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Russell Crowe Denies 'Westworld' Rumors

September 7th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has taken to his Twitter.com page to deny he's set to star in a remake of Michael Crichton's sci-fi thriller Westworld.

The Gladiator actor was rumored to have signed up to a new version of the 1973 film, which was author Crichton's first outing as a big screen director and starred Yul Brynner as a gun slinging android at a fantasy theme park.

However, Crowe has shot down the reports, insisting there is no truth to the rumors. He writes on his Twitter.com page, "WestWorld purely a rumor, I've never been contacted about it."

And he also sets the record straight about cla...
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Scott Adsit Talks With Starpulse About His Show, '30 Rock'

April 16th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Scott Adsit
In the pilot episode of the Emmy Award winning 30 Rock, Scott Adsit's character, Pete Hornberger, is fired. In an example of art imitating life, Scott himself was, at least at first, also being cut from the show. While Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was trying to save Pete's job from Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) on camera, Tina Fey was trying to save Scott's job in the cast from Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, off camera. Scott was nice enough to discusses with us that very incident along with his roots at Second City, his time on Mr. Show, his favorite moments on 30 Rock and answers some reader qu...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
George Carlin
In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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Suzanne Pleshette

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FEBRUARY 2008

Roy Scheider

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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Michael Crichton's Best Films

November 6th, 2008 3:49pm EST
Michael Crichton
With the untimely death of Michael Crichton, now is the time to reflect on a career that, unfortunately, was wrought with too much of something that is usually a positive: intelligence. Indeed, Michael was too smart for the movie industry and its core audience.

Crichton obviously had a non-stop mind: he graduated Harvard with high honors, and while attending medical school he began writing. When he turned 27 he was he had an M.D., and he had also finished one of his more well-known books, Andromeda Strain.

Generally, his works incorporate his intellect of biology and medical scie...
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'Jurassic Park' Author Michael Crichton Dead At 66

November 5th, 2008 1:12pm EST
Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of such historic and prehistoric science thrillers as "Jurassic Park," ''Timeline" and "The Andromeda Strain," has died of cancer, his family said.

He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 66 after a long battle with the illness.

Chrichton was a brand-name author, known for his stories of disaster and systematic breakdown, such as the rampant microbe of "The Andromeda Strain" or dinosaurs running amok in "Jurassic Park," one of his many books that became major Hollywood movies.

"Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspira...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2005 1:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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