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'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Wins Christmas U.S. Box Office

12/26/2011 9:32am EST
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol's super agent Ethan Hunt has beaten Robert Downey Jr.'s super sleuth Sherlock Holmes to the top of the U.S. box office.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol took over at number one on Sunday with a $26.5 million second-weekend take.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows dropped a spot to two with $17.8 million.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked claimed the third spot and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo debuted at four. Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin rounded out the Christmas Day top five.

Master Thespian William Shatner Turns 80

3/22/2011 8:07am EDT
William Shatner
Star Trek legend William Shatner is preparing to boldy go into his eighties this week - the veteran actor becomes an octogenarian on Tuesday.

After starting out as a classically-trained Shakespearean actor, Shatner swapped the theatrical stage for the bright lights of Hollywood in the late 1950s and went on to win the part that has defined his career - Captain James T. Kirk in classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.

When the series came to an end in 1969, he reprised his role as Kirk on numerous occasions, including seven Star Trek movies, but has continued to find success on the small screen...

Josh Holloway In Talks To Join 'Mission: Impossible IV'

9/28/2010 11:09pm EDT
Josh Holloway
"Lost" star Josh Holloway is in talks to join the cast of Tom Cruise's next "Mission: Impossible" movie.

The TV hunk, who played castaway Sawyer on the desert island drama, looks set to join the action man, Paula Patton and "The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner in "Mission: Impossible IV."

Vladimir Mashkov and Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist will play the villains of the piece.

The film is set to hit cinemas at the end of next year.

Jeremy Renner Joins 'Mission: Impossible 4'

8/28/2010 9:15am EDT
Jeremy Renner
"The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner has signed on to join Tom Cruise in the fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

The actor will play Cruise's partner in the blockbuster, which will start shooting in Vancouver, Prague and Dubai later this year.

The film, directed by Brad Bird, is scheduled to hit cinemas at the end of 2011.

See more photos of Jeremy here!

Q&A: Snoop Dogg On 'Malice N Wonderland,' His Longevity In Music, Family And Much More (Video)

12/18/2009 10:19am EST
Snoop Dogg
Hip-Hop entertainer Snoop Dogg is a changed man. But then, given his longevity in the Hip-Hop game, as part of a chosen selected few an evolution would be evident in Snoop's musical journey. One thing that has remained consistent, however, is the fact that as a rapper Snoop has remained a pivotal force within the music industry since his debut in 1992.

The occasion is marked this week with the release of his tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland. It solidifies Snoop as an entertainer who has come full circle, confident in himself as a performer and as a recognized recording enterta...

Girls Get Makeovers On 'Top Model,' Jessica Is Sent Home

3/12/2009 8:54am EDT
It's time, once again, for America's Next Top Model makeovers. Of course, Tyra Banks had to add some crazy (since last week was seriously lacking) with cheesy 'Mission Impossible' themed dialogue. Its cycle 12 Tyra, just cut the girls' hair already!

Here's a quick list of what happened to all the potential models.

Jessica: She needed an edge, according to Tyra, so they cut a few inches off her hair and gave it some more body and curl.

Sandra: The Mohawk needed to go, so they cut it off and dyed her hair blonde.

Allison: Her mousy brown hair turned into a long blonde weav...

Questionable Decisions Abound On 'Prison Break'

11/18/2008 11:22am EST
Prison Break
Things are starting to heat up on "Prison Break" as the ol' gang inches closer towards uncovering the secrets of Scylla. The double crosses will continue to pile up, and in true "Prison Break" fashion, the body count probably will as well. Before all that though, there is a matter of drilling. Lots more drilling.

Where is Tom Cruise when you need him?

Michael (Wentworth Miller) needs surgery (remember that massive tumor that he has growing on that freakishly genius brain of his?) and he is refusing to get it. Mahone (William Fichtner) tries to convince him to go get the tumor ...

The Fall Of The Great American TV Theme Song

3/13/2008 2:30pm EDT
Green Acres
What happened to it? A catchy, sing-a-long theme song used to be part of the fun of watching a show. A great theme song could get you excited and in the mood to watch a show. Sometimes the theme song was the best part of a bad show. A theme song that caught your attention could get you to check out a show you weren't normally watching.

Theme songs used to tell what the show was about, like The Brady Bunch. The opening was the only way viewers knew the show was about a stepfamily. We would never have known WHY Gilligan and the gang were on the island or HOW those Hillbillies made it to...

Starpulse Talks Overexposed Celebrities

11/7/2007 3:05pm EST
Britney Spears
Quick-name Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's last five movies in chronological order. You probably can't. Even if you're a bona fide movie buff, it probably still took a few seconds.

Now name five facts about their personal life. Name six. Name 10. Easy as pie.

Even the most original ideas can become stale with overexposure. Songs that once sounded fresh, inspiring and catchy often transform into noise not unlike fingernails down a chalkboard. The same applies to the faces we see time and time again, from our television sets to the tabloids stacked up at grocery store checkouts.


Team Behind 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Introduces Cult-Film Comedy's Newest Series

7/15/2007 10:00pm EDT
The Film Crew
LOS ANGELES, CA - Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) was one of the most successful cult comedy shows of all time, with 199 episodes on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, and a feature film over the course of its 11-year run. Now the writers and stars of MST3K-- Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett and the head writer and on-air host Mike Nelson-- bring their hilarious brand of film commentary to a new line of B-movie send-ups as The Film Crew. The three guys in The Film Crew work in the dank basement of an office building. Each day, their boss, the entertainment mogul Bob Honcho, calls them up...

Soundtrack From 'The Enforcer,' The Third Film of the Five Film 'Dirty Harry' Series, Getting Rerelease; Win It

5/15/2007 1:29pm EDT
The Enforcer
Aleph Records will release the soundtrack for The Enforcer on June 26. The Enforcer was the third film of the five film "Dirty Harry" series, and the only of the films composed by the late composer Jerry Fielding. The other four films all boasted scores by Lalo Schifrin. Aleph Records, has also released the scores for the first two films of the series, Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. The entire original score for The Enforcer has never been released, only excerpts from the score appeared on the original soundtrack LP.

The Enforcer, of course starred Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry Call...

Golden Globe Nominated* Detective Series 'Ironside' Comes To DVD For The First Time

4/24/2007 8:00am EDT
Confined to a wheelchair by a sniper's bullet, former Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Emmy-winner** Raymond Burr of Perry Mason) consults for the San Francisco police department, solving major crimes with a crack team of investigators, including Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway of Arrest & Trial), policewoman Eve Whitfield (Emmy-winner Barbara Anderson of the original Mission Impossible) and ex-con Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell).

Set during the turbulent 1960s, Emmy-winning Ironside confronted the hottest issues of its time - civil rights, drugs, hippies, rock 'n' roll - t...