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1. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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88 Metascore

A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 291,993

2. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 215,289

3. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 30,176

4. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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92 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 78,916

5. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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83 Metascore

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Writers: John Logan, Brian Selznick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 225,173

6. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 159,245

7. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 156,180

8. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 162,690

9. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan | Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 33,605

10. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 123,655

11. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Writers: Bill Condon, Tom Eyen | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 51,018

12. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy film-maker.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 39,512

13. The Cheetah Girls (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.6
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Four teens aim to take the world by storm with their music.

Writers: Deborah Gregory, Alison Taylor | Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan

Votes: 4,426

14. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein.

Writer: Isobel Lennart | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 11,926

15. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 14,672

16. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Votes: 27,215

17. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 17,672

18. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.

Writers: Jacqueline Susann, Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 4,847

19. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,064

20. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.

Writer: Adam Resnick | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

Votes: 33,523

21. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Writers: Roger Lewis, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 12,485

22. The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Writer: Carol Heikkinen | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 5,328

23. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Votes: 8,918

24. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,057

25. Mannequin (1937)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Katharine Brush | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 689

26. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 8,308

27. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.0
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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 7,086

28. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

30 min | News

3.7
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier, Mary Hart

Votes: 1,324

29. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 3,868

30. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »

Writer: Carrie Fisher | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 10,308

31. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 3,835

32. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.9
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This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.

Writer: William Anthony McGuire | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 4,556

33. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by... See full summary »

Writer: Donald Cammell | Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 6,056

34. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 10,067

35. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 9,042

36. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Writer: Dennis Hackin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 7,691

37. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 1,977

38. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 10,126

39. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Writers: Guy Trosper, Nedrick Young | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 5,494

40. The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 14,767

41. Top Hat (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.9
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Writers: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 12,363

42. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Writer: Tina Andrews | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

Votes: 2,787

43. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 14,048

44. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 4,969

45. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron

Votes: 17,018

46. California Suite (1978)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

Votes: 4,686

47. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Herbert Baker, Stephen H. Foreman | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 2,798

48. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.

Writers: Howard Rosenman, Joel Schumacher | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

Votes: 959

49. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 5,446

50. Extra (1994– )

30 min | News

3.6
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Extra, a television news updates show on current events in the mass-entertainment business such as movies, TV, music, etc.

Stars: Mario Lopez, Renee Bargh, Tracey E. Edmonds, Charissa Thompson

Votes: 272