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Bradley Cooper Is People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sydney Would Be Proud


Aw, remember when Bradley Cooper was just a sweet newspaper reporter with an unrequited crush on his superspy best friend? We doubt Alias‘ Will would believe today’s news — that Brad is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive — but the rest of us aren’t so surprised. Especially not those of us who saw this video of him speaking French. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsoFZxk7DU Just don’t forget those of us who loved you way back when!

The rest of the People list includes an eclectic, but undeniably hot mix of actors: Hunger Games hottie Liam Hemsworth, his big bro’s Thor co-star Idris Elba, Jennifer Aniston‘s sweetie Justin Theroux, Captain America himself Chris Evans, country superstar Tim McGraw, The Good Wife‘s Josh Charles (he’ll always be Dan from Sports Night to us!), comedy crush Joel McHale, Game of Thrones warrior Jason Momoa, most-obvious-choice-in-the-world Ryan Gosling, even-sexier-with-age Alec Baldwin and so-delish-he-distracts-us-from-screaming American Horror Story star Dylan McDermott.

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Breaking Dawn Superfan Week: It’s All About Chemistry For Kristen Stewart Newsers

This afternoon’s entry in our annals of Breaking Dawn Superfan Week salutes is a three-for-one special! Jess, April and Ashley run KStewartNews.com, a beautifully designed hub for all of Kristen Stewart‘s interviews, photos and movie news. While they’re lucky enough to run a site that will likely have plenty more to do long after Breaking Dawn Part 2 leaves theaters, they’re serious Twilighters too. Here’s what they have to say about the franchise that launched their girl into superstardom.

TheFABlife: When did you first fall in love with Twilight?
Jess: I fell in love with the story after reading the first book. I feel in love with the films after seeing Rob and Kristen’s amazing chemistry and how well they brought Edward and Bella to life.
April: During Twilight promo, some chap named Robert Pattinson came to a Philly mall, and it was ALL over the local news — pandemonium! It piqued my interest and made me curious as to what the excitement was about. I picked up the books and have been hooked ever since. Then, I saw Kristen and Rob onscreen together, and I was a goner.
Ashley: Late January 2009 my sister and I had a hard time deciding on a movie to see and settled on Twilight. Call it love at first sight. I literally got in my car and bought New Moon immediately. Kristen and Rob hooked me.

TFL: What’s the moment you can’t wait to see in Breaking Dawn (1 or 2)?
Jess: I am gonna be captain obvious here and say the wedding, honeymoon and vampire Bella. We have been waiting all these years to see Bella as a vamp. I think Kristen is gonna kill it!
April: Don’t make me choose! I guess the honeymoon. It’ll be nice to see Mr. and Mrs. Cullen so happy.
Ashley: Honeymoon would be my first, but seeing Kristen as a crazy, protective, “tiger mom” ranks pretty high too.

TFL: How many times have you read the books? How many times have you seen the previous movies?
Jess: I’ve read the books a few times each. Watched Twilight way too many times to count, New Moon maybe four times, Eclipse (with commentary) endless amounts.
April: I can’t even count how many times I’ve read the books, but it’s been awhile. I’ve watched Twilight enough that I’m on my second DVD
Ashley: I read them several times each when I first discovered them, but it’s been a really long time now. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen Twilight. New Moon probably a good amount. Eclipse maybe handful of times, I listen to the commentary on my iPod instead.

TFL: How many times do you plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1?
Jess: I usually average three visits per film.
April: I’m with Jess. Probably three times
Ashley: Three or four times, depending on who wants to see it.

TFL: What will you do after you’ve seen it that many times?
Jess: Hopefully find new things I like about it each time. Compare favorite moments. Gush like a 13-year-old girl. You know, the usual.
April: Gab with my gal pals about our favorite parts, the parts that make us awww and the parts that make us laugh inappropriately.
Ashley: Discuss everything in so much detail you would think we were solving world peace.

TFL: What will you do after the final movie is out?
Jess: It will be bittersweet to see it all end, but I will continue to support Kristen and her career and look forward to seeing what the future holds for her.
April: +1 on Jess’ answer. Can’t wait to see what the future holds in store, professionally speaking, for Kristen as well as Rob.
Ashley: In agreement with my counterparts, can’t wait to see what’s next for them.

TFL: Have you ever felt this way about any other book/movie/person/thing?
Jess: I have never been this drawn into a book series. I was pretty obsessed with Sex and the City and those characters. And I adore Brad and Angie as far as celebrities go. But I have never felt so passionate to put in the time and work I do “for” Kristen.
April: I’ve always been a huge Buffy fan, so that was my first pop-culture obsession.
Ashley: I was pretty obsessed with Hanson when I younger. Harry Potter was a big part of my life as well, but this takes the cake easily.
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Breaking Dawn Premiere Draws The Strangest Celebs

Do you remember back in the early days of Twilight, when people who weren’t teenage girls (or those early-adopter Twi-moms) kind of only sheepishly admitted to being Twi-hards? Ancient history. The proof is in the guest list of last night’s black-carpet premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 1. In addition to all the cast of the films, we expected to see a who’s who of young Hollywood, so folks like Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Benson were no surprise. But Ron Artest? That was such a surprise that none of the photographers seem to have snapped him. Other interesting guests included Heather Locklear, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danica Patrick and Rob Lowe. Even electronic dance musician Kaskade made an appearance. So, were they there for a photo op, or really excited to see Edward and Bella’s wedding? Flip through the pics of these random celebs and let us know what you think.

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Shatter Me: Today’s Prescription For Hunger Games And Twilight Withdrawal

Are you already missing that hyperventilating feeling you got after watching the Hunger Games trailer? The one you had while reading the Hunger Games trilogy, too? Well, you could go skydiving to re-create the adrenaline rush while waiting for the movie to come out. Or you could just pick up Shatter Me, the book by debut author Tahereh Mafi that just hit shelves today.

“I’ve been locked up for 264 days,” 17-year-old Juliette says at the opening of the book, just when her solitary confinement has come to an end and she gets a cellmate, a boy who asks a whole lot of questions. The reason she’s locked up, we soon learn, is that she can kill a person simply by touching them. This affliction made her a pariah for her entire life, rejected even by her parents, and a terrible accident was the last straw. But as her new companion, Adam, tells her, the world outside the harsh asylum is hardly better. Before she was locked up, humans had already abused the earth so much that most animals were extinct, food was scarce and birds didn’t fly. But now a military regime called the Reestablishment has taken over the country, with their sights set on the world.

That plot alone is enough to reel us in (and it’s surely what reeled in 20th Century Fox, which bought up the movie rights back in March). But with so many teen dystopian novels flooding the market, what truly makes Shatter Me stand out from the pack is the beautiful, poetic nature of Juliette’s thoughts. (“I always wonder about raindrops. I wonder about how they’re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. … I am a raindrop.”) As she scribbles in her contraband notebook (and continues in her mind), many sentences are literally struck out, showing how she’s learned to censor her most vulnerable thoughts even to herself. And as she finds herself drawn to Adam, who may or may not be someone she knew long ago, her loneliness is palpable: “His touch is scorching through my skin through layers of fabric and I inhale so fast my lungs collapse. I’m caught in colliding currents of confusion, so desperate so desperate so desperate to be close so desperate to be far away. I don’t know how to move away from him. I don’t want to move away from him.
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Breaking Dawn Superfan Week: Is She Twilightish Or Twilight-est?

It’s Day 2 of our Breaking Dawn Superfan Week, and we’re imagining many of those we’re saluting are still sleeping off the excitement of last night’s big premiere, whether they were on the black carpet themselves, or at home diligently posting and tweeting about every minute of the event. But we’ll soldier on. This morning, we give a tip of the hat to Elena, whose Twilightish.com team brings professional level of dedication to their fandom. While we don’t know how she manages to do this while raising FIVE children, she did tell us why here.

TheFABlife: When did you first fall in love with Twilight?
Elena: It was impossible not to notice the billboards and bus-stop ads with the hot vampire on them. So when I saw the book at Costco for $8, I decided I needed to see what all the hype was about. I finished Twilight in less than 24 hours and went out the next day to grab the rest of the series.

TFL: What’s the moment you can’t wait to see in Breaking Dawn (1 or 2)?
Elena: What kind of fan would I be if I didn’t say the honeymoon?!?! Who doesn’t want to see some headboard smashing and pillow biting? I’m also looking forward to seeing the song placement for the music. I’ve been a HUGE fan of all the soundtracks and so far, Breaking Dawn Part 1‘s soundtrack is my favorite. I can’t wait to see which song will be in what scene.

TFL: How many times have you read the books? How many times have you seen the previous movie?
Elena: I’ve read the series at least five times, and I’ve seen the movies even more. Especially now that the films are on cable all the time, I find myself getting unintentionally sucked in whenever I see them playing. I’ve probably watched Eclipse the most.

TFL: How many times do you plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1?

Elena: As many times as I possibly can. I’ve been waiting nearly 18 months for this film to come out and will have to wait another 12 for the next one, so I want to see it as many times as I can pull off. Breaking Dawn was one of my fave books in the series. I’m a sucker for a happy ending.

TFL: What will you do after you’ve seen it that many times?
Elena: I’ll probably reread the book. It’s been awhile since I’ve read Breaking Dawn, and I’ll be curious to see what scenes in the book didn’t make it on screen. I have faith in Bill Condon though. I’m confident he did the books justice with his films.

TFL: What will you do after the final movie is out?
Elena: Cry. A lot. You know, as a blogger/fan, I feel like I’ve watched these characters go from paper to the big screen and when the last movie comes out and the story is essentially over, it will be hard to let go of those characters I’ve been living with for so long.
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Kim Kardashian’s Marie Claire Interview Comes Back To Haunt Her


Weeks after her marriage to Kris Humphries, and weeks before her divorce from him, Kim Kardashian was interviewed for the cover story of the December issue of Marie Claire. If she were anyone else in the world, we think she’d be regretting that move. But she’s Kim Kardashian, so we imagine she’ll take it all in stride, still laughing all the way to the bank. Anyway, here are quotes that we’d be embarrassed about:

» On why she and Kris got married so quickly: “We felt like, ‘Why wait?’ It’s fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you.”

» On the state of their marriage: “I feel like where we’re at right now is the best time in my life.”
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Breaking Dawn Black Carpet: Best Of The Sparkly Vampires And Humans

The scene at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 black-carpet premiere on Monday night was a motley mass of press, fans, totally random celebrities (and Kardashians) and, of course, the stars and crew that created this little thing we call Twilight. As has come to be expected of the franchise, even the castmembers with the smallest parts put on their fanciest getups and were treated like A-listers by the fans. Casey LaBow was, well, daring in a yellow and gold mini-dress with gray feather details. Ashley Stewart’s amazing makeup made up for the fact that her dress distractingly reminded us of a candy cane. Christian Serratos‘ sleeveless, flowing hot-pink gown and Elizabeth Reaser‘s maroon sequined, long-sleeved number nearly stole the show. That is, until the real star of the evening showed up. Then we couldn’t tear our eyes away from Kristen Stewart‘s sparkly black-and-blue J. Mendel gown with the slit up to there. And when she kicked off her heels and put on those trademark sneaks, we knew our girl had arrived. Check out our picks for the best dressed vamps and humans at the big event, and stay tuned later for tons more Breaking Dawn coverage.

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Do you have a photo of yourself with Robert Pattinson? Tweet it to us @theFablife and we could feature it later this week!

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Cobra Starship Make Us Feel Like Shopping: Style Seen

When we think of Cobra Starship, we think neon colors and/or sharp suits to match their party-perfect electro-pop sound. And we certainly hope they bring that kind of sartorial energy when they perform at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But last Friday, when they stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live to talk about Nightshade and eggplant on eggplant violence, they were understandably a little more casual and neutral-colored than usual. And yet still demonstrated that trademark Cobra sense of fun. Let’s take a closer look.
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Breaking Dawn Superfan Week: Who Puts The T In Team Twilight?

As we mentioned this morning, TheFABlife is celebrating the ever-closer release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 by taking a moment to salute the superfan bloggers who make Twilight watching and reading so much fun. Next on our list is Lindsay, who runs Team-Twilight.com, an ubercomprehensive source for Twilight news (seriously, she could put us all out of business!). Check out what she has to say about her absolute Twi-fandom. (And look back at our chat with KSIBTU’s Cynically Convivial here.)

TheFABlife:When did you first fall in love with Twilight?
Lindsay: I read Twilight in 2008 after the film had been made but before we had trailers or anything. I remember seeing the EW cover (which at the time received horrible backlash) and it was enough to grab my attention. I picked up Twilight from the library, and then the next day I bought New Moon and Eclipse. I had to wait a couple months for Breaking Dawn, but I was officially hooked, telling everyone I knew to read them.

TFL: What’s the moment you can’t wait to see in Breaking Dawn (Part 1 or 2)?
Lindsay: SPOILER: I can’t wait for the part where Bella lets Edward inside her head at the very end. But that’s a year away still!

TFL: How many times have you read the books? How many times seen the previous movie?
Lindsay: I have read each of the books different number of times, actually. I’ve read Twilight the most. It’s still my favorite. Same with the movie. I saw Twilight four times in the theater and who even knows how many times on DVD. It’s the one I put on when I am doing housework and run in at my favorite parts, like I haven’t seen them before.

TFL: How many times do you plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1?
Lindsay: Depends who wants to join me! I am guessing three or four times in the theater. And then once I have it on DVD, I am guessing it will be the same as my Breaking Dawn re-reads, which often end after the honeymoon!

TFL: What will you do after the final movie is out?
Lindsay: I don’t know. I’ve asked other fans this too. I run a huge fan site dedicated to the series, but we are TEAM Twilight so we cover the cast and their other projects. I can’t see stopping our site after the series is over. I think we’ll still cover any relevant Twilight news. And personally, I’ll just keep reading the books and keep watching the movies.
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Daughtry, Please Don’t Crawl In This Nice Clothing: Style Seen

As a band, Daughtry have a kind of ninja skill. They sneak past you, quiet and undetected at first, and then all of a sudden you turn around and they’re EVERYWHERE, outselling all those flashier bands. But even in their dark, subdued (ninja) outfits, frontman Chris Daughtry and guitar player Brian Craddock didn’t slip past our photographer, however, when they stopped by for Big Morning Buzz last week to chat about what Daughtry’s doing for VH1′s Save the Music and how family inspired Break the Spell, their new album out on November 21. And now we will examine the outfits that we think captures their everyman rock-star vibe.
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