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'Crazy Heart' & 'Avatar' Lead Golden Globe Winners

January 18th, 2010 8:35am EST
Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart and Avatar were the big winners at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, scoring two of the event's most coveted prizes apiece. Crazy Heart won for Best Song and Best Actor/Drama (Jeff Bridges), while movie maker James Cameron was named Best Director for Avatar, which also took home the Best Motion Picture/Drama honor.

It was a big day for the sci-fi blockbuster which became the first film of the new century to claim five weeks at number one at the box office earlier in the day. It also passed Star Wars to become the third biggest-grossing movie in America. Th...
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2010 Midseason TV: New Shows & Returning Favorites

January 5th, 2010 2:40pm EST
Big Love
January and the coming months are full of returning TV favorites and a few new series worth checking out. The new season of "The Bachelor" premiered last night, "American Idol" arrives next week, and the last season of "Lost" kicks off in February. Check out our guide of what's what in the next few months:

REALITY TV

The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love Jan. 5 ABC

Pilot Jake Pavelka seeks his soulmate.

The Biggest Loser Jan. 6 NBC

Season nine is a couple's season, and teams are made up of moms and daughters, husbands and wives, best friends and more. The shocker for the prem...
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TV Year End Recap

December 26th, 2009 3:00pm EST
TV Year End Recap
Ah, the year has come to an end once more. Well, actually the decade has come to an end. But enough of all that end-of-the-decade nonsense. We still have a year in TV to discuss. A year that finally saw the networks once again deliver us some new shows worth watching, a year when several cable dramas took a massive step forward. A year when Paula Abdul wasn't the worst "Idol" Judge!

Yes, it was a strange year on the small screen, but a good one all the same. Here's the best, and some of the worst, of TV 2009.

Great Performances:

Jane Lynch in "Glee"

Sure, she's been hailed...
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Fashion Police: Chloe Sevigny, What Have Ye Done?

December 22nd, 2009 6:00pm EST
Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny showed up to the "My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done" Los Angeles premiere over the weekend wearing unflattering, high-waisted leopard print pants. She didn't make the outfit cool by pairing it with a black leather jacket. What do you think? See more photos after the jump.

Chloe stars in the Werner Herzog film, which is loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man whose mystifying experiences lead him to commit a shocking act of matricide.

The actress was just nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in "Big Love." The HBO series begins its new season ...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Jessica Biel, Chloe Sevigny & Others At The Prada Book Launch (Photos)

November 14th, 2009 9:06am EST
Chloe Sevigny
We're not really fond of what Chloe Sevigny is wearing - or why Zoe Saldana has a similar outfit on. On one hand it's matronly, on the other it exposes more than we want to see. Do we really want to look at her bra and stomach? See more photos from the event after the jump.

Raised in the wealthy, conservative suburb of Darien, Connecticut in 1974, Sevigny began hanging out in New York as a teenager. Before she became an actress, she was Jay McInerney's "It" girl. After sighting the young Sevigny on the streets of New York, she repeatedly drew notice for her distinct, idiosyncratic fashio...
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Q&A With Michael Ausiello: TV Fan, Media Journalist, and Neo-Celebrity (But Don't Try To Tell Him That!)

September 30th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello, "Entertainment Weekly's" TV writer, is the "outbreak monkey" of his field. There is a new virus that is affecting the field of media journalism, and that plague is celebrity. The new neo-celebrity status of these journalists has a patient zero - the person we see as the beginning of it all - and that is Ausiello himself.

The line between celebrity and non-celebrity has blurred in the past 15 years thanks to a change in how we interpret and apply entertainment and media into our daily lives. This change has created a domino effect that has also hit the field of journ...
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30 Rock, Mad Men Win Top Honors At Emmys (See Full List of Winners)

September 21st, 2009 8:28am EDT
30 Rock Emmys
Tina Fey's 30 Rock and hit TV series Mad Men stole the show at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, receiving top honors on Sunday's event.

30 Rock creator Fey and co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan claimed their third consecutive trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Mad Men was a repeat winner for Outstanding Drama Series.

Fey's series was an Emmy favorite, landing a whopping 22 nominations in 2009 after stealing the show at last year's ceremony. Baldwin defended his title as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, although Fey failed to secure a second win for Outstan...
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Big Love
The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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Chris Klein's New 'Wife' Denies Marriage

June 22nd, 2009 9:06am EDT
Chris Klein
The mystery woman said to have married Chris Klein has moved swiftly to deny reports they wed in secret.

Earlier this month the American Pie star was photographed holding hands with a brunette sporting a diamond ring on her wedding ring finger, causing gossips to speculate that the couple had tied the knot.

The woman in question is Jaime Sullivan, PR director for Los Angeles hotspot the Guys and Dolls Lounge - the celebrity haunt the pair was photographed leaving. Sullivan has dispelled any rumors of marriage, but admits she did once enjoy a romance with the actor.

She explains,...
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TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

June 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...
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What's Hot In Baby Names?

May 12th, 2009 11:21am EDT
Emma Watson
Every year around Mother's Day, the Social Security Administration releases the latest baby name popularity information. Check out the most interesting trends for 2008 that columnist and "Baby Name Guru" Bruce Lansky spotted:

THE TOP 10 NAMES

Girls:

After being stuck behind Emily for years, Emma became the most popular name for girls. Emily dropped two places to #3 while Isabella remained at #2.

Chloe jumped six spots to #10—easily the biggest move in the top 10.

Madison rose from #5 to #4, while Addison fell from #11 to #12. In 2007, Madison slipped from #3 to #5 ...
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Ginnifer Goodwin Lies About Her Love Life

May 12th, 2009 9:34am EDT
Ginnifer Goodwin
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin has found a fool-proof way to keep her personal life out of the tabloids - she lies about who she's dating.

The Big Love actress has been linked with a string of eligible Hollywood bachelors in recent weeks including Justin Long and Cabin Fever actor Joey Kern. But Goodwin has revealed that she fuels the rumors herself, so she can hide her real love life.

The 30-year-old tells People.com, "I perpetuate rumors that I've dated people that I've never actually dated. Dorothy Parker once said something along the lines of 'I don't care what's written about me ...
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David Byrne's New Album Features Music From HBO's 'Big Love'

April 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
David Byrne
Scored by David Byrne, Big Love: Hymnal, Music Written for the HBO Series Plus Other Recent Compositions is out now on Todomundo. A selection of Byrne's music from all 12 episodes of the second season of the HBO series Big Love, the disc also features as yet unheard tracks written for and inspired by the series.

Big Love, which follows the polygamist family of fundamentalist Mormon Bill Hendrickson (played by Bill Paxton), takes a decidedly dark turn during the second season. What begins as a study in juggling three wives in an orderly and disciplined manner devolves into a morass of ...
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An Insider's Look At 'SNL' Behind The Scenes

April 1st, 2009 10:53am EDT
SNL
I am a Saturday Night Live junkie - so much so that at times I have trouble hiding how big of a fan when that little thing called professionalism may be at stake. It was so apparent in the interview I conducted with current featured player Bobby Moynihan - a self-described "SNL" nerd himself - that he casually mentioned the prospect of me attending a show.

Now I could tell Bobby was a really nice guy, but I thought he was just trying to be polite. I was pleasantly surprised (read: screamed like a 12 year old girl!) when a week later he followed up on that invitation and asked if I wan...
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'Big Love' Is Big On Multiple Wives - Are You?

February 19th, 2009 10:11am EST
Big Love
The men here at Starpulse just got caught up on HBO's Big Love, and we were saddened by one simple fact: polygamy does not appear to be all it's cracked up to be. Just to be sure, we weighed out the pros and the cons.

Let us know in the comment section if you still think polygamy is for you...

CONS:

1. It's Illegal

Because of this, Bill Paxton's character on the show, Bill Henrickson, has to keep his family a secret and stay one step ahead of the law. To this end, he has to buy all the wives their own houses, all next door to one another. Which leads us to our next m...
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Writer's Pick: 'He's Just Not That Into You'

February 9th, 2009 11:27am EST
He
"He's Just Not That Into You" premiered on Friday, February 6, and to no surprise it was number-one at the weekend box office. The long-awaited, star-studded film is based on the 2004 New York Times Best Selling self-improvement book, "He's Just Not That Into You: the No Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys" by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo. The book was a cult phenomenon, and buzz of a film had been circulating since day one.

The movie stars Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Scarlett Johansson and Bradl...
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'American Idol': Week 3 Recap

January 30th, 2009 4:15pm EST
American Idol
"American Idol" maniacs had their fill this week with not two but three(!) audition episodes. Mercifully, each episode was only an hour long, so viewers didn't have to put their lives on hold to tune in.

The week started in Jacksonville, but the real auditions started the next night in Salt Lake City, where at least four contestants left huge impressions on the "Idol" judges. And that's not including the large man dressed in a pink bunny suit, who capped his appearance by giving Simon a big hug.

Leading off the Salt Lake City Quartet was David Osmond (yes, a part of the Osmond fam...
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Tom Hanks Slams Mormon Support Of Gay Marriage Ban

January 19th, 2009 12:01pm EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has hit out at Mormon supporters of the gay-marriage ban in California - calling it "un-American" for homosexuals to be denied the right to wed.

Hanks, who executive produces hit TV series Big Love about a polygamous Mormon family, is convinced U.S. politicians will eventually step in and change the country's laws regarding same-sex unions. And while he calls polygamy a "bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church," the actor has hammered some of its followers for their alleged involvement in passing controversial bill Proposition 8 - outraged that modern society can still b...
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TV Shows I've Been Missing Out On

December 26th, 2008 9:40am EST
Mad Men
Some people's lives are filled with regret-the lost love in high school, not being ambitious enough at work, never seeing Fido again after forgetting to close the gate, eating that third helping of chili cheese fries. I try not to think of things like that, but missing out on popular television shows? That's when I start losing sleep. Enough already!

To help fill the gaping void, I've compiled what I hope will be a cathartic list of my biggest TV-watching regrets. Maybe that'll stop all the tossing and turning at night.

GOSSIP GIRL

As a mid-20s guy, I can't help feeling old once...
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'Mad Men,' 'House' Star Welcomes Child

December 24th, 2008 9:57am EST
Anne Dudek
Mad Men actress Anne Dudek has welcomed her first child with artist husband Matthew Heller

Dudek, who also starred in hit medical drama House, gave birth to son Akiva on December 14, with the tot weighing in at seven pounds, seven ounces.

The star's baby boy has already made his acting debut in three TV shows - Dudek was pregnant while filming the TV series House, Mad Men and Big Love.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Winter TV Watch: Catch Up On Some Current Favorites

December 22nd, 2008 9:18am EST
Big Love
Television networks are so fixated on ratings that there is usually a dead period through the holiday season up to mid-January. Now is the perfect time to try something new that you may have skipped out on in the past.

In spite of airing on the CW, Supernatural has more in common with long-gone shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer than the network's current rich girl programming. In the beginning of "Supernatural" Sam and Dean Winchester were searching for their missing father and the demon that killed their mom. Like Prison Break, the major arc was laid out from the start. But the s...
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Chris Klein And Ginnifer Goodwin Call It A Day

December 8th, 2008 9:15am EST
Better Days
American Pie star Chris Klein and actress girlfriend Ginnifer Goodwin have ended their relationship after two years together.

The He's Just Not That Into You star Goodwin returns to HBO's Big Love in January, and is intent on enjoying her newly-acquired single life.

A pal of the actress tells People.com that the split was mutual and amicable, and that the pair realized they wanted different things.

The source says, "In the long run, the relationship wasn't going to work."

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'Mamma Mia!' The Movie Comes To DVD And Blu-ray Dec. 16; Win A Copy!

November 27th, 2008 10:00am EST
Mamma Mia!
Two-time Oscar® winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day) lead an all-star cast in the most infectiously fun movie of the year, Mamma Mia! The Movie, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on December 16, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only, the worldwide movie phenomenon is available in 2-disc Special Edition widescreen DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with digital copy. Both versions are packed with bonus materials including a deleted musical number and a bonus feature which provides onscreen lyrics so that viewers can sing...
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'Sons Of Anarchy' Continues The Dysfunctional Family Drama

September 18th, 2008 10:12am EDT
Sons of Anarchy
Cable programming seems to have a trend other than sex going on. Yes, cable dramas are more violent and vulgar than anything that's found on the standard network lineup. However, cable also seem to love the dynamics that center on families.

The newest offering from the desperately controversial FX is Sons of Anarchy, a show about a biker gang in Charming, California. The series follows Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the future leader of the biker gang and stepson to the current leader Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman).

Jax is still close to his mother Gemma (Katey Sagal) and try...
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HBO Vs. Showtime

August 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Big Love
An average TV viewer has hundreds of options to watch on any given time slot, so if he or she chooses to pay extra money for a special channel, it better deliver on what it promises. HBO and Showtime are two channels that offer movies - both new and old - and quality television programming. Usually the shows are inappropriate for regular cable, and they are given more freedom to be daring, innovative, and crude.

HBO has been showing new movies and producing popular television since 1977, while Showtime focused more on boxing championships and premiering impressive short independent fi...
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