Once upon a time in Hollywood, actresses and pop divas arrived at award shows in prim and proper dresses that covered up their décolletage. Then, came the 1990s and celebrities discovered that showing some skin could get them some serious press. Since then collars have been cut lower and cleavage has been raised higher. Starlets have dared to bare not only skin, but also their actual breasts.
Is Jennifer Lopez switching from movies to television? Is Jake Gyllenhaal hooking up with an ex-girlfriend? Did Kate Mara learn she got the part of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four on twitter?
Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…
Here, the ten terrible movie couples we love to hate.
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With a record-breaking $4.7 billion earned at the box office this summer alone, it’s fair to say that 2013 had some monster movies. But despite this, ’13 lived up to its unlucky namesake by dishing out more than it’s fair share of monster flops. Studios bet big on some blockbuster hopefuls that did nothing but bust their banks. Turkeys, duds, bombs; whatever you call them, they hit film maker’s hard this year!
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With all the Botox, sneaky nips-and-tucks and surprisingly great cosmetic surgery happening in Hollywood, it’s easy for celebs to look youthful, longer. But a handful of stars just naturally look amazingly young. Whether it’s good genes, good makeup or good sex, these A-listers have managed to basically look 20-years-old for ages — and yes, we hate them for it. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Gwen Stefani, check out the most shockingly ageless stars in celebdom!
Jennifer Lopez is back at the judges table on the new season of American Idol. Though, the singer may be forced to send her her beau, Casper Smart, packing. Marianne Garvey tells The Gossip Table that Lopez is trying to shake Smart. Unfortunately for her, he keeps texting and calling. Though, her reps deny the two have split. Maybe she’s just busy with the new show?
Oooo, our faces are as red as our infected Spanx line! (Thank you, Tina Fey, for informing the world about that dire affliction.) As if it wasn’t enough for her to defy both gravity and cultural perceptions of beauty by becoming hotter as she enters her forties, Jennifer Lopez obviously wore a dress with butt cut-outs to the Parker premiere last night just to demonstrate how she doesn’t need the four pairs of overlapping Spanx most leading ladies wear on the red carpet. Or, uh, any underwear whatsoever. Jeez, we get it, Jennifer Lopez. Your body is its own Spanx.
It horrifies us to think that some of you kids might only know Ben Affleck as a legitimate film director, not as the male half of a celebrity mega-couple. Are we so old and Hollywood so ever-changing? That’s the first thought that popped in our heads when we read Jennifer Lopez‘s exceedingly kind words about Affleck…and their experience as a celebrity couple. “[Argo] was a great movie,” Lopez told Ellen DeGeneres today. “And, we got you know, a lot of like … They were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day. On movies and things like that. So it was a nice moment. It was nice to see him have that moment. I was really happy for him.” That is true. There is no arguing that Bennifer was tabloid fodder for years, but maybe it wasn’t entirely the medias fault. So much of Bennifer was such perfect celeb gossip:
If you thought that Casper Smart was Jennifer Lopez‘s hot, jacked 20-something dancer rebound following her split from Marc Anthony…well, okay, you’re probably right. But Casper isn’t just a hot, jacked 20-something rebound; he’s also so cute with JLo’s kids, we want to die. The couple was spotted hanging out by the pool at the SLS in Miami Beach yesterday with Jen’s twins. Between Casper’s abs and playing pool games with Emme and Max, we’re surprised Lopez didn’t drop to one knee and propose right then and there. Actually…we sort of want to propose to him now, too. Sure, we don’t have a ring and, yes, we’d just be talking to a computer screen, but explain to us how anyone can look at this adorableness and not squee out loud. We’re approaching Flipper-levels of squeeing over here.
Seeing as how she’s already busy touring with Enrique Iglesias, as well as working with Anthony on their singing competition show, we understand now why Jen would drop American Idol to fit more of this beauty in her life. Who knew a few photos would give us a completely new level of comprehension about JLo’s decision-making process?
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Sorry, Snoop. Mariah Carey, it’s not you. It’s us. Well, actually it’s Diddy, JLo and us if the Universe decides to be merciful. If American Idol is actually attempting to recruit P. Diddy for a judge’s spot like Page Six claims, then we demand as loyal audience members that they wrangle Jennifer Lopez back onto the show. Seeing as how the two used to date around the turn of the century, this would be the perfect reunion scenario. Two famous exes crushing young people’s dreams side by side? Their incredibly complicated relationship played out for the entire world to see? If there is anyway we can also replace Randy Jackson with Ben Affleck, we’ll hand over an Emmy to Idol right now. Right…now.
Their personal history aside for the moment, Diddy also has enough reality show experience for us to immediately sign off on this move. The man created Danity Kane on Making the Band, for pete’s sake! We wouldn’t want to live in a world where we couldn’t listened to “Damaged” ten times in a row on the elliptical. We could live in a world without O-Town, but other than that, this seems to be the best of both worlds as far as we’re concerned.
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