Some celebrity couples are bigger than the sum of their parts. Even after they’re kaput. For these dynamic duos, it doesn’t matter how many years have passed since the breakup, how many marriages they’ve endured, or how much their star has risen or fallen — we’ll always root for them stop being silly and get back together, already. Honestly, is there anyone more right for Ryan Gosling than Rachel McAdams? Read more…
Romance lovers and Richard Curtis superfans, rejoice! The writer-director who turned you into a weepy puddle with Love Actually and got you stuck saying “oopsie daises” after Notting Hill is back. And Curtis’ latest film, About Time, delivers a sweet take on an unusual subject: time travel.
In comic books, heroes are either born or made, but in Hollywood, superheroes are cast. The behind-the-scenes battles to see which actor will become which superhero are legendary and the tales of those stars who fell just short are epic.
Why is J. Lo tweeting photos of her and Chris Brown hanging out together? And what did Tony Bennett say about Amy Winehouse that was so oddly flattering? Plus, why is Wiz Khalifa really into poop? in today’s First Dibs.
Let’s be real, shall we? Some of the Mean Girls actors have moved on to better things. Amanda Seyfried has literally blown up in the past six months (well, not literally), Rachel McAdams is firmly on the A-list and Tina Fey is now writing a Mean Girls musical with her musician husband Jeff Richmond, which is pretty much the pinnacle of human achievement. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard,” Fey told E! at the SAG Awards. After gushing about her love of Mariah Carey, Tina added, “Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical.” Oh wow, Mariah singing “You Girls Keep Me Young” with a Chihuahua chewing up her bazooms would go perfectly with the show-stopping number “The Limit Does Not Exist” and the Unfriendly Black Hotties choir. (Yes, we’ve been writing this musical in our heads for the past eight years. What’s your point?)
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.
OK, we’re gonna level with you: Last month we wrote a post called 25 Reasons Why Ryan Reynolds Is Hotter Than Ryan Gosling. And doing so went against every fiber of our being. Because in reality there is no contest. Ry-Go is a force of nature, an all-out phenomenon. He’s a real life super hero who struts around New York stopping fights and car accidents, while starting earthquakes with his huge thumping heart (that happened, right?). He’s the only guy who can be a little too enthusiastic about Disney World but still be totally sexy. Does Ryan Reynolds have his own meme? We think not! So please forgive us, Ryan Gosling. We didn’t mean it, honest. We’ve even assembled our 32 favorite photos of you looking awesome in honor of your 32nd birthday today! So can we put it behind us? Please?
It’s a question that has perplexed humankind since the dawn of time (or at least the last five years): Who is the hottest Canadian Ryan of All? The top two contenders are obviously Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds. But like Highlander, there can be only one. Everyone has their favorite choice, but seeing as how it’s Ryan Reynold’s 36th birthday today, we’ll give him the leg up above Mickey Mouse’s old flunky Gosling. Don’t believe us? Well, our crack team of pop culture experts have put the two Ryans to the test, measuring them against all sorts of important criteria. And the results were pretty telling. See for yourself!
Happy Spirit Day, everyone! If you’re not wearing purple today, you can still show your support for bullied victims and LGBT youth in all sorts of other ways (visit GLAAD.org for some ideas). We decided to mark this occasion with a look back at the meanest and cruelest bullies of pop culture who got their glorious comeuppance before our very eyes. From Heathers and Back to the Future to Pretty Little Liars and Glee, watching the likes of Heather and Biff get put in their place has made us feel much better about our own torturers. Maybe they even made a few real-life bullies think twice about what they were doing. We hope so!
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