit once she realized how tough the film's action scenes would be.

He tells the Associated Press, "I was worried that she would back out. Fortunately, we talked to her and she said, 'No, I'll do it. I would love to do it. I can't wait.'

"I do a lot of television, and we've had so many actresses who get pregnan...
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Penelope Cruz Is A Sexy New Mom; Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

April 2nd, 2011 10:00am EDT
Penelope Cruz
Yesterday Penelope Cruz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It's hard to believe the actress looks this great after giving birth in January (okay, it's not that tough to imagine).

She was honored by her "Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" co-star Johnny Depp. Husband Javier Bardem was also in attendance.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced at CinemaCon this week that he's already creating a script for a fifth "Pirates" film if the fourth does well at the box office.
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Oprah Is Hollywood's Highest-Earning Star Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 9:00am EST
Oprah
Oprah Winfrey and pal Tyler Perry have stormed to the top of Forbes magazine's end-of-year rich list.

Oprah takes the top spot on the newly-released Hollywood's 20 Highest-Earning of 2010 with an estimated $315 million windfall, while filmmaker Perry comes in third with $125 million.

The success of "Avatar" puts pioneering director James Cameron in second place with an estimated $210 million 2010 haul, while his peers Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, George Lucas and Michael Bay also make the top 10.

The highest musician on the list is Beyonce, who lands ahead of Lady Gaga and Britne...
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Tom Cruise Ready For 'Top Gun 2'

October 14th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Tom Cruise
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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James Cameron, Jerry Seinfeld & Jay-Z To Be Billionaires By 2015

September 23rd, 2010 9:15pm EDT
James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and disgraced golfer Tiger Woods have all been tipped to become billionaires by 2015 in a new Forbes magazine survey.

The big businessmen have made the respected publication's list of 15 top entrepreneurs who are expected to up their net worths to break into the Forbes 400 - the countdown of the richest people in America.

TV star Seinfeld is thought to be worth $800 million, while Forbes estimates Cameron is worth $650 million and Woods $500 million.

Jay-Z's portfolio of music, clothing and sports investments places hi...
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'Top Gun 2' On The Way?

June 29th, 2010 11:46am EDT
Top Gun
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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'Prince Of Persia' And Video Game Movies

May 27th, 2010 11:20am EDT
Prince of Persia
Comic book movies have started to be extremely successful in recent media, what with box office hits like Iron Man 2, The Dark Knight, and Wanted. However, video games never seem to translate as well to the big screen. There are a few reasons that might be. For one, comic book heroes are just better known in general. It would be hard to find a person that doesn't know who Batman, Superman, or Wolverine is, even if they've never picked up a comic. The same cannot really be said of Lara Croft or Marcus Fenix, even if video games are slowly making their way into popular culture now. Disney got...
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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Prince Of Persia' Workout: Shampooing

May 17th, 2010 12:45pm EDT
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An interviewer got a less-than-serious answer to his question about Jake Gyllenhaal's workout regimen for Prince of Persia.

Jake said: "A daily rigorous exercise of bathing 3-4 times a day. So shampooing and conditioning, not a 2-in-1, shampooing AND conditioning. That is a secret not many people know about!"

"First shampoo, which really works the biceps. And then the triceps you work with conditioning. At least 3-to-5 minutes, with each one, and at least 3-to-5 times a day. And then when you bathe, bathe vigorously - really works the abs, if you keep them isometrically clenched."

"All o...
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New Doctor Show 'Miami Medical' Premieres Friday On CBS

April 2nd, 2010 10:15am EDT
Miami Medical
There’s another new medical drama coming to TV. What’s going to set Miami Medical apart from all the others? For one thing, it’s a Jerry Bruckheimer production, so it can be as intense and in your face as the stalwart CSI and Without a Trace franchises.

“This is a different way of looking at a medical show,” Bruckheimer said. “It's got a lot more humor, it's got the gallows humor.”

And Bruckheimer wouldn’t make a show about just any doctors. He likes to deal with the best of the best, in this case the Alpha Team of surgeons at a trauma hospital. “They're the Rolling Stones of doctors,” Br...
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Penelope Cruz To Get Hot & Heavy With Johnny Depp

March 22nd, 2010 11:42am EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz will play Johnny Depp's love interest in the fourth "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movie, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

The Spanish actress has signed up to play the daughter of British actor Ian McShane's Blackbeard character in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."

The movie mogul says, "She's the daughter of the bad guy...very feisty. There's a little romance between Captain Jack and the character that Penelope plays."

Depp and Cruz last teamed up onscreen as man and wife in 2001's "Blow."

See more photos of Penelope here!
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Vanessa Hudgens Is All Legs At ShoWest Awards

March 19th, 2010 2:18pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens won the "Female Star of Tomorrow Award" at the ShoWest Final Night Talent Awards in Las Vegas Thursday. She looked mighty fine in a glittering gold shift dress.

The "High School Musical" actress was stunned she was nominated for the coveted accolade. She said, "I can't tell you how proud and blessed I feel to be here. I've been doing this since I was three, so that makes for about 18 years."

Other winners at the bash included "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis, who was named "Comedy Star Of The Year," while "Breakthrough Female Star of the Year" went to Amanda Seyfried....
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Jerry Bruckheimer Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

March 19th, 2010 9:51am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was handed the top award for his contribution to film at the annual ShoWest convention in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

The man behind the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, which has raked in more than $2.7 billion at the worldwide box office, landed the lifetime achievement honor at the glitzy Sin City ceremony.

Sam Worthington was named Male Star of the Year, while Katherine Heigl landed the female trophy. Vanessa Hudgens and her "Beastly" co-star Alex Pettyfer were named the Stars of Tomorrow - and the "High School Musical" actress is stunned she was nom...
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Michael Bay & 'Harry Potter' Stars Are Some Of The Highest Paid People In Hollywood

February 5th, 2010 10:43am EST
Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe
A new list from Vanity Fair includes the actors, directors, and producers who made the most money in 2009. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" director Michael Bay topped the list with a staggering $125 million paycheck.

"Avatar" director James Cameron earned a mere $50 million, but figures are based on worlwide estimates up to Dec. 31. Since the film has grossed over $2 billion since then, it's likely his paycheck will double.

The higest paid actress? "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson ($30 million). The highest paid actor? Her co-star Daniel Radcliffe ($41 million). Their pal Rupe...
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NBC Announces New Shows For 2010-11, Including 'Rockford Files,' New J.J. Abrams Series

January 11th, 2010 8:56am EST
Adam Carolla
NBC unveiled some of its early development projects that have been green-lit for 2010-11, including a large slate of dramas such as "Prime Suspect," an updated version of the classic The Rockford Files, "Undercovers" (from J.J. Abrams), "Chase" (from Jerry Bruckheimer), "Kindreds" (from David E. Kelley) and "The Event." Comedies include the untitled Adam Corolla project.

On the drama side, Prime Suspect is based on the award-winning BBC series centering on a courageous female detective who investigates complex mysteries in a politically explosive big city. Casting will be announced la...
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The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
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Check Out 'Eleventh Hour' On DVD Oct. 20

October 18th, 2009 7:03am EDT
Eleventh Hour
Legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer is back again in the nick of time with Eleventh Hour. The series stars Rufus Sewell as a brilliant biophysicist and special science adviser to the government investigating scientific crises and oddities – everything from cloning to cryogenics.

With absolute jurisdiction and a resolve to apprehend those abusing and misusing scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for their own gain, he’s called in as the last line of defense. Marley Shelton co-stars as the decorated FBI protection officer assigned to watch his back.

Based on the British miniserie...
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2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

September 21st, 2009 9:55am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...
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George Lucas Is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Man

July 16th, 2009 2:37pm EDT
George Lucas
Forbes recently compiled a list of Hollywood's highest-paid men, which includes top-earning producers, actors, writers, musicians, and talking heads.

Check out the 15 biggest earners in Hollywood:

George Lucas: $170 million

Steven Spielberg: $150 million

Jerry Bruckheimer: $100 million

Jerry Seinfeld: $85 million

Phil McGraw: $80 million

Tyler Perry: $75 million

Dick Wolf: $75 million

Simon Cowell: $75 million

Bruce Springsteen: $70 million

Howard Stern: $70 million

Harrison Ford: $65 million

Kenny Chesney: $65 million

James Patterson: $60 million

Adam Sandler: $55 mill...
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Check Out 'Confessions Of A Shopaholic' On DVD, June 23

June 20th, 2009 7:42am EDT
Confessions of a Shopaholic
When fashionista Rebecca Bloomwood's (Isla Fisher) out-of-control spending reaches the outer limits of her credit cards, she is forced to find employment to pay for her label-icious wardrobe. Her dream job is a position at New York’s top fashion rag Alette, but she has to settle for a desk at Successful Saving, a struggling financial magazine owned by the same publishing company.

With a dogged debt collector (Robert Stanton) hot on her stilettos, Becky becomes the unlikely author of a column on saving money—with a little help from her friends at Google. Her unconventional outlook on mon...
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ABC Unveils 2009-10 Schedule; Announces 11 New Series, Axes 'Samantha Who?'

May 19th, 2009 8:46am EDT
Courteney Cox
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2009-10 fall schedule. New fall and midseason series include "Cougar Town," "The Deep End," "Eastwick," "Flash Forward," "The Forgotten," "Hank," "Happy Town," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Shark Tank" and "V."

"Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Scrubs" and "True Beauty" join previously announced returning series "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing With The Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" "G...
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