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The Game Calls Brown & RiRi's Fight a 'Mishap'

11 December 2012 7:11 AM, PST | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Rapper The Game had his friend Chris Brown's back when he was asked on The Howard Stern Show about what he thought of the R&B star's domestic abuse history with on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna. The rapper attempted to downplay the 2009 incident where Brown beat up Rihanna so bad she was hospitalized, referring to the dispute as "one of those Hollywood mishaps."

"I did the best that I could ... counsel him through that," The Game said, speaking to Brown, 23, and Rihanna's domestic dispute the night before the '09 Grammy Awards. Referring to the singer as a "little brother," the rapper added, "I feel like he made it back okay, and they're back together. What I thought of it, I just figured they were young and that was just one of those Hollywood mishaps. I don't think it'll happen again."

However, when Stern's co-host Robin Quivers asked The Game what he would have done if Brown had abused »

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'America's Got Talent' Howard Stern to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

17 October 2012 7:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Howard Stern is to be interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later this month. The America's Got Talent host will sit down with Jimmy Kimmel on October 30, according to a post on The Howard Stern Show's Twitter page. Stern will be joining Kimmel for his special week of shows filming in Brooklyn. The controversial shock jock has appeared on (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Hulk Hogan Wants to Play Villain in The Expendables 3

12 October 2012 2:20 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Hulk Hogan recently appeared on "The Howard Stern Show," where he said that Darren Aronofsky wanted him to play the lead in "The Wrestler," something the director immediately denied on Twitter. In the same interview, Hogan also said that he doesn't think he'll be getting any more good offers from Hollywood, but would love to be in "The Expendables 3." "You know what would really be cool? On Twitter all my fans are [telling me] 'You should be on Expendables 3,'" he explained. "I wish. Can you imagine if I shaved my head and I was the bad guy?" When Stern asked if he knows Sylvester Stallone, Hogan replied: "He's my boy, he gave me my first break," adding that he wants Stern to get the word out. "I need your help." »

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Hulk Hogan Lies About Being Offered Lead in The Wrestler

11 October 2012 5:52 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back when Darren Aronofsky was developing "The Wrestler," the director said many times that the movie would only work if Mickey Rourke would play the lead. Aronofsky got his wish. But when he asked Hulk Hogan to join the cast in a small role, the wrestling legend turned him down. Hogan has now appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" and spoke about "The Wrestler," stating that Aronofsky actually wanted him to play the lead. When Stern asked him why he turned down the offer, Hogan replied: "The problem is, if I had done it, Hollywood would have looked at it as a joke." He made similar comments earlier this year, explaining that after reading the script, he felt that the film deserved a better actor than him. The problem is that Aronofsky never wanted Hogan to play the lead. In fact, the director took it to Twitter to let his fans know exactly that. »

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Russell Brand Talks New Girlfriend & Split With Katy Perry

18 July 2012 1:59 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Russell Brand has confirmed reports that he's dating Isabella Brewster, the younger sister of actress Jordana Brewster.

While calling in to "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday, he was asked about a possible romance with the Hollywood agent.

"Some things in the newspaper aren't true," he told Howard.

"That's not true at all?" Howard asked.

"That's true, actually," he said of reports he was seeing Isabella.

He explained that he's appreciating his new single life following his split from Katy Perry.

"At the moment I'm kind of enjoying the freedom of it," he said.

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

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- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Incredibly Unique Cast Assembled For The Meat Puppet

26 June 2012 12:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Currently filming in New Jersey, The Meat Puppet has assembled one of the more unique casts we've seen in some time. From wrestlers to reality stars to a GnR guitarist and a former New York Yankee, this line-up is certainly one to be appreciated. Dig it.

Looking like American Psycho meets Hannibal, The Meat Puppet tells a story of excess, vanity and cannibalism. Quite the combination. Now dig this line-up featured in the film: The Meat Puppet is directed by Joe Valenti (Echelon 8) and features Gregg Valentino (TLC’s "The Man Whose Arms Exploded"), former New York Yankee Billy Sample, Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), Geri Reischl ("Gunsmoke","The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" as Fake Jan), Jason Prager ("Beauty and the Geek"), Billy Garcia ("Survivor"), Gary Garver (formerly of The Howard Stern Show), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Erick Chopin (Winner of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser"), Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, »

- Doctor Gash

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Wasn’t Even Enough To Pay For The Coffin: Henry Hill Dead At 69

13 June 2012 8:48 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Some sad news from the crime community today: Henry Hill, the former close associate of the Lucchese crime family whose life story was made into the classic 1990 film GoodFellas, has died in a Los Angeles hospital.  His manager and fiancée, Lisa Caserta, told TMZ that Hill “had been sick for a long time…his heart gave out.”

This is unhappy news, to be certain, but it does send a strange vibe around the Criminal Complex offices as well.  As soft, pudgy college boys, we have this weird reverence-slash-fear for mafiosi, sort of like with our fathers.  We respect the fact that they are iconoclasts who work with impunity outside the system, but we also know them to be bullies and thugs with no consideration for anyone but themselves.

So yes, Henry Hill was the direct inspiration of one of the greatest (if not the greatest) gangster films of all time. »

- Jimmy Callaway

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Henry Hill Dead: 'Goodfellas' Inspiration Dies At 69

13 June 2012 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Henry Hill, the real-life inspiration for Ray Liotta's character in "Goodfellas," has died at the age of 69. Hill's fiance and manager, Lisa Caserta, told CBS that Hill passed away in a Los Angeles hospital and "went out pretty peacefully, for a goodfella." No cause for death has been given, but Hill was a long-term smoker and had several heart problems. Hill gained infamy when "Wiseguy," the biographical account of his life, from crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, was adapted for the big screen by Martin Scorsese in 1990. The mob classic chronicled Hill's journey into the world of organized crime. In 1980, after a drug bust, Hill accepted a protection deal to testify against his partners in crime. He entered the witness protection program, but was kicked out in the early '90s, after several arrests under his assumed identity. At the urging of his on-screen counterpart Liotta, he completed a stint »

- Eric Larnick

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Henry Hill, Inspiration For 'Goodfellas,' Dead At 69

13 June 2012 7:19 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Former mobster became an FBI informant,F but was kicked out of the witness protection program.

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Former mafia associate-turned-fbi informant Henry Hill, whose life of crime formed the basis or director Martin Scorsese's beloved 1990 mob film "Goodfellas," died on Tuesday at the age of 69.According to TMZ, Hill's girlfriend confirmed that the outspoken gangster died after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, saying, "he had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out."Where most mob turncoats disappear into the witness protection program and are never heard from again, the onetime Lucchese crime family associate took the road less traveled, first becoming an FBI informant, then getting kicked out of the witness protection program after committing a number of crimes. Once out, Hill reveled in the notoriety that came from the Oscar-nominated "Goodfellas" and the book that inspired that film, »

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Robin Quivers returns to 'Howard Stern Show' after major surgery

5 June 2012 12:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robin Quivers has returned to The Howard Stern Show following her recent major surgery to remove a mass from her abdomen. Howard Stern's long-time newswoman made her first live radio appearance in weeks on Monday's episode of The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Xm. Quivers chose to keep major details of her recent surgery private, but did tell Stern that doctors have given her a positive prognosis. "I had a major surgery, a major abdominal surgery -- and a mass was removed from my pelvic area and I do have some more recovery to do, but (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Let's Give Howard Stern Some Much-Needed Advice for His "America's Got Talent" Gig

15 May 2012 8:51 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Howard Stern is a rare pop cultural phenomenon: He's both thrilling and boring. I love that he's around, and I love that he continues to revolutionize radio by seizing the format's immediacy and whipping around vulgar candor. To some, he's better than caffeine. But when all is said and done, Howard Stern's point of view is pretty damn palatable and un-astounding, right? If I remember correctly, he's a fart joke connoisseur and a conscientious loudmouth. Would it break your heart to suggest that farts are finitely funny? And that TV, comedy, and the internet are full of conscientious loudmouths now? While Howard Stern will always be the King of All Media, his mighty fiefdom has many bankable heirs.

That brings us to America's Got Talent, the utterly ridiculous NBC talent competition that Howard Stern is suddenly co-judging. With Piers Morgan out of the picture, Stern is left -- with »

- virtel

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Sacha Baron Cohen Interviewed As Himself By Howard Stern

8 May 2012 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Character actor Sacha Baron Cohen has conducted a rare interview as himself with U.S. radio DJ Howard Stern.

The funnyman is known for his outrageous onscreen personas and regularly sits for interviews as one of his many alter egos, including Ali G, Borat, Bruno and his latest creation Admiral General Aladeen, from his upcoming movie The Dictator.

But he ditched the bushy beard and military uniform he has donned for recent promotional appearances and appeared as himself, wearing jeans, a T-shirt, a leather jacket and a baseball cap to meet up with SiriusXM shock jock Stern on Tuesday.

Speaking in his native British accent, he told the host, "I've never really done any interviews as myself. This is like the third time in my life I've done an interview out of character."

Cohen explained that he only agreed to break his routine for Stern because he's a "huge fan": "I've been following your career for 20 years. What you were doing inspired me very early on because I thought, 'Alright, this is a guy who's got balls.' The fact that you didn't mind breaking the law or upsetting people - I followed that role."

And the actor admitted he had fun being interviewed out of character.

At the end of the chat, he added, "I enjoyed it. I never do it. Maybe that'll be it. It will be an exclusive with The Howard Stern Show." »

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Elle Macpherson calls Howard Stern "absolutely Jewish" in interview

14 March 2012 7:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Elle Macpherson appeared to joke about Howard Stern's Jewish heritage during a radio interview on Tuesday (March 13). The Fashion Star mentor made the comments while appearing on The Howard Stern Show after revealing that she keeps a nude photograph of herself hanging over her bed. When Stern asked if Macpherson's children ever get "upset" by the nude photo, the model replied: "No... I just think you're being absolutely Jewish." Stern appeared confused by the remark and asked: "Why is that Jewish? I've had this discussion with people who aren't Jewish." Macpherson answered that Stern was being "overprotective" like a "nagging mother". "You sound like a nagging mother, 'Eleanor, should you have that picture in your room?' My children are very well-balanced," (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Video: Pitt, Clooney, Sheen, & Others Perform L.A. Reading of ’8′ To Spread Truth About Prop 8 Federal Trial

4 March 2012 10:02 AM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Often times celebrities are given rolling eyes when they become invested in a political movement, but their collective star power can make a major impact. On March 3 at the Ebell of Los Angeles, The American Foundation for Equal Rights staged a one-night-only reading, verbatim theatre style, of a play that was written by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List). The play was based on the transcripts from the Perry vs. Schwarzeneggger trial, which Afer filed with the district court to overturn Proposition 8, the bill preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in California.

Brad Pitt (Moneyball) read as Judge Vaughn Walker, prosecuting attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies were played by Martin Sheen (West Wing) and George Clooney (The Descendants) respectively and defense attorney Charles J. Cooper was played Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class). The case featured two couples, a »

- Ernie Estrella

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Joan Rivers: 'Chelsea Handler f***ed her way to the top'

27 January 2012 10:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joan Rivers has slammed Chelsea Handler again, accusing the Chelsea Lately host of "f**king" her way to the top. A feud erupted between the comedians earlier this week when Handler dismissed Rivers on The Howard Stern Show. Handler had said: "Joan Rivers? What the f**k do I care about Joan Rivers? I don't think about her ever." While Rivers fired back at Handler earlier this week, the incident continued on Tuesday when she also appeared on Howard Stern to once again address Handler's comments. "Number one, the girl made it on her back f**king the president, we all know that, of the network," Rivers said, referring to Handler's past relationship with (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Joan Rivers: 'Chelsea Handler thinks she's terrific'

24 January 2012 2:24 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joan Rivers has fired back at Chelsea Handler for comments she made during a recent radio interview. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Handler responded to criticism she previously received from Rivers. She said: "Joan Rivers? What the f**k do I care about Joan Rivers? I don't think about her ever." Rivers later commented that she is not impressed by Handler or her particular brand of comedy, as the younger comedian seems unnecessarily full of herself. "I don't (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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