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Video Essay: “Threequel: Even More Famous Faces in Their Film Debuts”

Well, I’m sorry, but we just couldn’t resist. After our first two “Famous Faces in their Film Debut” video essays took the Internet by storm, we found that with a bit more digging, we could unearth enough new goodies to warrant a third (but final, probably) entry in the series. So check out a squeaky-voiced Tom Cruise, a little tiny Angelina Jolie, an even tinier Robert Downey Jr., and a young (but somehow still old-looking) Tommy Lee Jones, among many other oddities, after the jump. … Read More

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This Week in Trailers: ‘Ted,’ ‘Total Recall,’ ‘To Rome with Love,’ and More

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got eleven trailers for you this week, including new films from Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, and Seth McFarlane, plus Whitney Houston’s final role and Katy Perry in 3D. (Seriously.) Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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How to Become a Woody Allen Muse

Without their vibrant, odd, beautiful, and unique women, Woody Allen’s movies would be nothing more the ample angsting of a hyper-articulate nebbish. That is the subject of a piece in June’s W on Allen’s many muses, which includes the auteur’s take on what he looks for in a leading lady, as well as interviews with Allen gals from Mariel Hemingway to Penélope Cruz. What emerges is a fascinating — and, you know, kind of weird — image of what makes a great Woody Allen muse. A guide for those looking to be the next Diane Keaton is after the jump. … Read More

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Photo Gallery: Celebrities as Disney Characters

What if Olivia Wilde played the Evil Queen in Snow White? Can you picture Queen Latifah as Ursula? J.Lo as Princess Jasmine? In 2007, Disney launched an ad campaign for their parks, recreating classic animated scenes and characters with living and breathing Hollywood stars. Another group of celebrity ads came out in 2008, but since then we’ve seen nothing from the project – until now! Needless to say, this tickled the imaginations of all who once dreamed of live-action retellings of all their favorite Disney stories. Not that we desperately want to see Beyoncé play Alice in Wonderland or anything. Click through to see the newest batch of these Disney dream portraits shot by Annie Leibovitz, as well as some of the older models (check out even more here), and here’s hoping that one day these will all turn into amazing movies. … Read More

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What Would the Ideal Female Celebrity Look Like?

The New York Post reports that two Beverly Hills plastic surgeons have surveyed more than 1,200 of their current and former patients to come up with a list of “Hollywood’s Hottest Looks.” So what do most women want? Taylor Swift’s hair, Anne Hathaway’s eyes, January Jones’ cheeks, Natalie Portman’s nose, Scarlett Johansson’s lips, Halle Berry’s jaw line, Amy Adams’ skin, and Penelope Cruz’s body. And because this is the New York Post that we’re dealing with, they decided to throw all of those features onto one face; check out what this composite “perfect” woman would look like after the jump. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. City planners in China want to combine the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta into a 42-million-person megacity that’s the size of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire combined. [via Gawker]

2. Patti Smith is currently “about 68 percent done” writing a detective novel that opens in the churchyard of St… Read More

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

Today at Flavorpill, we read Stanley Fish’s top five sentences, including this zinger from Jonathan Swift: “Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe how much it altered her appearance for the worse.” We were excited to hear that The New Republic is rolling out

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. It turns out that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem got hitched earlier this month in the Bahamas. We wish them a marriage full of all of the passion and none of the drama of their onscreen romance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and lots of insanely beautiful babies. [via US Weekly ]
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker took home six awards at the BAFTAs (aka the British Oscars) this weekend, including best film, director, original screenplay, editing, cinematography and sound. Check out the red carpet fashion

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

Today at Flavorpill, we met Google’s new social networking feature, Buzz. We welcomed back our favorite hip-hop comedy duo, The Real. We wished that the YouTube haters would leave Beaker alone. We looked at naked airport security X-rays. We braced for Sweet Valley Confidential, a new book chronicling Jessica and… Read More

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