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9 Most Glamorous Rachel McAdams Looks Of ’09

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Rachel McAdams ran away with our hearts in The Notebook, made us cringe in Mean Girls, and held her own amidst comedy veterans in Wedding Crashers. The versatile, stunning actress will seemingly continue her hot streak as Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes. While she’s managed to maintain her credibility by keeping a low-profile off-screen, she’s no shrinking violet when the time comes to get glam’d up. Take a look back at her year in fashion. [Photos: Getty Images]

9. Baggy Blues

8. Pretty In Peach

7. Casual At Comic-Con

6. Bangin’ Black And White

5. Royally Belted

4. Ravishing In Rosettes

3. Pewter With A Poof

2. Scarlett And Lace

1. Deep V Ivory

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Finally, We Get More Sex (And The City)

Here it is, the trailer every woman has been secretly waiting for! The Sex and the City clique is back, with tackier outfits, cheesier plot lines, and shoes, shoes, shoes! We.Can’t.Wait. Check out the first look at the sequel – set to come out this summer – above. We’d gush a bit more but we were carried away the second we heard the first notes of the SATC theme music.

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Natalie Portman’s Top 25 Hottest Outfits Ever

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Believe it or not, young Hollywood starlet Natalie Portman has already won a lifetime achievement award! At a mere 28 years old, the actress took home the prize at the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards last month. Despite not making the cut for a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination, it’s just the tip of the awards-season iceberg — and she’s receiving noteworthy buzz for Brothers.

Nominated or not, Natalie always wows on the red carpet during awards season. Browse through 25 of her hottest and coolest looks ever, including an adorable photo of the young actress at 13. And be sure to check out this Natalie Portman Red Carpet Timeline, which breaks down her most stylish looks on the carpet. [Photo: Getty Images]

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1. Ravishing In Red
2. Channeling The ’20s
3. Flower Power
4. Space Queen
5. Shaved & Sexy
6. Blue Bombshell
7. Breath Of Fresh Air
8. Grecian Goddess
9. Cute ‘N Cropped
10. Sweet Tee
11. Bedazzled
12. Icing On The Cake
13. Scarlet Fever
14. Cold Shoulder(s)
15. Flannel Fun
16. Pretty in Pink
17. Emerald City
18. Winter Wonderland
19. Vintage Vixen
20. Hippie Honey
21. Flapper
22. Lady In Red
23. Librarian Chic
24. Let’s Tango
25. Perfectly Purple

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FABlife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

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Who would have thought the year’s coolest sci-fi film would come from South Africa? (Sorry, Avatar!) There’s plenty of contemporary relevance in this entertaining riff on the aliens among us. Instead of being welcomed, space visitors known as “prawns” are herded into titular ghettos. When the bureaucrat responsible for their evacuation begins to mutate, he must hide among the unwanted E.T.s to avoid the attention of gunrunners. Social tract and breathless adventure, D9 beats Hollywood at its own game.

Extras: Deleted scenes, filmmaker’s video diaries, commentary track from director Neill Blomkamp. A second disc includes four in-depth production docs.

- By C. Bottomley

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Kristin Chenoweth Loves RPattz, Slaps Lautner

Kristin Chenoweth, who’s hosting the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this year, kicks some werewolf butt in this new Twilight-inspired promo for the show. It’s not hard to guess where she falls in the Team Edwards/Team Jacob debate. Not only is the Lautner look-alike in the video the wimpiest werewolf that ever snarled, Kristin slaps him because Robert Pattinson isn’t more central to “New Moon.” Ouch.

Catch more of the itty-bitty actress with the unforgettable voice at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards live on VH1 on Jan. 15 at 8PM EST and use the Critics’ Choice Tweet Tracker to keep up with what’s hot this awards season.

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EXCLUSIVE: Next Up For Nancy O’Dell, Hosting Critics’ Choice Red Carpet

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When Nancy O’Dell announced Friday that she’d be leaving Access Hollywood after 13 years, her rep stated that “she will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist.” But aside from an already-scheduled hosting gig for NBC’s “Tournament of Roses Parade’ on New Year’s Day,” no specifics were available. Until now.

The FABlife has just learned that Nancy O’Dell will host this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards red carpet pre-show, to be broadcast live Jan. 15 at 8PM EST on VH1. If it’s true, as People reported, that Nancy felt uncomfortable with Access Hollywood’s “more sensational direction,” then participating in this major awards show should be right up her alley.

Check back on Jan. 15 as we live-blog Critics’ Choice with our sister site VH1 and writers for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, PopEater, The Huffington Post, Best Week Ever and Refinery 29. In the meantime, keep up with what’s hot this awards season by visiting the Tweet Tracker on the Critics’ Choice site. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Sherlock Holmes EXCLUSIVE Footage

Christmas has come early! Take a look at TheFABlife’s exclusive behind-the-scenes clip, brought to you by Sherlock Holmes himself, Golden Globe-nominated Robert Downey, Jr..

Can’t get enough Holmes? Get your fix at VH1.COM.

Sherlock Holmes hits theaters Christmas Day.

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Zooey Deschanel: The Ultimate Quiz

Indie darling Zooey Deschanel starred in one of 2009′s most beloved romantic comedies. (500) Days of Summer has now garnered many accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nod for Best Comedy and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Prior to (500) Days, Deschanel played big sister to the main character in critically-acclaimed Almost Famous, starred opposite Will Ferrell in seasonal favorite Elf, and has stole the scene in countless TV shows and independent films. How well do you know this big-eyed beauty?

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Brittany Murphy: Sick And Vomiting Before She Died

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Brittany Murphy, who died on Sunday of cardiac arrest, was apparently suffering from some sort of illness before she passed away.  TMZ – the Woodward and Bernstein of celebrity death journalism – reports that the actress had been dealing with flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to her death, and she was apparently vomiting in the shower the morning she died. Adds a source, “There were a lot … a lot of prescriptions in the house.”

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Report: Brittany Murphy, Dead At 32

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TMZ is reporting that actress Brittany Murphy has died of cardiac arrest. According to the site, paramedics responded to a call placed early this morning at her husband’s house; she was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Best known for her work in movies such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Riding In Cars With Boys, she was just 32 years old.

This is obviously sad news, and comes at the end of a year that’s been particularly saturated with celebrity deaths. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Brittany, pictured above earlier this month, will always be remembered by her epic moments in Clueless. To borrow a line from the movie, this news is “way harsh, Tai.” Way harsh.

R.I.P.

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