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Brittany Frederick is an award-winning entertainment journalist with more than 40 million readers and 14 years experience. You can reach her at her official website or on Twitter. For past stories, click here.

Everything We Didn't Need To Know, We Learned From 'Top Gear'

September 16th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
Top Gear
Just two more weeks until the midseason premiere of new Top Gear on History! We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood get up to in the final four episodes of Season 4.

So while the folks at History are getting the new installments ready to roll, we present to you something to hold us all over - a list of some of the many lessons that Top Gear has taught us over three and a half seasons.

1. The three most dangerous words in the world are 'Watch this launch'. Most likely to be uttered by Tanner Foust, and followed by something ridic...
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'Intruders' Star James Frain On The 'Compulsive And Original' Series

September 13th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
'Intruders' Star James Frain On The 'Compulsive And Original' Se
Remember that time James Frain got killed by act of Jack Bauer on 24? Well, now it's his turn to be the guy with the gun. On BBC America's original series Intruders, James plays Richard Shepherd, who's hot on the trail of the titular characters who jump into other people's bodies, and whose failure to kill one of them is going to bite everyone in the behind. We connected with James this week to ask him about his intriguing role before tonight's new episode of Intruders.

"A good script always stands out, whatever genre," said James, whose other TV credits include The White Queen, True Blood...
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Catalina Sandino Moreno Is 'At The Devil's Door' In New Horror Film

September 12th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Catalina Sandino Moreno Is 'At The Devil's Door' In New Horror F
Horror movie enthusiasts can get your scares this weekend from At The Devil's Door, the new IFC Films release starring Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno as a New York real estate agent who gets more than she bargained for with her latest listing. We connected with Catalina earlier this week to talk about her venture into the horror genre.

"It's always fun and interesting to do different things," she told us, "and I think I get scared by every single scary movie out there. So it was a big challenge for me to try to make a scary movie scary, and try to believe that there was some...
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Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul Plus Nick Hornby Equals Success With 'A Long Way Down'

September 9th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
A Long Way Down
As far as novel-to-film adaptations go, the 2000 translation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity set the bar. Pairing the reliably witty John Cusack and a yet to explode into stardom Jack Black with Hornby's smart, culturally literate observations about life, love and middle age, it was a thing of beauty.

So in 2014, here comes the third Hornby-based movie: A Long Way Down, boasting an attention-getting foursome including recent Emmy winner Aaron Paul and former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, and tackling harder subjects like attempted suicide and raising children with disabilities. Could it captur...
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Best Unknown Book To Screen Adaptations

September 6th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
High Fidelity
With the release of Innocence yesterday and the home video debut of A Long Way Down this Tuesday, it seems like we're in another phase where books are making their way to the big and small screens. Adaptations have long been a Hollywood staple, but it's not always obvious when a movie or TV show started life as a book. Many of the programs you've loved probably have an equally entertaining book behind them; you just haven't discovered it yet.

To that end, we've compiled this list of six great books that you might not know were behind six great film and television projects - in the hopes th...
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Sophie Curtis Previews 'Innocence': Will It Be The Next Great Teen Romance Film?

September 5th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Sophie Curtis Previews 'Innocence': Will It Be The Next Great Te
Scion Films' Innocence is this weekend's latest entry into the young adult film genre, but it's not your prototypical teen movie. Based on the novel by Jane Mendelsohn, the film mixes the romance between two teens with a distinct horror element lurking in the halls of an elite New York prep school. We recently sat down with star Sophie Curtis, who plays the movie's heroine Beckett Warner, to discuss what makes Innocence different from other movies and what it was like for her to work with an all-star supporting cast.

"I love how Innocence is a brilliant coming of age film, in the sense tha...
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Maroon 5 'V' (Deluxe Edition) Review: Two Sides To One Successful Record

September 2nd, 2014 12:05pm EDT
V
As mentioned in our review of Maroon 5's Overexposed, this is a band that's constantly evolving. None of their records sounds quite like any of the others; whether or not that's a good thing depends on which incarnation you prefer. Fifth album V does its part to continue the group's transition into slickly produced pop-rock that began with Overexposed, yet what makes the record worth a listen are the few tracks where it breaks from effects and goes back to the band's true musicianship.

If you've heard the first three singles - "Maps," "It Was Always You" and "Animals" - you've got a good s...
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Will Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

August 31st, 2014 9:08am EDT
Will Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship
Four months after he spoke with Starpulse at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Will Power has clinched his first ever Verizon IndyCar Series championship, and the first for Team Penske in eight years.

"You've just got to always be out there, knocking on the door," said Power when we asked him in April what it would take for him to capture a title. "I think that's the only way you're going to win a championship."

Having been doing just that for several years, on Sunday night the door finally opened for the Australian-born driver. Power's ninth-place finish in Sunday's MAVTV 500 clinched him th...
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Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This Weekend's Convention

August 28th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This
Dragon Con 2014 is upon us! The massive Atlanta convention gets underway tomorrow, and our coverage begins with introducing you to some of the folks who make it possible. Sean Magee is one of Dragon Con's Directors of Social Media: he and his team bring Dragon Con to Twitter, Facebook and all your social media platforms. Sean kindly connected with us this week to talk about how he keeps on top of everything at the convention, and how you can get connected during this weekend's festivities.

Hosted in Atlanta, Dragon Con is one of the country's biggest pop culture events - right up there wit...
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'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie's Past Is Revealed

August 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie
In the season finale of Motive, we finally get answers about the League of Nations trial slash Angie's past subplot that's been running through the whole cycle. Unfortunately, somebody really cool has to die for that to happen. We're just going to guess there's more than 30 seconds of Warren Christie in this episode.

The story begins not in the present day, with a flashback to the fateful call Angie and Cross responded to ten years ago. It's a domestic disturbance with Alfonso Dyer holding his wife at gunpoint. There's no right way out of this situation, and it ends with both Alfonso and h...
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