Posts By Kate Spencer

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From Nick Hoult To Max Irons, 13 Actors We Think Are Headed For The A-List In 2013

From Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan to Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara, there’s an ever-expanding group of women on the cusp of adulthood who have already landed firmly on the big screen’s A-list. And while we’re all about girl power, we’ve been wondering: Where the heck are their male contemporaries? Surely the next generation of Ben Afflecks and Bradley Coopers are out there, just waiting to be mentioned on a list like this! Look no further, friends — we’ve got our eye on 13 future big-screen big deals, and have rounded them up for your analysis below.  Some, like Robert Sheehan, Nick Hoult and Max Irons are part of the YA book-to-movie phenomenon. Others, like Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, are recent Sundance darlings. While their roles may be vastly different, they’re bonded by incredible talent (and, you know, their good looks don’t hurt anything either).

Check out their deets below so you can say you knew them when.

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The 20 Best Backstage Moments From The Golden Globes – Jodie Talkin’ KStew, Anne Showing Eddie Redmayne Her Nails, And More!

The Golden Globes press room is a special place. Packed with reporters in black-tie garb munching on chocolate chip cookies and typing away on iPads, it’s where the winners come immediately after grabbing hold of their statues. On the left side of the room is a photo area, and though it’s blocked off, you can hear the shrieks of laughter and excited, wine-fueled revelry. That’s the vibe of the Globes: It’s a party and everyone, even us dorky journalists, are invited. *Pauses to take bite of cookie*

It’s particularly fun getting to watch the stars have their moment and enjoy it, because they are all generally adorable, awkward and open the whole time. Sometimes it gets straight=up weird, but that’s the whole point of the night, right? Here are the 20 Best Backstage Moments From The Golden Globe — a.k.a. the stuff you didn’t get to see but wish you had —- in no particular order. Because really…how could you pick a fave?

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Kristen Stewart Made Major Movie Magic And Survived A Scandal, Making Her #3 On Our 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012

Kristen Stewart‘s an established industry stalwart, and she spent 2012 riding the high of two blockbuster films (Snow White and the Huntsman and Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and a well-received indie (On the Road). But nothing quite says domination like true redemption, and perhaps the most amazing thing she did in 2012 was survive a “sex scandal” — a.k.a. the entertainment media’s favorite past time. Yes, she was caught cheating on her long-term boyfriend with her older, married director, a low point for sure. But it was how she handled the aftermath — with a very raw apology, wise career choices (adios, Cali) and a brave face at promotional events — in addition to her stellar career, interview red carpet moments, that earned her a spot on our list. It’s one thing to make movies that sell. But it’s another thing to rise above personal drama to be born again as a bigger person … and bigger star.

Dominating Moment: Celebrating and promoting On the Road at Cannes, a professional high point for anyone in the movie biz. It didn’t hurt that she also showed up to boyfriend Robert Pattinson‘s Cosmopolis premiere in Cannes showing off her tightest red carpet game ever.
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20 Brits We Loved In 2012 (Also Known As: BILFs)

It seems like every year that goes by, more and more Brits are dominating the entertainment world here in the States. But this year was particularly awesome, what with Damian Lewis‘ Emmy win for Homeland and Tom Hardy‘s lips. Yes, there’s a reason we call them BILFs. (Figure it out.)

We’ve picked some of our favorite Brits to break out this year – some who have been around forever and some who are just becoming bigger blips on our radar. You’ll notice some superstar Brits are absent from our list. This is not because we don’t adore Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson and every person who’s ever been on Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones, ever – WE DO! But we’ve honored them so much we decided to try to focus on some of the Brits that really caught our eye this year. Behold, 20 of our faves from 2012!

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Damian Lewis Plays World’s Most Lovable Sociopath And Dances “Gangnam Style,” Making Him #9 On Our 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012

Look, Internet, it’s time we have an honest conversation about our shared desire to get it on with Homeland star Damian Lewis. Because I know it’s not just me and Carrie Mathison going crazy over the ginger, who plays Sargent Brody on Showtime’s jazzy, one-hour mind-f—. Onscreen, he’s a brooding and terrifyingly sociopathic terrorist and yet oh-so vulnerable and tender; a kind dad who somehow tolerates the world’s most annoying teen daughter in the world.

Off-screen he’s goofy and gregarious, and that gravelly voice is even sexier because — surprise! — he’s British. Let’s celebrate our sexiest man of 2012, shall we?

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25 Photos Of Homeland’s Rupert Friend Looking Hot While Doing Things

When Rupert Friend turned up on Homeland this season I was all “Hello there, old friend!” because I’ve been crushing on him and his cheekbones since he Wickham-ed around in 2005′s Pride & Prejudice.

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Very VH1: We Talk With VH1′s Pegah Rashti About Her Time On The Rihanna Plane, Plus Chris Brown, Liz & Dick and More!

Hello gossips! Today on Very VH1 we’re joined by our own Pegah Rashti, who will tell us what it was really like on that Rihanna Plane (yes, she was there!). Plus we dig into the latest Chris Brown Twitter drama, Liz & Dick, Halle Berry’s ex issues and more. Today — LIVE! — at 2PMest. Join us below!

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Giving Thanks For A Life Of Loving Les Miserables And The Magical Movie Version To Come

The first time I heard Les Miserables, I was 8 years old playing at my friend Ali’s house. She had an older sister and watched old episodes of Saturday Night Live, and was generally hip and cool in all the ways I was not. (I read Babysitters Club books under my covers with a flashlight at night and pretended my bike was a horse named Tabitha, who I kept in the “barn” of my suburban garage.) Looking back, I am fairly certain Les Mis was the first musical I ever heard, and it was the first time music really evoked something emotional in me. Like, I felt something. I’m not sure what an 8 year old really feels, but it was more than what I got listening to my dad play the drums on the steering wheel of our Peugeot wagon as Fleetwood Mac‘s Greatest Hits churned along in the tape player.

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Review: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Is A Love Letter To The Fans

[Warning: Everything in this video and post is SPOILER-Y!]

As VH1′s resident Senior Twilight Reporter/Critic, I filmed a review of the Breaking Dawn: Part 2 just an hour after seeing it back in October. That video, in which I appear giddy, flustered and without makeup, is above for your viewing enjoyment. It is seven minutes – about six minutes and thirty seconds too long, so apologies in advance for the word vomit. But I has feels!

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