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Carmen Electra: Super Bowl advert was fun

January 24th, 2014 1:20am EST
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra says shooting the Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial was a "lot of fun".
The former 'Baywatch' actress is the star of the upcoming spoof TV advert for the German car manufacturer, which was previewed online this week and will be aired during the NFL showpiece game which takes place at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.
The preview begins with a 'Volkswagen engineer' stating the "precision of German engineering makes Volkswagen vehicles great. So why not use it to make a great Volkswagen commercial. By isolating your most successful humor ads we have developed an a...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyes Woodrow Wilson Biopic

September 21st, 2013 1:34pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce a biopic about US president Woodrow Wilson.

'The Great Gatsby' star has signed up for the big screen movie about the 28th American president, which is based on A. Scott Berg's recently released biography 'Wilson', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. is in talks to pick up the cinematic rights to the book and DiCaprio's Appian Way production company is expected to join forces with the studio to make the film.

Berg's book was released last week to high praise for its "intimate portrait" of Wilson, who was elected to power in 191...
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Daniel Day-Lewis Referred To As 'Mr. President' While On 'Lincoln' Set

September 28th, 2012 6:33pm EDT
Lincoln
Revered method actor Daniel Day-Lewis was so taken over by the role of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's new historical epic Lincoln that even the director referred to him as Mr. President on set.

Co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Lincoln's son Robert in the much-anticipated film, admits he never met the real Day-Lewis on the set - because he was always deep in character.

The Dark Knight Rises star says, "He's not silly about it... but he does stay talking in that voice; he spent a year coming up with how he wanted the voice to sound and I never heard his (real) voice and I n...
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Michael Jackson's Hair To Be Turned Into Diamonds

July 27th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Michael Jackson hair diamond
Two weeks ago, the video of Michael Jackson's harrowing fire accident during the filming of a Pepsi commercial was released. Now, the hair collected from the accident is to be transformed into a diamond collection.

According to LifeGem's press release, the producer of the commercial (Ralph Cohen) put out the flames with his jacket and collected a piece of Jackson's hair that burned off. John Reznikoff, a collector, purchased the jacket and hair, and now plans on sending the hair away to LifeGem - a company that specializes in turning hair into diamonds.

In 2007, Renzikoff and LifeGem ...
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Jonas Brothers Freaked Out By Wax Museum Visit

February 26th, 2009 10:42am EST
Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers were freaked out during a recent visit to Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum in New York - when they stumbled across the decapitated heads of assassinated leaders; and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The siblings unveiled their own wax likenesses at the famous tourist spot and then were given an all access pass to explore the museum.

And Joe and Kevin Jonas fear they may have uncovered an area of the museum that is out of bounds to everyone but staff.

Check out video footage of the JoBros movie premiere:

The back room was full of assorted le...
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Low Times Mean Good Times With Andy Kindler, Part 1

April 1st, 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...
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Overheard At The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

February 10th, 2008 11:18pm EST
Vince Gill
Quotes from the Grammy Awards:

''I just got an award given to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye? ... Just kidding.'' - Vince Gill, accepting the award for best country album from Ringo Starr.

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''I appreciate everything and I know you are really proud of me right now and I know you wouldn't want me to stop and you'd want me to be the No. 1 artist in the world. And Mamma, all I'm gonna do is keep making you proud.'' - Kanye West, speaking about his late mother as he accepted the award for rap album.

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''It's a pity Amy isn't here, but oh well, God ble...
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Jon Voight Says Bush Is 'No Dummy'

December 4th, 2007 6:33pm EST
Jon Voight
Embattled U.S. President George W. Bush has been given an odd boost by movie star Jon Voight, who has become an expert on American leaders. The Transformers star started studying past U.S. presidents a decade ago, reading up on biographies and essays, and he insists history will show Bush is among the country's great leaders.

As the president prepares to give up his office and leave The White House in 2009, after two turbulent and troubling terms, Voight is urging Americans to stop giving him a hard time.

He says, "Firstly, I think America is an extraordinary idea, which we take f...
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George Lucas To Produce Shows For The History Channel

April 30th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
George Lucas
Star Wars creator George Lucas is going back in time to oversee a slew of new TV documentaries for The History Channel. The movie mogul is behind six upcoming specials for the cable network, including films about Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Egyptology, soothsayer Nostradamus and ancient China.

Lucas has also commissioned documentaries about global warming and fundamentalist Islam for the network.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 12

February 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Christina Ricci
Happy Birthday to actress Christina Ricci (1980), filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968), "Into the Blue" actor Josh Brolin (1968), talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955), Canadian character actor Michael Ironside (1950), Bond girl Maud Adams (1945), Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (1939), American film actor Joe Don Baker (1936), hoops legend Bill Russell (1934), "Bonanza" star Lorne Greene (1915; d. 1987), 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809; d. 1865), and British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809; d. 1882).
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"Star Trek" Actor Lee Bergere Dies

February 5th, 2007 10:30pm EST
Star Trek
Lee Bergere, a veteran television actor who appeared in shows such as Star Trek and Dynasty, died on Wednesday in Fremont, New Hampshire. He was 88.

During his 60-year-career he appeared in more than 200 television shows including North And South, Falcon Crest and Incident At Vichy.

In a 1966 Star Trek episode, called The Savage Curtain, Bergere famously portrayed historical icon President Abraham Lincoln.

Bergere also played Joseph Aynders on Dynasty from 1981 to 1983. He also appeared in many roles on stage including Man Of La Mancha where he played the villain, The Duke, w...
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Smithsonian To Display 'Rocky' Memorabilia

December 6th, 2006 9:14am EST
Rocky
Movie character Rocky Balboa's robe and gloves will share a place with iconic artifacts including President Abraham Lincoln's top hat and inventor Thomas Edison's light bulb in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The museum will now house the famous memorabilia from the Rocky films, which stars Sylvester Stallone as the plucky boxer.

He jokes, "I knew I was getting old, but I didn't think I would be with the dinosaurs so soon. No, actually, I'm really unbelievably overwhelmed."

The items donated by the star include the black and yellow robe ...
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George Clooney Welcomes Barack Obama's Presidential Bid

October 26th, 2006 8:23am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney is throwing his weight behind Senator Barack Obama for a 2008 presidential run before the African-American politician has made his White House dreams official. Obama hinted he was thinking about joining the race to replace President George W. Bush in a recent TV interview, and just the mention of the fact has Hollywood buzzing.

Democrat Clooney has been one of the first to offer his public support, emailing the Los Angeles Times newspaper from Europe ahead of Obama's book signing appearance in California this Friday. Clooney writes, "If Senator Obama became Presidential...
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Psychic Says Tupac Shakur Was A White Civil War General

February 28th, 2006 2:00pm EST
Tupac Shakur
Late rapper Tupac Shakur used to be the right-hand man of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, a famous medium claims. World-renowned psychic Victoria Bullis has contacted Shakur from beyond the grave for a piece in the new issue of men's magazine Stuff, and her findings are surprising.

As part of Bullis' chat with Shakur, the rapper tells her he was a white general during the Civil War (1861-1865). The medium insists Shakur knows who his killer was: "When you pass to the next life you see the whole thing."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 12

February 12th, 2006 3:00am EST
Christina Ricci
Happy Birthday to actress Christina Ricci (1980), filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968), "Into the Blue" actor Josh Brolin (1968), talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955), Canadian character actor Michael Ironside (1950), Bond girl Maud Adams (1945), Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (1939), American film actor Joe Don Baker (1936), hoops legend Bill Russell (1934), "Bonanza" star Lorne Greene (1915; d. 1987), 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809; d. 1865), and British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809; d. 1882).
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Spielberg Cancels Lincoln Biopic, Focuses on Indiana Jones

February 8th, 2006 2:07pm EST
Steven Spielberg
Hollywood movie-maker Steven Spielberg has delayed plans to film a biopic of President Abraham Lincoln "indefinitely". The director had cast Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson to play the 19th century leader with filming expected to begin shortly.

However, Spielberg's publicist Marvin Levy tells MovieHole.net the project is deferred until further notice. Spielberg is expected to start work on the long-awaited Indiana Jones sequel this year. The most recent Indiana Jones film was made 17 years ago.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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History Channel To Air In-Depth Lincoln Bio

January 11th, 2006 3:03pm EST
Every American knows Abraham Lincoln as the emancipator of slaves, the man who held America together in its darkest days, and one of the country’s most mythic figures. But few know the Lincoln who battled suicidal urges and at times called himself “The loneliest man in the world.” Academy Award-winning producer Vikram Jayanti goes inside a life scarred by loss, a mind ravaged by tragedy, a man whose grand achievements were fueled by his own personal turmoil, in The History Channel special presentation LINCOLN, airing Monday, January 16th 2006 at 8-11pm ET/PT.

Born in the back woods of ...
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