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Michael Fassbender’s Part In Prometheus Joins Our List Of 20 Hottest Robots

Michael Fassbender in Prometheus

What’s hot, hard, and runs on Windows XP or higher? It’s robots of course! Our artificially intelligent friends have been heating up screens both large and small with their lab-crafted good looks for decades. They may not have feelings, but then again we’ve always been attracted to emotional unavailability. From Weird Science‘s Kelly LeBrock and Jude Law in A.I. to Jeri Ryan in Star Trek: Voyager and even that Svedka Vodka ad, you don’t have to be well versed in C++ or QBasic to appreciate the sizzling appeal of these machines!

Ridley Scott’s latest epic Prometheus opens wide today, starring Michael Fassbender as hunky android David. We haven’t seen it yet, but we think he’s definitely in the running for one of the hottest robots in pop culture history. But there are so many to choose from! Check out the gallery below for our list of the 20 sexiest robots of all time. With hot bots like these, who needs humans? Did we miss any? Disagree with our ranking? Let us know in the comments!

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[Photo: 20th Century Fox]

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Daryl Hannah Arrested At White House Protest

In case you were wondering, “What that actress from Splash up to these days?,” the answer is: taking on the U.S. government. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daryl Hannah got arrested outside the White House today while taking part in a sit-in against a proposed extension to a tar sand pipeline running from Canada to Oklahoma. Allegedly Hannah’s rep was unaware of the arrest when contacted by CNN earlier today, which just sort of adds to the whole rogue, badass mystique Daryl now has in our minds.

Joined by roughly 100 others at the protest, Hannah reportedly said, “We stand here today to just say no to slavery, to just say no to tar sands, oil and no to the Keystone pipeline.” Daryl has been arrested for protesting about environmental issues before, including a 2006 arrest for chaining herself to a tree, and one in 2009 during a sit-in to protest mining in West Virginia. One more arrest and we can officially declare Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 the second and third coolest things Daryl has ever done, respectively.

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Daryl Hannah Arrested at Coal-Mining Protest

Daryl Hannah and 31 of her closest protester-friends were arrested yesterday after obstructing a coal mine in West Virginia. Hannah and hundreds of others were attending a rally to protest the mountaintop removal mining and coal storage of Massey Energy Co. The company is responsible for blasting the tops off of mountains to mine for coal. After obstructing the road that the coal plant sits on, Hannah and the others were cited for impeding traffic and obstructing an officer.

Hannah is well-known for her environmentalism and has a blog devoted to her causes. This is not her first scuffle with the law either; she was arrested in LA in 2006 for protesting the destruction of an urban farm.  [Source: SFGate; Photo: ]