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No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

10/9/2014 2:07pm EDT
No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers
Everyone knows smoking is bad, but many celebrities can't help lighting up. Maybe they have a tough time quitting the habit, or perhaps they smoke to keep off the weight. A cheeseburger is worse than a cigarette, right?

It may surprise you that some of these stars smoke - others you won't find so shocking.

Keira Knightley is a smoker, and it's probably part of the reason why she's so thin. She's also been accused of having an eating disorder. Early in 2014 she admitted that her grandmother and great-grandmother had anorexia but denied suffering from the disease herself. Either way, both h...

Charlie Hunnam: 'I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew'

9/10/2014 8:56am EDT
Charlie Hunnam Quit 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Because He Had A Nerv
"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is finally revealing the real reason he quit "Fifty Shades of Grey." The TV star had signed on to play billionaire Christian Grey in the erotic thriller, but a hectic schedule and too much stress led him to dump the role two months after he joined the project.

He told that he was initially thrilled to land the role: "I wouldn't have signed up in the first place if I didn't want to do it. It was a really, really difficult time in my life. I started talking about this thing and I just got so excited. I fell in love with the character and st...

Charlie Hunnam To Play King Arthur?

8/28/2014 2:29pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam To Play King Arthur?
"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is in talks to play the title role in director Guy Ritchie's upcoming film, "Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur."

According to, the TV star is in final negotiations to join the film.

Idris Elba, who co-starred with Hunnam in "Pacific Rim," will play a knight named Bedivere who trains Arthur for battle.

Hunnam made headlines last year after dropping out of the highly anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey" about an S&M romance between a college student and a billionaire. The actor blamed his intense TV filming schedule for the decision...

20 Utterly Sexy British Actors

4/30/2014 3:00am EDT
20 Utterly Sexy British Actors
It's hard to deny it - there's something really attractive about a British accent. We don't know if it's the inflection or the vocabulary (Collywobbles? Bollocks? Gobsmacked?), but whatever it is, it's hot.

Alexander Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire, England, and has appeared in films including "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker," "Magic Mike," "I Am Number 4" and "Beastly." He started out as a model, working for brands such as Gap and Burberry.

It was once rumored that the star famously had the phrase "Thank You" tattooed above his crotch, but it's actually just his name. He has dated...

Charlie Hunnam Makes First Remarks Since 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Exit

10/22/2013 1:02pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam still has a packed schedule, despite dropping out of the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation.

Hunnam made his first public appearance since leaving the production the other night at an event to benefit the One Heart Source Education Programs in Africa. Of course, the press covering the charity event had to ask him about his life post-Fifty Shades.

E! quotes him as saying, "I am doing good. I am just really concentrating on work. It's been a really busy time/ "I have had some family stuff going on so just trying to stay focused and stay positive and keep ...

Francois Arnaud Tops List Of Charlie Hunnam Replacements, Kim Kardashian's Swimsuit Selfie, Michael Bay Attacked

10/18/2013 10:21am EDT
Francois Arnaud
Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey. (keep reading...)

Character Actor Ed Lauter Dies
Character actor Ed Lauter has died from cancer at the age of 74. The actor passed away on Wednesday at his home in West Hollywood, Calif., after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. (keep reading...)

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Post-Baby Weight Loss In Selfie O...

Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan

10/17/2013 10:57pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey.

Hunnam pulled out of the role just weeks before the planned start of filming, with reps for Universal Pictures releasing a statement that he quit because his "intense television schedule" conflicted with his preparations for the project.

Insiders have claimed that an unknown star would be cast into the role to avoid any fallout, but several other names have been tied to the part.

First up is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. John...

Charlie Hunnam Left 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Due To Low Pay?

10/17/2013 7:02pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
We've heard almost every rumor in the book trying to explain why Charlie Hunnam left the much-anticipated production of the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation. Apparently "scheduling conflicts" wasn't enough for some, who preferred the idea of Hunnam being uncomfortable with getting naked or didn't like his lack of creative control.

However, the Hollywood Reporter says one of the factors could have been the paltry salary offered to Hunnam: $125,000. E! News compares that figure to Robert Pattinson's salary in the first Twilight: $2 million. One could argue Hunnam's star power is much gre...

Dakota Johnson Having Second Thoughs About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

10/15/2013 11:01pm EDT
Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson is reportedly having a rough time with all the attention she's been getting since being cast as the submissive Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Just days after it was announced that lead Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") had pulled out of the production, sources tell E! news that Johnson is having difficulty dealing with the press.

"Dakota is having a very hard time dealing with all the press," a source tells E! News. "When she first got the role, it was way too much for her."

Now it seems that "everyone wants a piece" of her...

The Morning Roundup: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Movie Doomed, Miley Cyrus Wants To Perform Naked

10/15/2013 10:00am EDT
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New Screenwriter Hired To Rework 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Script
There's been another shake up on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" project. First, lead actor Charlie Hunnam quit, and now movie execs have hired a new screenwriter to rework the script. (keep reading...)

'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Premiere Delivers A New Plague
The Walking Dead was back in motion last night with the first episode of its fourth season, and delivered unto us a new plague. The first hint is a sickly pig - in retrospect, signally the arrival of a swine flu, or something even more deadly. Given the wretched conditions in...

New Screenwriter Hired To Rework 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Script

10/15/2013 8:25am EDT
Charlie Hunnam
There's been another shake up on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" project. First, lead actor Charlie Hunnam quit, and now movie execs have hired a new screenwriter to rework the script.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Patrick Marber was hired on Friday, but his presence reportedly has nothing to do with Hunnam walking away from the project.

Producers and director Sam Taylor-Johson still plan on shooting the film beginning next month, insiders say, suggesting they already picked a replacement to play Christian Grey.

Frontrunners for the role include British sta...

Fans Really, Really Want Ian Somerhalder For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

10/14/2013 5:00pm EDT
Ian Somerhalder
Many fans breathed a sigh of relief after Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" over the weekend.

Hunnam's casting was a controversial choice, and some speculated he got the role because many actors refused to take it. As for suddenly dropping out, Hunnam cited conflict with his work schedule, which includes the FX series "Sons of Anarchy."

However, some speculate Hunnam's true reason for walking away was the fame connected to the role and the amount of attention he started receiving after accepting signing on. (Look what happened to Rober...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Looking For New Lead As Charlie Hunnam Drops Out

10/13/2013 7:52am EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam has decided to drop out of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film.

The British actor, 33, was set to play bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel but has decided he is too busy filming 'Sons of Anarchy' to "adequately prepare" for the role.

Universal Studios issued the following statement to "The filmmakers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian...

Jennifer Ehle Cast As Mom In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

10/8/2013 8:24am EDT
Jennifer Ehle
Zero Dark Thirty star Jennifer Ehle has signed on to play youthful heroine Anastasia Steele's mother, Carla, in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 43-year-old actress will join leading lady Dakota Johnson as Anastasia and Charlie Hunnam as brooding billionaire Christian Grey, who has a secret penchant for sadomasochistic practices and goes about seducing curious ingenue Ana.

Hunnam recently confessed he "struggled" with the decision to play the bondage-loving businessman in the controversial film, but the decision became obvious when he did a read-through with little-known ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Start Petition Over Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson Casting

9/3/2013 9:24pm EDT
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Hardcore "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans aren't very happy with the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the leads in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' book.

The backlash has been so huge, there's an online petition on to find new leads for the upcoming film.

The author announced the casting of Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") and newcomer Johnson (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) on Monday. There are currently over 6,700 signatures by fans petitioning against the picks.

Producer Dana Brunetti defended the casting decision on Twitter, writing: "There is a lot t...

The Morning Roundup: 'Fifty Shades' Cast, Khloe Kardashian's Struggle, Electric Zoo Festival Ecstasy Deaths

9/3/2013 10:23am EDT
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam
It's official -- the movie adaptation of "mommy porn" novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey" has its stars. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith's daughter Dakota will be taking on the role of Anastasia Steele, while Christian Grey will be played by "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam. They're the two stars who were apparently willing to take on the roles in the kinky sex story that involves lots of bondage and S&M. (story)

Two concertgoers at the Electric Zoo Dance Festival on Randall's Island in New York City died over the weekend after taking the drug MDMA, better known as ecstasy or "molly". The d...

Dakota Johnson And Charlie Hunnam Cast As Leads In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', Producers Defend Choices

9/2/2013 11:32pm EDT
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam
The roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in next summer's movie adaptation of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey have finally been cast.

Author E.L. James, who penned the Fifty Shades trilolgy of 'mommy porn', announced on her Twitter page Monday that actress/model Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam would be filling the lead roles.

"I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," James wrote, followed shortly after with, "T...

5 Fun Facts: 'Pacific Rim' Star Charlie Hunnam

7/11/2013 1:03pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Guillermo del Toro, mastermind behind Hellboy, is back with his new science fiction flick Pacific Rim. Del Toro casted British export Charlie Hunnam to play lead Raleigh Beckett, stating that Hunnam “…had an earnest, really honest nature and…as a male audience member… [Toro could] go, 'I like that guy’... he has an earthy quality.” Hunnam’s character, Beckett, is a washed up pilot who is bought out of retirement by a team of specialized fighters. Together they must use Jaegers (robots) to save the world from an apocalypse by Kaiju (monstrous sea creatures.)

If you take one look at Hunnam, ...

'Pacific Rim' Premiere Pics: A Leggy Rinko Kikuchi, Scruffy Charlie Hunnam & More!

7/10/2013 12:00pm EDT
Rinko Kikuchi
Several celebrities attended the "Pacific Rim" premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday. Rinko Kikuchi, above, wore a slinky black embroidered dress that showed off her legs.

Not familiar with the Japanese actress? She received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role in the 2006 film "Babel."

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam also attended the premiere, looking dapper in a black suit with his hair slicked back and a short beard.

During a press tour for the film, the actor admitted he smacked Kikuchi's stuntwoman in the face during a fight scene, giving her a black eye three d...

Charlie Hunnam Grateful For 'Pee Flap' In 'Pacific Rim' Robot Costume

7/5/2013 2:00pm EDT
Pacific Rim
"Pacific Rim" costume designers forgot to include an essential item in the film's robot costume, causing some problems for actor Charlie Hunnam who was unable to relieve himself while he was wearing it.

The "Sons of Anarchy" star had to plan his bathroom breaks well in advance because of the massive amount of time it took to put on and remove the complicated gear.

In the upcoming film, Hunnam plays the leader of a team of soldiers who pilot giant mechanical robots in a bid to save the world against an alien invasion. Wearing the robot suit was incredibly frustrating for several reasons.

Blu-ray Review: 'Frankie Go Boom'

5/15/2013 10:00am EDT
Frankie go boom
Ready to have your most embarrassing moments filmed and leaked online for all to see?  Check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Frankie Go Boom" out now from Universal Home Entertainment.  The review of all things private lies barren below!



   Title: "Frankie Go Boom"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan

   Director: Jordan Roberts

   Rating: Not Rated

   Runtime: 89 minutes

   Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: "Frankie Go Boom" is a mixed comedy bag with some dry moments, but also som...

New 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Promises To 'Cancel The Apocalypse'

4/30/2013 12:07pm EDT
Pacific Rim
A full-length, action-packed trailer has been released for Pacific Rim... and it's everything you hoped it would be.

In the new trailer, we get to see tons of robot-on-giant monster fighting as well as extended looks at how Jaegers (that's the name of the giant robots) are piloted from the inside.

We also get more than a few lines from Charlie Day of Always Sunny in Philadelphia, although we admit it's hard to take the comedian seriously in a role as a technician.

There's also hints at the relationship between Charlie Hunnam's and Rinko Kikuchi's characters, who are pilots rushed into ...

Spotted: Ashley Tisdale Getting A Motorcycle Ride On 'Sons Of Anarchy' Set

6/26/2012 2:00pm EDT
Ashley Tisdale
We spotted Ashley Tisdale with a big grin on her face today while riding with Charlie Hunnam on the set of "Sons of Anarchy."

The former "High School Musical" star got a few pointers from her co-star before joining him on the back of the motorcycle. The 26-year-old actress is playing a high priced escort on two episodes of the popular FX series.

While on set she tweeted: "@DanPovenmire doing 2 episodes! so excited because it's my favorite show!" She later added a photo with the post, "My view today... #sonsofanarchy #charliehunnam".

Tisdale has also signed on to star...

Charlie Hunnam Calls 'Sons of Anarchy's' Gemma 'Psychotic'

2/10/2011 2:26pm EST
Charlie Hunnam
It's not uncommon for fans to have harsh words for developments they dislike in the shows they love, but it's rare to hear scathing remarks from the actors. In a recent interview with my friend Fred Topel, Charlie Hunnam is not feeling the love for Sons of Anarchy.

While talking about his recent film The Ledge, the British actor was blunt about his feelings toward the FX motorcycle drama. "I think that he needs to assert himself and needs to control his psychotic mother who has no place trying to run a motorcycle club," he said. "If I was in charge of the writing, I would really, re...

Henry Rollins On His 'Sons Of Anarchy' Role: 'Not The Kind Of Bad Guy You Root For'

9/8/2009 2:49pm EDT
Henry Rollins
If any one word describes Henry Rollins, it's 'intense.' Whether on the stage singing or speeding a Hummer along sand dunes while Steve-O gets a tattoo in the back seat, he has always emitted a visceral attitude. PopEater had a chance to sit down with Rollins and discuss his Sons of Anarchy role as a white supremacist.

Can you tell me a little bit about your role in 'Sons of Anarchy'?

Yeah, I'm a white supremacist, I have no redeeming qualities whatsoever, besides that I like my kids. Past that, I'm not the kind of 'bad guy' you root for... at all... He's not an emotional person so it...

Henry Rollins To Guest Star On FX Drama 'Sons Of Anarchy'

3/16/2009 2:15pm EDT
Henry Rollins
Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Henry Rollins will guest star in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy for its second season, which is scheduled to return to the network in the fall, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX Networks.

Rollins will play a new antagonist in the show's fictional town of Charming, California who poses a deadly threat to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. He is scheduled to appear in six episodes.

"Henry will bring his intensity and muscularity to this complex part," said Grad. "We look forward to seeing him inh...

'Sons Of Anarchy' Continues The Dysfunctional Family Drama

9/18/2008 10:12am EDT
Sons of Anarchy
Cable programming seems to have a trend other than sex going on. Yes, cable dramas are more violent and vulgar than anything that's found on the standard network lineup. However, cable also seem to love the dynamics that center on families.

The newest offering from the desperately controversial FX is Sons of Anarchy, a show about a biker gang in Charming, California. The series follows Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the future leader of the biker gang and stepson to the current leader Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman).

Jax is still close to his mother Gemma (Katey Sagal) and try...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

9/2/2008 9:09am EDT
Tuesday, Sept 2

90210 (The CW, 8 p.m.) - It's finally here. Maybe now The CW can stop with the non-stop commercials.

Greek (ABC Family, 9 p.m.) - Ashleigh and Casey both have their eye on the same boy.

The Shield (FX, 10 p.m.) - The show that helped put FX on the map kicks off its final season.

Wednesday, Sept 3

America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The newest cycle includes a transgendered contestant, so you know there's going to be plenty of special Tyra moments.

Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.) - Oh, blighty! Booth and Brennan meet their British counterparts when t...

Clive Owen, Julianne Moore to Star in 'Children of Men'

11/21/2005 11:00am EST
Julianne Moore
Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have begun production on the thriller "Children of Men," based upon P.D. James' best selling novel. Directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mama Tambien), "Children of Men" stars Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Charlie Hunnam and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

"Children of Men" envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is fac...