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All 32 of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover Choices, From Mel Gibson to Blake Shelton (Photos)

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Former wrestler and “Moana” star becomes only the second person of color named by People magazine as Sexiest Man Alive. Mel Gibson was just 29 when he was named People’s first Sexiest Man Alive in February 1985. “St. Elsewhere” star Mark Harmon, then 34, became the magazine’s second choice. “L.A. Law” star Harry Hamlin was 35 when he was named. Political scion John F. Kennedy Jr., then 27, was named Sexiest Man Alive in 1988. At 59, Sean Connery became the oldest Sexiest Man Alive when he was chosen in 1989. Tom Cruise, 28, had just opened “Days of Thunder” when he was selected in...
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16 Years Later, We Still Don't Know Why Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise Divorced

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16 Years Later, We Still Don't Know Why Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise Divorced
Before Nicole Kidman found love with husband Keith Urban, the actress spent the entire '90s married to Tom Cruise. The couple first met in 1989 during Nicole's audition for Days of Thunder, and they married shortly after on Dec. 24, 1990. During their relationship, Nicole and Tom starred together in films like Far and Away and Eyes Wide Shut, made several glamorous appearances together, and adopted two children, Connor and Isabella. In February 2001, however, Tom abruptly filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" and requesting joint custody of their kids. The reason for their split is still a little hazy, although there have long been rumors that Tom's faith as a Scientologist played a part. The two also rarely spoke about what went wrong in the years following their split, but they (mostly Nicole) have revealed small details about their marriage in recent years. Here's everything Tom and Nicole have said about their marriage since their split.
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Nicole Kidman Turns 50: A Look Back at Her Amazing Career and Best Year Ever

Nicole Kidman Turns 50: A Look Back at Her Amazing Career and Best Year Ever
Nicole Kidman is the epitome of fab at 50!

The Australian actress is celebrating the milestone amid what is shaping up to be her biggest year yet, as she continues to slay across both film and television.

Exclusive: Nicole Kidman Talks ‘Low Key’ 50th Birthday Plans

Et first caught up with the red-haired beauty when she was just 22 and buzzing over landing a life-changing role in the 1990 hit Days of Thunder.

Tom Cruise, whom Kidman would later marry and adopt two children with, had spotted her in the Australian film Dead Calm and subsequently cast her as Dr. Claire Lewicki in the action flick.

“I rang my mother and sort of screamed down the telephone and said, ‘I don't believe this, I'm gonna do a film over here!’" she told Et at the time. “It’s a really good role for me and it's the only female role in the whole film, so hopefully
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Why This May Be Nicole Kidman's Best Year Yet: How After Three Decades in Hollywood, She's Only Getting Started

Why This May Be Nicole Kidman's Best Year Yet: How After Three Decades in Hollywood, She's Only Getting Started
Like a fine wine, Nicole Kidman just gets better with age.  The Australian-bred movie star celebrates her 50th birthday today, a major milestone preceded by many accomplishments, wins and successes spanning nearly thirty years in the spotlight. A star from the get-go, Kidman's American debut opposite then-future (now ex) husband Tom Cruise in 1990's Days of Thunder led to box office hit after box office hit in Malice and To Die For.  She earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an Oscar and Golden Globe in 2003 for her stunning performance in The Hours, but now 14 years later, Nicole is even more beloved and acclaimed than she probably ever thought possible. Not...
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Tom Cruise And Why Top Gun 2 Should Be Canned

Neil Calloway says it’s time Hollywood started saying no to Cruise…

It’s a cliché to say success has many fathers while failure is an orphan, but it’s no less true for that. The most recent example of this in Hollywood is everyone disowning The Mummy and blaming its poor box office on star Tom Cruise having too much control over the project. It’s easily done, and most films that fail will go through similar finger-pointing and blame spreading. The thing is, in this case, you can imagine its true.

Cruise can be a superb actor; when he challenges himself to get out of his comfort zone – an all too rare experience these days – he’s brilliant. He’s better than Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, amazing in Magnolia, the best thing in Collateral, but far too often he falls back on the same stock characters in ultimately forgettable films.
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Today in Movie Culture: Live-Action 'Cars 3,' 'Wonder Woman' Inspires a Fashion Trend and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Trailer Mashup of the Day: What will it look like when Disney makes a live-action Cars 3 remake? This redo of the trailer using Days of Thunder footage is probably close:   Movie Trivia of the Day: Speaking of Cars 3, with the movie now in theaters, ScreenCrush shares some trivia you might not know about Pixar:   Fake Documentary of the Day: Also in honor of the Cars 3 release, Pixar and Espn collaborated on a new 30 for 30 documentary about Lightning McQueen. Here's a trailer:   Cosplay of the Day: There's a new trend inspired by Wonder Woman where women wear swords in their dresses. Here's one...

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Playback: Michael Rooker on ‘Guardians’ and the Evolution of Blockbusters and TV

Playback: Michael Rooker on ‘Guardians’ and the Evolution of Blockbusters and TV
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Two weeks into release “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” is still killing it at the box office. One of the film’s stars and highlights, Michael Rooker, is back from traveling around the world promoting the film and he’s in our studio this week to discuss the Marvel phenomenon and more.

Between “Guardians” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Rooker has been exposed to a whole new set of fandom these last several years. He has certainly put in his time in the Hollywood blockbuster machine — witness particularly actioners of the 1990s like “Days of Thunder” and “Cliffhanger” — but being involved with these properties has brought him to a whole other level.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen

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My Costar, My Spouse: 15 Celeb Couples Who Took Their Romance to the Big Screen
A movie starring two famous actors who happen to be married in real-life: On paper, it sounds like it should be a sure-fire win. In reality? It’s not that simple.

It’s no wonder that famous couples might be hesitant to collaborate in a movie, even if it was guaranteed to smash the box office: Working with your spouse is hard, and it wouldn’t make it any easier to know that throngs of people would be examining the final product, looking for all possible glimpses into your personal life.

Occasionally, some famous couples have considered that possibility and decided,
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Tom Cruise Not Dating Vanessa Kirby Despite Recent Reports

Tom Cruise Not Dating Vanessa Kirby Despite Recent Reports
Tom Cruise is not dating his Mission: Impossible co-star, Vanessa Kirby.

A source close to Kirby tells Et that recent reports claiming the two are dating are simply "not true."

Watch: Tom Cruise Meets Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh -- See the Pics!

"Production hasn't even started yet," the source says, shooting down rumors that Cruise has tapped the 28-year-old actress as wife No. 4.

Kirby has landed a role in Cruise's upcoming Mission: Impossible 6, which begins filming next month in Paris -- though according to In Touch, Cruise has been a big fan of the British actress since seeing her in Netflix's The Crown.

While Et's source slammed reports that the two are dating, Cruise definitely has a history of romancing his co-stars.

The 54-year-old actor met his second wife, Nicole Kidman, on the 1990 set of their film, Days of Thunder, shortly after he divorced his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers. Ten years after Cruise
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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform during the month of April. Leading the pack is the new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name and starring Elisabeth Moss. The series premieres April 26.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: New Teaser Reminds Us Elisabeth Moss’ Story Is Ours

Also available to stream next month are a handful of modern classics, such as “Robocop,” “Days of Thunder,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Election,” “JFK,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” as well as indie favorites like “Short Term 12,” “The Babadook,” “In a World,” and “Hello, My Name is Doris.”

Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in April below.

April 1

1408 (2007) (*Showtime)

A Horse Tale (2015)

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Affliction (1998)

Almost Famous (2000)

America’s Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)

Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime
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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform during the month of April. Leading the pack is the new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name and starring Elisabeth Moss. The series premieres April 26.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: New Teaser Reminds Us Elisabeth Moss’ Story Is Ours

Also available to stream next month are a handful of modern classics, such as “Robocop,” “Days of Thunder,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Election,” “JFK,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” as well as indie favorites like “Short Term 12,” “The Babadook,” “In a World,” and “Hello, My Name is Doris.”

Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in April below.

April 1

1408 (2007) (*Showtime)

A Horse Tale (2015)

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Affliction (1998)

Almost Famous (2000)

America’s Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)

Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime
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Exclusive Interview: Michael Rooker Talks The Belko Experiment

Michael Rooker and James Gunn have been quite the talented tandem. They first hooked up on Gunn’s Slither in 2006 and have been great friends and creative compatriots ever since. Rooker’s career was pushed to a whole new level after he appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy and he’ll soon be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Before the Marvel sequel hits screens in May, though, we have a chance to witness another Gunn-Rooker collaboration, the bombastically brilliant The Belko Experiment.

The kill or be killed office-based horror flick finds Rooker as the engineer of a building which everyone becomes trapped inside, as a voice comes across the speakers informing them that each soul in the building has a bomb implanted in their head and if they don’t do what they’re told, it will go off. And what they’re forced to do… is kill.
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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in April

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April is an exciting time over at Amazon Prime. Not only do we get a new season of Catastrophe, the service is making some of our favorite movies of last year available. Now you’ll be able to watch the likes of The Handmaiden and American Honey, both of which ended up on The A.V. Club’s best of 2016 list, from the comfort of your home. Additionally, Anna Biller’s The Love Witch—which we called “a nuanced statement on gender relations whose morals are as flexible as its formal qualities are rigid”—will also drop, although if you can you should seek out a 35mm screening of that one. Elsewhere, Amazon is unveiling another set of Bosch episodes, and a docuseries about Hugh Hefner called American Playboy.

Available April 1

Almost Famous

Chaplin (1992)

Days Of Thunder

Eddie Murphy Raw

Election (1999)

Ella Enchanted

Kiss The Girls ...
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Kong: Skull Island Trailer 3 Drops!

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I will admit, I was not onboard with Kong: Skull Island until I finally got around to watching the 1st trailer and Wow, was I impressed. This final trailer is amazing, and it shows us quite a few treats. The biggest treat of the entire film is the perfect cast. Check it out here:

First, John C. Reilly quite possibly one of the most versatile actors ever to be born. I think Days of Thunder is the first film I saw him in, where he plays a slightly comedic, yet mixed, role. Of course, we can skip over quite a bit of movies and go to Step Brothers, but if we do we miss some of his dramatic acting like in Gangs of New York, Magolia, and possibly even in Boogie Nights (debatable role there). We recently saw him in Guardians of the Galaxy, where he has a level of dry humor,
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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination

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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination
It finally happened for Kevin O’Connell.

At Sunday night’s 89th annual Academy Awards, the veteran sound mixer won Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright. The victory is O’Connell’s first after 21 total nominations; until Sunday, O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory.

O’Connell dedicated the big win to his mother, Skippy.

“A special thank you tonight to my mother, Skippy O’Connell, who 39 years ago got me a job in sound,” O’Connell said. “And when I asked her how I could thank her,
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Kevin O’Connell (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

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Kevin O’Connell (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I’ve never been more appreciative, humbled and just overall excited about the fact that I’ve been nominated,” says Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer Kevin O’Connell of his 21st Oscar nomination — which he shares with Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright — as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “I don’t want to say I took it for granted in the past, but I certainly don’t take it for granted anymore.”

O’Connell, 59, has worked in Hollywood for nearly 40 years, and is one of the most respected practitioners of his craft. But he is best known for a dubious distinction: in Oscar history, no person has accumulated more nominations without ever winning. His noms span 33 years, from 1983’s Terms of Endearment through Mel Gibson‘s 2016 war film,
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"The Edit" - Enter Nicole Kidman

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Sneak Peek actress Nicole Kidman ("Eyes Wide Shut") posing for the February 2017 issue of "The Edit" magazine, photographed by Yelena Yemchuk:

Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller "Dead Calm", followed by performances in "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far and Away" (1992) and "Batman Forever" (1995).

Other films include "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) earning her a 'Golden Globe Award' for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's performance as 'Virginia Woolf' in the "The Hours" (2002) earned her an 'Academy Award' for Best Actress...

...the 'BAFTA Award' for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the 'Golden Globe' Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the 'Silver Bear' for Best Actress at the 'Berlin International Film Festival'.

Kidman's other notable films include "To Die For" (1995), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, "Eyes Wide Shut
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"Aquaman" - Nicole Kidman In "Vogue"

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Further to actress Nicole Kidman ("Batman Forever") recently cast in Warners upcoming "Aquaman" stand-alone feature, Sneak Peek new images of the Oscar winner in the January 2017 issue of "Vogue" (Australia) magazine, photographed by Will Davidson:

Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller "Dead Calm", followed by performances in "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far and Away" (1992) and "Batman Forever" (1995).

Other films include "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) earning her a 'Golden Globe Award' for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's performance as 'Virginia Woolf' in the "The Hours" (2002) earned her an 'Academy Award' for Best Actress...

...the 'BAFTA Award' for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the 'Golden Globe' Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the 'Silver Bear' for Best Actress at the 'Berlin International Film Festival'.

Kidman's other notable films include "To Die For" (1995), for which she
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The Mummy: "This Is Bigger Than Anything I've Ever Done Before," Says Tom Cruise!

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Tom Cruise has been a part of some huge, seminal movies. Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Mission: Impossible, War of The Worlds, and Minority Report to name a few. According to director Alex Kurtzman, Cruise thinks The Mummy is bigger than all of those.

Kurtzman puts those words in Cruise's mouth in this kickass featurette on The Mummy that you'll see below. The video, which takes you behind the scenes and offers a genuinely exciting look at how the film was made, was released today on the heels of the world premiere of the trailer for The Mummy

Check it out below. It's very cool. Lots of practical effects, crazy stunt work, and it offers some insight into the caliber of the production value going into The Mummy:

I've got to admit it. When I first heard about The Mummy, and Universal's plans to make a Cinematic Universe based around their classic monsters.
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"Interview" - Enter Nicole Kidman

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Sneak Peek actress Nicole Kidman ("Eyes Wide Shut") posing for "Interview" magazine, photographed by Yu Tsai:

Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller "Dead Calm", followed by performances in "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far and Away" (1992) and "Batman Forever" (1995).

Other films include "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) earning her a 'Golden Globe Award' for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's performance as 'Virginia Woolf' in the "The Hours" (2002) earned her an 'Academy Award' for Best Actress...

...the 'BAFTA Award' for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the 'Golden Globe' Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the 'Silver Bear' for Best Actress at the 'Berlin International Film Festival'.

Kidman's other notable films include "To Die For" (1995), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), "The Others
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