The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs next week and you’ll feel lucky you weren’t at this week’s live taping. What smell wafted through the show’s venue? The Gossip Table has the dish.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child, Nick Hogan becomes the celebrity phone hackers’ first male victim, and Lindsay Lohan wasn’t so bad in Speed the Plow. All that and more in First Dibs.
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!
Look, it’s not just actresses who are forced to strip down for gratuitous topless shots. More and more actors are taking one for the team and taking off their shirts. Chris Hemsworth not only took his shirt off for no real reason in the first Thor film, but he does it again in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World! Ryan Reynolds routinely takes his top off on screen and Bella and Edward’s romance in the Twilight saga was almost upstaged by Taylor Lautner‘s abs.
For whatever reason that was shoehorned into the script, these 20 instances of gratuitous male toplessness exist on screen and it’s weird, but also fantastic.
Did Busy Philipps and Evan Rachel Wood get pregnant on the same day? Is dating torture for Jennie Garth? And we’ve got the inside scoop on last night’s horrific twist on The Walking Dead!
Every year, there are a few actors who break out in a big way. (Think: Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids.) The actress immediately turned her supporting role into several big hits at the box office. And then there are actors like Isla Fisher, who made a big splash in Wedding Crashers, but failed to become a stand out on her own. We love her, we support her, but we want more for her. She and the nine other names on this list are those break out stars that we wish had bigger careers.
Here are VH1, we have a bit of a fascination with Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling. Both actors have films opening this weekend (R.I.P.D. and Only God Forgives, respectively) so we asked them who would win in a face-off. Of course, Jeff Bridges, who was hanging out with Reynolds during the interview, jumps in and offers his thoughts as well.
In the new movie, R.I.P.D., Ryan Reynolds plays an police officer killed in the line of duty who must join an undead detective force of spirits. He might play an unquiet spirit in the film, but in real life Ryan Reynolds has a stare so smoldering and so powerful it gazes into MY SOUL.
Okay, maybe he’s also staring into your soul, too.
Ryan Reynolds is a man if many talents onscreen: How else could he go from Van Wilder to Buried, Fifteen to The Proposal. But when we saw the beautiful photography book his R.I.P.D. co-star Jeff Bridges made on the set of the weird afterlife buddy cop flick, we wondered, does Ryan also have some kind of side career waiting in the wings?
“I love to write, but I don’t publish, he told VH1 earlier this week. “I write some memoir stuff that’s not necessarily true. It’s expanded versions of kernels of truth that happened when I was young. I have three older brothers, and each one of them is uniquely bizarre in their own way. They’re a wellspring of great stories.”
Hey, this seems like something more than a little hobby. Look out, David Sedaris.
“It sounds like there’s a script there, man,” Bridges commented.
Ooh, and if he added some “expanded” versions of stories about his love life, we’d definitely be hooked!
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