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These Celebrities Came Close To Death

7/22/2015 2:00pm EDT
24 Celebs That Came Close To Death
You might not think you’ve got much in common with the biggest celebrities in the world, but do you remember the time you almost stepped in front of that bus zooming down the street? Yeah, they know how you feel. Celebrities might seem immortal to the public eye — and that’s part of the reason why it’s such a shock when one passes away — but the reality is, celebs come close to death way often than one would believe. From gun shots to car accidents, here are some celebrities that came close to death.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan was involved in a devastating car wreck in 2014, where he was ...

Why Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt Walking On A Tightrope?

6/5/2015 11:35am EDT
First Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Risks Death In 'The Walk' (V
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” where he plays famous wire-walker Philippe Petit. The film will open the 53rd annual New York Film Festival.

The Columbia TriStar film details the true story of Philippe Petit, who in Aug. 7, 1974 made history by performing for 45 minutes on a tightrope that connected the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

According to Variety, the opening night spot of the New York Film Festival has become a critical stop for aspiring Oscar contenders. Last year’s film “Gone Girl” landed a best actress nod for Rosamund Pike and went on to...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Next Project Will Be Awesome

3/20/2015 9:15am EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star In & Produce 'Fraggle Rock' Movie
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has revealed that he will be starring in and producing a live-action "Fraggle Rock" film. The popular '80s series centered on the adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization, played by muppets.

The actor is joining forces with Jim Henson's daughter Lisa and The Henson Co. for the project.

Levitt said in a statement: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, ...

Top Ten Secret Celebrity Weddings

1/2/2015 6:27pm EST
Top 10 Secret Celebrity Weddings
Several stars entered 2015 as newlyweds, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt who secretly tied the knot with his girlfriend Tasha McCauley in December. The couple exchanged vows at their home on Dec. 20 after dating since 2013.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have also wed in secret. The "Two And A Half Men" star posted a message on Facebook suggesting he and his former "That 70s Show" co-star are not only new parents, but newlyweds as well. "Happy New Year (love) The Kutchers," said the message written in sand.

Several celebrities have decided to keep their nuptials private. The question is...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's New Wife Is A Robotics Whiz

1/1/2015 11:53am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Secretly Marries Girlfriend
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his girlfriend Tasha McCauley secretly wed earlier this month. The couple tied the knot at their home on Dec. 20, according to People.

McCauley is co-founder and CEO of robotics company Fellow Robots. The pair have been dating since 2013.

The actor, 33, who is notoriously private about his life, previously dated Larisa Oleynik and Alexandra Hulme.

Gordon-Levitt is known for films including "Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Don Jon" and "Premium Rush." He recently signed on to play NSA contractor and whistle blower Edward Snowden in an upcoming Oliver Stone ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed To Play NSA Whistleblower

11/11/2014 8:49am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Whistleblower Edward Snowden
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming film, the Guardian has confirmed.

Snowden leaked U.S. national security files to the media and exposed the government's surveillance program. He was forced to flee to Russia to avoid prosecution.

The untitled film will be based on two books about Snowden - "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena.

Gordon-Levitt is known for films including "Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Don Jon" and "P...

Creative Arts Emmys 2014: HBO Tops Winners List (Complete List)

8/17/2014 8:12am EDT
Creative Arts Emmys 2014: HBO Tops Winners List (Complete List)
Yes folks, there was an award ceremony last night.

The Prime Time Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to honor programs and individual achievements. The ceremony, held the week before the bigger Prime Time Emmys, honored the many talented individuals who work behind the scenes as well as guest performers who appeared in TV series.

Taking home the most Emmy awards was HBO with 15 awards, followed by NBC with 10; PBS with 8; FOX and Netflix tied with 7; CBS with 6; ABC had 5 respectfully. You can see the complete tabulation of awards here....

20 Celebrities With Dimples

5/10/2014 8:00pm EDT
20 Celebrities With Dimples
A few stars in the entertainment industry have been blessed with dimples, making them appear forever young. Some celebs' indented cheeks are more prominent than others, but we find both kinds equally appealing.

Australian model Miranda Kerr has very visible dimples on her cheeks. Whenever she smiles, her dimples appear. She is most known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel and her (now ended) marriage to actor Orlando Bloom.

Kerr has her own skincare line, Kora Organics. She once told Cosmpolitan magazine that she uses coconut oil for her beautiful skin, shiny hair and slim body.


Sexy Male Stars At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

3/3/2014 6:00pm EST
Sexy Male Stars At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
It's usually all about the ladies and who they're wearing on the Oscars red carpet. But there are plenty of guys that look really incredible too.

Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "American Hustle," wore a Tom Ford tuxedo to the event. He was accompanied by his British model girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.

Jared Leto easily stole the coveted Oscar from Cooper for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club." But we don't think he won the red carpet competition.

Leto's tux was an unusual combination of black and white with a red bow tie. We can forgive him his style choice b...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Direct And Star In 'Sandman' Film

12/17/2013 2:03pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be playing a DC Comics character – just not the one everyone assumed he would.

At the end of Dark Knight Rises (spoiler alert), Gordon-Levitt’s character was revealed to be named “Robin” and was handed the keys to the Bat-Cave as heir-apparent to the Batman name. That changed when Ben Affleck was given the cowl, of course.

However, it now appears Gordon-Levitt is returning to the comic imprint but in a very different role: as Morpheus from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.

Badass Digest first reported rumors of Gordon seeking a deal concerning Sandman, although it was unk...

Paul Rudd And Joseph Gordon-Levitt In The Running For 'Ant-Man' Role

10/15/2013 12:03pm EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd
Edgar Wright is eying two A-list actors to play the lead role in his upcoming superhero flick Ant-Man. The movie, which recently had its release date moved up from November to July 2015, is reportedly eying Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd to play lead role Henry Pym.

Variety has sources that claim Paul and Joseph have emerged to play the scientist-turned-superhero, and are expected to meet with Marvel and director Wright before a casting choice is made. The source also reported a third actor could get a chance, but named no names.

The role would be Gordon-Levitt's third comic book role...

Watchdog Group Attacks 'Don Jon' For Portraying Italian And Jewish Stereotypes

10/1/2013 10:07pm EDT
Don Jon
The Italian-American One Voice Coalition has a problem with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's latest film, saying Don Jon promotes "racist stereotypes."

The group became famous for its battle against MTV in 2010 over its show Jersey Shore for the way it portrayed Italian Americans in New Jersey.

Coalition president Dr. Emanuele Alfano wrote in a statement, "Levitt, much like his pornography-addicted character, needs an intervention and should go into serious therapy for his ethnic denigration of Italian Americans."

The statement went on to describe the film's "racist" portrayals, such as a family s...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Deemed 'Racist' By Italian-American Organization

10/1/2013 3:46pm EDT
Don Jon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has found himself under attack from members of Italian American One Voice Coalition for promoting racial stereotypes in his new film Don Jon.

In the movie, written and directed by Gordon-Levitt, the 32 year-old actor plays a pornography addict who embarks on a romance with his Jewish love interest, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson.

The film, which serves as Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, has received rave reviews, but bosses at the Italian American One Voice Coalition claim the movie, casts Jews and Italians in a negative light.

A statement from organization fo...

Trending: Kaley Cuoco's Whirlwind Engagement, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks 'Don Jon', Jimmy Kimmel's Rap Feud

9/27/2013 9:56am EDT
Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco
"The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco is engaged to tennis player Ryan Sweeting after just three months of dating. The couple hooked up in July, after Kaley's brief romance with "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill. "It's only been three months but she knows Ryan is the one," a rep for her show confirmed to Us Weekly. The two lovebirds hit the red carpet together at the Primetime Emmy Awards last weekend. (story)

Melissa Joan Hart has a new memoir coming out and the former teen actress has shared some of the dirt from in the book, titled "Melissa Explains It All". The "Sabrina the Teenage Wit...

'Don Jon' Joseph Gordon Levitt Proves He's A Triple Threat

9/26/2013 10:14pm EDT
'Don Jon'
Joseph Gordon Levitt is one talented actor and with his new film, 'Don Jon,' he shows us that acting is not the only thing he's good at.

Not only does Levitt star in this film, he wrote and directed it as well. Levitt plays Jon Martello, (aka Don Jon) an Italian American from New Jersey. Jon is single, works as a bartender. He loves to hang out with his buddies at the local clubs, loves to pick up girls and have sex with them and loves to watch internet porn.

In fact, Jon is addicted to porn. He watches it before sex, during sex and after sex. The dude can't get enough of it. And he just...

Q&A: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Discusses 'Don Jon,' Optimism, And Taking Risks

9/26/2013 11:00am EDT
Don Jon 1
Since breaking out in the late '90s in 10 Things I Hate About You, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has steadily climbed Hollywood’s ladder with an intelligent mixture of roles in indie films like Brick and big-budget movies like The Dark Knight Rises. Levitt wasn’t content just to be a well-rounded actor though. In 2005, he launched the successful online artistic collaborative HitRECord and most recently, he also set his sights on writing and directing a feature-length film.

Levitt's directing debut is Don Jon, a dramedy where he plays Jon, a beefy New Jersey lothario. Jon can bed a new woman every n...

The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers

9/25/2013 8:00pm EDT
The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers
Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. Whether it's dropping (or packing on) weight, sitting in a makeup chair for three hours a day, or getting new piercings, some actors and actresses are willing to do what it takes to convey a realistic character. Here are some of the Most Insane Movie Makeovers:

Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mara went the distance to present a faithful Lisabeth Sander. The actress had her hair dyed and cut into Sanders' bizarre fashion and bleached her eyebrows and lost weight. Most shocking, however, is Mara went ahead and got all the body pierci...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Refuses To 'Clarify' Gay Rumors

9/17/2013 10:00pm EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Anytime an A-list actor is good at singing or dancing and doesn't have many high-profile relationships, the gay rumors fly.

For years, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been plagued by such rumors, and he has refused to set the record straight (no pun intended).

In a new interview with Out magazine, a journalist asked him if he was gay. His answer? "That would be really tacky. They would win if I had to clarify."

We have to respect his vague answer. Why should he have to annouce his sexuality because of gossip?

At the premiere of his recent film "Don Jon," he told Hollyscoop: "I want to be provo...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey': 10 Stars We'd Rather See As Christian Grey

9/5/2013 11:15pm EDT
Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Robin Thicke, Alexander Skarsgard
Fans of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" went ballistic earlier this week when the announcements of the two leads in the film adaptation of the book came from none other than author E.L. James herself.

When people found out that Dakota Johnson, the aspiring actress daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, landed the lead role of Anastasia Steele and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam would be play the domineering Christian Grey, they spoke up and started petitions to get the roles re-cast.

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't work that way and a lot of factors had to be considered du...

Lady Gaga Deemed 'A Total Pro' By 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill' Co-Star

8/29/2013 4:18pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Renowned musician Lady Gaga is set to showcase her awe-inspiring acting skills with a cameo appearance in the sequel to the popular cult movie Sin City.

The Applause singer was hired to star in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For by director Robert Rodriguez, who has already worked with the star in his upcoming film Machete Kills.

One of the film's stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, reveals the international superstar performer was a natural in front of the camera.

He says, "Lady Gaga is in a scene in it, and I gotta say she did a really good job, like she's a great actress. And I didn't know that...

Jennifer Lopez & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Among Those Invited To Join The Academy

6/29/2013 12:30pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 276 new members to join this year, including Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Jason Schwartzman, Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu.

If they accept, they will be allowed to vote for the winners of the 2014 Oscars and beyond.

Chris Tucker, Danny Trejo, Emily Mortimer, Paula Patton and Jack Huston have also been invited to join the Academy.

Academy President Hawk Koch explained, "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today. Their talent and creativity have captured th...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Creating A Half-Hour Variety Show

3/28/2013 9:51am EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is returning to his TV roots to develop and host a new variety show based on artist contributions to his online production company hitRECord.

The Inception star has previously turned submissions of short stories and illustrations from the website into a unique book series, while short films made by Internet collaborators have been screened at the Sundance Music Festival in Utah and at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada.

Now, Gordon-Levitt has signed a deal with executives at new cable channel Pivot to launch a hitRECord variety show - and he's calling on "art...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shortens 'Don Jon's Addiction' To Just 'Don Jon'

3/9/2013 3:00pm EST
Don Jon
The SXSW Film Festival is kicking off, and writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has issued a statement about his latest film, formerly known as "Don Jon’s Addiction."

"Hey everybody, so, as you might've heard already, I wrote and directed a movie last year, and it's coming out later this year.  Which is absolutely crazy, and I still kinda can't believe it.  Anyway, I'm posting this today to let you all know that I'm changing its title.  It's now called... DON JON.  I decided to change it, first of all, because DON JON is just so short and simple, and if you know me, you know I'm a f...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Receive Breakthrough Filmmaker Award

3/5/2013 11:30am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be named "Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year" at CinemaCon for "Don Jon's Addiction."
In January, the actor premiered his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Fans and critics alike have lauded the film, and it landed a distribution deal from Relativity Media.

Gordon-Levitt will be honored for his film at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas on April 18.

Convention executive Mitch Neuhauser commented: "Having already been embraced by moviegoers and critics alike with his diverse list of acting credits, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is sur...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Adorkable In 'Sesame Street' Appearance

2/13/2013 4:00pm EST
Joseph Gordon Levitt on Sesame Street
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be making a guest appearance on "Sesame Street" on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The actor will appear with muppet Murray for a "Word of the Day" segment to help educate kid viewers on the definition of "reinforce."

Gordon-Levitt has appeared in films such as "Lincoln," "Inception," and "The Dark Knight Rises." In less kid-friendly news, the actor recently decided to remove a racy sex scene from his directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" to make sure the movie lands an appropriate age rating.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last month and is set f...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cuts Racy Sex Scene From 'Don Jon's Addiction' Film

2/8/2013 4:15pm EST
Don Jon's Addiction
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has decided to remove a racy sex scene from his directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction to make sure the movie lands an appropriate age rating.

The Dark Knight Rises actor directs and stars in the film as a porn-obsessed womanizer who tries to start a meaningful relationship with Scarlett Johansson's character.

The film won a distribution deal following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last month, but the actor has confirmed he will have to change some parts of the movie to appease U.S. censors.

Speaking during a press conference at the Berlin Interna...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Directorial Debut Lands Distribution Deal

1/22/2013 10:49am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is celebrating after his directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction was snapped up by movie bosses at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The actor went to the festival to unveil the comedy, which he wrote, directed and stars in as a porn-obsessed womanizer who tries to start a meaningful relationship with Scarlett Johansson's character.

Don Jon's Addiction was a huge hit with audiences and sparked a bidding war with studio heads, and on Monday it was picked up by Relativity Media.

Gordon-Levitt announced the deal in a video posted online, telling fans, "I'm here at Su...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

1/8/2013 8:30am EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed up to join the all-star cast of the upcoming Sin City sequel.

The Dark Knight Rises star will play Johnny, an egotistical gambler, in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

In a statement obtained by WENN, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller declare, "Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role."

Original cast members Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King are part of the 3D follow-up to the 2005 crime thriller, while other new castings include Jamie Chung and Dennis Hay...

50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

12/8/2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...

'Justice League' Rumor: Joseph Gordon Levitt As Batman

11/27/2012 5:07pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. is hoping to get Justice League out into theaters as soon as possible, following the success of Disney's Avengers. Christian Bale is done with Batman, though, so WB will have to resort to the next best thing.

Spoilers ahead, if you haven't seen Dark Knight Rises (in fact, this entire article could be considered a spoiler, but still). At the end of Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is given full access to the Bat-Cave after Bruce Wayne retires from the job. So for the time being, Levitt is WB's Batman.

However, there isn't time for there to be a Batman film before Justi...