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Michael Douglas In Talks To Play Ronald Reagan

September 1st, 2012 5:02pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas is set to swap Liberace's flamboyant lifestyle for another presidential role - as Ronald Reagan.

The Wall Street star is in talks to play the late Republican in indie movie Reykjavik, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mike Newell is in negotiations to direct the film about Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's 1986 peace summit meeting in Iceland, and Ridley Scott is onboard to produce the project.

If the actor signs up for the film, it won't be Douglas' first presidential role - he played fictitious U.S. leader Andrew Shepherd in 1995's The American President.
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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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Michael Moore Urges Tom Hanks & Oprah To Run For Office

November 5th, 2010 11:59pm EDT
Michael Moore
Filmmaker Michael Moore is urging President Barack Obama to improve the image of his Democratic party by pushing "beloved" stars such as Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey to run for office.

The leader and his political party suffered a series of humiliating results at the recent mid-term elections, and filmmaker Moore is convinced adding celebrity candidates to the Democrats' roster will boost their popularity at the polls.

He tells MSNBC, "(The Republican party) have actually run movie stars and won. They ran Ronald Reagan. Fred Thompson was a senator. Gopher from 'The Love Boat.' Sonny Bono.....
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'Saturday Night Live' Presidents Reunite To Give Barack Obama Advice (VIDEO)

March 3rd, 2010 1:28pm EST
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Funny or Die has gathered a long list of Saturday Night Live presidents to deliver an important message to Barack Obama (played by Fred Armisen) about consumer protection.

Will Ferrell, Fred Armisen, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey and Darrell Hammond, who have played as every American president since Gerald Ford (a special guest appears as Ronald Reagan), show up in Barack Obama's dream to advise him on how to pass legislature for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

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Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...
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10 Reasons To Keep 'Chuck' On The Air

April 21st, 2009 10:30am EDT
Chuck
There's been a lot of discussion about the fate of reluctant spy Chuck Bartowski lately. Of the other shows that were picked up in that ill-fated 2007-08 season, only CBS's sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the CW's soapy Gossip Girl have survived. Ouch. Worse, most of those shows, like Pushing Daisies, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Life met the axe this year (though the jury's still out on Life, it doesn't look good.) With Jay Leno taking over five hours of the NBC schedule a week (seriously, whose genius idea was that?), things aren't looking good for the once proud Peacock. Here are ten ...
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Memorable Acting Performances By Professional Wrestlers

July 30th, 2008 10:44am EDT
The Marine
Ah acting-a craft that stands as one of the finest, and most difficult in the world. Some of our culture's most influential people were actors: William Shakespeare, Ronald Reagan, Yul Brenner, the list is endless, really. Then you have professional wrestling. Pro-wrestling feels a bit like modern gladiatorial combat, except it would drive a Ford F-150 complete with a sticker of Calvin peeing on a Chevrolet in its rear window. You see how these two coincide, right? Sure, it's fair to call wrestlers entertainers. Athletes? Why not? Actors? Eh… Did you guys see The Marine? Neither did we, but ...
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Low Times Mean Good Times With Andy Kindler, Part 1

April 1st, 2008 10:39am EDT
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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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Enter These Spooky Starpulse Contests & Win Horrifying Prizes!

October 23rd, 2007 12:16pm EDT
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Horror films. Ghoulish DVD collections. Spine-tingling posters. Starpulse is giving away these and other scary items in honor of Halloween. Check out the following prizes:

* Win a copy of Hostel: Part II on DVD. Three winners will receive a copy of the DVD as well as a 'Hostel: Part II - Unrated' poster signed by director Eli Roth.

* Win one of five copies of The Tripper. Prepare for a killer trip! It's the dawning of the age of bloodshed as a homicidal maniac with an obsession for Ronald Reagan wreaks havoc upon a group of bohemians in the horror satire The Tripper.

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

September 5th, 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 ...
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Many Believe Princess Diana's Death Was Not An Accident

August 15th, 2007 1:45pm EDT
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Marking the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, Lifetime Television's latest Pulse Poll found an undercurrent of public skepticism still exists surrounding the circumstances of the Princess of Wales' passing.

According to this national survey, a strong minority (43%) are not convinced that her death was an accident, while nearly one-third believe investigations into the events of the evening of August 31, 1997 should continue.

A 2006 BBC poll found 43% Brits believed that the car crash which killed Princess Diana was an accident.

The Lifetime Pulse Poll (telephone ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 6

February 6th, 2007 3:00am EST
Axl Rose
Happy Birthday to British singer Rick Astley (1966), Guns 'n Roses singer Axl "maybe Chinese Democracy will come out this year" Rose (1962), TV star Megan Gallagher (1960), American actress Kathy Najimy (1957), singer Natalie Cole (1950), reggae icon Bob Marley (1945; d. 1981), anchorman Tom Brokaw (1940), M*A*S*H* actor Mike Farrell (1939), actress/sex symbol Mamie Van Doren (1931), actor/director Rip Torn (1931), British actor Patrick Macnee (1922), Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan (1911; d. 2004), and baseball legend George Herman ...
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"American Hardcore" Traces The Evolution Of Punk With Music By Black Flag, Minor Threat And More

October 5th, 2006 11:21am EDT
American Hardcore
Emerging in the early 1980s, hardcore punk championed independent thought and a f-you attitude - all with a fierce "do-it-yourself" aesthetic. More than just loud, fast music driven by primal aggression, bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag helped launch an underground social movement that tapped into the disaffection of misfit kids who came of age in the Reagan era. Filmmaker Paul Rachman and writer Steven Blush capture the spirit of this subculture with their documentary, American Hardcore, and Rhino Records delivers the hard-hitting soundtrack. "American Hardcore - The History Of America...
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George Bush Left Out In The Cold By Mick Jagger

April 24th, 2006 9:54am EDT
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President George Bush was left red-faced after being told he couldn't rent the hotel room he wanted - because Mick Jagger had already taken it. Bush's aides tried to book the $6,500-a-night royal suite, at the exclusive Imperial Hotel in Vienna, for the president's summit meeting in June.

However, after making enquiries, the president's staff discovered the room had been booked by the rocker for when the Rolling Stones play a concert in the city the same month. Aides tried had hoped the legendary singer would give it up for the president but Jagger reportedly refused.

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Celebrity Birthdays, February 6

February 6th, 2006 3:00am EST
Bob Marley
Happy Birthday to British singer Rick Astley (1966), Guns 'n Roses singer Axl Rose (1962), TV star Megan Gallagher (1960), American actress Kathy Najimy (1957), singer Natalie Cole (1950), reggae icon Bob Marley (1945; d. 1981), anchorman Tom Brokaw (1940), M*A*S*H* actor Mike Farrell (1939), actress/sex symbol Mamie Van Doren (1931), actor/director Rip Torn (1931), British actor Patrick Macnee (1922), Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917), 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan (1911; d. 2004), and baseball legend George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895; d. 1948).
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