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'DWTS' Frontrunner Sent Home in Perhaps the Most Shocking Elimination in Show History

24 April 2017 7:50 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

*Caution: Spoilers ahead!!*

Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Dancing With the Stars on Monday and proved to the world why he's one of the show's greatest performers.

After being sidelined by a calf injury for the last four weeks, Chmerkovskiy rejoined partner Heather Morris for a jaw-dropping rumba set to TLC's "Waterfalls," and the super sensual performance blew the entire audience away and ended up earning them the season's first perfect score of 40 out of 40!

And then, in a twist literally no one could have expected, the pair were eliminated, leaving the audience booing and hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron -- as well as every other contestant -- totally stunned.

Watch: 'Dancing With the Stars' Biggest Ballroom Bombshells: Engagements, Baby Announcements, Feuds and More!

At the end of the night, the two stars who found themselves in jeopardy -- despite consistently high scores and impressive dances -- were Morris and Olympic figure skater [link=nm »

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18 actors whose characters were cut out of movies in post-production

24 April 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

The actors whose role in a film was shot, but chopped out of the final cut...

Yep, I know. I’ve read lists like this too, and I know that Eric Stoltz was cut out of Back To The Future. If it’s all well and good, I’ll leave that example out.

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What I’ve tried to find here is a mix of reasonably known and less known instances of an actor being cut out of a film after they’ve filmed sequences for it. I’ve also tried to get to the reason they were left out as well.

Whilst all this may still sound like an exercise in clickbait, being cut out »

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Prince’s Muses: Vanity and 7 Other Women Who Got a Career Lift From the Music Legend

21 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Vanity Denise Katrina Matthews was a model and actress redubbed Vanity by Prince, who encouraged her to become a musician. Wendy and Lisa Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were members of The Revolution who went on to great success as a solo act. Apollonia Model-actress-singer Apollonia Kotero landed the lead role opposite Prince in “Purple Rain” after Vanity dropped out, propelling her own music career. Kim Basinger The actress dated the Purple One after they met while working on “Batman.” Sheila E. Sheila Escovedo was an accomplished percussionist in her own right when she met Prince, to whom she was engaged in the 1980s. »

- Joe Otterson

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis Wanted a Date with Alec Baldwin, Her Friend Jim Hart Reveals in New Memoir

11 April 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a mournful widow after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but later in her life she was also playful and had crushes on famous men — including Alec Baldwin, despite being 28 years his senior.

All of this is recounted in James Hart’s new memoir, Lucky Jim, which came out on Tuesday. In the book Hart reveals that he and then-wife Carly Simon had a long-standing friendship with Onassis in which she shared these two sides of herself.

“‘Not long ago, someone told me about an African tribe that beat their drums and scream in anger for »

- Sam Gillette

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Happy 91st, Hugh Hefner: 11 Hollywood Stars Who Stripped Down for Playboy (Photos)

7 April 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kim Basinger, Jenny McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone are just a few of the actresses who posed for the men’s magazine Playboy before it abandoned full nudity — and then quickly brought it back. In fact, the magazine became famous in large part by featuring Marilyn Monroe when she was one of the most famous, glamorous and celebrated of Hollywood stars. It’s clear Hugh Hefner has always had a close relationship with Hollywood — inviting both luminaries (and not-so-luminary celebrities) to visit his mansion. He has sold it, but continues to live there. Also Read: Bill Cosby's. »

- Matt Hejl

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‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’: Alec Baldwin Celebrates Turning 59 in Sweet Family Snaps

4 April 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Alec Baldwin is now just one year shy of the big 6-0 – and he’s ringing in the occasion with his brood by his side.

The actor’s 59th birthday celebrations were documented on social media by wife Hilaria Baldwin, who shared a series of photos from the big day on Monday.

In one image, Alec rested his head and looked exhausted as he sat between two of his children: Carmen Gabriela, 3 1/2, and Rafael Thomas, 1.

“Happy birthday dada,” wrote Hilaria, 33.

Later, Alec and baby Leonardo Angel Charles, 6 months, posed with his cake and its creator, Marco Vacchi, at Madman Espresso in New York City. »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Alec Baldwin Says Infamous 2007 Voicemail Caused ‘Permanent’ Break in Relationship with Daughter Ireland

3 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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- Char Adams

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Fifty Shades Darker – Unrated Edition! Arrives on Digital HD April 25th and on Blu-ray & DVD May 9th

20 March 2017 6:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Go deeper into the worldwide phenomenon of Fifty Shades Darker when it arrives on Digital HD April 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition comes equipped with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, deleted scenes and features an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming release of Fifty Shades Freed

Check out a new clip from the bonus feature “Intimate with Darker,” featuring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson:

The countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleashFifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May »

- Tom Stockman

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Predicts the Oscars Will Get Political: ‘Why Should We Ignore’ It?

21 February 2017 7:01 AM, PST | | See recent news »

On Sunday, Lin-Manuel Miranda expects the Oscars ceremony to boldly go where it’s gone before.

The star predicts that celebrities will use the 2017 Academy Awards stage to get political in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.

Detailing Kim Basinger’s 1990 choice to bring up the Academy’s snub of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing while presenting, Miranda wrote, “For her to take a stand, 25 years before #OscarsSoWhite, was incredible — and impressive because time has shown the prescience of that film.”

“I expect we’ll see more of that this year,” he continued. “It’s a political time, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Tree Crashes Through Ireland Baldwin’s Driveway As Storm Rages Through California

17 February 2017 8:49 PM, PST | | See recent news »

A tree smashed through Ireland Baldwin’s driveway as a storm coursed through California on Friday.

Baldwin, 21, posted a picture of the damage, writing, “so this is my drive way…. anyone expecting me to get anywhere this weekend it’s not happening! thanks for understanding xo.”

The model — who is the only daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger — later posted a video, showing the extent of the damage done to her driveway.

“Completely stuck in my house until this figured out!” she wrote in the caption. “guys can’t come out until it stops raining! we are stuck in »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Here’s the Best Order for Binge-Watching Every ‘Saturday Night Live’ Movie

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Wayne’s World, the blockbuster comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey based on the now-classic Saturday Night Live recurring sketch, turns 25 on Tuesday, Feb. 14 -- Happy Valentine’s Day! -- and we’re still in love.

It’s one of the best of the feature films to spin out of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series, but each has its own charm that could be worth revisiting or seeing for the first time. Do note our suggested binge-viewing order -- from best to worst -- if you want your party time to be excellent.

More: 'Wayne's World Turns 25' -- How Mike Myers and Dana Carvey Found Their Inner Rock Stars

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Why you should see it now: The first Saturday Night Live feature film is second only to Wayne’s World in worldwide box office revenue and is considered a comedy classic. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd remain the quintessential SNL duo who »

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Fifty Shades Darker movie review: where is the fantasy?

14 February 2017 3:13 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thank god this insult of a movie doesn’t try to fool us into believing that the controlling Christian Grey is appealing. That would be even more horrific… I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): appalled by the popularity of this series

I have read the source material (and I loathe it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Feels more like Groundhog Day, though, what with demure idiot Ana Steele jumping right back onto the horrific merry-go-round of her “relationship” with Seattle billionaire Christian Grey. It’s more of the same in Fifty Shades Darker that we saw in the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey: He does something utterly inappropriate to violate her boundaries as a person, she bites her lip and unconvincingly murmurs “Go away,” he gets even more unpleasantly aggressive, and she gives in to him. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Fifty Shades Darker Movie Review 2

13 February 2017 8:41 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Fifty Shades Darker Director: James Foley Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornana, Kim Basinger, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini. ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is the second installment in the trilogy by British author E. L. James. Just like in the erotic romance novel, James Foley’s screen adaptation traces the deepening relationship between college graduate, Anastasia […]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office

12 February 2017 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before The Hunger Games set box office records in March 2012, that month wasn't normally considered one to launch a franchise. Lately, February has been a go-to month to launch some unconventional blockbusters, following the success of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie ($69 million opening, $469.1 million worldwide). Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) and the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide). This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. As expected, all three newcomers fared quite well, but The Lego Batman Movie came out on top with $55.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters, with this animated spin-off earning an impressive $13,609. Fifty Shades Darker opened in second place with $46.7 million, »

- MovieWeb

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Fifty Shades Darker review: Dir. James Foley (2017)

11 February 2017 12:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fifty Shades Darker review: The sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey enters cinemas courtesy of series newcomer James Foley, but does it make the grade?

Fifty Shades Darker review by Awais Irfan, February 2017.

Fifty Shades Darker review

2015’s film adaptation of the smash-hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey was clearly a masterpiece of its time, and a box-office hit, so naturally the follow-up we all wanted is now here: Fifty Shades Darker. Unfortunately for us, this film is perhaps just as bad – if not worse – than its predecessor (you better believe it). Not that this news come as much surprise to anyone, but, to those of you holding onto that shred of hope, this film is not good at all.

As devoid of a plot as this film is, the basic story picks up where the first film left off. Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) has a new job – as an editor »

- Awais Irfan

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Film Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is More Silly Than Sexy

10 February 2017 7:24 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – While offering a veritable sex scene smorgasboard, “Fifty Shades Darker” fails to offer much in the way of anything that is actually sexy. As the mousy Anastasia Steele and the billionaire Mr. Grey, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are slightly more comfortable in their roles than they were the first time around.

..but they continue to have all the sexual chemistry of a couple on a first date that isn’t going particularly well. And that’s a problem, since sexual chemistry and S&M is what this housewife fantasy series is all about.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

As we begin the second installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Anastasia has left her dominating lover and is starting a new life in that favorite industry of screenwriters everywhere, publishing. But Mr. Grey has not gone quietly into the good night. He follows her, has private detectives create a dossier on her, gets her bank account information, »

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Fifty Shades Darker Review

9 February 2017 7:02 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Emily Breen

This Valentine’s weekend our favourite brooding, hard-bodied billionaire returns to the big screen with a brand new adventure. You may read our 4 star Batman review here. Unfortunately we need to speak of Fifty Shades Darker.

The last time we saw Anastasia Steele she was walking away from her abuser. Escaping with tear stains on her cheeks but a new resolve in her heart to never let that mercurial Christian Grey close enough to hurt her again. HeyUGuys had the same reaction when we read the Fifty Shades novels. Never again would we endure such pain. Yet here we are.

Sam Taylor-Johnson did an impressive job of helming Fifty Shades of Grey. Taking E L James’ preposterous and childish source material and (together with screenwriter Kelly Marcel) crafting something pleasing on the eye and inoffensive to the soul. When her Anastasia said goodbye there was a triumphant »

- Emily Breen

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Premiere Interviews: Fifty Shades Darker with Dakota Johnson, E. L. James & more

9 February 2017 1:57 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening a chilly capital was warmed by the tangible excitement for the London premiere of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy were an outsized hit for the author, who has also completed another book in the series, Grey, which retold the story from the viewpoint of Christian Grey. The series is an unstoppable one, and the second film in the trilogy is due in cinemas tomorrow.

James Foley takes over from Sam Taylor-Johnson in the director’s chair for this sequel and the next – Fifty Shades Freed, which is due for release this time next year. Though reaction to the films may follow the books’ critical appraisal there is a huge fanbase eager to enjoy this new rendition of the relationship. We’ll have our review of the film up as soon as possible.

The film stars Jamie Dornan, »

- Jon Lyus

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'Fifty Shades Darker' Review: Sequel to Kinky-Romance Hit Is 50 Percent Dumber

9 February 2017 1:36 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fifty Shades Dumber is more like it. In our shockingly generous one-star review of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015, we dismissed the film version of E.L. James' bestseller as Cinderella porn – an S&M fantasy so sanitized it couldn't shock Aunt Tillie. Now here's the followup, again with Dakota Johnson, again vainly trying to have fun as Anastasia Steele. She's is no longer a virginal English major, but a magazine intern with a head for literature and a bod for sin. As you remember, Ana has parted ways with »

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'Fifty Shades Darker' Review: Better Chemistry, Kinkier Sex Scenes and Creepier Shades of Grey

9 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel elevated Fifty Shades of Grey above E.L. James' original material, the sequel makes a strong argument for why we shouldn't have nice things.

Fifty Shades Darker begins shortly after the elevator doors closed at the end of Fifty Shades of Grey, abruptly ending both the film and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey's (Jamie Dornan) relationship. ("Relationship.") But after a few weeks of heartbroken pining, Ana is easily wooed back to Seattle's wealthiest sadist, this time, supposedly, for an actual relationship with "no rules, no punishments and no more secrets."

Watch: Dakota Johnson Reveals 'Fifty Shades Darker' Has a 'Surprise' Tribute to Mom Melanie Griffith

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Darker is funnier than Grey, and mostly intentionally so. The movie gets good mileage out of Christian Grey performing boyfriend duties, like grocery shopping and cooking and not flogging his girlfriend. Contrary to the title's promise of darkness, it starts »

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