Which Actors Slimmed Down, Bulked Up or Porked Out the Most?
Actors and actresses who are truly dedicated to their craft go to great lengths to subsume themselves into the characters they play so as to be as convincing and believable as possible. Some attempt to do this by creating complex backstories for their characters to help inform their performances during any given scene. Others go beyond writing subtext to making lifestyle changes that emulate their characters or by living their lives "in character" before and during production so that they will always no how to act and react. Then, there are those rare actors and actresses who are so committed to making their performances believable that they actually risk their lives by undergoing spectacular body transformations, whether shedding weight, packing on muscle, or simply letting themselves go. Help us choose the Top 10 movies containing the most impressive, the most extreme, the most severe body transformations.
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Posted 01.17.13 by BrentJS
"Oh, them. They're the dance people."
Movies have a way of affecting us, both mind and body: dramas that touch a nerve will make us cry; comedies that tickle our funny bones will make us laugh; horror movies that give us the heebie-jeebies will make us gasp and cringe; and dance movies with the right rhythm will make us tap our toes and wiggle in our seats. There's not always a great story to be told in dance movies, but as long as the actors can dance and dance well, we'll typically forgive a weak plot. Put on your dancing shoes and help us rate the movies that really make you want to shake your groove thing.
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Friday 12:00p ET / 9:00a PT Posted 12.14.12 by BrentJS
Though there has been a lot of talk lately about the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, the movie still has no director and no cast — our interactive reader polls have Ian Somerhalder, Emmy Rossum and Michelle Pfeiffer playing the lead roles — so it's going to be some time before we're going to be able to see the BDSM-charged romance between Christian Grey & Ana Steele play out on the big screen. But, there are still plenty of sexy, steamy movies on home video that somehow managed to sneak by with an R-rating to tide you over until Fifty Shades of Grey debuts. Put down your copy of Fifty Shades Freed for a minute and help us select the Top 10 Kinky R-Rated Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Kinky R-Rated Movies >> Posted 10.01.12 by BrentJS
The MTV Movie Award nomination were announced yesterday, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse garnered the most nods. Eclipse received eight nominations within twelve categories, including being nominated twice for the categories of Best Male Performance (for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, of course) and Best Kiss (for Kristen Stewart's smooches with the aforementioned Best Male Performance nominees).
Inception received a total of seven nominations, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 following right behind with six. Inception was the only one of the top three nominated movies to get noticed for the unconventional categories of Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Biggest Badass Star, and Best Scared-As-Sh-- Performance. Deathly Hallows was the only one of the three to be singled out for Best Villain, but surprisingly, not for Ralph Fiennes' Lord Voldemort, but instead for Draco Malfoy played by Tom Felton. Who's Up for Best Movie? >> Posted 05.04.11 by reelz
Like a scene straight out of, well, Black Swan, ballerina and Black Swan dance double Sarah Lane recently claimed that she was a victim of a "cover-up" since she performed "85 percent" of the dancing scenes in Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance.
Entertainment Weekly, the outlet that first revealed Lane's conspiracy theory, reports that Portman's Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky, defended Portman's dancing work in his movie through a statement from Black Swan's studio, Fox Searchlight. what did aronofsky say? >> Posted 03.29.11 by Ryan
Fox Searchlight has leapt to Natalie Portman's defense after Black Swan dancing double Sarah Lane claimed that only 5% of the full body shots are of Portman, saying in a statement that "Natalie herself did most of the dancing featured in the final film." Lane had wondered aloud, "Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you're a movie star?" and added, "she (Portman) doesn't look like a professional ballet dancer at all and she can't dance in pointe shoes. And she can't move her body, she's very stiff."
Britney Spears did all her own dancing at a San Francisco concert on Sunday, which will air on Good Morning America on Tuesday. One has to wonder if her cheeky performance is appropriate for network morning news.
Having caught the first glimpse of Jersey Shore, Italian commentators are upin arms about the cast with Rome's New Notizie writing, "They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized." Season 4 of Jersey Shore is to be partially shot in Italy.
Reports that Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo Of Truth" tour is sold out are debunked by CNBC's Jane Wells as she was able to get two seats on the main floor for opening night at the Fox Theater in Detroit on ticketmaster.com. The secondary market is also flooded, with StubHub having 1,320 tickets available for a venue that seats 5,049 people, with prices below face value.
Reese Witherspoon and agent Jim Toth were married at her ranch in Ojai, California Saturday evening. The A-guest-list included Renée Zellwegger, Gwyneth Paltrow, husband Chris Martin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alyssa Milano, Salma Hayek, Robert Downey Jr, and Tobey Maguire. Posted 03.28.11 by reelz
In response to a recent interview the L.A. Times conducted with Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied — aka Natalie Portman's fiancé and her baby bump's daddy — in which Millepied claimed that the actress who earned an Academy Award for her portrayal of a psychologically distraught ballet dancer actually performed "85%" of her scenes in the movie, Portman's body double, Sarah Lane claims that her participation in the movie is being downplayed and that "of the full body shots" only "5 percent are Natalie." The 27-year-old American Ballet Theatre soloist claims that she is the victim of a "cover-up" and wants to set the record straight. what was Natalie and what wasn't? >> Posted 03.28.11 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Lindsay Lohan will be back in court today and the jury's out on whether she will accept a plea deal that may include a little jail time, or if she's willing to risk going to trial to clear her name. Meanwhile, LiLo's mom Dina Lohan tells E! News that Lindsay will not be wearing the Basic Instinct dress or anything like it, and told Lindsay to wear a black pantsuit.
Details of the April 29 Royal Wedding are beginning to emerge, with Kate Middleton planning to arrive at Westminster Abbey via car, not the traditional carriage. More importantly, details of Prince William's bachelor party have been revealed, and it involves water skiing, high-speed boat racing, and a low-speed boat pubcrawl.
WikiLeaks cables offer a look into the bizarre world of the Muammar el-Qaddafi clan. The senior Qaddafi apparently is an avid fan of horse racing and flamenco dancing who dubbed himself "King of Culture," and is accompanied everywhere by a "voluptuous blonde," who's the senior member of his posse of Ukrainian nurses. The cables also claim son Seif paid Mariah Carey $1M to sing four songs at a 2009 New Year's Eve party in St. Barts.
One day after Justin Beiber got his hair cut, Jennifer Aniston showed off a new bob while promoting Just Go With It in Spain, and Gerard Butler has ditched the hair dye and let the grey roots come through.
Specifics surrounding the fatal loud popcorn eating incident at a Latvian screening of Black Swan are still emerging, with an eyewitness claiming it was the shooter who was eating popcorn too loudly, and when confronted, shot the complaining man dead. Police are investigating. Posted 02.23.11 by reelz
We're coming to the end of awards season with the Oscars airing this Sunday and, to be honest, there haven't been that many surprises. Heck, the Academy even snubbed Christopher Nolan again, this time failing to nominate the director for helming Inception. So, amidst the obvious and unoriginal, we consulted our friends at Ask Deadpool for a truly fresh take on the Academy Awards — what could the night look like if Deadpool took a stab (ahem) at hosting the Oscars?
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 83rd Academy Awaaaards! With your hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaw--
Wait wait waaaait jus' a minute there, announcer-dude, yer kiddin' me, right? Bob got th' call last week askin' me ta host this fancy shindig. So here, read my intro; an get that curly-haired dude outta here! ...The hot chick c'n stay if she wants, though...
Check out the full comic, Deadpool Presents: The Oscars > > Posted 02.22.11 by reelz
No surprise, we love the Oscars. But ... well, even we have to admit that the show always goes on too long and you can really only count on one good joke per hour. Enter our annual Oscar Bingo Cards, a sure way to get you through the duller moments. Or to help ignore that blowhard at the party who you know only saw Iron Man 2 and Inception, yet somehow has an opinion on every award.
This year we've put together a set of 10 Cards — one for each of the movies up for Best Picture. (Hint: Check out the FREE SPACE icons.) While we can't guarantee every one of these events will happen, we're pretty confident a game of Blackout Bingo will prove possible with several of the cards in the mix.
Play Oscar Bingo >> Posted 02.18.11 by reelz