Simon Cowell launches YouTube audition channel
March 18th, 2013
03:11 PM ET

Simon Cowell launches YouTube audition channel

Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen were launched into stardom after getting discovered on YouTube, and now “The X Factor” creator Simon Cowell is setting out to find the world’s next big YouTube stars.

Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment just partnered with YouTube to create the world’s first global audition channel, The You Generation. Aspiring stars can upload audition videos for various categories, ranging from vocals to makeup.

Syco will determine winners every two weeks, and those selected will then become finalists in a global competition for a grand prize.

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With new role, Pacino takes on Phil Spector
March 14th, 2013
05:45 PM ET

With new role, Pacino takes on Phil Spector

Al Pacino is taking on a complex character once again, this time playing legendary music producer Phil Spector in the new eponymous HBO film.

Pacino credits director David Mamet for helping him wrap his mind around the man who produced hits for the Beatles and Tina Turner, and who was also convicted in 2008 of fatally shooting actress and model Lana Clarkson in his mansion.

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Catching up with Sylvester Stallone
February 6th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

Catching up with Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is one of a few action superstars who've been making comebacks on the big screen, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The “Rocky” star is back as ruthless hit man James Bonomo in his latest crime-thriller, “Bullet to the Head,” which opened in theaters on Friday. His character forms an alliance with a Washington, D.C., detective (Sung Kang) to take down a common enemy.

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The 'Stand Up' sides of Pacino and Walken
February 6th, 2013
01:32 PM ET

The 'Stand Up' sides of Pacino and Walken

Christopher Walken and Al Pacino are known for taking on “tough guy” roles, and that doesn’t change in their just released movie, “Stand Up Guys.”

The legendary actors team up in the crime-comedy to play two ex-criminals and best friends working to get the old gang back together. They want to have a final hurrah before one of them takes on his final assignment: to kill his comrade.

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Rep: Ron Jeremy's resting up post-surgery
January 31st, 2013
09:30 AM ET

Rep: Ron Jeremy's resting up post-surgery

Adult film actor Ron Jeremy has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, CNN's confirmed.

According to TMZ, Jeremy's manager has said that the entertainer drove himself to the Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday afternoon following severe chest pains.

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Jessica Simpson launches new comedy
January 15th, 2013
02:35 PM ET

Jessica Simpson launches new comedy

Jessica Simpson is moving into scripted TV.

A rep for the singer/actress confirms that Simpson has landed a semi-autobiographical comedy with NBC.

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