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New Movies On DVD, Feb. 10

February 10th, 2009 8:00am EST
W.
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.
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'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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Five Most Overrated & Underrated Political Films

November 14th, 2008 9:57am EST
W
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...
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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:
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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:...
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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:
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John McCain And Barack Obama Trade Jokes; Who's Funnier?

October 17th, 2008 11:51am EDT
Barack Obama
Barack Obama and John McCain trade serious barbs against one another during the Presidential Election. But recently we got to see the two tell a few jokes about the other candidate as well as themselves. Watch the two videos below and decide who is funnier!

Last night was the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Since 1960, it has been an event in which presidential candidates give speeches and help the foundation sell tickets to raise money for Catholic charities (this year's draw? $3.9 million).

Recently, it has become a chance for the candidates to give humorous speeches...
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Oliver Stone's 'W': Is This Movie Necessary?

October 17th, 2008 9:40am EDT
W
Turn on any television lately and it is near impossible to avoid the immense amount of political coverage being offered -- which is not necessarily a bad thing, considering the magnitude of this years election. One of the few refuges from the pundits and wonks was the local Cineplex, this all changes this weekend with the release of Oliver Stone's W.

The question is: Is this movie necessary? Well, maybe. It is an interesting dynamic that this movie is being released -- thanks to a rush production job; they started filming in May! -- while George W. Bush is still very much the President...
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Colin Powell Ready To Endorse Barack Obama?

October 15th, 2008 2:25pm EDT
Colin Powell
Now that all the celebrities have come out of the woodwork to endorse Barack Obama it seems that a more credible source of Colin Powell, former Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration, may be coming out in support of Obama, says the Huffington Post today.

What are your thoughts if this endorsement happens?
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Hayden Panettiere: 'Smoke Cigarettes, Vote For McCain, Don't Wear A Seat Belt'

October 15th, 2008 1:09pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere is sarcastically urging Americans to vote for John McCain in a new PSA. The "Heroes" actress believes a vote for John McCain is a vote against change. She says, "He's just like George Bush, except older and with a worse temper."

Check out the video (warning - some NSFW language):

What do you think about Hayden's mock ad? Let us know in the comments!

Click the pics for gallery & larger images
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Opening October 17: W.

October 14th, 2008 12:01pm EDT
W
Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in this Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state's rise to power from a privileged alcoholic to a born-again Christian... Continue summary

Pictures / WIN a 'W' Prize Pack / More
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How Come Republicans Can't Get Any Good Bands to Show Up?

October 9th, 2008 9:57am EDT
John McCain - Bandless
As the Presidential campaign heads into the final stretch, rock and rap royalty are working hard to get out the vote for Democratic nominee Barack Obama. Springsteen played this weekend in Philadelphia, and Jay-Z was in Miami this week with Wyclef. Democrats get all the good headliners.

Republicans? That's another story. Ever since Ricky Martin got all "Vida Loca" with George W. Bush at his first Inauguration, it's been downhill for the GOP. These days the only musicians Republicans can count on are either second-rate country artists or low-rent rock acts. Maybe cutting taxes isn't eno...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

September 2nd, 2008 11:11am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most stirring and clever observations were made on the latest stories on Rumer Willis' fashion sense, Brad Pitt's expending brood, and Pamela Anderson vs. Chicken Drumstick, as well as celebrity Trout Pouts.

Topic Highlights = There were some polite and considerate comments made about Sean Bean, Roger Waters and Paris Hilton and there was no love or affection for Toby Keith, Miley Cyrus or Mo’nique.

T...
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Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

August 12th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most mesmerizing and intelligent comments were made on "Jenna Jameson is Knocked-up " story, The latest story on the Lohans, and The Mystery surrounding Heath Ledger's death saga, as well as another story about the Chin that is attached to a Celebrity Offspring .

Topic Highlights =There was some perceptive observations made about president Bush’s and A-Rod’s reputations and some enthralling comments made ...
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Neil Young's 'CSNY Deja Vu' a Concert Film That Mixes Message With Music

July 30th, 2008 9:44am EDT
CSNY / Déjà Vu
(Hollywoodchicago.com) – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young (collectively CSNY) have long established their credibility as a rock/folk group of the highest order.

From their debut in 1970 with the album “Déjà Vu” (which is still one of the top-selling albums of all time) to their journey through the 2006 tour that’s chronicled in the new concert film “ is of a time and place in rock history that represents activism and social change.

The concert film CSNY Deja Vu

Photo credit: Roadside Attractions

Band member Neil Young is the director of this f...
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Josh Brolin, Others Arrested In Bar Brawl

July 13th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Josh Brolin
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been rel...
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Harry Shearer's Satire Of The Bush Administration On CD July 7

June 18th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Harry Shearer
"Songs of the Bushmen," Harry Shearer's savage and poignant musical satire of the Bush administration's leading figures, will be released by Courgette Records, July 1 on digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon.

An award-winning actor, comedian, author, musician, playwright, radio host and journalist, Harry Shearer presents some of the most biting satire since Mort Sahl, with comedic tunes paying "homage" to cabinet members and advisors including Scooter Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove, among others.

On the eve of the November Presidential elections, e...
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Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

June 16th, 2008 11:08am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse highlight the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics made by our users.

News Highlights = This week’s commented stories involved a very romantic show called "Bromance,” Cindy Margolis’ lackluster love life as well as the never-ending "Lohan Lesbo" saga. However, two of the more humorous comments involved “The Strangers" story and the "Busey for Counselor" anecdote.

Topic Highlights= No love for John Cusack, George W. or the Pussycat Dolls last week. However much love for the always popular Tom Size-More.

Top Comme...
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Shinedown To World-Premiere Entire New Album On MySpace June 17

June 15th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Shinedown
Early in 2007, producer Rob Cavallo asked Shinedown frontman Brent Smith about his goals for the band's new album. Smith didn't hesitate.

"I said, 'You know what -- when I'm dead and gone, when everybody in this band has passed or what have you, I want the world to remember this as a record that needed to be made, and that there was a reason for it,' " Smith says. "That was the motivation behind this album."

"And part of the reason it took so long to make!"

Welcome then to The Sound Of Madness, Shinedown's third album -- and the Florida rockers' boldest effort to date. Like i...
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Dana Carvey's 'Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies' Premieres on HBO June 14

June 13th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Dana Carvey
From a penguin-ized Dick Cheney to a posturing pair of George Bushes, from a scientologically challenged Tom Cruise to a stoned-out Andy Rooney, Dana Carvey has an uncanny ability to find new and inspired ways to lampoon America's public figures. This month, the talented comedian/actor returns to his roots in northern California – and HBO – for an all-new stand-up special!

Emmy Award®-winning comedian Dana Carvey – the perennially popular comic, Saturday Night Live alumnus and big-screen actor with "excellent" roles in a variety of films – brings his many faces and perceptions to HBO ...
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Ism To Release Second Album, 'Urgency,' August 5

June 7th, 2008 9:00am EDT
ism
A lot of "isms" threaten to tear modern society apart at the seams: sexism, racism, extremism, radicalism, terrorism and more. In such an era of decay (moral, societal and otherwise), perhaps an apocalypse wouldn't be such a bad idea – at least that's how Andre Mistier sees it. The charismatic lead singer and songwriter for the New York-based quartet ism describes his band's potent blend of rock and electronica as "music for the party at the end of the world." After all, not all "isms" are bad: Altruism, activism and heroism could help make the next world a better place, and there's no re...
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'Pulse Patrol: This Week's Top User Comments On Starpulse

May 23rd, 2008 1:55pm EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we’ve come across.

Starpulse Mission Statement #26453

Objective: The talented and inventive Research Team here at Starpulse.com has given an assignment to the STF (Starpulse Task Force), the human-less automatons who are in control of patrolling the site to delete and erase any malicious and offensive comments, to collect some of the funniest, corniest, craziest and "wtf" comments worthy of recognition and acknowledgment.

Top news blog comments...
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President Bush Makes Special Appearance On Tonight's 'Deal Or No Deal'

April 21st, 2008 9:32am EDT
George W. Bush
Surprises are in store on NBC's "Deal or No Deal" for one lucky contestant on Monday, April 21 (8-10 p.m. ET) when President George W. Bush makes a special appearance to give a message to Captain Joseph Kobes from Sumner, Washington. A Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who has served in Iraq three times, Kobes is hoping to win big money to help pay off his parent's house.

A true selfless American hero, Captain Kobes has volunteered for the last two deployments, risking his life with every mission. After his truck was blown up in 2004, he received a Purple Heart for his injuries, b...
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'Zombie Strippers' An Intentionally Killer 'B' Movie That Loves The Skin It's In

April 18th, 2008 12:13pm EDT
Zombie Strippers
(HollywoodChicago.com) - As the title implies, "Zombie Strippers" has everything and more. How many films about strippers who are zombies also quote the bible and Friedrich Nietzsche? This film is loads of fun because it has loads of everything.

Like nudity? Like bodily gore? Like sly political and military commentary? Love Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund? Yeah, it’s all in "Zombie Strippers".

The film begins in a shadowy lab corporation where an experiment has gone awry. In the not-too-distant future, the fourth term of the Bush administration (certainly the scariest concept in t...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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