by (@shalapitcher)

Divergent Star, Author Didn’t Realize You’d Love Them


“I wrote the first draft in my rubber ducky pajamas in my parents’ house, which is where I lived,” Veronica Roth says of her best-selling book Divergent‘s adorably humble beginnings. She can be forgiven for never imagining that the first look at footage of its film adaptation would be one of the hottest tickets at San Diego Comic-Con. On Thursday, Hall H attendees were treated to glimpses of Four, Tris and the other characters in a dystopian version of what was once Chicago.

In this mecca of fandom, we asked Roth and the movie’s stars, Shailene Woodley and Theo James, to tell us about the first time they realized they even had fans.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Veronica Mars At Comic-Con: 10 Things We Learned

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Confession: There are times when I forget that the thing you do for a living is what other people do for fun — and then there are times when I forget I’m even working. At the Comic-Con panel for the Veronica Mars this morning, I was pretty glad no one could see my unprofessional tears (happy tears!) in the darkened Hall H as footage of the Kickstarter-funded played. I almost forgot to take notes! But I did, so here are the important things I learned:
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 10 Most Terrifying Haunted Houses In Movie History

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There are all sorts of things you’re supposed to ask a real estate agent when you’re house hunting. Any flood damage, property costs, any leaks, blah blah blah. But the number one thing you should always remember to ask is: “Is this house haunted?” Seriously, you’ll thank us. The Conjuring starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson hits theaters today, and it centers around a couple who didn’t ask this all important question. And as a result, they’re getting the crap scared out of them hardcore. But they’re hardly the first to have forgotten to ask the golden question. Read on to check out our list of the 10 scariest haunted houses in movie history!

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20 Photos Of R.I.P.D.‘s Ryan Reynolds Staring Into My Soul

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In the new movie, R.I.P.D., Ryan Reynolds plays an police officer killed in the line of duty who must join an undead detective force of spirits. He might play an unquiet spirit in the film, but in real life Ryan Reynolds has a stare so smoldering and so powerful it gazes into MY SOUL.

Okay, maybe he’s also staring into your soul, too.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Divergent Stars, Director Get The Comic-Con Giggles


Right after they debuted the first footage from their movie over in Hall H, we were super excited to talk to Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, along with director Neil Burger and author Veronica Roth. Little did we know they were delightfully punch drunk after a big day at Comic-Con. A simple question about the fandom wound up in Burger being reduced to tears. “They call themselves Initiates,” Roth began as the laughter continued. We’ll give you more of the real answer in the morning, but this was too cute to wait on.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Ryan Reynolds Clues Us In On His Secret Hobby


Ryan Reynolds is a man if many talents onscreen: How else could he go from Van Wilder to Buried, Fifteen to The Proposal. But when we saw the beautiful photography book his R.I.P.D. co-star Jeff Bridges made on the set of the weird afterlife buddy cop flick, we wondered, does Ryan also have some kind of side career waiting in the wings?

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“I love to write, but I don’t publish, he told VH1 earlier this week. “I write some memoir stuff that’s not necessarily true. It’s expanded versions of kernels of truth that happened when I was young. I have three older brothers, and each one of them is uniquely bizarre in their own way. They’re a wellspring of great stories.”

Hey, this seems like something more than a little hobby. Look out, David Sedaris.

“It sounds like there’s a script there, man,” Bridges commented.

Ooh, and if he added some “expanded” versions of stories about his love life, we’d definitely be hooked!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

20 Classic Cartoon Characters You Didn’t Know Were Voiced By Celebrities

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When we were kids, we assumed that cartoons characters were human beings just like the rest of us. Sure, a little more vibrantly hued, and inexplicably able to survive large falls and 1000-ton weights being dropped on their heads, but nothing too out of the ordinary. As a result, it never really occurred to us that some of our beloved childhood cartoon favorites were actually voiced by super famous celebrities!

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10 Life Lessons Natasha Lyonne Taught Us

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After becoming something of a cult teen princess, Natasha Lyonne sort of disappeared. (Sadly, we know it was more to do with personal problems than lack of work.) However, the actress is back in a big way with two new movies, G.B.F. and Girl Most Likely,  and the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. And now that her career has come full circle (with her playing a teacher in the teen comedy, G.B.F.), it’s time to look back on all the life lessons Lyonne taught us growing up.

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by (@shakeyourbeauty)

The 10 Most Mortifying Summer Movie Flops…They’re The Bomb.com!

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The summer season is made for huge popcorn hits featuring muscle-bound action heroes and/or chesty heroines. Right? But sometimes they miss the mark spectacularly (did you see The Lone Ranger or After Earth? Eyes healed yet?). Let’s honor these turkeys with our top ten most embarrassing summer bombs roundup!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

20 Pop Culture Characters With Sexier Alter Egos

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Sometimes having a split personality isn’t so bad. Sometimes they can be sexier than your everyday self, and occasional you even get some special supernatural powers out of the deal! That’s a pretty nice upgrade, right?

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