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Can Actors Direct? What Jason Bateman Can Learn From The Directorial Debuts Of Ben Affleck, Eddie Murphy + More

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What happens when actors decide to take a stab at directing? A lot. Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford have made the transition look easy, earning accolades and Oscars their directorial work. But for others, the road is a lot less golden. See: Jason Alexander‘s little-seen For Better or Worse. No, the Seinfeld curse is not limited to television…

Arrested Development star Jason Bateman is the latest actor to step behind the camera, making his directorial debut with Bad Words. (Michael Bluth just had to one-up his family members, didn’t he?)

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Close Calls! Broken Celebrity Engagements We’re Happy About In Hindsight

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As much as we are truly enjoying every scrap of a rumor about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, we’ve also been following these stories long enough to know that diamonds aren’t necessarily forever. We’ve lost count of how many celebrity relationships have perfect fairy tale engagements without ever making it down the aisle. But guess what? Sometimes that’s a GOOD thing. If you’re dreading this upcoming Valentine’s season (it started early this year, didn’t it?) we invite you to take heart: Sometimes cold feet can lead to better futures. Just ask Miley Cyrus, or any of the other celebrities on this list of 15 couples who called it all off.
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Fast and Furious Star Gal Gadot Is Your New Wonder Woman

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After sending DC purists into a frenzy this summer by casting Ben Affleck as Batman, Zach Synder‘s Man of Steel sequel just made another major announcement. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick, which combines the worlds of Batman and Superman. Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele Harabo in the Fast and Furious films–most recently featured in May’s Fast & Furious 6. In addition to acting, she’s an accomplished model who was crowned Miss Israel back in 2004.

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