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The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules — we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 100 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood — including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris — for their porn star names. They did not let us down. Click through the gallery for all 100.
Reporting by: Sandie Angulo Chen ("Millie 69"), Robert DeSalvo ("Rocky Waverly"), Claire Donovan ("Spunky Walter"), Elizabeth Durand ("Stephanie Veronica"), Bryan Enk ("Buck Densmore"), Max Evry ("Orion Cedar Crest "), Breanne Heldman ("Krugerrand Ardon"), Jenni Miller ("Mitzi Turtle Creek"), Kevin Polowy ("Sparkle Sterling"), Brandon Rae ("Sammi von Fernway"), Brooke Tarnoff ("Brandy W. Riviera"), Joanna Varikos ("Angel 14") and Kase Wickman ("Blake Sisters").
This week: The long-delayed "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled" box set with "Marvel's The Avengers," "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "The Incredible Hulk" plus geek-worthy collectibles is finally here.
Rapper-turned-actor Common has had his share of blockbuster roles lately. From parts in "Just Wright" (opposite Queen Latifah) to "Terminator Salvation" (with Christian Bale) to "Date Night" (with Steve Carrell), Common has proven he can act with the big boys (and girls).
With his new film, the homespun drama "LUV," the Chi-town native charts new territory. There are no multi-million-dollar set pieces (though there is hand-to-hand fighting and requisite gun-slinging) and there are no half-naked sci-fi starlets. There is a lot of heart, though.
Common plays Uncle Vincent, a just-out-of-jail "businessman" set on getting rich … the honest way, which turns out to be a lot harder than he anticipates. With his nephew Woody by his side for the day, Vincent does his best to set a good example, which is easier said than done. We talked with Common about "LUV," basketball and rats (natch). Get More »
Now here's an argument for never skipping school if there ever was one.
Michael Rainey Jr. and Common star in "LUV," an intense-looking coming-of-age crime drama about an 11-year-old boy and the shady uncle he idolizes. A seemingly innocent day of playing hooky turns into something much more sinister when the kid discovers just exactly what his hero does for a living. Get More »
Valentine's Day is upon us, love is in the air, and we are so on it.
Oh, we don't mean candlelit dinners and flower deliveries -- we mean romantic movies, in which every meet-cute and heartbreak has a soundtrack; and hot, sensitive characters say "I love you" better than your significant other ever will.
You know who loves romantic movies, too? Celebrities. From Channing Tatum to Christina Hendricks, these 20 famous folks name their favorites and give us some pretty good ideas for what we might be watching (again) this Valentine's Day.
His stage name may be Common, but there's nothing common about the rapper-turned-movie-star's talent, which is why we're always excited to find out about his next movie. Will it be another family friendly animated hit (such as "Happy Feet Two")? Will it be a smooth romcom (like "Just Wright")? Will be be a sci-fi blockbuster (see: "Terminator: Salvation")?
Would you believe an action flick about ... magicians?
If you somehow guessed "magicians," go to the head of the class, because in a new interview with Movieline, Common revealed that he will be starring in the upcoming magician-centric action thriller "Now You See Me." Hey, nothing common about that. Get More »
Hip-hop artist Common has acted in his fair share of films, but he's never taken one of them to the Sundance Film Festival. That is until now. The artist, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., is in Park City this week in support of his lead turn in the gritty crime drama "LUV," directed by newcomer Sheldon Candis.
Common plays Vincent, a man recently released from prison in Baltimore, who takes his 11-year-old nephew Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) under his wing one day to give him a taste of the grown-up world. Unfortunately for Woody, Vincent's world is one riddled with violence, drugs, and some really shady characters.
We caught up with Common to find out how he's enjoying his time at Sundance. Get More »
The trailer for "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" calls upon some of the biggest names in modern rap to pay respect to the legendary hip-hop group. Pharrell, Common, Ludacris and more agree: without Tribe, they wouldn't be doing what they do today.
Artists Phife Dawg , Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White formed A Tribe Called Quest back in the '80s where they produced a handful of classic, musically-innovative records before nearly vanishing in 1998. Actor Michael Rapaport ("True Romance," "Boston Public") has a special place in his heart for the group -- he attended their last show in New York that same year. Ever since, he's wondered how the prolific quartet suddenly disappeared from the music scene. Get More »