Don’t Be Shellshocked, But These Celebrities Really Look Like Turtles

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By Christopher Rosa 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters  this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited to see one of our favorite franchises get the larger-than-life reboot it deserves. Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello reunite has us thinking about their celebrity doppelgangers. In other words, stars that look like turtles. Duh.

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A Cinderella Story: Keke Palmer Is Our Yas Girl Of The Week!

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Throw your YASSSS in the air, because Keke Palmer is our YAS GIRL of the week! The multi-talented star will be making her Broadway debut as the first EVER black Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Yas! Keke is known for her past roles in Akeelah and the Bee, Masters Of Sex, and her lead role as Chili in VH1′s own CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story! She also hosts Just Keke, her very own talk show on BET – which, at 20 years old,  made her the youngest TV talk show host in history! This girl is on fire!

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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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Conan O’Brien and Larry King Share a Weed Brownie, Kourtney Kardashian Poses Pregnant and Nude + More of Today’s First Dibs

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Conan O’Brien has some late night fun, Kourtney Kardashian strips down in a throwback picture, Daniel Radcliffe shares his dating advice, Dianna Agron is rumored to be joining Peter Pan Live and more pop culture news you missed while you were sleeping.

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A Guide To the Best Romantic Comedies Streaming on Netflix

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We’re always looking for a good romantic comedy, be it for a movie night with friends or a rainy Sunday afternoon in solitude. In recent years the output has been bleak — will anyone admit to seeing Gigli, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, or The Ugly Truth? — but we can’t help but hope and pray that soon an adorable on-screen couple will whisk us away to a land of meet-cutes and apartment parties in a tidy 90 minutes. Read more…

Female Celebrities Who Make It Cool To Be a Cat Lady

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By Sarah M. Smith

A cat lady: You know her as the old woman who lives a life of seclusion save for an abundance of furry, feline friends. Her pastimes include knitting with her kittens, watching re-runs of old soap operas, and seldom leaving the house. But this, my friends, is merely a misconstrued stereotype. Some of Tinseltown’s most purrfect celebrities are certifiably crazy about their cats. And you don’t see them knitting sweaters and eating cat food… Read more…

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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