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20 Celebrity Lushes

September 23rd, 2014 1:15pm EDT
20 Celebrity Lushes
Celebrities are like regular people in that they occasionally overindulge in things they should consume in moderation.

But too many stars have battled drug addiction and alcoholism, and although many are currently sober, some still struggle to stay clean.

Lindsay Lohan, who charmed audiences with films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie Fully Loaded," has been to rehab six times to battle her addictions.

She told Oprah Winfrey in 2013: "(Alcohol) in the past was the gateway to other things, for me... I tried cocaine with alcohol... It allowed me to drink more. I think...
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'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: A Poison Pig And The Quest For Free Wi-Fi

July 22nd, 2014 8:40am EDT
'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: A Poison Pig And The
Have you prayed to the dome this week? We can only hope so, because for the first time all season, "Under the Dome" boasts a threat that's actually threatening. No more butterflies or magnets or blood rain that causes mild skin irritation; "Revelation" brings Chester's Mill to the brink of societal collapse with swine flu terrorism.

The townspeople seem to have recovered from last week's Biblical-ish acid rain (Big Jim's face is less splotchy, at least, even if Lyle's isn't, at all). Little do they know, an actual danger is on its way in the form of Rebecca Pine and her census-turned-killi...
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'Under The Dome' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Magnets Rule! Also, They Cause Death By Crushing!

July 1st, 2014 8:54am EDT
'Under The Dome' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Magnets Rule! Also, Th
"Under the Dome" is not an intelligent TV show. It's really just cartoon characters being mashed together in a way that almost makes sense, so long as you don't think too hard. And that's exactly what we got with the second season premiere, "Heads Will Roll."

We pick up right where season one left off- our intrepid anti-hero Barbie is about to suffer a brutal execution by hanging, when the dome gets mad and starts to glow...

Now we know just what that angry dome-glow was. Magnets! Also, a sound not unlike a high school fire alarm, but mostly magnets. Now, you're probably saying to yoursel...
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NYC Coffee House Customers Freak Out In Viral Promotion For 'Carrie' Remake (Watch It!)

October 9th, 2013 9:39am EDT
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A coffee house in New York City was recently transformed to promote the remake of classic Stephen King horror flick Carrie, which stars Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore and hits theaters October 18.

Unsuspecting patrons were caught off guard when a customer spills coffee all over a girl's laptop (both actors) and she flips out, sending him flying with her apparent telekinetic powers.

Customer reactions were all caught on camera, and they're all as classic as the first film.

The now viral video was set up by marketing company Thinkmodo, and starts out by revealing the whole setup, and know...
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The Morning Roundup: Jon Gosselin Is A Waiter Now, Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley, Stephen King's 'Shining' Sequel

September 20th, 2013 9:36am EDT
Jon Gosselin
Jon Gosselin, who rose to fame with his wife Kate and their eight children on TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8", is now waiting tables at a restaurant about 50 miles outside of Philadelphia, PA. The former reality star has been trying to make ends meet with his new job, which he took because it was "impossible" to find work after his show ended. At least he's not living in a van down by the river... (story)

Billy Ray Cyrus apparently had no problem seeing his daughter have virtual sex with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards. Cyrus says daughter Miley is "an artist" and is "evolving" as an ...
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Stephen King Revisits 'The Shining's' Danny Torrance In 'Doctor Sleep'

September 20th, 2013 8:21am EDT
The Shining
Author Stephen King is bringing the sinister child from The Shining back to life in his latest book.

The renowned horror writer admits he decided to revisit Danny Torrance, the psychic son of Jack Nicholson's demented character in the film adaptation, after fans continually questioned him about the youngster's fate.

The classic 1980 movie ends with Danny fleeing his murderous father during a snowstorm but the outcome is not made clear.

He tells the BBC, "I'd go to autographing sessions and people would say, 'Whatever happened to that kid from The Shining?' And I've never been one who ...
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Book Review: Stephen King's 'Joyland'

July 19th, 2013 9:25am EDT
Joyland Book Cover
Don't let the upbeat title of Stephen King's "Joyland" fool you; his novel is no lighthearted tale of youthful exuberance. Although the book shares its name with a fictional amusement park where happy memories are made for children, the titular grounds in this paranormal, coming-of-age crime thriller have a much more tragic history for adults. Would you expect anything less from The Master of Horror?

After King’s 2012 testimonials for “The Twenty-Year Death” and “The Cocktail Waitress,” it seemed like only a matter of time before he penned his own entry in Titan Books’ pulp series “Hard Ca...
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'Under The Dome' Pilot Review

June 27th, 2013 12:22am EDT
Under the Dome
Stephen King's Under The Dome was released in 2009, 2 years after The Simpsons movie. In The Simpsons movie, the EPA drops a dome around Springfield, and Homer needs to save the town. I joked at the time that Stephen King had run out of ideas. I imagined him watching The Simpsons movie and deciding to see what the story would look like if told seriously. Under The Dome's gotten pretty good reviews. My two friends said positive things about the book, though they did not like the ending. CBS would be wise to avoid keeping an ending considered horrible by people who've read the books. A series...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Sleepwalkers'

September 7th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Sleepwalkers
Hot for mom and a high school hottie? We’re checking out a little sin in the family via Stephen King’s "Sleepwalkers," out on Blu-ray now from Image Entertainment. Check out the family review tree below!

Title: "Sleepwalkers"

Grade: 1

Cast: Brian Krause, Madchen Amick, Alice Krige

Director: Mick Garris

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Image Home Entertainment

Website: www.watchimage.com

The Flick: I always thought Mick Garris had a natural flair for horror material, but what the frig was Stephen King thinking when he wrote this perverse little tale? ...
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Chloe Moretz To Star In Remake Of 'Carrie'

March 27th, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Chloe Moretz
Child star Chloe Moretz has landed the leading role in a movie remake of Stephen King's chilling horror tale Carrie.

The Hugo actress, 15, will portray possessed teenager Carrie White in the supernatural film, taking on the part made famous by a young Sissy Spacek in director Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation.

Filmmaker Kim Pierce will direct the new project and Moretz is thrilled at the prospect of bringing Carrie to a new generation.

In a Twitter.com post on Tuesday, she writes, "Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime...
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Stephen King & John Mellencamp's Play To Debut In Atlanta

April 2nd, 2011 4:32pm EDT
StepheN King
Horror author Stephen King's new play collaboration with rocker John Mellencamp has a start date - it will open in Atlanta, Georgia next April.

The odd couple has been working on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County for years, and now they're ready for previews.

The play will open at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, which is where Broadway shows Aida and The Color Purple, got their start.

King wrote the play's book, while Mellencamp added the music and lyrics.

Oscar winner T-Bone Burnett is the production's musical director.
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Stephen King Talks About 'The Stand' Remake

February 4th, 2011 1:39pm EST
Stephen King
Legendary horror writer Stephen King is urging movie bosses to cast Jake Gyllenhaal and Billy Bob Thornton in the upcoming big screen remake of his 1978 book The Stand.

The post-apocalyptic story, which sees the United States devastated by a super-flu virus, was used as the basis for a 1994 TV miniseries of the same name starring Gary Sinise in the lead role of survivor Stuart Redman.

Movie bosses have now announced plans to bring the tale to cinemas in a new update, and although King is adamant Sinise was the perfect choice to lead the cast, he would be happy to see Gyllenhaal take the...
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James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer Top Richest Authors List

August 23rd, 2010 6:30pm EDT
James Patterson
"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer and James Patterson have topped Forbes magazine's best-paid authors list.

The "Along Came a Spider" writer earned an estimated $70 million in the last year, while Meyer, whose vampire novels have been transformed into a hit Hollywood franchise, was paid $40 million.

Horror author Stephen King was third on the list with $34 million and Danielle Steel placed fourth, with $32 million.

They were followed by Ken Follett, Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and John Grisham.

Meanwhile, "The Notebook" writer Nicolas Sparks and "Harry Potter's" J.K. Rowling rounded ou...
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There's No Place Like 'Haven'

August 9th, 2010 11:51pm EDT
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Initially, I didn’t like this show very much. Based on the story Colorado Kid by Stephen King, Syfy’s latest series follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose, a former cast member of ER and Brothers and Sisters, she also voiced Elena Fisher in the first Uncharted video game) as she moves into Haven, a mysterious small town in New England where quite a few people have abilities far beyond normal.

After tracking a fugitive to Haven, Parker decides to stay on and help the town deal with their unique problems while also investigating a woman who showed up there twenty years ago and bore more...
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5 Movies Guys Shouldn't Watch

June 24th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Thelma & Louise
It’s easy to pick out movies that don’t particularly sit well with many American men. Cue the Chick Flicks. Beaches. Steel Magnolias. Waiting to Exhale. Anything with Meg Ryan. But some movies just flat out scare the bejesus out of men. Here are five movies that do just that, and possibly more.

Fatal Attraction: The premise: Man (Michael Douglas), although happily married, begins an affair with Other Woman (Glenn Close). Other Woman falls desperately in love with Man. Man is then turned off and tries to end affair. Other Woman says, “Oh hells no!” and turns into Psycho Chick. Psycho Chick ...
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ABC's New Series 'Happy Town' Premieres Tonight

April 28th, 2010 10:11am EDT
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ABC is pulling out all the stops to get you interested in its new series, Happy Town. The scary mystery drama is set in Haplin, TN where there are any number of secrets to get you intrigued. The major secret is this so called Magic Man who is suspected of making many Haplin children disappear. Does he have supernatural powers, or is there some other cover-up?

“Supernatural is probably the wrong word for it,” said series producer Josh Appelbaum. “We keep referencing the Magic Man. I would say there's magic working around the town. It's really worth saying. Happy Town is much more the real ...
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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

February 12th, 2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...
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Best Movies Set In Cold Locations

December 26th, 2009 11:56am EST
Fargo
Often times, weather plays an integral role in films, whether it be that it helps to set the tone, has symbolic significance, or makes a kissing scene all the more steamy, like the passionate lip-lock between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in "The Notebook" (2004), whose sexiness skyrocketed thanks to it taking place during a downpour. Sometimes the weather even takes on a life of its own, like in the film "Twister" (1996), in which the tornado acts as just as much of a protagonist as both Helen Hunt's and Bill Paxton's characters.

So now, with winter officially getting its frosty self...
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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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A Salute To Our Favorite Fat Kids In Film

May 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Goonies
Sure, it's true that childhood obesity is a serious problem that menaces the health and well-being of many American tots, whose rate of becoming the deep-fried and taterized variety has risen significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, we are not here to discuss alarming statistics or to point fingers (at the fast food industry for example) for America's increasingly doughy population. No siree. Rather, we come here today to raise our soda-filled glasses to pay tribute to all of those wonderful pie-faced kids who have cinematically graced us with their weighty presence over the years. So, he...
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Unrealistic Prom Scenes On Film

May 27th, 2009 2:22pm EDT
Carrie
It's called by many names in cinema, but the big high school dance, the one where Cinderellas step out in glass slippers and the ugly ducklings start singing their swan songs, is generally known as Prom. They take place everywhere from gymnasiums to four-star hotels, but frequently end in drunkenness and frustrated hopes of losing one's virginity. Here are few examples of Prom Nights that give high school juniors and seniors everywhere unrealistic expectations, and what you can learn from them:

Carrie. Based on Stephen King's novel, this classic horror film teaches us not to make...
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What To Watch In March? Spotlight On Mid-Season Shows

March 4th, 2009 9:37am EST
Cupid
Once upon a time in a magical land called Hollywood, harried and somewhat unkempt writers bit their nails down to the quick awaiting news on if their pilots would receive full season orders, be given solid "Nos," or worse: be relegated to the limbo that is "mid-season replacement" territory.

Such shows aren't guaranteed to air at all, particularly if the initial fall line-up (the shows that network executives felt had the most potential) succeeds. And if mid-season shows do get a shot after premature cancellations, there is no guarantee they will find an audience, considering so many ...
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Silly Horror Villains

October 24th, 2008 12:12pm EDT
The Gingerdead Man
In the over 100 years of movie history we've seen lots of horrifying creatures. As time passes the wants and fears of the audience shifts, and some ideas exhaust themselves. Horror filmmakers have to be creative with ways to scare the audience. Crazy men with knives and the devil himself just don't do it anymore. This can yield excellent results in the form of a haunted video tape or zombies that can sprint. But most of the time things can get just a little silly.

Jack Frost

Horror directors often try to frighten moviegoers by digging into our childhood fears, and if handled well...
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This Week on 'Prison Break:' Blood Feuds, Indecent Proposals... and Vegas!

October 7th, 2008 12:16pm EDT
Prison Break
The best season of "Prison Break" thus far was season 2. Sure, purists had a problem with it ("they're no longer in prison!); but as far as unpredictability, craziness, and sheer fun are concerned, it was unmatched. Well, that might all be about to change. Season 4 might have started off a little unevenly, but if the past few episodes are any indication, the journey to the season (and perhaps series) finale is going to be quite a trip.

Not So Strange Bedfellows

We left off last week with T-Bag (Robert Knepper), having just fled from a suspicious associate at Gate, frantically r...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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'X-Files' 10 Best Episodes

July 25th, 2008 11:34am EDT
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
After six long years, we may finally discover the ultimate truth. Today, the second "X-Files" movie hits theaters a decade after the first movie and six years after the series went off the air. All that time apart from Mulder and Scully has inevitably left fans feeling disconnected from the characters and casual viewers forgetting the show altogether.

This will probably result in the film being a massive financial failure (the first movie barely cracked $80 million at a time when 20 million people tuned in every week), but for the true X-Philes out there "The X-Files: I Want to Believ...
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'Smallville' Braces For Arrival Of New Villains

June 20th, 2008 10:58am EDT
Smallville
BURBANK, Calif. - Rocked by the mysterious death of Lionel Luthor and the sudden disappearance of his son, Lex, the town of Smallville will be put further on edge this fall with the arrival of two new villains.

Sam Witwer ("Battlestar Galactica") and Cassidy Freeman ("Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee") join the cast of "Smallville" as series regulars for the hit show's eighth season. Witwer will play Davis Bloome, a charismatic Metropolis paramedic who - when he isn't saving people - is forced to confront a burgeoning darkness inside of him that just might be a harbi...
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'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

June 17th, 2008 11:40am EDT
Firefly
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...
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'Medium': Psycho Husband Makes Murder Into Game Of Mouse Trap

May 1st, 2008 9:54am EDT
Medium
For any hit television show, there are occasionally episodes that feel more like filler than pushing the plot ahead, and "Medium" has had its share in the past. Usually these kinds of episodes are not really bad, nor are they particularly good, they just sit comfortably in a middle ground until the memory fades away and next week comes along. "Car Trouble" is one of those episodes. It can be forgiven for its pointless existence because it is the first of its kind this season and because it is a great deal like Stephen King's "Christine."

Allison gives the audience a lesson on electric...
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April Movie Preview: 'Leatherheads,' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' & More

April 3rd, 2008 9:41am EDT
Leatherheads
March was filled with a plethora of great films. April Fools. Still, it finished stronger than it started with Run Fatboy Run and 21, which is still gathering steam and threatening to be a player this month as well. April is looking to pick up right where "21" leaves off. It even features another numbered film, 88 Minutes. What's not to like?

This Friday, Leatherheads boasts George Clooney's first direction since he flirted with Oscar for Goodnight and Goodluck. The cast is star studded - no shocker there, since Clooney once again stars in his own feature. He brings along fellow Academ...
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