Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are #1! Well, of course, you knew that already, but the latest way they’re on top is a rather convoluted (are there any other kind) list from Forbes: “Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples.” To come up with this list, the magazine calculated domestic box-office grosses from romantic movies in the past three years. That meant that the Twilight stars were the only ones with more than one movie in the mix. (Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth landed at #4 with only the second Sex and the City movie counted.)
So, yeah, the numbers feel a little awkward, but Twilight’s $3 billion gross (in more than the past three years) was bound to trump the others no matter how you twist things. Plus, it’s a fun list to look at. Here are the rankings:
1. Rob and Kristen, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, $1.17 billion
2. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, The Vow, $125 million
3. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Just Go With It, $103 million
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth, Sex and the City 2, $95 million
5. Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love., $84 million
6. Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, Dear John, $80 million
7. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached, $71 million
8. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, The Last Song, $63 million
9. Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One, $60 million
10. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, Water for Elephants, $59 million.
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Who would have thought that a funny name, an inauspicious start in an all-dance movie and a sordid stripper past would eventually be the perfect equation for a leading man. His star has been rising for a while but this was truly the year the world fell head over heels in love with Channing Tatum. Maybe because he turned his dance talents into a weirdly serious film about stripping called Magic Mike, maybe because he healed our amnesia in The Vow, maybe it’s because we can’t stop laughing at his scientific equations from 21 Jump Street, maybe it’s even because we saw him romance his real-life wife again in 10 years. Or maybe we just like that mug of his.
Dominating Moment: That would be the release and subsequent American obsession with Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, because even when they were wearing clothing, it was actually good!
Dominating on Twitter: Chan has just over 3 million followers. He also has an Instagram account under the name … ready? channingtatumunwrapped.
Best Appearances: Probably on the cover of People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover? Or GQ’s Man of the Year? Maybe it was the Magic Mike trailer that showed his butt? Or, also, his stripping act on SNL?
What We Expect From Him in 2013: More gratuitous butt shots, please. Oh, yeah, also, his baby with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, plus the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Side Effects, White House Down. After he finishes work on a couple more (dozen) movies, he says he’ll be taking a little break. Maybe we’ll let him.
The 12 Celebs Who Dominated In 2012:
12. Ryan Lochte
11. Rebel Wilson
10. Frank Ocean
9. Damian Lewis
8. Lena Dunham
7. Blue Ivy Carter
6. Matthew McConaughey
5. Channing Tatum
4. Honey Boo Boo
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You know what’s great about informal awards shows like the Teen Choice Awards? They have complete freedom to make up categories as they go along, thus ensuring that the hottest, most fan-favoritest stars of the moment will show up and take home some hardware. And no one will complain, ever. Especially as we look at the “second round” of nominees for the TCAs, which take place July 22. You can go here to see the complete list. But we’ll give you the highlights you care about most:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 now has 11 nods, including the Choice Movie: Romance, Actor and Actress: Romance (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who already have nods for Sci Fi/Fantasy), Liplock, and Scene Stealer: Male (Kellan Lutz) and Female (Nikki Reed).
The Vampire Diaries‘ count is up to eight, with Villain (Joseph Morgan), and Male and Female Scene Stealers (Candice Accola and Michael Trevino).
And, in keeping with the zeitgeist of the year, the TCAs are shaping up to be one long celebration of Channing Tatum. He’s got six nominations to his name. In addition to his previously announced nods for Movie Actor: Drama (for The Vow) and Movie Actor: Comedy (for 21 Jump Street), he’s also now nominated for Movie Actor: Romance (The Vow again), Liplock (The Vow, with Rachel McAdams), Chemistry and Hissy Fit (for 21 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill).
The biggest question now: Will a third round of nominations include a category for Best Male Stripper Movie? Oh, wait. Is that weird when we’re talking about “Teen” choice? Sorry.
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Rachel McAdams just may be the queen of the rom-dram. As if anyone can forget the tear-jerking role she played in The Notebook, the stunning starlet is forcing us to grab some tissues again in her new movie, The Vow. It seems like it was just yesterday that Rachel popped up on the big screen as the ultimate bully in Mean Girls. Rachel’s days of miniskirts and matching pink pumps are long behind her now. The Canadian actress ditched her blond locks and became a brunette to kick ass in Sherlock Holmes, yet snagged a tame role as a sweet blonde alongside Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris. This girl sure knows how to change it up. Just in case Channing Tatum and his new arch-rival Scott Speedman aren’t enough to make you grab your ticket and popcorn for The Vow, here are Rachel McAdams’ 20 hottest looks:
Related: Scott Speedman Doesn’t Think He Has A Fair Shot Against Channing Tatum
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Seeing Scott Speedman acting opposite Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams in The Vow has made many of us a little more than nostalgic for his Felicity heyday. All week long people have been peppering him with reunion questions, and he responded jokingly, not realizing how crazy it would drive us.
“I think I made some offhand comment about me being a giant fat person [in a reunion show], but that’s not really what I’ve been wanting to do! I didn’t think that would get so much leverage,” he told us. “I think it would be fun to get together and see where the story is, but I don’t know, that’s probably not going to happen. There’s so many people doing too many different things right now.”
In all seriousness, though, Speedman is interested in coming back to the small screen. “Especially right now, there seems to be a lot of good television happening,” he said. “It’s hard after you do a show that people really like and you really like doing, it’s hard to just choose just to do anything. So I’ve been sort of picky about what I wanted to do.”
How about ringing up Felicity creator J.J. Abrams? “We’ve talked a little bit in the past about certain kind of things, but any time he would call, I’d be more than interested. He’s great.”
But there’s another reunion we’re dying to see: a re-teaming of Speedman with fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling, who starred with him in an episode of Goosebumps, “Say Cheese and Die,” in 1996. Big Morning Buzz Live dug up a clip of this fine example of their acting. Watch his thrilled, This Is Your Life-worthy reaction:
As we’re pretty sure you know by now, from the ubiquitous for The Vow, Channing Tatum plays a guy whose wife, Rachel McAdams, doesn’t remember him after an accident erases the last five years of her life. She does, however, remember her ex-fiance, played by Scott Speedman. That’s kind of a good metaphor. Five years ago, even though Felicity had been off the air for four years, we were still pining for Ben. Despite his anger-management issues and underachieving ways, all he had to do was grin and say “Hey,” and we were weak in the knees. In 2006, Channing came on the scene, playing a tough guy from the wrong side of the tracks who dreams of being a dancer in Step Up. Is there a more perfect recipe for a heartthrob?
For this week’s Hotness poll, it will be hard to choose between Channing — whose massive shoulders and blindingly beautiful abs have been gracing the screen quite regularly since his big break — and Scott, who was totally ahead of the whole vampire trend when he co-starred in the Underworld movies but hasn’t really hit it big as a romantic lead in all these years. But we think you can manage. Felicity did. And so, we assume, does Rachel’s character. Here’s a gallery to help you decide (or make it harder). Voting ends Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
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Y’all know we love Rachel McAdams, right? And this The Vow movie with Channing Tatum is already giving out The Notebook vibes (and it’s not even based on a Nicholas Sparks book!), so we’re getting our tissue boxes out in preparation. We so wanted her to nail it at the Hollywood premiere of the film last night. She looks … fine. But that’s the problem. Rachel McAdams is not supposed to look just “fine,” or like any other pretty starlet. But that’s what her pastel blue Vivienne Westwood dress and nude Christian Louboutin pumps left us feeling. It’s pretty, but it’s not smashing it. Love the lipstick, though.
Very surprisingly, the best dressed for us was the duo of Kendall and Kylie Jenner. If you can get over how short the dresses are for a 16- and a 14-year-old, respectively. But these girls never make anything look déclassé, though because they always look really sweet. Yes, a Kardashian (sorta) can look sweet. We’re not feeling Kendall’s “welcome to the ’90s” bun, but are totally digging her white mini-sheath and bronze pumps. Sadly, who we’re really not feeling is Channing’s wife, Jenna Dewan in the pink, ruffled Tadashi Shoji dress and red pumps. The dress is wearing her, and it makes her look like a Valentine’s Day present.
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