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The 14 Most Controversial Barbies Ever

5 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Whether you think Barbie is a good role model for little girls or not — and if you’re in the latter camp, maybe you’d prefer “Average Barbie”? — there’s no denying that on her road from surgeon to princess to McDonald’s drive thru worker, Barbara has had a few brushes with controversy.

Photos: Two stars, one style — but who wore it best? You decide!

1. Barbie Babysitter

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Nothing controversial about a Barbie that babysits (no matter many jobs she’s had over the years, babysitting forever seems to be Barbie’s main source of income), but why babysitter Barbie reads a book called How to Lose Weight that advises, “Don’t eat!” is a different issue.

2. Slumber Party Barbie

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Two years later, in 1965, Barbie is still reading How to Lose Weight, but now she’s going to sleepovers! And one of her slumber party essentials a pink scale that is permanently set at 110 lbs »

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BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective

19 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will fete Ethan Hawke with a career retrospective on Dec. 18.

The event is part of “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,” a series of onstage interviews in which “some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft,” BAFTA said.

The series has previously hosted Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, among others. Recordings of previous events in the series are available at http://guru.bafta.org/features/a-life-in-pictures.

Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in “Dead Poets Society,” since when he has starred in more than 40 films, including “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca,” “Great Expectations,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Purge” and “Woman in the Fifth.” In 2002, his role in “Training Day,” opposite Denzel Washington, earned him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor.

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- Leo Barraclough

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7 Epic Celeb Movie Cameos

18 November 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nothing gets us giddy quite like an epic celebrity movie cameo.

An A-lister who appears in an often uncredited role with minimal screen time and, we have no idea it's coming — how could we not love that?!

Alfred Hitchcock was the cameo master of his time, appearing in 39 of his 52 surviving films. People loved searching for him like a real life Where's Waldo. Even more recently, Interstellar blew us away with a crazy unexpected cameo that we don't want to give away quite yet…but it got us thinking about other unexpected appearances in movies!

So let's take a look at some of our favorite film cameos of all-time.

Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead.

Johnny Depp -- 21 Jump Street

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Johnny Depp paid perfect homage to his 21 Jump Street roots. Spending most of the role in disguise, he ultimately reveals his identity leaving Jonah Hill's character to declare, "You're like an amazing actor man!"

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22 movie characters who should be couples

16 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

At the European press conference for Interstellar earlier this month, Sir Michael Caine named 'Sandy Bullock in Gravity' as his favourite sci-fi character. This connected Matthew McConaughey's Cooper with Bullock's Ryan Stone in our minds and got us thinking… Wouldn't they make a great couple (if they could get the space suits off long enough to snog)?

So join us as we go further down this rabbit hole, and pitch more movie characters who should probably swipe right on Tinder and get into each other's pants the first opportunity they get.

1. Cooper (Interstellar) & Ryan Stone (Gravity)

Why They're A Good Match: They're both space-exploring adventurers who've beaten some pretty big odds in their time. They've both had the opportunity to gaze in wonderment at the stars – now let's set them up on a date so they can remember that we're all made of stars and they should be gawking at each other instead. »

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How To Pull Off That Ear Cuff Trend Everyone's Doing

14 November 2014 12:02 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

With tons of celeb donning some major ear swag these days, I think we can officially say that the ear cuff is one of the hottest trends of the season. Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Sandra Bullock and Dina Manzo are just a few of the celebs who are rocking this look. I have to admit: I love this trend too. An ear cuff is such a simple way to add a touch of chic to any outfit. From jeans and a tee to a red carpet gown, this little piece adds just the right amount of edge. News: See this week's editor obsessions Here are some of my favorite ear cuffs: 1. Isabel Marant Snake Ear Cuff, $100 2. Sophie Bille Brahe Ear Cuff, $6130 3. Zara Ear Cuff, $17.90 4. Ana Khouri »

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Emma Watson Make Up

9 November 2014 9:32 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Emma Watson Make Up is a game that girls will love laying because in the process of playing the game, they will get to learn a thing or two about styling. This celebrity is recognized for her high style standards and that is what you will need to maintain while offering to make her up before she goes out in the public. In order to use the various items to style Emma Watson, you will simply need to click on the icons on the play screen. Be creative and bring to use your fashion skills while playing this celebrity styling […] »

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Ambitious Projects Mark Strong AFM Deals

9 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amid the profound changes in the movie business, the first half of the 35th American Film Market has been dominated by the tried-and-true — action, thrillers and sci-fi with A-list attachments — as the six major studios concentrate on mega-budget tentpoles.

No project was more ambitious than Foresight Unlimited’s $120 million sci-fier “Inversion” with director Scott Waugh making storyboard presentations and major territories (Asia, Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain) snapped up by the weekend.

“I think it’s great news that a picture of this dimension can come out of the indie sector,” said Foresight topper Mark Damon, who packaged “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor.” “The indies are demonstrating that they can do this kind of movie.”

Lotus Entertainment brought Keanu Reeves and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Santa Monica to meet with buyers on sci-fi pic “Replicas.” “Buyers have responded very well to our slate since these are all positioned to go wide,” said Lotus’ Bill Johnson. »

- Dave McNary

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24 Celebrity Moments From 2014 That Totally Made You Smile

7 November 2014 12:55 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Earlier this year, we showed you a bunch of inspirational celebrity photos that were guaranteed to make you smile. But you know what we realized? This year alone was filled with so many amazing moments, we thought we'd take some time to highlight the year we've had. From multiple Jennifer Lawrence shenanigans (like when she face-palmed Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week) to the hilariously unimpressed faces of Prince George, this year has been quite the trip. Keep reading to reminisce and smile all over again. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Liv Tyler Is the Latest Celeb to Rock the Maternity Overall Trend Just Like Rachel Bilson, Zoe Saldana

7 November 2014 6:29 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

After nearly every celebrity—including Emma Watson, January Jones, and Sarah Jessica Parker—was spotted wearing overalls this past spring and summer, it was only a matter of time before the trend took over the maternity style world, too. Enter Liv Tyler, currently pregnant with baby No. 2, who showed off just how chic the denim onesie can be while running errands in New York City on Friday, Nov. 7. The Leftovers actress, 37—who hammed it up this Halloween by dressing as a "bun in the oven"—was spotted looking cool [...] »

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Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone Join ‘Animal Crackers’ – Afm Briefs

6 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Animated feature Animal Crackers has added some heavyweights to its voice cast. Sir Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone will lend their voices to the Blue Dream Studios film about a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that turn the person who eats them into the animal they’ve just snacked on. Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong, and newcomer Lydia Taylor round out the line-up for co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft. Sava and Dean Lorey are co-writers; Sava is also producing with George Lee and Marcus Englefield from Storyoscopic Films, Jamie Thomason, and Leiming Guan. Odins Eye Entertainment is repping international sales.

Chile-set actioner Redeemer has been picked up for North America by Mpi Media Group, which has set a summer theatrical bow through genre arm Dark Sky Films. »

- Jen Yamato

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Beta picks up thriller Colonia

6 November 2014 10:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Nyqvist star in thriller.

Beta Cinema has picked up sales to director Florian Gallenberger’s anticipated thriller Colonia starring Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Mikael Nyqvist.

Production outfit Majestic are currently shooting in Germany and will move to South America later this year.

The film is due for release in October 2015.

“Florian’s script is a real page turner and the first rushes are more than promising. We can’t wait to introduce the film to buyers at this week’s Afm,“ stated Beta Cinema’s Dirk Schürhoff.

UTA Independent Film Group will be co-representing domestic rights.

Producer Benjamin Herrmann commented: “The combined powers of Beta Cinema and UTA are perfect for this suspense-filled international thriller, which is inspired by true events. We are excited to be working together on Colonia”.

Gallenberger’s script, co-written with Torsten Wenzel, tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a young couple »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Afm: Beta Cinema Picks Up Emma Watson Starrer ‘Colonia’

6 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Beta Cinema has picked up worldwide rights to thriller “Colonia,” starring “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson, Daniel Bruhl and Mikael Nyqvist.

UTA Independent Film Group will be co-representing domestic rights.

Pic, which is directed by Florian Gallenberger and produced by Benjamin Herrmann, is filming in Germany and will move to South America later this year. Gallenberger wrote the script together with Torsten Wenzel. The film is due for release in October 2015.

Pic tells the story of Lena (Watson) and Daniel (Bruhl), a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schaefer (Nyqvist) but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Afm: Beta Takes Sales on 'Colonia'

6 November 2014 8:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German outfit Beta Cinema has picked up world sales rights on Florian Gallenberger's Colonia, a thriller starring Harry Potter alum Emma Watson, Rush star Daniel Bruhl and Mikael Nyqvist from the original, Swedish, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The story of the film, which Gallenberger, co-wrote with Torsten Wenzel, follows Lena (Watson) and Daniel (Bruhl), a young couple who get caught up in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is kidnapped by Augusto Pinochet’s secret police and Lena has to track him down to a no-go area in the South of the country, the so-called

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Lionsgate Aims for the Fences at American Film Market

5 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As Lionsgate morphs into a major studio, longtime foreign sales expert Patrick Wachsberger is unveiling a trio of high-concept titles at the American Film Market — “Deepwater Horizon,” starring Mark Wahlberg; Emma Watson-Miles Teller musical “La La Land”; and “Now You See Me 2.”

Though its reputation has been built on being the home of “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” franchises, Lionsgate is using Afm to demonstrate just how far it’s come from its days as a mini-major.

Production starts later this month in London on the sequel. Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Taiwanese star Jay Chou came on board this week. Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will reprise their roles.

“We are doing big movies,” said Wachsberger, co-chairman of Lionsgate’s motion picture group. “And we’re able to let people know when you’re releasing them »

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Taylor Swift's '1989' Shatters Expectations With 1.287 Million Copies Sold In A Week

4 November 2014 10:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Swift's newest album had the largest sales week in over a decade.

People cannot get enough Taylor Swift!

Her new album 1989 debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 with 1.287 million copies sold, making it the largest debut of any American record in over 12 years, according to Billboard.

Taylor teased the release of 1989 for weeks, releasing select singles for purchase on iTunes ahead of time, including "Shake It Off" and, more recently, "Out Of The Woods."

Video: Taylor Swift Unveils Second 1989 Song 'Out of the Woods'

To celebrate the massive sales, Taylor posted an Instagram video of herself lip-syncing "Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar. She captioned the video: " Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums."

Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums. And It's Got Me Like:

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:55pm Pst

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See Pretty Much Every Famous British Person Redesign Paddington Bear

4 November 2014 9:53 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Promotions for the upcoming family comedy Paddington have hit a few snags. First came a trailer that came off more creepy than cute. Then esteemed British leading man Colin Firth bailed from providing the voice of the adored bear from Michael Bond's children's books. But things have been looking up with the crush-inducing Ben Whishaw stepping in, and more recent trailers proving more charming. On this upswing, Studio Canal has unveiled an artistic approach to movie promotion, unveiling a series of Paddington Bear statues that will be placed throughout London. The Paddington Trail will exhibit these bears from November 4th to December 30th. While most of the sculpts of these Paddington statues are identical, each has been issued a custom-paint job, some at the hands of celebs. We've selected our favorites below. Harry Potter star Emma Watson has spread her wings as an actress and activist. So it's fitting »

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James Franco's Top Five Film Roles

4 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

James Franco is a strange bird, and one who defies categorization. He effortlessly balances the careers of an actor, director, screenwriter, artist, musician, novelist, poet, and teacher simultaneously. Honestly, we don’t know where he finds the time. Does he have a Time-Turner or a flux capacitor? That’s got to be it, right?

Time-travel aside, whatever James Franco’s doing – Is he not sleeping? – it’s working, because he’s about to add another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate name.

James Franco, stage actor.

Making his Broadway debut, Franco joins the cast of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men as George Milton. Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) joins Franco as George’s well-meaning best friend Lennie, a role that garnered O’Dowd a Tony Award nomination.

Cineplex is delighted to present National Theatre Live’s premiere of Of Mice and Men this Thursday, November 6. An encore performance will take place next Thursday, »

- Sasha James

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Emma Watson Dedicates Award to Her Dead Hamster: Watch

3 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It was a big night both for Harry Potter star Emma Watson and for Millie, a hamster who died back in 2000. On Thursday, Watson received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at a ceremony presented by BAFTA Los Angeles. And while she has come far since she first took the role of Hermione Granger, Watson's acceptance speech recalled her earliest acting days. Describing the British film industry as a surrogate family, Watson explained that Millie, her on-set pet, passed away during the filming of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Set decorators responded by building a tiny, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Feinberg Forecast: Latest Standings Prior to Hollywood's AFI Fest

3 November 2014 9:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Every week through the 87th Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg will post an updated "Feinberg Forecast," wherein he presents a summary of major developments since the last update that helped to shape his current opinions and then lists his revised projections. For more about Feinberg and how he arrives at his projections, scroll to the bottom of this post. Factoring into this week's Feinberg Forecast … The presentations of BAFTA-la's Britannia Awards (The Judge's Robert Downey, Jr. and Noah's Emma Watson were among the honorees) and the Tokyo Film Festival's Samurai

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- Scott Feinberg

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Emma Watson Weirds Out: Dedicates Acting Award to Hamster (watch!)

3 November 2014 9:19 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Emma Watson literally grew up on set while filming “Harry Potter,” and recalled her experience at the Britannia Awards in Los Angeles by dedicating her British Artist of the Year Award to… a hamster. Must have been a lonely little life. Watson, now 24, took the podium to accept the award and told the audience she had a “morbid” example of life on the set. ...Read More »

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