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Charlie Sheen Writes To President Obama Over 9/11

September 9th, 2009 8:39am EDT
Charlie Sheen Writes To Obama
Actor Charlie Sheen has written a letter to U.S. president Barack Obama requesting a meeting over his theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The day of September 11th, 2001 saw America hit by the worst terrorist atrocities in the country's history, including an attack in New York which killed almost 3,000 people when airliners destroyed the World Trade Center.

Sheen has always been outspoken about his views on the attacks, supporting a conspiracy theory that the U.S. government at the time defrauded the public with its official story about the incident. The star has now written t...

Learn More About SyFy's New Drama And 'BSG' Spinoff 'Caprica'

August 20th, 2009 10:07am EDT
Long ago, in a popular culture period far, far away, to watch or read science fiction was synonymously tied to the then derogatory term of 'geek'. Now that stereotype has somewhat weakened. One of the many reasons for this change was the Ron Moore reimagining of 'Battlestar Galactica' in 2004. 'BSG' was a hit not just amongst the typical sci-fi fan base, as it is most commonly discussed as a space opera, but to more non-traditional fans. When 'Heroes' debuted on NBC it was a break in network format. Many questioned why it was not to air on the sister channel, then, Sci-Fi, and spurred d...

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...

The Top Five Songs (So Far) From Eminem

May 1st, 2009 10:34am EDT
After an almost half a decade long gap in his discography, Eminem returns this month with his fourth solo release, Relapse (due to drop May 19). The first single off the album "We('re The Ones That) Made You" was underwhelming at best, featuring a parade of yesterday's pop culture icons, like Sarah Palin and Britney Spears and K-Fed. This only begged the question of whether or not Eminem could still be relevant after such a long time away and within an industry that changed so drastically even just within the last year. The Detroit rapper who was once known for challenging himself with new ...

Will Forte Of 'Saturday Night Live' Talks To Starpulse

April 28th, 2009 12:03pm EDT
Will Forte
"It's a strange transformation that he goes through when he puts a moustache on, it's very funny. Seriously, It's like automatic douchebag. It's crazy." - Kenan Thompson speaking to Starpulse about his "SNL" and "Sit Down, Shut Up" co-star Will Forte's love for fake moustaches in a yet to be published interview.

Mike: You were a history major at UCLA. How do you go from a history major to joining the Groundlings to where you're at now?

Will: Well, when I was trying to figure out my major, my dad said, "You know, it doesn't really matter what you major in", I didn...

Michael J. Fox Praises Obama For Lifting Stem Cell Ban

March 9th, 2009 12:49pm EDT
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox has heaped praised on President Barack Obama for lifting an eight-year federal funding ban on stem cell research.

Fox has been a strong advocate of embryonic stem cell studies since publicly disclosing his battle with Parkinson's disease in 1998, seven years after his diagnosis. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000, which has since become the largest private funder in the U.S. of medical research into the disease.

And he's given a nod to Obama, who will sign an executive order on Monday lifting limits placed by the administration of former President Ge...

Jonas Brothers Win 'Worst Album,' 'Worst Band' Honors At NME Awards

February 26th, 2009 9:10am EST
Jonas Brothers
MGMT, Muse, Kings of Leon and Oasis were among the winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London on Wednesday night. Brooklyn, New York duo MGMT grabbed two prizes - they were named Best New Band before receiving the Best Track award for "Time To Pretend."

Not everybody was celebrating though - the Jonas Brothers picked up the unwanted Worst Album and Worst Band honors.

Oasis were crowned Best British Band for the fourth time in the band's career. The British rockers missed the event at the O2 Brixton Academy but sent an acceptance video featuring themselves and comedian pal Russ...

The Edge Protested Bono's Meeting With George W. Bush

February 19th, 2009 3:45pm EST
U2 rocker The Edge tried to convince frontman Bono not to meet former U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss poverty in Africa - because it was an "uncool" image for the band.

The guitarist knew the Beautiful Day singer would have "custard pies" thrown at him for holding talks with the controversial Republican in a bid to ease the plight of less economically developed nations.

But he is glad Bono ignored his advice - because he proved his critics wrong. The Edge, real name David Evans, tells music magazine NME, "Hanging out with George W. Bush - which he knew was uncool, deeply ...

Lily Allen Gets Naughty At 'Secret Show'

February 12th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Lily Allen
Lily Allen stunned fans at an online album launch party in New York on Tuesday, yelling profanities from the stage and talking candidly about sex. The bawdy Brit was promoting her new release, It's Not Me, It's You, at the Bowery Ballroom as part of's Secret Show series.

Sipping white wine, the "Smile" singer kicked off the gig by poking fun at the Bowery crowd, stating, "You've been illegally downloading, you f---ers!" before launching into her new anti-George W. Bush anthem "F--- You" and urging fans to sing along with the chorus: "F--- you, f--- you very, very much."


Chris Parnell Chats About SNL, '30 Rock,' Lindsay Lohan, Will Ferrell & More

February 12th, 2009 11:32am EST
Chris Parnell
In the circles I run in, "Ooh, now that's a hot lead" is something I hear quoted by my friends quite often, really, for any reason or occasion. It's just one of those things. Of course, this is one of Chris Parnell's lines from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Naturally, I was (way too) excited to share this fact with Chris and, well, he (ahem) had no idea what I was talking about -- at least at first.

Regardless, Chris was nice enough to join me the day after his birthday and discuss everything from his time on Saturday Night Live, helping put YouTube on the map with "Lazy Sund...

New Movies On DVD, Feb. 10

February 10th, 2009 8:00am EST
In W., Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in an Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state's rise to power from a privileged alcoholic to a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. Also on DVD: Nights in Rodanthe, Soul Men, Miracle at St. Anna, Blindness & Frozen River.

Peter Sellers Tops Presidential List

January 20th, 2009 9:23am EST
Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers' portrayal of President Merkin Muffley in cult movie Dr. Strangelove has topped a new list of fictional and real-life U.S. leaders.

Sellers' famous role in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film beat out Harrison Ford's James Marshall (Air Force One) and Kevin Kline's William H. Mitchell (Dave) in the CNN Inauguration Day countdown.

The only real-life leader to make the list is outgoing U.S. leader George W. Bush, as portrayed by Josh Brolin in W. He comes in at number 10.

The top 5 are:

1. Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lea...

'The Daily Show' Goes Live Inauguration Day

January 14th, 2009 6:00pm EST
The Daily Show
The Daily Show is set to go live next Tuesday, January 20th, at 11pm (10pm central) for the Presidential Inauguration. Join Jon Stewart and the rest of The Daily Show correspondents as they welcome the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Below are a few clips from the show highlighting George W. Bush's eight years in office.

The Daily Show profiles the final days of Bush's years in office as Barack Obama waits in the wings:

The Bush Years: Farewell, Mr. President

George W. Bush makes his case for the most bumbling presidency in history:

The B...

The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...

Mickey Rourke Supports President Bush

January 9th, 2009 9:14am EST
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke sympathizes with U.S. President George W. Bush - insisting he doesn't know how any politician could have successfully navigated America after the 9/11 attacks on New York.

The Hollywood tough-guy spoke out about his political views in a candid interview with Britain's GQ magazine, and admits he doesn't understand why so many people blame Bush for a string of world issues - including Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in the West.

And the actor, who claims he didn't follow last year's historic U.S. election battle between Barack Obama and John McCain, urges ...

The Best Of A Bad Year: 2008

December 30th, 2008 10:50am EST
The Wrestler
(Truth Justice and Gordon Shumway - weekly column) I'm not going to lie to you, 2008 was a pretty terrible year. But, over here at "TJAGS" we're not going to focus on the bad; instead, let's focus on ten good things that happened during the past year. Not just good things, not just great things, but some may be inclined to call call them the ten "best" things to happen, at least in the world of entertainment, in 2008.

Hey, if you feel I missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. In fact, let's make this one big love fest for what was the year 2008 before we, you know, tell...

New Year's Resolutions The Stars Should Make

December 30th, 2008 9:08am EST
Amy Winehouse
Lose weight. Stop being late. Get a date. 'Tis the season to make New Year's resolutions. Surveys show that people around the world view the advent of a brand new year with hope, optimism and the intent to make personal and professional improvements.

Here's a look at the top 10 New Year's resolutions made each year and the celebrities who should commit now to making changes in 2009.

1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends

We love Brad and Angelina's devotion to their brood, so we venture this suggestion with all due respect: Spend time with the six crumb-snatchers you h...

U2 Drummer Doesn't Like Bono's Political Appearances

December 28th, 2008 11:09am EST
U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. has risked incurring the wrath of frontman Bono - he has reportedly blasted the singer for cozying up to world leaders.

The rocker launched a tirade against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and outgoing U.S. president George W. Bush, branding them "war criminals".

And he is said to have admitted it makes him "cringe" when he sees singer Bono associating with the pair.

In an interview with British music magazine Q, Mullen is quoted as saying: "Tony Blair is a war criminal and I think he should be tried as a war criminal. Then I see Bono and ...

2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...

10 Things We're Thankful For This Year - What Are You Thankful For?

November 27th, 2008 9:35am EST
Stephen COlbert
Before we fall into the annual Thanksgiving tryptophan coma, we'd like to take a few minutes to give thanks for some of the best pop cultural presents received in 2008.

Paul Rudd

This year, the ubiquitous, sexy-silly actor showed up in “Over Her Dead Body,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “Role Models,” guested on HBO’s “Little Britain USA,” and hosted “Saturday Night Live.” Add to that the near-constant airings of “Knocked Up” on HBO and “Clueless” on every other channel, and it’s virtually impossible to get away from the guy…which is just how we like it!

If you play for th...

Kid Rock Will Back Obama's Presidency

November 25th, 2008 3:38pm EST
Kid Rock
Republican supporter Kid Rock has voiced his backing for U.S. President-elect Barack Obama - declaring the Democrat's election win as "a great thing for black people."

The All Summer Long rocker, who had previously pledged his allegiance to President George W. Bush, insists he is happy to see Obama make history as the first African-American to become the head of state. And he hopes the Illinois senator's victory at the polls earlier this month will change the world's view of America as a "racist" nation.

The Michigan-born singer says, "I'm patriotic so I'm just happy the people...

Five Most Overrated & Underrated Political Films

November 14th, 2008 9:57am EST
We just went through the most fascinating and compelling election season ever in the television age. A lot of people are glad it's over, but there are those who simply can't get enough of the entertainment that is politics.

Unfortunately for the latter group, the only politics on TV right now involves Sarah Palin making the rounds and discussing the matters of a state with a population density that makes the Sahara Desert look like mid-town Manhattan. In other words, it's a snoozer.

So the last respite for these political junkies is the political movie. But which to choose? Th...

Michael J. Fox Is Hopeful Barack Obama Will Change Medical Laws

November 13th, 2008 11:30am EST
Michael J. Fox
Actor and Parkinson's Disease sufferer Michael J. Fox is hopeful U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will speed up the race for a cure for what ails him and millions of others. Obama aides have hinted the Democrat will overturn strict restrictions on stem-cell research imposed by George W. Bush.

If medical researchers are allowed to experiment with embryonic stem cells, they believe they can make great strides towards finding cures for diseases like Parkinson's, and helping people with spinal injuries walk again.

And Fox, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder in 1991, is ...

President Bush's Dog Barney Bites Reporter (Video)

November 7th, 2008 11:53am EST
President Bush Dog bite video
Talk about biting back at the press. President Bush's Scottish terrier Barney attacked Reuters reporter Jon Decker outside the White House on Thursday. Watch the video here. Maybe he's still bitter about Tuesday's Election.

Watch the First Dog bite a reporter:

Undecided This Election? Vote For Comedy

November 4th, 2008 12:41pm EST
Election comedy humor
Political humor has always been a mainstay of stand-up, late night, and sitcom writers. And the ratings always skyrocket in the year of a Presidential election, thanks to gaffes and guest appearances (and sometimes we’re lucky enough to have a few candidates with a sense of humor).

With every presidential race determined to be the most important of all, it's imperative that we as Americans take a step back and laugh at the process of selecting our President - as well as the "characters" seeking that office.

So who offers the best fodder for the next four years? Let’s take a look:...

Election Day: Who Will Win - Obama Or McCain?

November 4th, 2008 10:05am EST
Barack Obama vs. John McCain Who Will Win?
Today America votes for the man to replace President Bush. We want to know who YOU want to win and who you think will come out on top! Will it be Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin?

Consider the Comments section below an open forum for Election discussion!

Watch a video of memorable moments from the Campaign '08:

Tyra Banks: 'I Will Be Voting For Obama'

November 3rd, 2008 8:37am EST
Tyra Banks
Supermodel Tyra Banks has thrown her support behind presidential candidate Barack Obama just two days before America goes to the polls.

The catwalk beauty-turned-talk show host has given the Democrat's White House bid a late celebrity boost as the country prepares for its historic election on Tuesday. And Banks admits she's been won over by the Illinois senator's campaign for change because Americans are desperate for better leadership following eight years under President George W. Bush's rule.

In a statement, Banks says, "Throughout the campaign I have been inspired by Senator B...

John Mellencamp Fights For Obama In Indiana

October 24th, 2008 3:08pm EDT
John Mellencamp
Rocker John Mellencamp is joining the U.S. presidential debate - by recording a radio ad in his native Indiana, urging the public to vote for Democrat Barack Obama.

Indiana is traditionally a Republican state, but recent poll figures show Obama has gained ground on his rival Senator John McCain - and stands a chance of stealing it for the Democrats. And Mellencamp wants to help. In a radio commercial now airing, Mellencamp criticizes current president George W. Bush's two terms in office - and insists electing McCain won't bring about change.

He says, "I've seen a lot of small ...

Josh Brolin Happy In Economic Slump

October 24th, 2008 10:23am EDT
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin insists America's current economic crisis is good for him because he's making big bucks from his sideline career as a stock broker.

While the real President, George W. Bush, loses sleep about the recent stock market crash, the actor who plays him in biopic W is loaded.

Brolin co-owns brokerage firm Market Probability LLC, and he insists business is good: "We're up 73 percent this year at a time when everyone's down."

Canny Brolin is also an investor in a real estate company. He adds, "I've always made more money from those gigs than from acting."

(This news a...

Eminem Supports Obama

October 21st, 2008 8:46am EDT
Obama Supporter?
Rapper Eminem is backing U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama for the White House in the hope he will rectify the mistakes of current leader George W. Bush.

The Stan hit-maker is throwing his weight behind Obama to scoop the presidency when America votes next month - because the U.S. "needs something to change". He tells the BBC, "I'll vote for Barack. I can't get too political because I don't know enough (about the candidates' policies)."

"I mean, I know we are going into a recession. Pardon the cliché but we need something to change. I think Barack would be a breath of fresh...

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