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American Pie Hottie Shannon Elizabeth Discusses Her Character’s “Lack Of Costume”

American Reunion opens wide today, allowing us to catch up with Jim, Stifler (and his mom!), Finch and the rest of the East Great Falls crew. But personally, we’re probably most excited to reconnect with Shannon Elizabeth, who stripped her way into teen movie history as the sultry exchange student, Nadia! VH1 News was lucky enough to speak to the actress at the red carpet premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” in New York City this week, where she looked just as lovely as she did in Jason Biggs’ bedroom.

Even though it’s become a modern classic, Shannon admits it’s still weird to see herself on film 13-years younger in the original American Pie. “We were babies,” she says. “We didn’t even look like adults then! I know at the time we thought we were adults. But now it’s like, ‘OK, now we look like adults.’”

Though the 90s tinge of the original makes it look a little dated, it’s not the fashion choices that make Shannon cringe. “Maybe my lack of costume,” she admit. “I think that might be it for me.” It’s true that Shannon does spend a major part of the film wearing next to nothing. “Yeah, well, it worked for the time for the film, so what can I say? I made it through.” What a pro! Check out more in the video clip, and see the gallery below for some of Shannon’s hottest clothed looks.

[Photo: Universal Pictures]

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American Pie Cast Then And Now: No One’s Mellowing With Age

After a long nine years since the last theatrical installment (sorry, we’re not counting those four revered direct-to-DVD masterpieces), American Reunion finally hits theaters today. From what we’ve heard, the latest chapter of the American Pie franchise is gonna be the wildest yet! Although some of the gang is married with kids, it doesn’t mean they’ve mellowed with age. VH1 News hit up the L.A. premiere and managed to catch up with Chris Klein, who plays lax-bro incarnate Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the series and offered this comparison to the original: “It’s more fun because the jokes are a little crazier, and I think us as a cast is a little bit crazier,” he told our very own Kate Spencer. “I don’t think anybody is any more mature or responsible than we were when we were 18 and 19 years old.” Phew, that’s a relief!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whopping 13 years since the beloved original was released. Check out the gallery below to see your favorite American Pie stars, all grown up! From pie-shaggin’ Jason Biggs to band camper Alyson Hannigan, Glee-wanna-be Mena Survari to Stifler’s Mom, they’re all here! Head on down to see, and get ready to feel reallllly old…

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American Reunion Cast Skipped Their Own High School Reunions … And Other Revelations

I grew up on American Pie back in the day, so getting to interview the cast at the American Reunion premiere was a late ’90s high-schooler’s dream come true. I grilled Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth and the rest of the Pie Crew on the red carpet and learned some important things. Mainly, that they all had horrible prom nights, skipped their own high school reunions and really love singing Journey. In other words, some stars really are just like us!

American Reunion is out in theaters tomorrow.

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Style Seen: Shannon Elizabeth Tops Her American Beauty With Armfuls Of Bling

American Reunion star Shannon Elizabeth stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this week to hype her new comedy, as well as remind us why our high school boyfriends were obsessed with foreign exchange student Nadia in the original Pie movies. The fact she got to show off her mouth-watering bling was just an added bonus. Elizabeth sported sparkly accessories from her own jewelry line Shansen Jewelry, co-founded with her cousin Tamsen Fadal. “The necklace, the bracelets, the ring,” Elizabeth ticked off. “It’s all Shansen.” Take a look at Elizabeth’s head-to-toe ensemble below, because girl makes it clear that all that glitters is not gold. It’s also turquoise. And ruby. And agate. And, oh right, her ridiculously shiny hair.

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Who Wants To See The American Pie Reunion? Probably Not The Stars Who Went To The Original Premiere

American Pie lovers (all both of yous) will be happy to hear the news that most of the film’s stars have signed on for one more sequel called American Reunion. It’s not that we hate the movie—we actually quite enjoyed it when it came out—but any goodwill toward the film was lost with each subsequent sequel (American Pie 2, American Wedding) and spinoff (American Pie Presents Band Camp, American Pie Presents The Naked Mile, American Pie Presents Beta House, American Pie Presents The Book Of Love) that came out of the franchise. But now, there will be (at least) one last hurrah.

American Reunion has signed every major actor from the film (though Alyson Hannigan is still a maybe) to reprise the roles they played in the 1999 film, with Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and Seann William Scott among them. If you weren’t really paying attention back then, this movie was a phenomenon, a must-see blockbuster that was unprecedented for its raunchiness, which explains the star-studded turnout at its premiere twelve years ago. We unearthed some amazing photos from that hot summer night in 1999 of some serious A-listers at the premiere and it made us wonder: Would these people be caught dead at the premiere for American Reunion? Probably not, but check out the gallery and see for yourself.

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Blake Takes The Plunge At Pippa Lee Party

Blake Lively looked like a wedding cake with cleavage at a screening for The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee last night in NYC. Just the kind of relaxing ensemble you want to wear while watching yourself lie naked with Alan Arkin onscreen. “Well, I think it’s uncomfortable, laying in strategically placed clothes that are taped on your body, in front of some strangers,” said Lively about her intimate scenes with the 75-year-old Oscar winner. “We’re all actors, we’re all professionals and we all understood what was happening. Everybody is uncomfortable with those scenes. You’re never going to be comfortable being half-naked in front of anyone. But, it was fine. It was a short scene.”

Sadly, Arkin wasn’t around to share more camera time last night, though co-stars Robin Wright and Keanu Reeves did attend, as well as well-wishers Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Daniel Day-Lewis, whose wife Rebecca Miller directed the film. Check out their styles in the gallery below.

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Kim Kardashian Does Her Best J-Lo Face

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While the ample derrieres of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have often been compared, now it seems their similarities have moved north to their squinted red carpet gaze. At the Maxim Hot 100 party last night, Kim K. pulled off an amazing J-Lo impression! Though she dressed surprisingly conservative for the annual celebration of sexy, fellow honorees Tila Tequila, Gabrielle Union and Ciara picked up her slack by showing more skin. See pics below.

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Housewives‘ Jesse Metcalfe Gets Really Desperate

… Yes, so much so, he’s apparently agreed to do a reality show in the UK. 2005′s It Boy Jesse Metcalfe has finally conceded his career’s in the toilet so has signed up for annual humiliation-fest I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! (It may have lasted one season in the US, but has been running every year since 2002 in the UK. We just can’t get enough of D-listers eating kangaroo balls). Apparently, Jesse’s set to rake in $175,000 (£100,000) for his appearance on the show next month, which has got to be at least four times what he made for Insanitarium (what do you mean, you’ve never heard of it?)

“Jesse’s been seen around London the last few days and he’s made no secret of the fact that I’m a Celeb want him in the show. He’s keen to join. He wouldn’t have wasted his time flying over from the States otherwise,” a source told the News of the World.

It’s also been rumoured that 1999′s It Girl Shannon Elizabeth will also be joining Jesse in the Australian jungle, and if so, they’ll join the esteemed ranks of fellow Americans David Gest and Janice Dickinson, who previously prostrated themselves in front of the British viewing public in exchange for exposure, and cold, hard, cash. [Photo: WireImage ]