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Steven Spielberg To Take Epic Summer Vacation With Family On Mega Yacht

March 18th, 2013 9:36am EDT
Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. This week's featured celebrity: Steven Spielberg.

Following the success of his film "Lincoln," the director and his family are sailing around the world this summer. After winning two Oscars for the film, Spielberg is taking a much-needed break with his wife Kate Capshaw for some rest and relaxation.

In May the couple will set sail on their $200 million yacht called Seven Seas, which includes a movie theater, spa, and anti-sickness system.

The family will travel 30,000 miles and revisit some of Spielberg's favorite places, including Hawaii...

Colin Trevorrow To Direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

March 15th, 2013 9:27am EDT
Colin Trevorrow
Hollywood newcomer Colin Trevorrow has been unveiled as the director of the new Jurassic Park movie.

Rumors have been widespread about who would oversee the fourth installment in the sci-fi adventure franchise since Steven Spielberg announced it was in the works in 2011.

Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series, has already signed up as an executive producer for the 3D project, and on Thursday it was announced Trevorrow will take charge of the long-awaited follow-up to 2001's Jurassic Park III.

Trevorrow is best known for directing 2012 independent movie Safety Not Gu...

Steven Spielberg Turning Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon Film Into A Miniseries

March 4th, 2013 3:27pm EST
Steven Spielberg
Spielberg is finishing his hero's work.

Steven Spielberg has been a longtime fan of Stanley Kubrick. The two worked together on A.I Artificial Intelligence, which Spielberg directed after Kubrick's death in 1999. You can also see bits of tributes to Kubrick's uneasiness with technology and the future in Spielberg's Minority Report, about an agency responsible for seeing the intent to commit a crime and stopping it before it happens. In other words, Spielberg was not only a colleague of the famed director but also a super-fan.

That is no doubt why the Kubrick family asked Spielberg to help...

Steven Spielberg To Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

February 28th, 2013 8:17am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has been unveiled as the jury president at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The director will oversee the panel at the French event, which will run from May 15th-26th.

In a statement, Spielberg writes, "My admiration for the steadfast mission of the festival to champion the international language of movies is second to none. The most prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion picture as a cross cultural and generational medium."

Festival president Gilles Jacob admits he has spent years trying to get Spielberg onboard, but the movie mogul has...

Best Director - Who Will Win ?

February 24th, 2013 5:40pm EST
A snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Directing category shows that all signs seem to point toward Steven Spielberg for his brilliant vision of 1860s America and the passing of the 13th Amendment.

But don't count out David O. Russell, whose Silver Linings Playbook just scooped up all the big awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards last night.

Also in the running are Michael Haneke for his minimalist approach in Amour, taking long camera shots and filming nearly the entire film about an elderly woman's declining health and her loving husband who cares for her in a two-bedroom Paris apartm...

Oscars 2013: What Will Win, What Could Win And What Should Win

February 22nd, 2013 7:54am EST
Oscars 2013
The 85th Annual Academy Awards – airing this Sunday at 8:30 PM EST on ABC – are sure to get a little rowdy this year. Ceremony notwithstanding, the categories themselves are all over the place, and for the first time in years, there are no dead-locks and certain promises in any of the categories (except, perhaps, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, but we'll get to that). Still, pundits have weighed in and the scales are tipped in several favors. Here are our predictions for what will likely win, what might upset and what films and performances deserve a golden statuette in some of the ...

Connecticut Congressman Writes Steven Spielberg Over 'Lincoln' Factual Flaw

February 6th, 2013 8:37pm EST
A Connecticut congressman has a problem with Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated Lincoln.

Connecticut representative Joe Courtney has written the director in hopes that he changes the film's conclusion. In a roll call vote on the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which outlaws slavery, two of the three Connecticut delegates voted to instead uphold slavery.

In real life, all of the state's representatives actually voted to abolish slavery. Courtney writes, "I could not believe my own eyes and ears. How could Congressmen from Connecticut - a stat that supported President Lincoln and lost t...

Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...

Steven Spielberg Pulls The Plug On 'Robopocalypse'

January 10th, 2013 9:14am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has shelved his planned big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse.

Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth had been cast in the movie version of Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling sci-fi novel, about a war between humans and robots.

However, the project has now been postponed indefinitely, with a spokesperson for the director's DreamWorks Studios telling E! News that production stalled because the script was not ready.

Spielberg's camp is now "reconsidering their options" for bringing the futuristic story to cinemas. Production on Robopocalypse was due to begin this spring ahead ...

Malin Akerman, Dakota Fanning & Others Recreate Steven Spielberg Movie Scenes For Harper's Bazaar

December 25th, 2012 5:01pm EST
Malin Akerman
Actresses Malin Akerman, Evan Rachel Wood, and Dakota Fanning have teamed up to recreate some of director Steven Spielberg's most iconic movie scenes for a new fashion spread.

Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln, hit theaters last month and to celebrate his long career of successes, the trio got together for a creative tribute piece in Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Akerman thrills by recreating the scene where a skinny-dipping Chrissie Watkins, played by Susan Backlinie, is killed by a great white shark in his 1975 classic Jaws, while The Ides of March star Wood acts as a horrified Laura Dern wh...

Steven Spielberg To Speak At Gettysburg Address Anniversary

November 19th, 2012 11:21am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony commemorating the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address on Monday.

The Oscar-winning director, whose latest film Lincoln charts the life of the 16th President of the United States, follows in the footsteps of previous speakers including President Harry S. Truman and President Dwight Eisenhower.

The event honors the anniversary of the three-minute speech delivered by President Lincoln during the Civil War on November 19th, 1863 at the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysbur...

Steven Spielberg Says He Was Bullied Because He Was Jewish

October 23rd, 2012 3:29pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg was bullied as a child due to his Jewish faith.

The Schindlers List filmmaker lived in a predominately Christian neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona and because he was so frequently teased, he lied to his schoolmates about the origin of his last name.

And he hopes his grandparents, who lived through the Holocaust in World War II, understand he was just trying to protect himself.

He tells 60 Minutes, "I often told people my last name was German, not Jewish. I'm sure my grandparents are rolling over in their graves right now, hearing me say that."

However, his concert pi...

Steven Spielberg And Dreamworks Partners Donate $90 Million To Charity

October 16th, 2012 6:37pm EDT
Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg
Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen have each donated $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign to aid the elderly.

The DreamWorks SKG founders have made the huge handover to kick off the charity's new $350 million campaign.

MPTF board member and campaign co-chairman George Clooney announced the trio's donation at a press conference on Tuesday.

The actor said, "Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each legendary for their philanthropy and individually have made immeasurable impact on charities and organizations ...

Steven Spielberg To Mark Anniversary Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

October 4th, 2012 4:33pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Director Steven Spielberg is heading to Pennsylvania next month to mark the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

The Jaws filmmaker will serve as the keynote speaker at a Dedication Day ceremony on November 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery, where he will help to celebrate the historic speech, which was delivered to reiterate the importance of human equality during America's Civil War.

The event will take place three days after the release of Spielberg's upcoming biopic about the politician, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Oscar winner joins a long l...

Daniel Day-Lewis Referred To As 'Mr. President' While On 'Lincoln' Set

September 28th, 2012 6:33pm EDT
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...

Steven Spielberg Opens Up About His Battle With Dyslexia

September 27th, 2012 12:58pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has opened up about his dyslexia, admitting he was bullied at school because he couldn't read.

The Schindler's List director, who was only diagnosed with the learning disorder in recent years, insists his boyhood was made a living hell because he struggled to keep up with the rest of the class and was teased as a result.

He tells disabilities website Friends of Quinn, "Five years ago, I was diagnosed as having been dyslexic for my entire life, which explained a lot of things - it was like the last puzzle part in a tremendous mystery that I've kept to myself all these ye...

Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

September 5th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:

Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."

Bill Maher: Barack O...

Oprah Winfrey Is The Highest-Paid Celebrity In The World

August 28th, 2012 8:51am EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Move over Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, because Oprah Winfrey is the highest paid celebrity in the world. Despite having some struggles with her OWN network, the media mogul earned a staggering $165 million from May, 2011 to May, 2012, according to Forbes.

The news comes just days after Winfrey was named the 11th most powerful woman in the world in a separate survey released by Forbes.

Director Bay is the second highest-paid celebrity with $160 million, partially due to "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

Spielberg came in a distant third with $130 ...

Chris Hemsworth Will Save Us From the Upcoming 'Robopocalypse'

July 20th, 2012 9:05pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth
It's simple logic: When you have an important job that needs to get done, you call in someone who has experience doing it. A pipe breaks in your basement? You don't have your cousin Kenny take a look at it, you call in an expert plumber. Tear something in your shoulder playing basketball? Forget about asking your neighbor Lou for advice, it's time to see an arthroscopic surgeon.

And when the world is about to end via "Robopocalypse?" Well, that's a job for Chris Hemsworth.

Trust us, he knows what he's doing.

Yes, folks, the future of the world — or at least the entertainment future of t...

Top 10 Celebrity Couples

July 14th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Will Smith &  Jada Pinkett Smith
Approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce in the United States, and if you add celebrity to the equation that percentage seems to increase exponentially.

Check out the stars who have filed for divorce in 2012 alone: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Seal and Heidi Klum, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, and Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman. Johnny Depp and his longterm partner Vanessa Paradis also called it quits.

Despite rampant divorce rumors, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have weathered the storm after 15 years of marriage. And believe it or not, there are several celebr...

Steven Spielberg Gives Touching Tribute To Ray Bradbury

June 7th, 2012 12:05pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has offered up a moving tribute to late author Ray Bradbury, branding the sci-fi master his career "muse".

The Fahrenheit 451 writer died in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the age of 91 and Spielberg is among those mourning the loss.

The director, who made sci-fi classics including Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, has spoken out to heap praise on Bradbury, hailing the fantasy novelist as one of his heroes.

Spielberg says, "He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career. He lives on through his legion of fans. In the world o...

The 'World's Most Powerful Celebrity' Jennifer Lopez Is Set For World Domination

May 16th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez keeps raking in the accolades. Forbes magazine just named her the World's Most Powerful Celebrity. The list ranks stars with high visibility, income and social media presence. She takes the throne from Lady Gaga, who made the top spot in 2011.

Singer, actress and "American Idol" judge Lopez earned a staggering $52 million over the last year, helping her land the number-one spot on the new 100 list. Oprah Winfrey, head of the failing OWN Network, came in at number two. Teen heartthrob and popstar Justin Bieber is at number three.

Also in the top five are popstar Rihanna and...

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...

Blu-ray Review: 'War Horse'

April 9th, 2012 2:20pm EDT
War Horse photo
Can a horse go though the dark depths of war and live to snort the tale? If Director Steven Spielberg has anything to say about it can and the result is the new to Blu-ray flick "War Horse" out now from Dreamworks/Touchstone Home Entertainment. Follow the hoof prints below!

Title: "War Horse"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 146 minutes

Release Company: Dreamworks/Touchstone Home Entertainment


The Flick: What is strange about this Spielberg vehicle is how m...

Cancer Survivor Sheryl Crow To Receive Courage Award

April 6th, 2012 11:26am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is to be honored with the 2012 Courage Award after winning her battle against breast cancer.

The brave singer successfully battled the disease in 2006 and will document her struggle when she is presented with the award at the Unforgettable Evening gala in Los Angeles on April 18th.

The glitzy event will mark the 15th anniversary of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, and will be attended by the charity's founders Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

The A-list celebrities will also be treated to a performance by pop star Rihanna.

Check Out 'War Horse' On Blu-ray, DVD & More Today

April 3rd, 2012 7:29am EDT
War Horse
Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama "War Horse" details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey.

Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated.

Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable grand...

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Acquires Incredible Photo Collection

March 31st, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Alfred Hitchcock presents
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials have acquired more than 70,000 photographs from film historian Marc Wanamaker's Bison Archives private collection.

The images feature vintage set and location photographs of legendary directors like D.W. Griffith, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.

Many of the photos are the only known images of their subjects, including a group of eight behind-the-scenes color shots of the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles' 1958 noir classic, "Touch of Evil."

Academy boss Ric Robertson s...

First Look: Watch A 'War Horse' Bonus Clip

March 22nd, 2012 7:12pm EDT
War Horse
Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama "War Horse" details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey.

Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, "War Horse" follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated.

Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaug...

Check Out Spielberg's 'The Adventures Of Tintin' On Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD March 13

March 12th, 2012 7:12am EDT
The Adventures of Tintin
Director Steven Spielberg kicks off the big-screen Tintin trilogy with "The Adventures Of Tintin," a computer-animated, motion-capture adaptation of Herge's beloved Tintin comic strip.

Produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy, the first installment in the series finds adventure-seeking Belgian reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and surly Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) racing to recover a treasure that was lost at sea four centuries ago. Meanwhile, the malevolent Red Rackham (Daniel Craig) is determined to beat them to it.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Toby Jones pr...

'Terra Nova' Axed

March 6th, 2012 7:59am EST
Terra Nova
Steven Spielberg's big budget dinosaur drama Terra Nova has been axed after just one season.

The show debuted on Fox network last year and the twice-delayed two-hour premiere was rumored to have cost between $10 million and $20 million.

However, bosses at Fox have now decided not to screen a potential second season following the show's finale in December, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The website reports the studio behind the show, 20th Century Fox, will attempt to bring the series back to life by offering it to other networks.

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