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20 Forgotten Movie Roles of Our Favorite ’00s Pop Stars

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Thanks to Justin Timberlake’s prominent roles in Inside Llewyn Davis, Friends With Benefits, and The Social Network, we’ve grown used to seeing the once peroxide-blonde ‘N SYNC star acting with aplomb on the big screen. No one else from the Billboard charts of the 2000s has made it to Timberlake’s level of feature-film success. But even JT started somewhere — namely, with the made-for-TV prince-and-pauper redux Model Behavior (2000). As it turns out, tons of other pop stars tried to earn their own “/actor” crowns in movies you may (The Aviator) or may not (Carmen: A Hip Hopera) have seen. In celebration (and in memoriam) of these forgotten career detours, we bring you 20 films that — surprisingly — feature pop stars from the beginning of the… Read More

Jessica Simpson Finally Not Pregnant Anymore

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OK, so officially the news is that Jessica Simpson has given birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson. (Yes, you read that correctly: it’s a girl, and her name is Maxwell.) The little girl’s father is the singer’s fiancé, Eric Johnson. As Us Weekly reports, Simpson broke the news on her … Read More

The Worst Christmas Albums of All Time: A Definitive List

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Christmas time is here again, time for laughter, time for gin. If only that were how the lyrics to that song actually went, the holidays would be a lot more merry. At any rate, as you have no doubt already become aware, Christmas brings with it many obligations to buy gifts. And all that shopping brings you into close contact with any number of classic, terrible Christmas songs. But is “Wonderful Christmas Time” really as awful as it seems? Here at Flavorpill, we have taken it upon ourselves to find ten holiday albums so terrible they’ll make you appreciate “Last Christmas” for the gem that it truly is — at least, by comparison.
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. Goldman Sachs has instituted a ban on swearing in electronic messages that encompasses emails, instant messages, and texts from company phones. [via NYO]
2. Forget Jessica Simpson or Justin TimberlakeDiddy says that he wants to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol because of the awesome salary.… Read More

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. James Cameron‘s film adaptation of Charles Pellegrino’s The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back might be tripped up by some major factual errors in the book. [via Vulture]
2. Barry Hannah, who won the William Faulkner award for his debut novel Geronimo Rex, died yesterday at 67. [via The… Read More

Guessing Game: Identify the Dumbest Quotes of the Decade

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Ten years of talking by public figures makes for some interesting (and very often not-so-smart sounding) bloopers. After the jump we’ve posted the Huffington Post’s roundup of the dumbest quotes of the decade — sans attribution. Wager a guess on who said what and highlight the black box to find out if you’re right. Be warned: Some of these gems are much easier to identify than others. That said, if you don’t get at least half of them right, we’re going to be concerned.
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Farewell, Photoshop: All Hail the Return of Real People

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In light of a recent New York Times article which suggested that photoshopping has had its day (we can thank Kate Winslet, for being the first, years ago, to publicly condemn her own photoshopped form in GQ), we thought it an appropriate time to bring you our favorite outrageous Photoshop mistakes. If this really is a return to a more wholesome era where we’ll accept our celebrities as well as their blemishes, it’s the perfect moment to celebrate the bad and the really, really bad that Photoshop has given us.emn her own photoshopped form in GQ), we thought it an appropriate time to bring you our favorite outrageous Photoshop mistakes. If this really is a return to a more wholesome era where we can accept our celebrities as well as their blemishes (maybe even the snarky Heat Magazine would cease to scrutinize celebrities for sweat patches and hangnails), it’s the perfect moment to celebrate the bad and the really, really bad that Photoshop has given… Read More