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Angelina Jolie Directed Her Daughter Vivienne On Set Of 'Maleficent'

May 28th, 2014 11:48pm EDT
Angelina Jolie Directed Her Daughter Vivienne On Set Of 'Malefic
By now fans know Angelina Jolie is a director as well as an actor, with her debut film In the Land of Blood and Honey, and the upcoming Unbroken. She is in front of the camera again in this weekend’s Disney film Maleficent, but she still played a directorial role in one scene. Her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, played young princess Aurora in a scene, but needed to be coaxed to perform.

“The first day was the day she had to catch the butterfly and she just really didn’t feel like doing it,” Jolie recalled. “So I actually was holding the pole with the ball on the end and bouncing up and do...
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Jon Hamm Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' And Relates To Unconventional Families

May 16th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
Jon Hamm Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' And Relates To Unconventiona
Jon Hamm is very noticeably not married to his girlfriend of 16 years, Jennifer Westfeldt. They like it this way, though they always have to explain to reporters that this is intentional, that neither of them are pushing for a proposal. Hamm stars in the new movie Million Dollar Arm which is also about an unconventional family.

J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) is a sports agent who went to India to recruit pitchers. The two Indian boys he brought home became his family and actually led him to get close to the woman who would become his wife.

“I’m in a modern family myself,” Hamm said. “Everyone’s ...
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Kate Upton Had Bikini Issues Making 'The Other Woman'

April 27th, 2014 8:05am EDT
Kate Upton Had Bikini Issues Making 'The Other Woman'
The Other Woman is Kate Upton’s major motion picture debut. She played small roles in Tower Heist and The Three Stooges, but in The Other Woman she is a main character. Acting wasn’t the most challenging thing for her on the movie. You’d think a famous model would be used to wearing bikinis, but she found it was quite different to wear one while filming a movie.

“When I was shooting the bikini scene, normally when you go to a beach everyone’s wearing bikinis,” Upton said. “On a film you’re the only one and there’s 60 people staring at you. They’re doing their jobs but they’re still starin...
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Roseanne Barr And Wanda Sykes Don't Pay Attention To 'Women Aren't Funny' Comments

April 11th, 2014 11:35am EDT
Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr has joined the new judges panel on NBC’s competition Last Comic Standing. In an industry still facing a bias from male comics saying “women aren’t funny,” Barr says such comments are irrelevant.

“It's just something that stupid people say,” Barr said on a panel for Last Comic. “It's totally irrelevant, and I don't pay any attention to it. There's a lot of great women standup comics in this competition. There's a lot of great women comics for many years. That's just something easy that people are allowed to get away with. If you were going to change the word ‘woman’ to an e...
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Amy Poehler Mistaken For Swedish, Sets Record Straight

April 10th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Amy Poehler Mistaken For Swedish, Sets Record Straight
Amy Poehler produced the new show Welcome to Sweden with her brother Greg Poehler. Greg stars as an accountant who moves to Sweden with his girlfriend, based on his own experiences dating and marrying a Swedish woman. Amy recalled her visits to Sweden, and set the record straight about her heritage.

“Once I was in Sweden, someone mistook me for being Swedish and it really was the nicest compliment,” Amy said. “We’re not Swedish. Greg met and fell in love with a Swedish person. We unfortunately don’t have that in our heritage. We’re kind of mutts, mostly English and Irish.”

Sweden has beco...
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Heidi Klum On Single Motherhood: 'I'm Happy'

April 10th, 2014 10:15am EDT
Heidi Klum
After divorcing from singer Seal in 2012, Heidi Klum has been a single mother to their four children. At a press event for the new season of America’s Got Talent on NBC, Klum told reporters she was doing well.

“Everything is good,” Klum said. “My kids are doing great, I’m happy.”

In the Klum home, Heidi says the kids are focused on academics and family life. “So far, they don’t really think about what they want to be when they grow up. Right now it’s about going to school, having good grades, listening, helping at home. I like to teach them how to cook. I’ve been doing that for a few year...
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Gina Carano On Nightclub Brawls and Unnecessary Boobs

April 4th, 2014 12:36pm EDT
Gina Carano On Nightclub Brawls and Unnecessary Boobs
MMA fighter Gina Carano became a movie star when Steven Soderbergh decided to build an action vehicle around her. After Haywire, Carano landed a role in Fast & Furious 6. You can see Carano in action again in the all new movie, In the Blood, now available on VOD, downloads and in theaters.

In a tropical honeymoon gone wrong, Carano plays Ava, a woman whose husband (Cam Gigandet) goes missing after a ziplining accident. Things were already stressful when a local kingpin (Danny Trejo) picked a fight with Ava in a nightclub, so she goes on the warpath through the Puerto Rican crime syndicate ...
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Kurt Russell Gets Emotional At Sundance Movie About His Father

January 26th, 2014 10:29am EST
Kurt Russell Gets Emotional At Sundance Movie About His Father
Kurt Russell attended the Sundance Film Festival with a film about his father, Bing Russell. The Battered Bastards of Baseball chronicle’s Bing’s minor league baseball team the Portland Mavericks, and Kurt gives an interview. When asked a question by the audience in the Q&A after the screening, Kurt choked up.

“You know, for me this is a pretty interesting night,” Russell said. “My dad died 12 years ago and that’s the first time I’ve seen him talk since then. He was just a great man.”

Kurt himself played for the Mavericks briefly. “My favorite moment with the Mavs was the night my dad and...
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Shailene Woodley Premieres New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' At Sundance

January 25th, 2014 11:31am EST
Shailene Woodley Premieres New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' A
The new Shailene Woodley movie, White Bird in a Blizzard, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Having taken time off after her Oscar-nominated role in The Descendants, Woodley was picky. Last year’s Sundance hit The Spectacular Now and this Gregg Aracki directed film were her first post-Descendants roles.

“I’ve just been a fan of Gregg’s work, everything that he’s done,” Woodley said, turning to Aracki at the premiere. “I feel like it’s a rite of passage to be in one of your films in a way. You don’t make very many films so when the opportunity came about, it was a really special exper...
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Valerie Harper Talks Returning To Work And Twerking In Up Channel TV Movie

January 12th, 2014 2:02pm EST
Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper appeared before the Television Critics Association on Saturday to promote her “special appearance” in the Up TV movie The Town That Came A-Courtin’. When she arrived at the hotel, people stopped the cancer survivor to share stories of how she inspired them. She told the press her health is relatively good.

“I’m feeling very good and there are so many people that have cancer that are out there suffering terribly,” Harper said. “I have no side effects, very few. My brain scans keep improving. I was supposed to be dead by easter and here it is now 2014. I’m doing quite well, I’...
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