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10 Actors’ Responses to Their Incredibly Awkward Nude Scenes

Hollywood stars make getting naked on camera look easy, but many will confess how incredibly uncomfortable or even boring it is to bare all on screen. There are tricks to overcoming this, of course, but for those who haven’t stripped for their audiences before things can get a little tricky. If you’re starring in a hotly anticipated film — like the one that spent three installments pretending their lead stars didn’t actually have genitals — the pressure is really on. This got us thinking about the most awkward nude scenes in cinema. How did the actors and actresses handle being in the buff? Some stars used awkward nudity for comedic effect, while others looked flawless, but felt terrible — and in a few cases, the unpleasant feelings we had were all in our own heads. Still, we wanted to know: did they find the experience as strange to shoot as we did to watch? Find out past the break where we revisit a few naked nightmares. … Read More

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Frank Oz Thinks New Muppets Movie Disrespects Characters

Videogum points us to a lengthy and eyebrow-raising Hollywood Reporter piece that chronicles the backlash against Jason Segel and director James Bobin’s forthcoming Disney movie The Muppets among Muppets “purists.” Accusations are flying that the pair “didn’t have a complete understanding of the Muppets characters or were willing to sacrifice the characters’ integrity to… Read More

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Watch the First Real Trailer for ‘The Muppets’

Yes, it’s another trailer for The Muppets. But this one’s different, we promise! It’s not another hilarious movie spoof. Instead, what we get this time around is a much better idea of what we can expect from the actual film, which opens on Thanksgiving Day. The plot is nothing incredibly inventive, but it’s not like that really matters in a Muppet movie anyway, right? A rough synopsis: The Muppets have become Hollywood has-beens and there happens to be an oil deposit sitting underneath the Muppet Theater. They’ll need to raise $10 million in order to save the place from an evil oil baron (Chris Cooper) — which Kermit plans to do by reuniting the old gang and staging “The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever” with some help from their biggest fans (Jason Segel and Amy Adams), a couple from Smalltown, USA. Our only real issue with this adorable trailer is that there’s way too much of Manny from Modern Family — and quite frankly, we’re a little suspicious of the newest Muppet, Walter. Click through to check it out now! … Read More

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Rate-A-Trailer: ‘The Muppets’

The teaser trailer for The Muppets – cleverly disguised as the trailer for a romantic comedy called Green with Envy opens with shots of a small-town school teacher, played by the impossibly adorable and bright-eyed Amy Adams, dismissing her students. Standing at her side is a blue-suited Jason Segel, who plays her large-hearted dreamer of a beau (and also helped pen the movie’s script). Then comes a montage of the two looking like a John Mellencamp music video: flannel shirts, wide grins, loving looks, and hope. The couple are headed to Hollywood to follow their dreams of making it big, yet they soon discover that everything isn’t snapshots and starry eyes; there is a fight and an ensuing separation, plunging the clip into familar rom-com territory with a shot of Segel walking alone in the rain and Adams staring up at her ceiling while laying in bed. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we learned the story behind this iconic photo from the Egyptian protests. We pitted baby sloths against classic literature. We found it hard to believe that this Black Swan spoof is really a poster for Madea’s Big Happy Family — but then again, it is a… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we looked forward to the top fashion trends of 2011 — which include haute pajama pants. We lusted after these Herman Miller building blocks. We were totally excited by this photo from The Muppets’ first table read with Jason Segel. We liked Complex’s roundup… Read More

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The 2011 Movies That We’re Already Excited About

There’s been a lot of talk about how 2010 has been an awful year for film. In fact earlier this year in the Wall Street Journal, novelist and screenwriter Joe Queenan dubbed it the worst movie year ever. While we don’t necessary agree (just look at The King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, and Black Swan), we do know that the upcoming year looks even more promising. After the jump check out ten of the films that already have us excited for 2011, and be sure to add anything that we’ve missed in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Proving that her love of gift giving has no bounds, Oprah bestowed Thursday night’s audience of The Daily Show with free flights to DC for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity. She’ll also be paying for their hotels, the lucky bastards. [via THR]
2. On a related note, NPR has decided… Read More

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Rate-a-Trailer: Gulliver’s Travels

There’s something that’s off in the trailer for Rob Letterman‘s (Monsters vs Aliens) new Jack Black comedy Gulliver’s Travels. Maybe it’s the unbelievable storyline: Black plays a mailroom clerk who gets demoted by some kid, and then plagiarizes his way into a travel writing assignment that sends him to the Bermuda Triangle. Maybe it’s the weird romantic plot: Amanda Peet + Jack Black does not compute. Maybe it’s the fact that Hollywood has taken Jonathan Swift’s hidden island of Lilliput and turned it into a full on bro-fest, complete with fist bumps and Foosball tables. (In fact, if he saw this, he’d probably want to eat Letterman and turn his skin into ladies gloves.) Maybe it’s our frustration that the fantastic Emily Blunt doesn’t event get to speak! Or maybe we’re just bitter because this is yet another movie that’s coming out in 3D, and that’s $20 we weren’t looking to spend. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Paramount Pictures has clinched its deal with Tom Cruise to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible 4. He’ll co-produce with J.J. Abrams, and they’re shooting for a Summer 2011 release. [via

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