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No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

October 9th, 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...
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Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Play Doctor Strange

July 26th, 2014 8:57am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Play Doctor Strange
Marvel may be revealing the actor who will be playing Doctor Strange in its upcoming "Phase Three" films today at San Diego Comic Con.

As with any huge convention, companies want to wow and surprise the die-hard fans who brave the crowd to sit in on their panels. Such was the case yesterday when HBO gave fans the first look at the new cast additions for Game of Thrones.

Now it appears Joaquin Phoenix could be playing the highly-anticipated role of Doctor Strange – and he might be introduced at the convention, if Marvel really wants to blow everyone’s socks off.

Several actors had been ru...
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20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching

April 28th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching
The landscape of late night TV has changed dramatically over the last year. Jay Leno retired, for good this time, and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Seth Meyers was brought in from SNL to take Fallon's old slot. And then just when everyone thought things were settling down... the best late night talk show host since Johnny Carson dropped a bomb.

David Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015, followed by the quick naming of Stephen Colbert as his replacement by CBS sent shockwaves through the industry. Jay Leno may have been ahead in the ratings when he left but ask most comedy ...
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Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Aren't That Catchy

April 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Ar
Said Henry Rollins, "I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." So did the following famous celebrities, who took the names they were given and reinvented them into something more suitable to their personality, or the personality they wanted to cultivate. Want to know why they changed their already perfectly suitable names? We have your answers right here!

1. Lady Gaga

Born That Way: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Music producer Rob Fusari claims to have invented the name...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'Personal Conquest' List Leaked

March 12th, 2014 9:02pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan's 'Personal Conquest' List Leaked
A handwritten list of Lindsay Lohan's supposed lovers has been leaked online by In Touch Weekly. The list includes 36 men, such as Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Wilmer Valderrama and Joaquin Phoenix.

The actress reportedly wrote the list at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January, 2013.

A source told the tabloid: "They were giggling and talking s--- about people in the industry. It was her personal conquest list. She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside."

The list includes several names that are blacked out.

An insider revealed,...
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The Biggest Snubs From The 2014 Oscar Nominations

January 16th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Captain Phillips
Not everyone or every movie can be nominated for an Academy Award, but that won't stop us from declared who was snubbed by the Academy this morning when the nominations were announced.

Inside Llewyn Davis: Many of today's snubs felt like it was the Academy saying, "give someone else a chance." After six Oscars and countless nominations, Joel and Ethan Coen were stricken from the record this awards season - other than cinematography and sound mixing nods. The film has an astonishing 94% on Rotten Tomatoes after over 200 critic reviews, but it did not receive one best picture nomination from...
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Review: 'Her' Is A Wonderful, Quirky Sci-fi Romantic Fantasy

January 8th, 2014 8:30pm EST
HER
Do you love Apple's 'Siri'? Ever thought about having a relationship with her?

Probably not, but in Spike Jonze new film 'Her' - set in the near future - that's exactly what happens to Theodore Twombly, (Joaquin Phoenix); a lonely shy man going through a painful divorce from his wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara).

Theodore works for BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, where he hand writes personal letters for his customers in their own handwriting.

He lives a solitary existence in downtown Los Angeles. One evening, while playing a computer game, Theodore discovers a brand new artificial, intelli...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2014

January 1st, 2014 11:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy New Years everyone and welcome to 2014!

It's that time of year for our annual "who is turning 40" this year extravaganza. Truth is, lots of people do, but we'll just keep it to the more famous variety of peeps in the world.

Doing some simple math, 40 years ago would make it 1974.

For those of you who weren't around that year, the mantra of 74' and the world was energy crisis -gasoline was a little hard to get and lines at gas stations were blocks long. Because of the crisis, our then President, Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon imposed a 55 MPH speed limit on highways. That wasn't the re...
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Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Play Lex Luthor In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

December 19th, 2013 8:00pm EST
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix may be joining the cast of "The Man Of Steel" sequel. The actor is being considered to play the role of Superman's arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, according to Variety.

It's unclear exactly what character he'll play in "Batman Vs. Superman."

Lex Luthor has been played by Kevin Spacey and Gene Hackman on the big screen, while Michael Rosenbaum and John Shea played the character on television.

The highly anticipated film stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurene Fishburne will reprise their roles in the...
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Joaquin Phoenix And Casey Affleck Team Up For 'An Uplifting' Death Documentary

March 25th, 2013 3:37pm EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck are re-teaming for a new documentary investigating death.

The brothers-in-law first joined forces for the 2010 'mockumentary' I'm Still Here, which tracked Phoenix's spoof retirement from acting to pursue a rap career.

Phoenix previously admitted he almost fell out with Affleck over the elaborate stunt, and insisted the film was so convincing his script offers dried up - but now he is set to work with his friend again, according to Deadline.com.

The duo will chronicle subjects in their last days before death and include home movie foot...
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Who Will Win Best Actor At The 2013 Oscars?

February 24th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Hugh Jackman
There's only one sure-thing at this year's Oscars -- Daniel Day-Lewis will win the Best Actor award for his performance in Lincoln.

It's hard to believe that was an actor playing Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's biopic of the 16th President of the United States, and not Lincoln himself. Day-Lewis wasn't playing Lincoln, he was Lincoln.

Hugh Jackman's performance as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" was nothing short of excellent either, and if these two films had been released in different years there's no doubt both stars would win this award; but unfortunately for Jackman, he'll be headi...
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'Everyone Wins At The Oscars' Gift Bag Includes Circus Lessons, Condoms & A 'Vampire Facelift'

February 24th, 2013 11:04am EST
Oscars 2013
Hey Jennifer Lawrence, don't worry if you don't land an Academy Award for your performance in Silver Linings Playbook (you will), because all the nominees who aren't bringing home an Oscar statue this year will get a goodie-bag worth $45,000 as a consolation prize (which will only cost them about $10,000 in taxes to keep).

Gift bags containing all sorts of expensive tchotchkes are nothing new at awards ceremonies like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. They started out as a way for companies to get the stars photographed with their wares in exchange for free stuff, ultimately evolving into a p...
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Celebrities Reveal Their Oscar Predictions

February 23rd, 2013 8:00am EST
85th Academy Awards
Who will take home Oscar gold this Sunday? Several stars are chiming in with their picks for the coveted awards.

Viola Davis, Best Actress nominee for "The Help" in 2012, insists she's rooting for "everyone," but she "loved Lincoln."  She added, "I love Daniel Day-Lewis, everyone does." She also gave props to his co-stars Sally Field and Tommy lee Jones.

She gushed: "I felt like I spent two and a half hours with Lincoln."

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF OSCAR  NOMINATIONS HERE!

Olivia Munn is looking forward to the Best Actor race. She also praised Day-Lewis but has another man on her min...
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Joaquin Phoenix's PETA Ad Banned By ABC

February 14th, 2013 1:15pm EST
Joaquin Phoenix
A TV advert showing Joaquin Phoenix 'drowning' has been banned from broadcast during the Oscars.

The Walk the Line actor shot the hard-hitting commercial, in which he is shown panicking and struggling to breathe underwater, to highlight the horror of a fish's death as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign.

Organizers wanted to achieve maximum impact by screening the advertisement during the TV broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony later this month  but claim bosses at the ABC network vetoed the move, insisting the film is too political to show.

A U....
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Joaquin Phoenix Backpedals On Oscars Comments

November 10th, 2012 8:45am EST
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix regrets his recent dismissal of the Academy Awards as "the stupidest thing in the whole world," insisting his comments don't reflect his real views on the Hollywood prize giving.

The actor has twice been nominated for an Oscar, for his films Gladiator and Walk The Line, and is rumored to be in the running to receive a nod at the 2013 ceremony for his role in critically-acclaimed new movie The Master.

However, he appeared to have blown his chances of another nomination when he apparently criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the revered awards, te...
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Joaquin Phoenix Thought His Career Was Over After 'I'm Still Here' Mockumentary

October 22nd, 2012 3:27pm EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix feared he had blown his career with his spoof documentary I'm Still Here as script offers dried up in the wake of the bizarre project.

The Walk the Line actor fooled fans and critics in 2008 when he 'quit' Hollywood to launch a rap career, later admitting the stunt was an elaborate prank with his brother-in-law, fellow actor Casey Affleck.

However, the Oscar-nominated star was so convincing in his new 'role' that A-list movie offers dried up following the highly-publicized project.

He tells British magazine Live, "There was definitely a period after I'm Still Here when...
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'The Master' Rules Venice Film Festival

September 9th, 2012 2:08pm EDT
The Master
New movie The Master was the toast of the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Saturday night after scoring the top prizes, including acting awards for stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson was awarded the Silver Lion prize for direction for his work on the film, which is loosely based on late author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The movie's stars Phoenix and Hoffman shared the festival's acting prize, but the picture lost out on the festival's highest honor - the coveted Golden Lion Award - to South Korean drama Pieta.

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Joaquin Phoenix Studied Caged Animals For Role In 'The Master'

September 6th, 2012 4:54pm EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Actor Joaquin Phoenix studied the behavior of caged animals in order to play a crazed prisoner in new movie The Master.

In the upcoming drama, the Gladiator star plays Freddie Quell, a troubled World War II veteran who turns violent when he begins questioning his mentor Lancaster Dodd, portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

And, in order to get in the right mindset for a scene in which the pair get thrown into neighboring prison cells, the 37 year old watched videos of animals held in captivity in a bid to imitate their deranged habits.

He tells the New York Times, "You can see their brain...
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Snoop Lion And 10 Other Celebrity Name Changes

August 1st, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has traded a canine for a feline, claiming he has taken up the moniker Snoop Lion following his conversion to Rastafarian. But he's far from the first celebrity to change his name. Here are our Top 10 Celebrity Name Changes:

Carlos Irwin Estevez - Charlie Sheen. Charlie took the esteemed stage name of his father Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (Martin Sheen). His brother, Emilio, kept his real name because it sounded better than "Emilio Sheen."

Farrokh Bulsara - Freddie Mercury: You can understand why Queen's lead singer changed his name. After living in Zanzibar, his famil...
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Russell Brand & Kristen Wiig Named 'Sexiest Vegetarians' By PETA

June 27th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig
Funnyman Russell Brand is having a great June - just 10 days after he was was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Brit has landed the World's Sexiest Vegetarian title alongside Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig.

The actor/comedian - a vegetarian since age 14 - beat out Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson and Prince to land atop the male countdown.

"You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them," he tells PETA.

Bridesmaids star Wiig finished ahead of new mom Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Joy Bryant and Anne Hathaway on the women's poll.

The meat-free cel...
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Dominic Cooper To Replace Joaquin Phoenix In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'?

February 11th, 2011 9:22am EST
Dominic Cooper
Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper is in talks to replace Joaquin Phoenix in quirky new movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Bosses at 20th Century Fox are in final negotiations with the English actor to play opposite Benjamin Walker in the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith cult novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Walker landed the coveted role of President Abraham Lincoln last month.

Cooper will reportedly play Henry Sturges, who mentors and trains Lincoln in the ways of vampire hunting.

The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie is also rumored to be in talks to join the cast.
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Actors Who Can Actually Sing

January 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow Country Strong
Who knew they could sing? There are a few actors who are carving out second careers by moonlighting part-time as singers, and others, just by finding ways to exploit their hidden given talents singing on film or television.

Gwyneth Paltrow

She may have raised some eyebrows, but actress Gwyneth Paltrow sure can sing Country music. The Oscar winning actress put her veiled singing talents up front and center for the new film Country Strong.

Jamie Foxx

Actor Jamie Foxx may have won an Oscar award for his performance in the biographic film Ray, but this actor's main passion is music. Fox...
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Celebrities Who Are Celebrating National Beard Month

November 3rd, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
November is National Beard Month, and there are a few celebs who take this holiday very seriously, including "Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis, pictured above.

Many stars grow beards and then cut them off (George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal, to name a few).

And of course there are those experimental types who try it out too (Elijah Wood, Joaquin Phoenix and reality "star" Spencer Pratt).

The diehard beard afficionados keep their facial hair growing all year long. Check out some of the stars who are currently sporting fuzzy cheeks:

Katy Perry's new husband Russell Brand

Hug...
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Joaquin Phoenix 'Wanted Out' Of 'I'm Still Here'

October 1st, 2010 11:26am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix was desperate to quit work on his hoax documentary I'm Still Here after the first few months of pretending he was a wannabe rapper - because he longed for a return to normal life.

The Oscar-nominee stunned fans in 2008 by announcing he was quitting acting to forge a new career as a rapper and hit headlines with a series of strange stunts, including a shambolic appearance on David Letterman's talk show and falling off stage at his first gig.

It was all filmed by his brother-in-law Casey Affleck for their new film I'm Still Here and Phoenix recently confirmed the whole pro...
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Joaquin Phoenix Apologizes To David Letterman

September 23rd, 2010 8:33am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix publicly apologized to talk show host David Letterman on Wednesday when he returned to the Late Show and revealed all about his odd antics on the program last year.

The Walk The Line star appeared disheveled and uncomfortable as he attempted to promote what he claimed would be his final film, Two Lovers, on the show in 2009. He evoked the presenter's wrath by refusing to remove his sunglasses for the studio interview and chewing gum as he spoke. Phoenix's brother-in-law, director Casey Affleck, has since admitted the appearance was part of an elaborate "social experiment" ...
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Casey Affleck Confesses Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Is A Hoax

September 17th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Casey Affleck has revealed his new movie about brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's efforts to quit acting and become a rapper is one big hoax.

Affleck and Phoenix fooled fans and the media last year as the star announced he was turning his back on Hollywood and then grew a bushy beard and started acting strangely on a series of chat shows, and at appearances.

The madcap scenes were shot by Affleck for his newly-released "I'm Still Here" documentary.

And during recent interviews at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Affleck insisted the documentary was for real - and his pal and sub...
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Casey Affleck Settles Sexual Harassment Suits

September 15th, 2010 8:01am EDT
Casey Affleck
Actor Casey Affleck has settled two sexual harassment cases filed by female crewmembers on his Joaquin Phoenix documentary.

Earlier this year Amanda White, a producer on Affleck's I'm Still Here, filed a $2 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the star, alleging she endured "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace" while making the movie.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka filed a separate sexual harassment lawsuit against Affleck, seeking $2.25 million in damages. The deadline in the case was postponed in August as the parties met for mediation, which has resulted in...
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Joaquin Phoenix Documentary 'I'm Still Here': Hoax or Not?

September 14th, 2010 11:20am EDT
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In late 2008, Joaquin Phoenix announced that he was retiring from acting and going to try his hand at being a rap artist. The general response was: is this a hoax and/or what the heck is he thinking? Since then, neither opinion has changed in the least. The hoax idea really became more prevalent when it was said that his brother-in-law Casey Affleck was following him around with cameras and filming everything. Now their film I'm Still Here is being released to wide audiences on September 17th, and reviewers are still not absolutely certain if the film is a hoax or a real look at an actor l...
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Joaquin Phoenix Impersonator Hits Toronto Film Festival

September 9th, 2010 9:32pm EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
A celebrity impostor has sparked more mystery surrounding Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre new documentary "I'm Still Here" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada - by showing up to events as the eccentric actor.

The hoaxer has been showing up on the red carpet at events and screenings, accompanied by a large entourage of bodyguards and groupies.

"I'm Still Here" director Casey Affleck insists the doppelganger is not part of the press onslaught connected to the movie, which debuts at the festival on Friday night, and he doesn't want film fans to be duped.

Affleck plans to address ...
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