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Originally posted 12/04/2012 12:00PM
There was no lack of excitement in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's household over the weekend.
The recently-engaged pair kicked off December with a tree-trimming party, which has been an annual tradition for Aniston, 43.
On Sunday, pals including, Demi Moore, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Meyer and some of Aniston's employees came out to the couple's Beverly Hills rental house for a family-friendly fete.
"The party was for both adults and children," a source tells PEOPLE. "Jen loves having children around and she always has fun activities planned for them. While the adults mingled, the younger guests were able to color and play games."
Originally posted 11/16/2012 11:20AM
What are friends for, if not to help pay tribute with some good-natured ribbing?
Which is what Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé Justin Theroux did Thursday night, when the 26th American Cinematheque honored her Along Comes Polly costar Ben Stiller at a Beverly Hilton gala that also featured Will Ferrell and Jack Black on stage, and, in video clips, Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow, William Shatner, Conan O'Brien, Ben's parents Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, sister Amy Stiller, and that showbiz newcomer, former President Bill Clinton.
On stage, Theroux – a longtime friend and writing collaborator of Stiller's – introduced a laugh-out-loud video that starred Cruise, Owen Wilson, Robert Downey Jr., Al Pacino and Noah Baumbach – as well as Aniston, who made an onscreen cameo.
Originally posted 11/07/2012 01:10PM
Stars are stepping up to help with relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast.
Lady Gaga announced on her website she would pledge $1 million to New York and American Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy relief.
"If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today," she wrote. "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion."
Originally posted 05/17/2012 02:15PM
It was a reunion of old (and news) pals when Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer gathered for the photo call for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
"Schwim," Rock (who plays Marty the zebra) yelled when arriving at the same time as his Melman the giraffe costar. But it was Stiller who unknowingly doubled up on "Schwim" as his Alex the lion character photo-bombed the two as they made their way down the Croisette.
Originally posted 11/04/2011 05:00PM
More accurately, he's way back – all the way to the pugnacious, raunchy comic of 48 HRS. and Trading Places. (If you're as sick as I am of seeing him in dresses and fat suits, this is cause for celebration.)
Tower Heist is an ensemble comedy, but it's appropriate to start with Murphy, because the energy picks up significantly when his convict character, Slide, joins his neighbor Josh (Ben Stiller) in a plot to steal $20 million.
Originally posted 10/30/2010 12:00PM
It's a lesson Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor are passing down by to their kids: Even when life doesn't give you lemons, make lemonade.
The powerhouse comedic couple encourages their children, Ella, 8, and Quinlin, 5, to give back, which led their daughter to start her own lemonade stand.
"They raised $120 – I think a few parents stopped by and dropped twenties," Taylor, 39, told PEOPLE at recent New York fundraiser for Project A.L.S. "It was great, and it's important for their self-esteem too."
Originally posted 05/14/2010 08:45AM
"Last time I saw a room full of so many talented faces was when I auditioned for The Lost Boys ... It was between me, and Kiefer [Sutherland], and the two Corey's [Haim and Feldman]. "
Ben Stiller jokes about when he was young at the 12th Annual HollywoodLife Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. Thursday, adding "young now means that you're 10-years old."
– Reagan Alexander
Originally posted 03/09/2010 11:00AM
The Academy Awards are known for giving a boost to the movies they celebrate. This year, lots of films had their moment in the Oscar spotlight, piquing the interest of viewers who haven't seen them yet.
Among the films that might have found new audiences on Sunday:
Originally posted 02/19/2010 07:00AM
Ben Stiller, Olivia Wilde and this year's first-time Downloading Nancy nominee Maria Bello will be among those presenting Film Independent Spirit Awards at the March 5 ceremony, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Other presenters announced Friday are Emile Hirsch, former nominee Marisa Tomei and two-time winner (for Drugstore Cowboy and Crash) Matt Dillon.
With Precious and The Last Station leading the nominations, this year's event – to be hosted by comedian Eddie Izzard from the LA Live event deck in downtown Los Angeles – marks the 25th anniversary of the Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes achievement in indie movies.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live and uncut on Friday, March 5, at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The Oscars will air two days later on ABC.
– Jessica Wedemeyer
Originally posted 05/22/2009 09:50AM
There is more to life than being ridiculously good looking. Just ask Ben Stiller.
Zac Efron, 21, will present the Zoolander star, 43, with MTV's Generation Award at the upcoming Movie Awards, the network confirms to PEOPLE.
Stiller has appeared in dozens of films – Reality Bites, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder and Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian, which opens Friday – and worked in Hollywood as a director, producer and writer.
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