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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

8/18/2008 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 exciting and clever comments were made on the latest stories on Jennifer "the Door Mat" Aniston’s love life , Britney Spears’ cleaning regiment, and a sober country singer, as well as a Poem for Bernie Mac.

Topic Highlights =There were some attentive and considerate observations made about Jenna Jameson’s and Fantasia Barrino’s personal appearance and some best wishes were given to Artie Lange, Alec ...

Most Underrated & Overrated Celebrity Couples

6/13/2008 9:54am EDT
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
These days it seems celebrity couples are the most fascinating things on Earth. Real news like wars, famine, genocide, elections, etc. all take a back seat to the coupling habits of the rich and famous. It could be a desire for peons to feel they are part of the scene, or maybe just a general nosiness of the American public. Whatever the case, the flashbulbs are constantly blinding these famous pairs.

It seems whenever anybody with some level of fame decides to become romantically involved with another semi-star it's front page news. When two megawatt stars collide, then the result i...

Talented Comedian/Actress Whitney Cummings Talks 'Made of Honor' & More

4/29/2008 11:45am EDT
Whitney Cummings
Whitney Cummings boasts both brains and beauty. An Ivy League graduate, she resides in Los Angeles, performing stand-up comedy and is currently touring the U.S. with her improv act. She has appeared on shows like Punk'D, VH1's Best Week Ever, What About Brian, and Tell Me You Love Me. She has written for the talk show The Last Call with Carson Daly and is a host for the Sundance Film Festival Dailies. Whitney appears in the upcoming romantic comedy, Made of Honor, starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan, which hits theaters this Friday, May 2.

So, you've got this big movie in Ma...

Breasts And Jokes Battle It Out For Your Votes

4/28/2008 10:50am EDT
Barack Obama
Millions may see political ads bashing or supporting McCain, Clinton, or Obama, but that's only because they're in between regularly scheduled programming. It takes a special breed of political footage to get people to choose to watch it, and it doesn't even need to be forceful, immediate, or full of relevant information. As the Obama Girl proved, it might be enough just to have scantily clad women. And just when it seemed as though bikinis and flesh had the political viral video market cornered, 236.com came into the fray with its stable of comedy writers from Conan, Comedy Central, and A...

'American Idol' Gives Back, And Michael Johns Is Eliminated

4/11/2008 9:07am EDT
American Idol
Tuesday night came and went. Host Ryan Seacrest introduced eight singers and three judges. Each performer chose an inspirational song to sing. As fast as it started, it ended. This week's "American Idol" could not compare to the hype and significance of Wednesday night's success of "American Idol Gives Back."

Why focus on Tuesday night's performances when one of the most popular reality shows dedicated two and half hours to raising money for poverty in the United States and Africa. Celebrities from all parts of the world displayed their compassion and generosity through their part...

Ignoring Old Show-Business Rules, Rolling Stones Brightly 'Shine a Light'

4/4/2008 9:47am EDT
Shine a Light
(HollywoodChicago.com) – In The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones debate (which no one under 40 would have), I’m decidedly in the corner of the Fab Four. I do acknowledge, however, the sheer stamina and staying power of The Rolling Stones.

They are charismatic and charming at the same time and their history of powerful classic songs gives them a magic credibility few bands have attained. In their latest concert film – the Martin Scorsese-directed “Shine a Light” – they bring their best as they are right now despite qualifying for social security.

Filmed with a phalanx of cameras a...

Low Times Mean Good Times With Andy Kindler, Part 1

4/1/2008 10:39am EDT
Andy Kindler
There seems to be a relationship between the state of comedian Andy Kindler's career and the state of American culture. The worse the economy, the less informative the news, and the poorer the satire, the more opportunities Andy gets. This past month alone Andy has been on Letterman, Comedy Central's The Root of all Evil, and was even profiled by the LA Times. "To a man like me," says Andy, "Who brings joy to the non-masses, I'm going to be able to profit during down times." What's down, what's coming, and what's funny about it is the subject of this Starpulse Q and A with comedian Andy Kin...

April Fool's Day Entertainment News

4/1/2008 10:25am EDT
Britney Spears
With stories like Britney Spears being offered a $1,000 by PETA to work as their secretary for a day, it's getting harder and harder to tell what's true and what's false. In this case, the story is true. But there are a few other stories out there that may be harder to discern.

Don't worry, Starpulse breaks it down for you. The following are hoax stories coming out of the Starpulse April Fool's Day newsroom:

After swearing to a life of bachelorhood, George Clooney marries himself.

Hillary Clinton picks Bill as her running mate. Bill refuses and runs away giggling because he ...

Pop Culture Presidents: Campaigning in the Entertainment Spotlight

3/26/2008 4:23pm EDT
Barack Obama
The general election isn't until November, but already the competitive campaign season has tested the candidates. They need to be well-versed on foreign affairs, the economy, the war in Iraq and... pop culture? That's right, ladies and gentlemen. America's love fest with entertainment and celebrity just segued into a politics-meets-pop-culture frenzy.

Like any modern celeb, the candidates have to show a strong presence on the Internet. Especially prominent on the web is Senator Barack Obama. His public speaking savvy and themes of hope and change translate easily onto the pop culture s...

Battle Of The Campaign Songs: How Music Affects The Presidential Race

3/25/2008 11:23am EDT
John Mellencamp
Music is a universal hobby. It's one that everyone can - and likely does - share. You don’t have to know a whole lot about it to like it, and you don’t have to be "good at it" to listen to what it has to say. Thus, music is a powerful way for politicians to speak to their voting public. And where words and speeches fail, a campaign song can intervene and convey the message.

John Mellencamp must have been very aware of these facts when he asked GOP frontrunner John McCain to remove his anthem "Our Country" from his political campaign (after McCain usurped the song from campaign drop-out...

JB Smoove Gives Tips On How To Conquer The World

3/18/2008 3:00pm EDT
JB Smoove
JB Smoove's critically lauded performance as Leon Black on the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has landed him a whole slew of opportunities, including a development deal with Sony and a role on Fox's 'Til Death. Knowing the hot streak that Smoove's on, Starpulse wanted a peak at his master plan for success. What we discovered were tips not just for how to break into showbiz, but on how to conquer the world!

What are you up to?

Just working on conquering the world.

What are you doing to conquer the world?

I'm just doing little teeny things, just laying a foundation. See,...

Life Imitating Art - Hottest Reality Show on Television: Presidential Election?

3/3/2008 1:44pm EST
Barack Obama
The strike is over. Reality programming rules the airwaves and scripted shows are on the horizon. Tomorrow, millions of Americans will gather in front of their televisions with bated breath, eager to watch: The results of the Texas and Ohio election primaries?

Commenting on this year's Presidential Election, comedian and faux-newsman Jon Stewart mined comedy gold while hosting this year's 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast:

"Democrats do have an historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama. Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president, an asteroid is about to ...

Survey Says: Will Ferrell Is The Star Most Resembling A 'Peep'

2/28/2008 10:52am EST
Will Ferrell as a Peep
Just Born, Inc., maker of Peeps Brand Marshmallow Candies, just announced the results of the 2008 Peeps Celebrity Survey.

If Peeps came to life, what male public person or celebrity might it become? The male person most resembling Peeps either in physique, colorful attire, or sweet nature/personality is:

#1 Will Ferrell won for the second consecutive year with 27.6% of this year's vote.

#2 Will Smith came in 2nd with 19.1% of the vote, a first time Peeps winner.

#3 Johnny Depp came in 3rd (11.5%) this year, having been 2nd in 2007.

What female public person or celebrit...

Upper Deck Inserting 'Presidential Predictor' Parody Cards In Baseball Card Packs

2/19/2008 7:30pm EST
Barack Obama
What true-blooded American doesn't like baseball? And who doesn't have an opinion regarding the country's ever-changing political climate? Well, in its most recent baseball card product launch, the Upper Deck Company has married the two hotbeds of debate by producing a very unique "Presidential Predictor" card set. The illustrated parodies show several of the top candidates in rare form by tying each one of them to a pivotal moment or personality from baseball's rich history.

"This was a unique concept developed to bring some timely and very topical humor to our first baseball card pro...

Borat & Simon Cowell Have The Biggest Balls; Tom Cruise Needs 'Em

2/15/2008 4:16pm EST
Simon Cowell
"You've got balls!" While it may appear to be an insult, it's really a grudging compliment -- an off-color testament to a person's confidence, fearlessness and take-no-prisoners approach to life.

To mark the premiere of its uncensored and very "ballsy" new sketch comedy series, "The Whitest Kids U' Know," the IFC cable network asked Americans a direct and unprecedented question -- to name the politicians, political pundits and entertainment stars they think have the most major cojones...and those who are most in need of more testosterone in their public lives!

So which politicians...

Will The Candidates' Celebrity Supporters Have Any Impact On The Presidential Election?

1/23/2008 11:38am EST
Barack Obama
Celebrities have long made their political affiliations known, to both the disgruntlement and delight of fans. They've turned on-air time into opportunities to express distaste for our current administration; they've used their fame to help their chosen candidates. Like it or not, some celebrities never turn down a chance to talk politics. And, like it or not, the public often listens.

Politicians have shown their discontent with glitterati appearing in front of Congress (Julia Roberts, Christie Brinkley, Michael J. Fox and even Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys have just done th...

Democratic Presidential Candidates More Desirable Neighbors Than Republicans

1/3/2008 9:40am EST
Barack Obama
A new poll reveals which candidates U.S. adults view as the most desired neighbors. Whether it's in the White House or the house next door, Democratic candidates are in a dead heat and are preferred neighbors over Republicans, according to a survey of 2,228 U.S. adults conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of real estate website Zillow.com.

Among all adults, Sen. Barack Obama barely edges out Sen. Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate they would most like to be their neighbor in 2008 with 13 percent and 12 percent of the votes, respectively. Rounding out the top five are Re...

'South Park' Season 11 Turns In Its Best Performance Since 1998

11/16/2007 4:12pm EST
South Park
The season began with apologies to Jesse Jackson, ended with Abe Lincoln and featured Hillary's snuke, Al Gore's worst nightmare, the instant classic "Imaginationland" trilogy and, oh yeah, a second Emmy Award in between.

"South Park's" spectacular season 11 earned remarkable ratings, recording the most-watched (total viewers) and highest- rated (Men 18-24) season since 1998, as well as the highest-rated season since 2000 among Persons 18-49.

The 11th season of "South Park" was watched by 3.6 million total viewers (P2+), up +4% versus last year's 10th anniversary season and the m...

Starpulse Q&A: Kix Brooks: Redefining The Cowboy

11/1/2007 4:14pm EDT
Kix Brooks
On their latest effort, Cowboy Town, Brooks and Dunn, the best selling country duo of all time, deliver a collection of rocking honky-tonk about love, women, family, and drinking, universal themes you can tap your foot too. The cowboy may not be the first thing that comes to mind anymore when you think of America, but Kix Brooks imagines a new sort of cowboy, one that possesses the courage and initiative that defines the American dream. And you just won't find this 21st Century Cowboy down south, but in Anytown, USA doing everything and anything. It's all about attitude, and in this Starpul...

Starpulse Exclusive: 'Carpooler's' TJ Miller Talks About JJ Abrams Role, Very Bad Porn & Tighty Whities

10/29/2007 12:10pm EDT
When The Washington Post's TV reviewer sat down to watch ABC's Carpoolers, they made the same decision the press has been making for years, " The show is stolen by potential comic discovery T.J. Miller." Beginning his career in Chicago, Miller's been labeled the breakout star of almost every performance he's been in, whether it be standup, Improv, or videos, and it wouldn't be surprising if he does the same in the forthcoming Untitled JJ Abrams project. Starpulse spoke to TJ about his role in one of the most anticipated films of 08, making his debut in his tighty-whities, and making Very Ba...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

10/26/2007 3:00am EDT
Jon Heder
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...

Hugh Hefner Opens Up About Having Sex In His 80s, His Biopic & More

9/5/2007 12:05pm EDT
Hugh Hefner
The latest issue of Details magazine features a new Q&A with Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner:

- On his famous pajamas: “The pajamas came really early on-see, I was working a lot at night. But the smoking jacket-a point came when I was working increasingly at the mansion in Chicago, and there wasn’t a lot of point to getting dressed-and eventually people were disappointed if I was wearing a suit. I’ve got about 200 pairs, silk pajamas in 20 colors, and velvet or satin smoking jackets, all custom-made.”

- On sex in his eighties: “I still have sex several times a week. But when you talk ...

Michael Moore Tells Jay Leno He's Been Subpoenaed By The Bush Administration

7/27/2007 9:52am EDT
Michael Moore
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore announced that the Bush Administration has subpoenaed him in the wake of his recent trip to Cuba on the July 26 episode of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m. - 12:37 a.m. ET).

"I haven't even told my own family yet." Moore began, "I was just informed when I was back there with Jay that the Bush administration has now issued a subpoena for me."

The trip was part of his new film "Sicko" which tackles the question of affordable health care in the United States. Moore, who brought 9/11 rescue workers wit...

New Season Of '24' To Feature A Female President?

6/22/2007 9:28am EDT
TVGuide.com reports that the President on next season's revamped 24 will likely be a woman. Sources confirm that casting could begin any day now. A show rep, however, cautions that, "Nothing about next season has been absolutely decided as of yet."

Coincidentally, "24's" female president would be in office just as Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House kicks into high gear. The show is also adding a female FBI agent to the mix. As previously reported on TVGuide.com, "24" — in an effort to reclaim some of the creative and ratings steam it lost last season — is shaking things up in...

Heckuva Job: Comedy Central's New Satire, 'Lil' Bush,' Takes A Cartoon Look At The President

6/11/2007 8:30pm EDT
George Bush
NEW YORK (AP) - Like most political satire, ''Lil' Bush'' pinpoints the logical extreme of real life.

Take its title character. Lil' George Bush is a pushy if none-too-swift lad making mischief with his pals from Beltway Elementary: Lil' Condi, Lil' Cheney and Lil' Rummy (pint-size versions of Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld). Another thing: Lil' George resides in the White House.

Oh, sure, this new Comedy Central cartoon show does take lil' liberties with the truth. For instance, ''Lil' Bush'' is set in the present, yet George H.W. (not George W.) Bush is the na...

Survey Says Angelina Jolie Makes Men Sweat

4/12/2007 9:58am EDT
Angelina Jolie
When it comes to your favorite icons, there are those who make you sweat, like Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba, and those that never seem to get caught off guard, such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Right Guard announces the full results of their recent poll, "The Right Guard Good Sport Index." The survey polled 1,000 men over the age of 18 on everything from talk show hosts they think never loose their cool to the sweatiest weathermen -- even cars so hot they make you sweat! The results are in and now it's time for you to be the judge ...

Women Who Make You Sweat:

Angelina J...

Imagine Will Ferrell, Jessica Simpson & Other Celebs As Marshmallow Peeps

4/6/2007 3:13pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Just Born, Inc., maker of Peeps brand marshmallow candies, announces the results of this year’s Peeps Celebrity Survey.If “Peeps came to life, what male public person or celebrity might it become?” The male person most resembling Peeps either in physique, colorful attire, or sweet nature/personality is Will Ferrell, who won with 22.1% of the votes. He is followed by Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx, and then Justin Timberlake.

“What female public person or celebrity might Peeps become?” Americans again voted for the same three winners as last year: #1 - Jessica Simpson, #2 Oprah and #3- Ellen ...

Cartman Suspects Muslims In This Week's 'South Park'

3/27/2007 12:07pm EDT
South Park
Cartman suspects the new Muslim student is behind a terrorist threat in an all-new South Park entitled, The Snuke, premiering on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.

The clock is ticking as the citizens prepare for Hillary Clinton's big campaign rally. Every minute counts as Cartman uses his own methods to interrogate the suspect. But could the plan to target Hillary Clinton be just the tip of the iceberg?

Launched in 1997, South Park, now in its 11th season, remains the highest-rated series on Comedy Central. South Park repeats Wednesdays at 12:00 a.m., Thursdays...

'South Park' Is Back With All New Episodes March 7

3/1/2007 9:38am EST
South Park
Coming up in the 11th season, viewers can expect a parody of the popular FOX hit series, 24, and Hillary Clinton pays a visit to South Park. There will be plenty of shocking surprises from the legendary fourth-graders with seven all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.

As a bonus, fans will be able to download the uncensored version of each new episode from the 11th season on iTunes the Tuesday after it premieres beginning on Tuesday, March 13.

Launched in 1997, "South Park," now in its 11th season, remains the highest-rated series on Come...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 26

10/26/2006 3:00am EDT
Dylan McDermott
Happy Birthday to "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder (1977), "Family Guy" animator and creator Seth MacFarlane (1973), Grammy nominated Country singer Keith Urban (1967), solo artist and former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant (1963), actor and star of "The Princess Bride" Cary Elwes (1962), "The Practice" star Dylan McDermott (1961), "The Love Boat" cruise director Lauren Tewes (1962), funk bassist Bootsy Collins (1951), original "Charlie's Angel" Jaclyn Smith (1947), U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hilary Clinton (1947), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak (1946), star of "Who...