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Martin Scorsese To Executive Produce Grateful Dead Documentary

October 24th, 2014 10:57am EDT
Martin Scorsese To Executive Produce Grateful Dead Documentary
In honor of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary next year, Martin Scorsese is executive producing a documentary about the iconic band. The untitled project will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

The movie will feature never-before-seen concert footage and interviews from surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, according to Deadline.com. Frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995.

Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, and Weir said in a statement: "Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just...
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20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More

May 30th, 2014 1:15am EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More
Reality star Kim Kardashian wed for the third time last weekend, but that's nothing in terms of Hollywood marriages. Many stars have walked down the aisle four, five or even nine times. Hopefully, these stars have strong prenuptial agreements in place!

"Fargo" star Billy Bob Thornton has been married five times, most famously to actress Angelina Jolie. She was his last, and final, wife. The pair met on the set of "Pushing Tin," and he broke off his engagement to actress Laura Dern to be with Jolie. The couple made headlines for their bizarre behavior, including wearing vials of each other...
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See All The 'F-Words' From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' In Under Three Minutes (Video)

April 24th, 2014 10:01pm EDT
See All The 'F-Words' From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' In Under Th
Everyone who's seen Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street knows that the film is full of hundreds of curse words (well over 600, to be exact).

Check out the video above, which is a compilation of just the "F-words" used in the film. It's not what you think.

The film, which centers on the outrageous lifestyle of penny stock peddler Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), tends to glorify the lead character, probably because of DiCaprio's performance, but in real life Belfort was, well, a pretty big a**hole.

Belfort swindled hundreds of people into giving up their life savings on worthle...
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8 Oscar Moments That Moved Us

February 24th, 2014 10:00am EST
8 Oscar Moments That Moved Us
1. Ben Affleck Arrives At Oscars A Boy, Leaves A Man!

It took fifteen long years for Ben Affleck to recoup highbrow status in Hollywood. After riding high with a win for Best Original Screenplay alongside Matt Damon in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting," Affleck attached himself to a series of box-office bombs. Slowly, Affleck redeemed himself not as an actor but as a screenwriter, and received critical acclaim for his work in 2007's "Gone Baby Gone." He then scored big with 2010's "The Town," which he also co-wrote and starred in. When Affleck attached himself to the George Clooney-produced 20...
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Jonah Hill Earned Just $60,000 For 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

January 22nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Jonah Hill Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar nominee Jonah Hill took a small paycheck in order to work with his "absolute hero" Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The actor accepted the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) union minimum so he could hang out with the iconic director for almost seven months.

Hill revealed he made just $60,000 for the project during an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday. The actor explained that he auditioned for the role of drug-taking swindler Donnie Azoff and then had to wait for two months to find out if he landed the role.

Hill said, "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible... ...
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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Review: Martin Scorsese Delivers The Best Film Of 2013

December 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EST
The Wolf of Wall Street
'The Wolf of Wall Street,' directed by Martin Scorsese, is the true story of New York Stockbroker, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) - who in the late 1980's goes from selling penny stocks and IPO's to a life of total corruption.

Jordan found success in his early 20's as the founder of the brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont. It's there, that he got the title, The Wolf of Wall Street.

His life was all about money, power, women, sex and drugs (lots and lots of drugs).

Jordan became so wealthy, that nothing was out of his reach, as long as it had a price tag. But no matter how much money he ...
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Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale & More Stars Sizzle At LACMA Art + Film Gala - See The Pics!

November 4th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Kate Hudson
Tons of celebrities stepped out to honor Martin Scorsese at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Film Gala on Saturday.

The filmmaker was recognized for helping the museum during the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and for his work on film restoration.

Several stars feted the guest of honor. Kate Hudson looked incredible in a cream colored Gucci gown with a silver sparkling plunging neckline. Kate Beckinsale also looked fab in a light blue, sequined strapless dress.

Leonardo DiCaprio posed with Scorsese, looking dapper in a navy blue suit.

Fergie showed off her post-baby...
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Chloe Moretz Fooled Martin Scorsese With Fake British Accent To Land 'Hugo' Role

October 19th, 2013 1:01pm EDT
Chloe Moretz
Chloe Moretz landed the lead role in Martin Scorsese's 2011 Best Picture Oscar Nominee Hugo by pretending to be British.

The director originally wanted an all-British cast for the film, but the budding young actress's English accent was enough to convince Scorsese that she was from across the pond.

"We got the note when I was auditioning for the film that he wouldn't take anyone who wasn't British, and so I was like, 'Well, I'm gonna lie and say I'm British', naturally.

"I just totally put on the accent and met him with a British accent, and told him I was from England and lived in the c...
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Check Out 'The Ultimate Gangster Collections' From Warner Bros. On Blu-ray May 21

May 17th, 2013 6:27am EDT
Ultimate Gangster Collection
Warner Bros. is in the midst of celebrating its 90th anniversary and is releasing two great gangster collections just in time for Father's Day.

Eight of the studio's greatest gangster films, including one of Paramount's best, will be released in "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classic" and "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary."

The four films in the Classic Collection have been remastered for their Blu-ray debuts. They include:

-"The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney
-"White Heat" starring James Cagney
-"Little Caesar" with Edward G. Robinson as hoodlum Rico Bandello
-"The Pet...
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'Gangs Of New York' TV Series In The Works

March 29th, 2013 10:55am EDT
Gangs of New York
Martin Scorsese is set to bring his Gangs Of New York back to life for a small screen version of the Oscar winning 2002 film.

Daniel Day-Lewis played Bill 'the Butcher' Cutting alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz in the movie, which focused on the corrupt underworld of New York at the turn of the 19th Century.

Now, 10 years after the movie picked up the Best Picture Oscar, Scorsese has teamed up with bosses at Miramax studios to transform the story for TV. The series will chronicle gang culture from New York, Chicago and New Orleans.

The legendary director says, "This time an...
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Martin Scorsese To Helm Bill Clinton Documentary

December 18th, 2012 9:16am EST
President Bill Clinton
Martin Scorsese is filming a TV documentary about former President Bill Clinton. The filmmaker will co-produce the project with Steve Bing for HBO. Clinton, the 42nd leader of the United States, intends to lend his full co-operation to the project.

HBO executive Richard Plepler told TheWrap.com, "President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage. This documentary, under Marty's gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the President to reflect ...
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10 Celebrities Who Have Owed Millions In Unpaid Taxes

October 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Not even the rich and famous can avoid the tax man, and many have been pinched for not paying their fair share.

Nicolas Cage owed $6.2 million in unpaid taxes in 2007. He faced other claims of unpaid taxes related to his earnings between 2002 and 2004, while he was accused of defaulting on a $2 million loan in October, 2009.

The 46 year old was hit with a $6.7 million suit on New Year's Eve in 2010 in relation to unpaid taxes in 2008 - taking his total tax bill to approximately $14 million.

In November 2011, Cage sold his Action Comics 1 in an online auction for a record-breaking $...
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Expect Lot Of Drugs, Nudity & Orgies In Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

August 29th, 2012 8:46am EDT
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf Of Wall Street," an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir surrounding his indulgent ride as a crooked banker in the 1990s.

The New York Daily News reports that DiCaprio will get naked in the film. One insider revealed: "There will be some pretty illicit sex scenes coming up." He added that it will involve four guys and two girls. However, Leo won't be involved in any guy-on-guy action.

According to the source, some scenes will be shot behind closed doors, including one involving a group of really "hot" prostitutes in an office ...
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Movie Producer Sues Martin Scorsese Over The Stalled Film 'Silence'

August 23rd, 2012 8:44am EDT
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese has been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he has stalled a film project for over 20 years.

Bosses at Cecchi Gori Pictures filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday over claims the legendary filmmaker entered into an agreement to direct a movie called Silence in 1990, but put off the project to work on The Departed, Shutter Island and Hugo.

According to court papers obtained by TMZ.com, Scorsese agreed to pay Cecchi Gori Pictures so he could work on the other projects before Silence, but allegedly failed to hand over money from his 2011 Oscar-winni...
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'Hunger Games' Screenwriter Takes Charge Of Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic

August 14th, 2012 8:29pm EDT
Frank Sinatra
The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray has been drafted in to take charge of the script for Martin Scorsese's planned Frank Sinatra biopic.

Ray replaces Field Of Dreams writer Phil Alden Robinson, who had previously been attached to the project when it was initially announced in 2009, reports movie website Deadline.com.

Scorsese has yet to cast an actor to portray the Rat Pack legend onscreen, and although his pal Leonardo DiCaprio has expressed a keen interest in taking on the lead role, the Goodfellas filmmaker recently admitted he'd prefer to keep his options open until the script is ...
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10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez 1
You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...
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Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

May 11th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Every artist has their muse, whether it be human, imaginary, or in some cases, drug induced. And while certainly some people might joke that the latter is Tim Burton's muse of choice, given the stye and subject of many of his films, it's become quite clear over the years that he draws inspiration from the people he surrounds himself with. Most notable among them are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

Given that his newest film, "Dark Shadows", marks Burton and Depp's 8th film collaboration, we at Starpulse decided to take a look at some of the other actor/director partnerships that hav...
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Rolling Stones' 'Exile On Main Street' Film In The Works

April 23rd, 2012 8:02am EDT
The Rolling Stones
The making of The Rolling Stones' classic album Exile On Main Street will be the subject of a new movie.

The big screen drama will focus on the rising tensions between frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards during their work on the 1972 double album in the South of France.

The film will be based on Robert Greenfield's 2008 book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell.

It is not the only Rolling Stones film that is in the works at the moment - Brett Morgen's documentary of the iconic band will be released later this year to mark the band's 50th anniversary.

Famed director M...
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Jane Fonda Saddened By Levon Helm's Cancer Battle

April 18th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda has told of her sadness after learning The Band star Levon Helm is reaching the "final stages" of his cancer fight, hailing the drummer as "astonishing".

Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted a message on his website on Tuesday asking fans to send "prayers and love" to the stricken rocker, who is close to death.

Fonda worked with Helm on 1984 TV movie The Dollmaker and she's opened up about her memories of him in a moving post on her blog.

She writes, "I got to know Levon personally because he played my husband in the ABC movie The Dollmaker. He was kind and deep and de...
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Martin Scorsese In Talks To Develop Frank Sinatra Biopic

April 9th, 2012 4:33pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese has set his sights on shooting a Frank Sinatra biopic, revealing he has already met with writers to develop the project.

The Goodfellas filmmaker is hoping to bring the Rat Pack star's life story to the big screen but Scorsese reveals he's struggling to come up with a focused script, although he hasn't ruled out developing a Sinatra TV miniseries.

He tells ETOnline.com, "I'm talking to one or two writers now. The problem is the biography. Where do you start? ...I met this writer who I think could do a lot with it, but (we) have to get a hold of the story. It's t...
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Interview - 'Hugo' Star Michael Stuhlbarg: The Film Is 'Like A Pop-Up Book In Real Life'

March 19th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
'Hugo'
Author’s note: This review contains spoilers.

Hugo star Michael Stuhlbarg seems to have been just as amazed by the world of the Oscar-winning film as fans and critics alike.

"It was amazing...like being in a pop-up book, but in real life," he said in a recent interview.

Indeed, 'Hugo' is a story that teems with childlike wonderment and curiosity. The film, based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, tells the tale of an orphan who lives Paris’ Gare Montparnasse and his struggles to repair an automaton left to him by his father. As Hugo (Asa B...
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'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' And 'Hugo' Dominate 2012 Saturn Award Nominations

February 29th, 2012 9:57am EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The final Harry Potter movie and Martin Scorsese's Hugo will lead the way at the 2012 Saturn Awards after scooping 10 nominations apiece.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Hugo will compete with Immortals, The Muppets, Midnight in Paris and Thor to be named Best Fantasy Film at the prize giving, which recognizes achievement in movie genres such as sci-fi and horror.

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams' Super 8 nabbed eight nods and Captain America: The First Avenger scooped seven, while The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol both picked up six nominations.

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Blu-ray 3D Review: 'Hugo' - Martin Scorsese's Homage To 'Cinemagician' Georges Méliès Proves 3D Isn't Just For Action Films

February 28th, 2012 9:37pm EST
Hugo Blu-ray 3D
When one thinks of Martin Scorsese rarely does the word 'family' cross their mind (unless they're thinking of Goodfellas, that is); and neither does the term 3D. So when the prolific director decided to bring Brian Selznick's 2007 children's book The Invention Of Hugo Cabret to life on the big screen - and in 3D - he was entering new territory.

The end result, Hugo, is nothing short of amazing. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Five reasons to see it the way it was meant to be...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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Notable Oscar Nomination Predictions: And the Winners Are*

February 26th, 2012 7:24pm EST
Oscars 2012
Last year, I wrote this whole piece about why The King’s Speech would beat out The Social Network for best picture. I found my own comments to be witty, on point. Genius. (I’m kidding… maybe). In fact, I love to go through the nomination list of the Academy Awards and Grammys every year and predict the winners, put up some jellybeans in a friend pool and brag about my winnings later.

The Grammys unfortunately are a joke, which is a huge shame given that music and the politics of it are my first love. The Oscars? Quite relevant, actually! My favorite writer (Grantland’s Bill Simmons) once s...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Not Banned From The Oscars

February 23rd, 2012 8:09am EST
Sacha Baron Cohen
A representative for the Academy Awards has denied Sacha Baron Cohen has been banned Sunday night's ceremony over his plans to show up dressed as The Dictator.

The British comic reportedly made it clear to Oscar bosses that he wanted to walk the red carpet in the guise of the wacky alter-ego from his latest film, which is loosely based on late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The star is due to appear at the prizegiving to support Martin Scorsese's Hugo, in which he co-starred, as the film competes for the coveted Best Picture trophy, and rumors suggested Academy chiefs didn't want his an...
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'The Artist's' Uggie Triumphs At Golden Collar Awards

February 14th, 2012 8:39am EST
Uggie
The canine star of The Artist has seen off competition from Martin Scorsese's Hugo dog to win the top prize at the Golden Collar Awards.

The Goodfellas director campaigned to have Blackie the Doberman included in the nominations for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prize giving, which recognizes the most talented animals in Hollywood.

However, even Scorsese couldn't secure his dog the top prize at the ceremony on Monday night as The Artist star Uggie took the coveted honor.

Other winners included Koko, the star of Australian movie Red Dog, who scooped the Best Dog in a Fore...
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Actress Zina Bethune Killed In Hit-And-Run While Helping Injured Animal

February 13th, 2012 11:31am EST
Zina Bethune
Actress Zina Bethune has died at the age of 66 following a hit-and-run horror in Los Angeles.

The screen and stage star, who appeared in Martin Scorsese's first feature film Who's That Knocking At My Door, died in the early hours of Monday morning after she was struck by two vehicles while trying to help an injured animal.

Bethune had pulled her car over in Forest Lawn Drive and was crossing the road to help the stricken creature when the first vehicle struck her, catapulting her body onto the opposite carriageway.

The actress was then struck by a second car, which dragged her body 60...
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