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Anson Mount Sheds 20 Pounds To Play Meth Addict

12/27/2011 8:25am EST
Anson Mount
Britney Spears one-time onscreen boyfriend Anson Mount is set to shock fans as a skinny meth addict in a new movie.

The Crossroads actor lost 20 pounds for the role in Cook County and admits his hunger started to affect his attitude onset.

He tells, "The schedule was grueling, shooting six days a week... and it was difficult being around me at times because I was pretty much consistently in ketosis. My temper would get a little short, so there were times I had to step away."

However, Mount insists he didn't simply lose the weight for the part - he took care to do it ...

Taryn Manning Hoping To Get One Of Her Songs On Her New Film's Soundtrack

7/27/2011 8:30pm EDT
Taryn Manning
Actress/singer Taryn Manning is hoping to convince director Scott Rosenbaum to include her music on the soundtrack to their new movie The Perfect Age Of Rock N' Roll with a starring performance at the premiere afterparty.

The star, who appears alongside actors Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter in the music-themed drama, admits she is trying to win over Rosenbaum with her vocal skills and she's planning to hit the stage after walking the red carpet in New York on Wednesday to prove she has what it takes.

She tells WENN, "I'd love to (feature on the soundtrack) and I played the director a coupl...

Christina Aguilera Anxious From 'Acting Horror Stories'

11/26/2010 2:00pm EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera was wary of agreeing to her debut movie role in Burlesque - because she has heard so many "horror stories" about pop stars making unsuccessful crossovers to the big screen.

The Dirrty hitmaker stars alongside Cher and Kristen Bell in the new film, playing a wannabe dancer struggling to make it in Los Angeles.

Aguilera admits she has wanted to act for a long time, but was put off by seeing her pop star peers - including Britney Spears in Crossroads and Mariah Carey in Glitter - flop at the box office.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, "You've heard a lot of horror sto...

Another Look At the Cast Of 'Star Trek'

5/9/2009 10:41am EDT
Star Trek
The reviews for Star Trek have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.

Chris Pine starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2

and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan in Just My Luck. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.

After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto joined ...

The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

5/6/2009 3:25pm EDT
Star Trek
Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:


Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...

10 Bad Movies Starring Singers

4/15/2009 10:47am EDT
Employee of the Month
Millions of preteen girls across the country are ecstatic right now, and we have one person to thank for that: Miley Cyrus. The teen sensation just released Hannah Montana: The Movie last Friday, and theaters were jam-packed throughout opening weekend. But will the singer turned actress be a hit with anyone other than teenyboppers? If she follows suit with the majority of other musicians turned starlets, the chances are less than slim. Here's a recap of the worst movies starring singers.

10.) From Justin to Kelly - This painful picture, starring American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson ...

Spotlight On Worst Chick Flicks

2/11/2009 9:58am EST
Autumn in New York
The stereotypical "Chick Flick" is a movie geared towards the ladies. You drag your boyfriends to see them with you, cry your eyes out and believe that there really is a fairy tale ending to every story. There are some great chick flicks out there that even guys don't mind watching…don't be embarrassed! Yet, there are a few that even chicks don't like!

Here is our list of the worst chick flicks:

Failure to Launch

AKA "Failure to Make Money at the Box Office" had potential to be a good chick flick but bombed badly. Sarah Jessica Parker plays a therapist/interventionist who ...

Today's Child Stars Struggle To Become Serious Entertainers

7/2/2008 9:01am EDT
Cole and Dylan Sprouse
We saw it with Drew Barrymore and then again years later with Lindsay Lohan and most recently with Mary-Kate Olsen. Current "It" stars like the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus will undoubtedly follow suit in the next few years.

They are child stars that want to turn into more serious entertainers as they get older, hoping the fans that are also growing up will follow them into more adult ventures. They take on roles they perceive as "serious" or "artsy," they change their look to try to separate themselves from their younger image, and they often take behind-the-scenes hybrid titles...

Britney Spears Wants To Become A TV Star

4/11/2006 9:55am EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears (Ringtones) wants to focus on her acting career. The pop babe - who put her music career on hold after marrying Kevin Federline and having baby son Sean Preston - is said to be desperate to become a TV star. The 24-year-old - who received mixed reviews for her performance in 2002 movie Crossroads - caught the acting bug after guest-starring in Will and Grace earlier this year.

A source told America's In Touch Weekly magazine show bosses were "pleasantly surprised" by the singer's acting talents. The insider also claims the program's co-creator, Max Mutchnick, is now plan...