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Michelle Rodriguez Is Ready To Give Up Acting And Start A New Career

4/25/2013 8:57pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress Michelle Rodriguez is planning on taking a long break from acting. The star says that she plans on heading to the other side of the camera to do something she's waited a long time to do.

"The truth is I'm about to say goodbye to acting for a minute and move behind the camera. I got into this business to write. I've waited 13 years to actually do it," she tells Cosmopolitan for Latinas.

"You know how painful that is? It's very painful. But like now I'm ready, so that means I have to do the cutoff. I'll go into the mountains, and bye-bye everybody," she adds. "Well, I'm a Cancer so…...

Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012

12/31/2012 12:05pm EST
Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012
2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, prov...

Alexa Vega Wears A Bikini & Chaps In Sexy New 'Machete Kills' Promo Picture

11/8/2012 5:02pm EST
Alexa Vega in Machete Kills
Alexa Vega has come a long way since her days as a Spy Kid, and she's set to star as "KillJoy" in next year's sequel to the insanely awesome Machete, Machete Kills.

The sexy 24-year-old star posted a picture of herself in a bikini top and chaps holding a machine gun to her twitter page with the caption, "Exclusive photo from Machete Kills! #RollingStoneMag"; and "Hey guys!!! Go buy the new #RollingStone issue for an exclusive pic from #MacheteKills !!!!"

The new promo pic is sure to create some early buzz for the film, in which Machete (Danny Trejo gets recruited by the United States gove...

2012 Celebrity Bikini Bodies

7/18/2012 4:00pm EDT
Irina Shayk
Most celebrities can't help themselves. They love the attention and they have beautiful bodies, so of course they show them off in teeny bikinis.

This summer we've spotted several stars in swimwear. Some like to post photos on Twitter after a break up (ahem, Heidi Klum), while others take advantage of the warm water in St. Tropez like Irina Shayk (above).

Still more celebs simply like soaking up the rays on the beach or poolside in the hot summer sun.

Check out some photos of this summer's sizzling bikini-clad stars...

Ashley Tisdale

Kate Upton

Audrina Patridge

Jessica ...

Per Tradition, Michelle Rodriguez Shows Off Her Bikini Body In France

5/23/2012 3:00pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
It appears to be an annual tradition for Michelle Rodriguez: attend the Cannes Film Festival and frolick in the ocean wearing a pretty bikini.

Just like 2011, Michelle had a great time swimming in the ocean with friends while at the Eden Roc Hotel in Antibes today. She wore a sexy beige and black two-piece swimsuit as she jumped off a dock and enjoyed the water with friends.

She stars in the upcoming "Machete Kills" with Mel Gibson, who plays a maniacal arms dealer intent to start a nuclear war.

See more photos of Michelle in a bikini and all dressed up at Cannes...

The "Killi...

Jessica Alba & Michelle Rodriguez Close To Signing On To 'Machete Kills'

4/18/2012 4:00pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez Machete
Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez are in talks to reprise their "Machete" characters for the film's upcoming sequel.

The two actresses are close to signing on for Robert Rodriguez's action film, which will star Danny Trejo as the strong and silent titular character, according to website

Alba played an immigration agent who falls for Machete while Rodriguez portrayed rebel leader Luz.

The new movie, titled "Machete Kills," will start shooting later this spring

'Hawaii Five-0' Recap: 'Ike Maka' (2.09)

11/15/2011 2:08am EST
Hawaii Five-O
An admission: I love the Fast & Furious films. So give me Hawaii Five-0 taking after the Fast & Furious films, and I'm a happy girl.

The show opens big, with Honolulu Police cruisers trying to catch a speedy flame-red set of wheels and finding a whole host of beautiful cars inside locked shipping containers. One of them has a dead body sans fingerprints in the trunk. This allows us to use Hawaii's car culture as the episode's backdrop. (It also means Lauren German gets primped as if she's trying to channel Michelle Rodriguez - if Rodriguez's Letty had driven a bait car.) There are ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Blue Crush 2'

6/14/2011 11:45am EDT
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For those who didn't get enough skin and surf the first go round, Universal has got some early summer stuff to tide you over. Out this week is the babes on boards follow up "Blue Crush 2," this time set on the beaches of South Africa. So come on in, the waters fine - check out the review and extras peek below.

Title: "Blue Crush 2"

Grade: 0

Cast: Sasha Jackson, Sharni Vinson, Elizabeth Mathis

Director: Mike Elliott

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 113 minutes

Release Company: Universal Studios


The Flick: Trying to cash in on the moderate success of...

La Isla Bonita: Michelle Rodriguez Soaks Up The Sun In Spain

6/11/2011 1:00pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez showed off her sexy bod on the beach while on vacation on the island of Formentera, just south of Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands in Spain on Friday.

The Battle: Los Angeles star got plenty of relaxation by sunbathing and playing in the gentle surf of the Mediterranean Sea. She even took in some paddleboarding.

Seems like Michelle's been on vacation for a month or so now, last month the actress was spotted having fun while at the Eden Roc Hotel in Antibes, a seaside town east of Cannes, while she was there to attend the annual film festival.

Celebrities Show Off Their Bikini Bodies

5/23/2011 2:00pm EDT
Aubrey ODay
Summer doesn't officially start until June 21, but that's not keeping these celebrities from showing off their bikini bodies. They've been eagerly putting on their two pieces since the beginning of the year.

Some of these ladies pull off the look better than others, but there's no denying that they all enjoy letting the sun in.

Check out the photos below, and let us know who you think looks the best!

Miley Cyrus

Victoria's Secret girls Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel & Alessandra Ambrosio

Julianne Hough

Michelle Rodriguez

Jordin Sparks

Gwen Stefani


Newly Single Bar Refaeli & Other A-List Stars Congregate In Cannes (Photos)

5/18/2011 2:00pm EDT
Bar Refaeli
Cannes, France, was the place to be this week as tons of celebrities kicked off their new films and smoozed with fellow actors, actresses, directors, models and the rich and famous.

Israeli model Bar Refaeli hit the red carpet for the screening of "The Beaver." Bar and Leonardo DiCaprio recently ended their relationship. They got together in 2005 and split four years later. They rekindled their relationship, but now have broken up for good.

Kirsten Dunst posed in a bright yellow dress during the photocall for "Melanchonia."

Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster at the second photocall for "The ...

Spotted: Michelle Rodriguez & Gwen Stefani In Bikinis In The French Riviera

5/16/2011 10:30am EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez had a great time swimming in the ocean with friends while at the Eden Roc Hotel in Antibes over the weekend.

She wore a black two-piece swimsuit, jumped off a diving board, and swung on ropes and swings suspended over the ocean. Looks like fun!

Meanwhile, a toned Gwen Stefani enjoyed a trip on board a luxury boat with her sons in Antibes.

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Top Ten Coolest Movie 'Car Chases'

4/28/2011 11:00am EDT
Fast Five photo
What really makes a memorable movie car chase? Could it be speed, style, sass – or maybe all of the above? The arrival of "Fast Five" (hitting theaters on April 29), which combines all the original Fast and Furious gang with some highly decked out new roadsters, has us at Starpulse revving our engines with nostalgia. With so many seriously significant car sequences in cinema history, how do you choose what’s really the best? Well, the brain has been wracked and the result is a list (complete with visual aids!) of some of the most speedometer pushing, gas peddle slamming, tongue-in-cheek...

'LOST': The Ten Best Episodes

4/6/2011 8:34am EDT
Now that 'LOST' has been off the air almost a year, it seems the appropriate time to re-visit the series.

In the coming weeks, I will re-visit many series - some old, some new, some current - and reveal my picks for the ten best episodes of each.

With the 'LOST' anniversary looming, here then is my list of the ten best episodes of the series, in descending order. It was very difficult to narrow down. Do you agree? Please sound off in the comments.

10. 'There's No Place Like Home' - Season 4, Episode 13

The fourth season finale features bloody battles (Ben stabbing Keamy), emotional ...

Michelle Rodriguez: 'I Am Just As Capable As Any Man'

3/14/2011 4:13pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez showed she's one of the boys while preparing for new movie Battle: Los Angeles - she joined her co-stars for training at a tough Marine boot camp.

The actress plays a female soldier in the alien invasion movie, and she was so determined to match her male counterparts, she happily underwent physically demanding workouts with the cast at a military training center.

She tells Britain's Live magazine, "I am just as capable as any man. I always give 150 per cent in the training. At the Marines boot camp in Louisiana for Battle: Los Angeles, I was happy to compete with the ...

'Battle: Los Angeles' Wins Weekend Box Office

3/14/2011 8:06am EDT
Battle Los Angeles
Aaron Eckhart's alien war movie Battle: Los Angeles has invaded the box office chart to debut at number one.

The sci-fi action film, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez and singer-turned-actor Ne-Yo as Marines, grossed $36 million in its opening weekend.

It also proved popular outside of America, taking $16.7 million from 33 global markets, boosting its worldwide haul to just under $53 million.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's animated western Rango performed well in its second week on release with $23 million, while Red Riding Hood entered at three, grossing $14.1 million.

Disney's new 3D anim...

Bad Kneecap Forces Michelle Rodriguez To Wear A Brace In Action Scenes

3/12/2011 9:00am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez suffers for her art in high-action movie scenes because her knee is always popping out of place.

The actress has no anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and reveals she has to wear a brace under her trousers to keep everything in place in sequences when she has to run and jump around.

And she admits she often gets so carried away by the moment, she forgets to put her brace on.

She tells WENN, "Sometimes I forget to put my knee brace on under the gear."

But Rodriguez admits the action onset is nothing compared to the brutal and grueling military training some of the roles ...

Review: 'Battle:LA' 'Two Jews On Film' Thinks This SciFi Flick Misses The Mark Big Time (Video)

3/10/2011 10:53am EST
Battle LA
'Battle: LA' is the story of what happens when the Earth is attacked by aliens. One by one the cities of the world fall until there's only left...Los Angeles...Who would ever have thought that the City of Angels would be the last hope for mankind.

Now it's up to a burnt out, guilt ridden, Marine Staff Sergeant, Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon which includes Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Ne-Yo to take on the aliens and hopefully wipe them out. Along the way, the Marines have to rescue several civilians hiding out in a Police Station in Venice of all places.


Michelle Rodriguez Wears Lopsided Gown At 'Battle: Los Angeles' Premiere

3/9/2011 10:00am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez attended the "Battle: Los Angeles" L.A. premiere wearing a long black gown with one puffy sleeve. What do you think of her lopsided look?

In the film, a Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders.

Michelle has several films in production, including "Blacktino, "Underground Comedy" and "The Jesuit" about a man who is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.

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'Battle: LA' T-Shirt & Hat Giveaway

3/2/2011 12:50pm EST
Battle: Los Angeles
A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders in "Battle: LA," an epic sci-fi action thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning") and producer Neal H. Moritz ("I Am Legend," "Fast & Furious").

After decades of speculation about life on other planets, the people of Earth discover that extraterrestrials really do exist when destruction rains down from the stars on cities all across the globe.

When the alien warships descend upon Los Angeles, however, the ferocious inva...

Michelle Rodriguez Wears Revealing Gray Gown To Oscar Afterparty

2/28/2011 12:00pm EST
Michelle Rodriguez
We spotted Michelle Rodriguez wearing a revealing see-through gown at an Oscar afterparty in Hollywood last night. What do you t hink of the odd gray gown?

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Battle: Los Angeles." A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders in the epic sci-fi action thriller.

The actress recently said she's fine being typecast as a Hollywood bad girl. She told Britain's Total Film, "My entire career is made up of those girl-power moments. I don't mind typecasting because I know what the al...

Michelle Rodriguez Happy To Be Typecast As Hollywood's Bad Girl

11/27/2010 11:39am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez has no qualms about carving out a career as Hollywood's bad girl, insisting she would rather be typecast as "too hardcore" than play a sex object.

The actress made her debut playing a female boxer in 2000 drama Girlfight and has since made a name for herself portraying headstrong women in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Machete and Avatar.

However, Rodriguez insists she'd sooner take on repetitive roles than be cast solely for her sex appeal.

She tells Britain's Total Film, "My entire career is made up of those girl-power moments. I don't mind typecasting becaus...

Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Are Over The Top For 'Machete' (Video)

9/24/2010 3:10pm EDT
'Machete' is co-written and directed by the always exciting Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Danny Trejo as the title character in his first lead role, along with Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriquez, Lindsay Lohan, (as the pistol packing nun)Steven Seagal and Jeff Fahey. 'Machette' started out as a fake trailer in Quentin Tarrantino's film 'Grindhouse" It's violent, exciting, over the top and a super fun ride into the absurd. Everyone plays it sincere and the film works. If you don't take it too seriously, you will have a blast watching 'Machette'. In theaters now. Mucho b...

Short, Sexy Black & White Dresses Dominated The 2010 VMAs Fashion (Pictures & Video)

9/13/2010 8:24am EDT
Video Music Awards Fashion
The MTV Video Music Awards were rocking last night, and Lady Gaga took home eight awards, including "Best Female Video," "Best Pop Video" and the night's biggest accolade, "Video Of The Year."

Move over, Gaga, there's something even more important than your trophies -- the fashion!

The dominating theme of last night's event was black and white, which coincided nicely with the white carpet! Pop stars, reality stars, and actresses went short, sexy and strapless, although some bucked the trend with longer gowns.

Scroll down to take a look at the lovely ladies, and tell us which star stood o...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Machete,' 'The American,' & More

9/3/2010 9:10am EDT
I apologize to my regular readers that this column is appearing much later than it normally does. This week I endured the hysteria many apartment dwellers suffer from around the beginning of September, known as moving. Now that I have my movies and the rest of my place unpacked though I’m ready to get back to business as usual.

I’m incredibly excited that this week Robert Rodriguez is finally bringing his “Grindhouse” creation “Machete” to theaters. It will be accompanied by George Clooney as a charming assassin in “The American,” the Justin Long/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “Going...

Jessica Alba Sizzles At The Venice Film Festival

9/2/2010 9:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba showed a little leg at the "Machete" premiere during the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. She turned heads with her short, black strapless dress with a long train in back. The way we see it, she couldn't possibly look better if she was naked!

The actress recently confessed that her daughter Honor was chubby as an infant. She told David Letterman, "(Honor was) overfed (as a baby). She weighed just as much at six months as she does now. She was really chubby."

However, the toddler now enjoys a healthy diet after the actress cut out sugar from her food: "She doesn't have suga...

Jessica Alba Is The Reason For The Recent Heat Wave

8/31/2010 12:13pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba posed for photographers outside the Ed Sullivan Theater prior to appearing on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday. She looked cute as a button in a frilly blue doll-like dress and velvet platform heels.

When recently asked what her daughter would think of her kicking butt in her new film "Machete," she told E! Online, "She won't know until she's 18. Or I don't want to know what she thinks until she's 18."

She added that her toddler Honor came to the set of "Machete" but wasn't allowed to watch any explosions or gun scenes.

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'Machete' Will Solve The Immigration Debate

8/31/2010 10:30am EDT
You know Machete is going to take out the bad guys. You can tell by the name, and the image of Danny Trejo wearing a trench coat full of machetes. You might not have known that he’s also going to solve the immigration debate.

“There are real issues going on in just about any movie that’s got fun elements to it,” writer/director Robert Rodriguez said. “This is just something that’s very current. It really polarizes people because it is a real issue. People want to see an answer. Our answer, in the movie, is Machete because it is such a huge problem, not that he’s even trying to solve it. It...

Jessica Alba's Skin-Tight Pants & Leather Sandals - Hot Or Not?

8/30/2010 12:30pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba wore skin tight gray pants and a leather jacket on her way to breakfast with her daughter Honor on Saturday. Even during a casual day out, Jess manages to look very put together.

The actress stars in "Machete," which hits theaters Sept. 3. The film is a hyper-violent adaptation of the "fake" trailer originally featured in the 2007 double-feature exploitation throwback "Grindhouse."

Jessica is also starring in the upcoming film "An Invisible Sign of My Own," an adaptation of author Aimee Bender's popular novel of the same name. The story centers on Mona Gray, a young girl who...

Michelle Rodriguez Writing A Women's Prison Screenplay

8/26/2010 1:30pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress Michelle Rodriguez is writing a screenplay about women breaking out of prison.

The Avatar star is putting pen to paper to draft a remake of 1997 German movie Bandits, about four female convicts on the run, and hopes the script will impress Hollywood bosses. And Rodriguez admits she would be tempted to star in the movie if it is eventually made into a film.

She tells Movie Hole, "I'm writing a remake of The Bandits, which is about four girls who break out of jail and get chased across the country by the feds and by this MTV-like representative. It's an old German film. I'm writin...