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The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin Joins The Proud History Of Raunchy Movie Posters

Sadly, The Artist star Jean Dujardin is not asking where you want these spare mannequin parts. Instead, the Oscars Best Actor nominee is in fact advertising his new French sex comedy Les Infideles, though we guess writing “French” and “sex comedy” is kind of redundant. Dujardin and the film’s creators are currently receiving a lot of criticism for the ad campaign’s depiction of women. Or, you know, one woman’s lower torso.

“We already feel that this campaign is against the rules … even if it relates to the subject of the film, a comedy about adultery,” France’s advertising watchdog told French paper Le Parisien. “As a preventative measure, we’ve already counseled JC Decaux, who are in charge of the billboards, to take them down.” The spots will allegedly go down on Friday, but let’s be real. This isn’t the first time filmmakers have used sex to get people interested in their movies. In fact, take a minute and enjoy some of our favorite filthy movie posters, including that graphic Hungarian poster for Michael Fassbender‘s Shame. At least Jean didn’t take it there. Yet.

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Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan Wow Us At The London Critics’ Circle Awards

Carey Mulligan was a repeat offender at the 2012 London Critics’ Circle Awards held at the BFI Southbank yesterday. Not that we have a huge problem with it because that Roland Mouret Spring 2012 dress is boss. She paired the red jersey dress with white leather flower appliqués — called “Edith” —  with a pair of blue YSL Palais pumps. Carey wore the same dress with black pumps only last week at a Fox Studios party at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. Her co-star in Shame, Michael Fassbender, looks ridiculously hot (as usual) in a three-piece suit. Michael is pitted against Ewan McGregorin our weekly Hotness poll — have you voted yet? They share screen space in Haywire, and we don’t know how we’re going to concentrate on the movie with those two men in it.

Shame was nominated for Best British Film of the Year while Carey and Michael picked up nomination each for Best British Actor of the Year and Best British Actress of the Year. They may not have won but they win through red carpet domination. Click on our gallery to watch them in action.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Michael Fassbender Vs. Ewan McGregor: Who Is This Week’s Hotness?

Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor: Both incredibly sexy men from across the pond, both very talented, both can wear the hell out of a scarf, both get their asses absolutely BEAT DOWN by Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, in theaters this Friday. Sorry, that was a tiny bit of a spoiler, except you know they wouldn’t cast an MMA fighter in a movie and have her sit in the drawing room sipping tea. More on Gina later this week. In the meantime, we would like to force you to choose between Fassbender — the 34-year-old Irish German who’s starred in just about every movie of 2011, from Jane Eyre to X-Men: First Class to Shame, where he got very naked — and McGregor, the 40-year-old Scot who weirdly won our hearts back when he played a heroine addict in Trainspotting and hasn’t lost them since. (We’re trying very hard to forget about his less-than-hot turn in those Star Wars prequels.) Who’s it gonna be, my friends? Peruse the gallery below and then vote. Poll closes at 2 p.m. ET on Friday.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Michelle Williams Vs. Carey Mulligan: Which Pixie Is This Week’s Hotness?

As a short-hair girl myself, I always feel a special kinship with other ladies I meet who dare to shear their flowing locks. So I wonder, too, if this year’s awards season darlings Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan feel like they’re sisters of a sort, due to their adorable blond ‘dos. Or maybe, as Hollywood is wont to do, they’ve been forced into a rivalry by half-blind casting directors who see them as interchangeable. I hope not, because the Shame and the My Week With Marilyn stars are both awesome in unique ways. But, contrarily, we decided to promote a different kind of rivalry, by making you vote for them in this week’s Hotness poll.

We’ll get plenty more chances to see future Mrs. Daisy Buchanan Carey and the all-American Dawson’s Creek alum Michelle in the coming weeks, since they’re both nominated for, like, everything, beginning with the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tomorrow night — head over to CriticsChoice.VH1.com at 6 p.m. ET to see if they’re walking the red carpet. But in the meantime, peruse this gallery of the two lovely ladies and vote!

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2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Noms: Hugo And The Artist Dominate The Field

Awards season is really hitting its stride now, people. The nominations for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced today at 6 a.m. The show, which will air live from the Hollywood Palladium at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 12, on VH1, is based on votes from the members of Broadcast Film Critics Association, and it’s had a pretty good record for predicting who will win the Oscars. (All four of last year’s acting winners took home Academy Awards, just for example.) So let’s see what they’re saying about this year’s flicks…

Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s fantastical 3D trip back to Paris in the Roaring ’20s, and French silent film The Artist the lead this year’s nominees with 11 apiece. It will be a particularly big night for Scorsese, who is the only nominee who is guaranteed to be walking home at the end of the night with a trophy; as we previously announced, the 69-year-old auteur is being honored with this year’s Music + Film award.

Following closely behind are Drive and The Help, each of which racked up eight nominations; The Help is up for Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain AND Octavia Spencer) and Best Acting Ensemble. Trailing these is The Descendants, which scored seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Alexander Payne, and Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress for Shailene Woodley.

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The complete list of nominees, and more analysis, below!

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Carey Mulligan Handled Her “Exciting” Full-Frontal Nude Scene Like A Boss

Carey Mulligan’s nude scene in Shame is the kind of thing that would have doing Pilates in our sleep, but luckily for cinema’s sake the Great Gatsby actress had more commitment to the role than we would. “I didn’t have to worry about what I ate, or how much I drank, and I didn’t have to work out,” Mulligan says of her role in the upcoming film, which has pulled in a NC-17 rating. “She was an alcoholic mess. She didn’t have any money to dye her hair. I mean I didn’t become an alcoholic, but I didn’t have to watch myself. It was so much more exciting to play that character that didn’t worry about her appearance in any way. I knew that when I stood up in that bath naked it wasn’t about whether I looked good naked or not. It was about who she was.”

Just the thought of being on-set sans pants with Michael Fassbender makes us want to run shrieking to the gym, but we’d say surrendering to the role is just one option when it comes to nude scenes. Some other possibilities include…

Sucking it in: “I always tried to think about positions where I could tense the muscles, and suck in my belly,” said Rob Pattinson, about his Breaking Dawn sex scene.

Using a stand-in: “These young ladies came in and they were in a casting room with the director and the casting director and my makeup artists. These lovely women had to show us their derriere and we chose the one that resembled my body the most without looking like it’s fake,” Mila Kunis explained about her Friends With Benefits nudity.

Cry unceasingly: “I was a wreck from start to finish. I think I cried every single day. I had to lean so much more heavily on everyone around me than I’m used to. I’m used to pulling my own weight. But I totally fell apart,” Anne Hathaway admitted about getting naked for her Love and Other Drugs sex scene.

Own it, snaggle fangs and all:  “I didn’t work out beforehand, it was all very natural. I don’t have any real body issues. I never really overeat, I shed weight in the summer, put it on in the winter,” Kristen Dunst said about her Melancholia nude scene, even admitting, “I love my snaggle fangs.”

Make a tiny elephant out of your junk: “The first thing we see is Nina’s reaction, so what if I was completely naked and we had elephant ears and double-stick tape, and I put them on each of my thighs, and ultimately, she would be staring at a very small, young elephant. The reaction that we got was f—ing amazing,” Ian Somerhalder, suprising Nina Dobrev on the set of The Vampire Diaries.

Write a letter to your mom concerning your scene partner’s genitalia: Okay, not really. “You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say ‘What the f–k are we doing?’ ‘Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek.’ It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms,” said Kate Winslet, regarding the many, many sex scenes she has done.

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Michael Fassbender Is REALLY Happy To Be At The London Film Festival

If you’re happy, you know it, and you’re Michael Fassbender, you smile til it hurts! The actor was at the London Film Festival today with director Steve McQueen to see the premiere of their film, Shame. But he definitely had no shame about letting everyone know how thrilled he was to be there! In fact, the X-Men: First Class star is pretty generous with his grins, often looking like a gleeful pirate who went off his medication. And lord knows we love him for it. Check out 15 of Michael Fassbender’s craziest smiles in the gallery below!

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