Posts By Stacy Lambe

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Every Cycle of America’s Next Top Model Ranked According to Tyra’s Hair

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After 20 cycles of tears, hair, and Tyra mail, America’s Next Top Model is showing no signs of slowing down. The show is returning with cycle 21 — the second competition featuring guys and girls premieres on Monday, Aug. 18 — and promises to deliver everything we love about the show. Of course the main draw is Tyra Banks herself.

A fierce supermodel in her own right, she has always made sure that she is the star of the series. And in order to be on top, she has to always model from “H to T.” But she hasn’t always gotten the “H” part right. Tyra can certainly smize but her hair hasn’t always given her reason to. With that in mind, we decided to rank every cycle of the series according to the model’s signature hairstyles.

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Like The Giver? Here Are the Best Book-to-Film Adaptations Currently Streaming on Netflix

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Opening this weekend is the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The 1993 Young Adult novel has quickly become a favorite among readers in the 20 years since it’s been published. While the adaptation is getting mixed reviews, there have been a number of stellar film adaptations that have surpassed readers’ expectations. With that in mind, we oriented our Netflix streaming guide around the best of book-to-film transformations. Read more…

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Your Favorite Female Pop Stars’ Worst Big Screen Debuts

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When it comes to music, these girls have it all. They can sing. They can dance. And they can act — err, wait a minute on the last one. Sadly, a powerful voice, a magnetic personality in interviews, or killer dance moves in music videos doesn’t mean a pop star has what it takes to be an actress. With practice, some do get better. But if their big screen debuts are any precursor, some of them better stick to their main gig and leave the acting to the professionals.

Check out the 10 worst big screen debuts from your favorite female pop stars, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. (Oh yeah, the latter is making her return to the big screen in The Giver, co-starring Meryl Streep, in theaters this weekend.)

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Your Favorite Actresses Who Got Started as Video Vixens

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Let’s face it — every actor in Hollywood has to start somewhere. For some of your favorite actresses it means working the small screen as a video vixen. While it’s not uncommon for celebrities to lend their star power to music videos, several award-winning actresses’ first roles were music videos. At that time, they were just the featured extra or eye candy. For Angelina Jolie, that’s a long way away from her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted in 2000. Back in 1993, she was the star of Meat Loaf’s video for “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Come Through.”

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A Look At the Cast of The Expendables 3 When They Were Young

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With an average age of 57 years old, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, and the rest of the cast of The Expendables 3 — in theaters on August 15 — are no spring chickens. But these men weren’t always greybeards. Check out vintage pics of the stars, including Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, and Kelsey Grammer, when they were the fresh faces of Hollywood.

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A History Of Repeat Blackface Offenders

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There is no question that blackface is a racist trope too regularly used on film, TV, and in magazines. While not nearly as rampant as it was in the 1930s, there have been hundreds of instances of blackface employed in the past twenty years. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Ben Stiller and Jimmy Fallon to Billy Crystal has donned a form of blackface in an attempt to be funny, controversial, or — in Hilton’s case — cute. (The things people will do for a laugh.)

The most recent use of blackface is by a repeat offender, Chris Lilley (pictured above), who is the star of the new HBO series, Jonah from Tonga. The series, which follows the story of a Tongan teenager, features Lilley in brownface make-up and a curly wig. In other series, the actor has portrayed S.mouse, an African American rap artist from California and Jen Okazaki, a Japanese mother of three.

Sadly he’s not the only entertainer that is a repeat offender. From the early days of blackface in the 1930s to now, several actors and models have turned to the controversial make-up choice to portray a person of another race.

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Check Out the Dudes Behind the New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Outside of Their Shells

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On Friday, America’s favorite mutant turtles are returning to theaters seven years after they were last seen on the big screen. Like the last time, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, are going to be computer-animated but also sharing the screen with live-action stars, such as Meghan Fox and Will Arnett in Michael Bay’s big budget (read: big explosions) version.

Sadly, that means fans of Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Alan Ritchson, won’t get to see the young actors in person in the film. And for Ploszek, they will not even hear him voice Leonardo. (Johnny Knoxville is taking the lead on vocals.)

But thankfully, we have a look at all the actors — minus the CGI — for those not familiar with the dudes portraying the reptiles on the big screen.

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15 MTV Films Every Millennial Should Watch

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The word “millennial” has become a buzzy term over the past year thanks to online outlets that have supplied readers born between the ‘80s and early-‘00s with an endless supply of nostalgic content that has allowed them — or rather, us — to relive the good and bad of everyone’s younger years. (It’s not just BuzzFeed or Vulture. VH1 has also built a brand on nostalgia with I Love the… and our own online content that has us revisiting our favorite films and albums of a certain age.)

When it comes to one film studio (and brand) that has been a pivotal part of the millennial experience, it’s MTV Films. Founded in 1996, the studio was an offshoot of the music TV channel and has since produced the big screen versions of a number of MTV programs, such as Beavis and Butt-head and Jackass, as well as original hits, such as Save the Last Dance and Napoleon Dynamite.

If there are 15 movies every millennial should watch once, they are the ones on these list.

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Photographic Evidence That Chris Pratt and Patrick Wilson Are the Same Person

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It’s no secret that Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt has undergone a physical transformation over the past year. The dopey actor went from lovable with a cuddly squeeze to a lean, mean, sex appealing machine for his role as Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. An unexpected result of that transition was the reveal of Pratt’s inexplicable likeness to fellow actor Patrick Wilson.

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