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Supercut: 50 Movie Characters Struggle With and Overcome Writer's Block

Even if you're not a professional writer, it's safe to assume you've experienced writer's block at one point in your life. Whether it was working on a paper for school, trying to craft that perfectly worded e-mail, or attempting to write that novel you've always wanted to crank out, you know the feeling of desperately wanting to write something great (or at least good) and having absolutely zero inspiration.

Editors Ben Watts and Ivan Kandor know that feeling, too, and they've crafted a supercut featuring 50 movies that deal with this exact thing. Thankfully, they don't just stop at the low point — they also include that transcendent moment where the words just start flowing and it feels like they'll never stop, complete with a great soundtrack that mirrors the writers' journey.

A Murder of Crows

Adaptation

Almost Famous

Amadeus

As Good As It Gets

Atonement

Barfly

Barton Fink

Capote

Cloud Atlas
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Family Affair! Naomi Watts Hits the Red Carpet with Her Mother and Brother at Demolition Premiere

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Family Affair! Naomi Watts Hits the Red Carpet with Her Mother and Brother at Demolition Premiere
No one is prouder of Naomi Watts' success than her family. The actress was accompanied by her brother Ben Watts and mother Myfanway "Miv" Watts to the premiere of her upcoming film Demolition in New York on Monday. Miv couldn't help but gush about how honored she felt escorting her famous daughter down the red carpet. "We're always excited whenever [Naomi] has a big night like this," she told People. "But I don't get to come all the time, because I live in the South of France." In the film, Watts, 47, plays Karen Moreno, a single mother and telephone operator
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Family Affair! Naomi Watts Hits the Red Carpet with Her Mother and Brother at Demolition Premiere

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Family Affair! Naomi Watts Hits the Red Carpet with Her Mother and Brother at Demolition Premiere
No one is prouder of Naomi Watts' success than her family. The actress was accompanied by her brother Ben Watts and mother Myfanway "Miv" Watts to the premiere of her upcoming film Demolition in New York on Monday. Miv couldn't help but gush about how honored she felt escorting her famous daughter down the red carpet. "We're always excited whenever [Naomi] has a big night like this," she told People. "But I don't get to come all the time, because I live in the South of France." In the film, Watts, 47, plays Karen Moreno, a single mother and telephone operator
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Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition Wraps More Video Around Bikini Franchise

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated biggest issue of the year — the Swimsuit Edition, which has nothing to do with actual sports — is still rooted in print.

But the mag has steadily built out its major money-maker into a multiplatform event spanning several weeks, despite perennial criticism that the feature shamelessly exploits and objectifies women. And this year, the Si Swimsuit fiesta will feature more video of youthful beach babes and related content splashed across TV, the web and mobile devices than ever.

The 2015 Swimsuit Edition launches on newsstands, Si.com, and tablet and mobile apps on Monday. That will include more than two hours of original video content of the models, as well as a live-stream of a concert by Kings of Leon and other special coverage on multiple Time Inc. sites over the course of the week.

Also, Si this year has expanded its deal with Scripps Networks Interactive
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Hannah Davis Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2015 Cover -- See The Racy Shot!

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Meet new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Hannah Davis! The mag released the cover photo on their Twitter page, congratulating the gorgeous model on the accomplishment. "Surprise!!! Introducing the 2015 #SISwim cover model, @hanni_davis​!" they tweeted along with the shot. The stunning photo, shot by Ben Watts at Tennessee's Blackberry Farm -- the same spot Kelly Clarkson got married -- features the 24-year-old showing off tons of skin as she stares seductively into the camera. The 2015 cover girl was on hand to reveal the shot to the public Wednesday night on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon." The cover is pretty shocking and definitely one of the raciest to date! But no one was as shocked as the Virgin Islands-born beauty, who got super emotional over her cover news when she found out on Tuesday. "I told my mom there was no way I'd get the cover," Hannah told Si.
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Hannah Davis Is the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl!

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Hannah Davis Is the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl!
The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, and the coveted cover spot was given to Hannah Davis! She (barely) wore a printed bikini for the shoot - shop similar styles here! It's her first time gracing the front of the magazine, though she modeled in the 2014 issue as well. Hannah shared her excitement on Instagram writing, "I am honored to be your 2015 cover girl! Wow!!" The 24-year-old has also modeled for Victoria's Secret, Levi's, and Tommy Hilfiger over the years, but she might be better known for her high-profile relationship. Hannah and retired Yankee Derek Jeter have reportedly been dating since 2012 and were frequently photographed together after his final Major League Baseball game last Fall. Source: Sports Illustrated / Ben Watts
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Ansel Elgort is GQ’s Breakout Man of the Year for 2014

He stole our hearts in “The Fault in Our Stars” and Ansel Elgort proved that he made an impact on many by scoring a cover in GQ's Men of the Year series.

Alongside plenty of other famous faces like co-star Shailene Woodley and Chris Pratt, the “Divergent” hunk suited up in a slick tux to pose for Ben Watts.

Meanwhile, before performing as his musician alter-ego Ansolo, the 20-year-old actor chatted with GQ’s Dan Riley in Amsterdam about a recent date in which a photographer followed him.

“I get out of the car and go up to the guy and say, ‘Hey, man, how have you been? Listen, I know you have a job to do, but I’m with this girl, and we’re on this date, and we’re just trying to go to some park to hang out some more, and I don’t think we
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Shailene Woodley is GQ’s “New Favorite Crush” for Men of the Year Issue

As 2014 comes to a close, GQ continues to reveal its honorees for Men of the Year. We previously reported Chris Pratt and Dave Chappelle's role in the esteemed list, and now there’s a new face in the mix – and it’s not a male.

Shailene Woodley scored a spot on GQ’s lineup as the mag’s “New Favorite Crush” for her breakout roles in “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Not to mention Woodley’s revealing interviews about her all-natural lifestyle and free spirit.

After posing for Ben Watts, the 23-year-old actress chatted with GQ’s Devin Friedman about losing her on-screen virginity to co-stars Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort.

“On Divergent, Ansel used to wear this really awful-smelling deodorant. I joked, ‘If you book Fault in Our Stars, just don’t wear deodorant.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, okay. Fine.’ So I wear this deodorant that I make myself,
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Charli Xcx Glams Up Seventeen Magazine December 2014 Cover

She’s on a mission to dominate the world with her music, and it turns out Charlie Xcxm is also quite the professional poser.

Working alongside photographer Ben Watts, the “So Far Away” songstress tried on looks from Carolina Herrera, House of Holland, Christian Siriano, and Moschino Cheap & Chic for her photo spread.

Charli told Seventeen that she has big plans for her music career- “I’m going to build an empire. I'm always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.”

As for her definition of cool, the British stunner explained, “When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool. I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun.
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Bella Thorne in Seventeen June/July 2014: Drew Barrymore is “Positive and Beautiful On The Inside and Out”

During promotions for her upcoming flick “Blended,” Bella Thorne scored the cover of Seventeen magazine’s June/July 2014 issue.

Showing off her bikini body for the Ben Watts-shot spread, the “Shake it Up” star chatted to the mag about everything from her relationship with co-star Zendaya to working with Drew Barrymore.

Check out highlights from Bella’s interview below and for more, head over to Seventeen!

On her ambition:

“I get my ambition from my father. [Editor’s note: he passed away when Bella was 9.] There was no stopping him; it didn’t matter what anybody said. For me, I feel like it’s a cool way to bring him into my life because he did great things in his life, and I want to emulate that.”

On her relationship with Shake It Up costar, Zendaya:

“The truth is we are so different, there is no competition. And when people tried to compare us or turn us against each other,
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"Million Dollar Arm" Star Suraj Sharma Strikes a Pose for GQ

His flick "Million Dollar Arm" hits theaters this weekend and during promotions, Suraj Sharma scored a feature in the May 2014 issue of GQ magazine.

While showing off his Miami style for the Ben Watts-shot spread, the "Life of Pi" actor opened up about his character in the upcoming movie and his baseball skills.

Check out highlights from Sharma's interview below and for more, head over to GQ!

On his character, Rinku Singh in Million Dollar Arm:

“Like me, Singh was thrown into a situation that came purely out of luck—and he had to do it. That’s where I found my connection with him. Stuff’s just happening around you, and to you, and somehow you’re far away from it and right in the middle at the same time.”

On his baseball skills:

“I pitch nowhere near as fast as, like, a 10-year old who knows how to play.
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Dirk Maggs Interview: Hitchhiker's, Douglas Adams, Superman, Batman, & more...

Interview James Hunt 18 Jun 2013 - 07:00

James chats to directing legend Dirk Maggs about Hitchhiker's, superheroes, Neverwhere, sci-fi, and making radio sound sexy, big, and raw...

As a radio writer and director, Dirk Maggs' body of work is about as impressive as it gets. As well as being hand-selected by Douglas Adams to continue the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, he's also responsible for this year's smash-hit adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and the Hitchiker's Live touring stage show. James managed to catch up with him for a chat about life, the universe, and everything geeky.

So last year you did the Hitchhiker's Live tour, which reunited the radio cast on stage and had people like Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman guesting as the voice of the book. And clearly, it was a great success, because as well as releasing the live recording, you're doing another run this year,
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Best-Selling Author Dead At 79

Best-Selling Author Dead At 79
Canberra, Australia — Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose first and final books drew on his tough early-life experiences in Africa, has died of stomach cancer. He was 79.

He started writing in midlife and called his first novels "practice books," but his debut was a success. "The Power of One" was published in 1989, translated into 12 languages and became a hit movie.

His publisher Penguin Group said Friday that Courtenay died at his family home in the Australian capital Canberra late Thursday surrounded by his family and pets.

His 21st novel, "Jack of Diamonds," was published on Nov. 12 and included a moving epilogue to his readers.

"It's been a privilege to write for you and to have you accept me as a storyteller in your lives," he wrote.

"Now, as my story draws to an end, may I say only, `Thank you. You have been simply wonderful,'" he added.

Courtenay was
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