Machete Kills

by (@hallekiefer)

Machete Kills Instagram Pic Reveals Alexa Vega’s Hotness Levels Have Increased Exponentially

Good lord! Won’t somebody please think of the spy children? After we saw that Spy Kids‘ star Alexa Vega had blossomed into a studded-bra-wearing butterfly this summer, it made sense that she’d look even sexier by Halloween (albeit sort of like an erotic version of the Blind Melon Bee Girl.) But this Instagram photo Alexa posted on her Instagram of her Machete Kills costume? How…if we…studies show…look, it just shouldn’t be scientifically possible for her to get that much hotter! At this rate by 2013 Alexa Vega will be a one-woman Victoria Secret show with a flatter stomach.

In case you were concerned with anything other than her abs, Vega stars in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez sequel as KillJoy. She’ll be appearing alongside Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Jessica Alba, which kind of explains the huge surge in hotness she’s experienced. Those are a lot of hot ladies to go up against! And for the (straight) ladies and (gay men) out there, you can look forward to Antonio Banderas and Danny Trejo at the high of their game. Okay, okay and some guy named Mel Gibson. But unless they’re all wearing assless chaps…Alex still has this game on lock. So much on lock, we’re even going to ignore the fact Robert Rodriquez directed Alex in Spy Kids when she was all of fourteen.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Alexa Vega Went From Spy Kid To Sexpot And We Just Now Noticed (Thanks, Instagram!)

Alexa Vega in 2001 and 2012

For our own mental health here at VH1 Celebrity, for every Macaulay Culkin and Lindsay Lohan, we like to celebrate an Anna Chlumsky and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So when the Internet started freaking out this week over Alexa Vega’s super hot Instagram pics, it was just what the therapist ordered. The cutie from Spy Kids is all grown up, gorgeous and still has a career that’s going strong!

The fervor started over a photo she shared back in June, showing a sneak peek of her in character as Killjoy for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Machete Kills (which stars fellow sexpots Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez and Vanessa Hudgens). Is it a little creepy that the same guy who directed Alexa as a little girl in the Spy Kids flicks is now putting her in bejeweled bra tops? Hmmm, jury’s still out. Anyway, the 23-year-old actress’ Twitter and Instagram reveals just how much fun she’s been having since divorcing Sean Covel, her husband of two years, last month. She’s been traveling the country, shooting a video for Aerosmith’s “Legendary Child,” guest-starring in Royal Pains and, naturally, reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Oooh, should the natural brunette be another choice for Ana Steele? Flip through these pics of her as an adorable child star, and a curvy lady, and tell us what you think!

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[Photos: Getty Images, Instagram]

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by (@hallekiefer)

Mel Gibson Takes Another Stab At A Comeback With Machete Kills

Wow, we never thought we’d be typing the words “Mel Gibson” and “machete” in the same sentence…and have it be good news! Things are really looking up! The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that Mel Gibson is “in talks” for a role in Robert Rodriguez‘s grindhouse sequel Machete Kills, starring Danny Trejo; the director is also hoping to snag Michelle Williams and Jessica Alba as well. Personally, we’re just impressed that Mel’s recent unsettling recorded rant, released by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas almost two weeks ago, hasn’t ruined his chances of landing the role. Or maybe his PR people just wanted to reassure us that someone is still willing to actually talk to Mel? Either way, we think Gibson should take the part and run!

Kills would ostensibly Mel’s first theatrical release since 2011′s The Beaver; his recently action flick Get The Gringo went straight to video this spring, his other rumored film with Kiefer Sutherland has yet to materialize and he famously missed out on a role in The Hangover Part II due to all that…unpleasantness that was going on at the time. We have a feeling this is to happen for Gibson; Rodriguez has a history of being kind to actors struggling to redeem themselves. The original 2010 Machete movie co-starred none other than (you guessed it) Lindsay Lohan.

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