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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: Director J.A. Bayona's gut-wrenching "The Impossible" starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated role tells the true story of one family's struggle for survival after the 2004 tsunami that devastated Thailand and much of the surrounding region.
Also new this week is the troubled "Gangster Squad" with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling; Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" with Matt Damon and John Krasinski; and the Blu-ray 3D debut of the original "Jurassic Park." Get More »
The future is filled with robotic body horror in "Elysium," the new sci-fi thriller from writer-director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9"). Taking place in 2154, "Elysium" is the name of a massive off-planet space station that houses the rich and privileged whilst the poor working class slaves away on a desolate Earth.
Matt Damon plays Max, a working stiff who gets exposed to radiation while on the job (you don't know that from the trailer; we know it from the footage that was shown last summer at Comic-Con). His only hope of survival is getting the high-tech medical treatment reserved for the residents of Elysium, so he gets grafted to a mechanical exoskeleton (for some reason) and looks to infiltrate the highfalutin off-world colony.
Blomkamp's working with a bigger budget here, and his pal Sharlto Copley gets to play the bad guy this time around. We're definitely curious about this one, but unfortunately it doesn't look half as special as "District 9" — really, it looks like just another big, loud, expensive sci-fi movie with an A-list star, a la this month's "Oblivion" and June's "After Earth." Don't lose your street cred, Neill!
Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Elysium" opens Aug. 9.
Movies — er, "cinema" — might not matter so much to director Steven Soderbergh these days, but judging by this new trailer for "Behind the Candelabra," a film he's been putting together for years and which will finally debut on HBO next month, he's still quite cozy in the director's chair.
The cable network released a first trailer for the film, which adapts the memoir of Liberace's lover-slash-chauffeur Scott Thorson, "My Life with Liberace," and it's absolutely gorgeous. Get More »
Changing appearances for the sake of entertainment is nothing new in Hollywood; it's all part of the gig. But when professional heartthrob Ryan Gosling tweaks his look, disgruntled fans are going to have something to say about it.
In "The Place Beyond the Pines," Gosling sports a bleach-blond 'do for his role as a motorcycle racer-turned-bank robber. As photos started surfacing during the film's production, people were wondering what the heck was going on with his hair. Serious drama. Get More »
Most of you won't remember this, but there was a time when getting into college was more about taking the first step to a bright future and less about self-inflicted, crippling debt and lifelong lament that someone actually allowed you to major in French Literary Deconstructionism. Get More »
Not all movie stars are created equal. Some are tall. Some are short. Some spend their free time on philanthropy. Some spend their free time in jail. And some secretly gave children up for adoption. Wait; that's actually Tina Fey's character in "Admission" — not to be confused with the real Tina Fey, who (at the time of this posting) has not put any of her offspring up for adoption. Get More »
One of our favorite moments at least year's Oscars wasn't actually at the Oscars — it was the well-timed release of Jimmy Kimmel's send-up of the entire film industry, "Movie: The Movie." Packed with dozens of superstar cameos, the viral clip lampooned everything wrong with Hollywood to hilarious effect.
And now, for this year's Oscars, Kimmel has released the inevitable YouTube follow-up, "Movie: The Movie: 2V."
But can even a parody avoid the lame sequel curse? Get More »
Look, J.J. Abrams just doesn't sleep ya'll.
The "Star Trek Into Darkness" director who's also recently signed on to helm Disney's "Star Wars: Episode VII" may have another star-centric project underway. This time, it's about an international sports figure who
dropped the ball got caught doing some naughty things on his cycling road to victory.
That man, of course, is Lance Armstrong, who's found his name at the tippy top of many sports pages lately (interrupted just briefly by the perplexing Manti T'eo) thanks to his gobsmacking admission to doping on the race course and winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles. Largely considered a hero for his tireless cancer patient support efforts with the Livestrong Foundation (he himself survived testicular cancer before beginning his victory streak) Armstrong's story has confounded the public and gotten J.J. Abrams on board to produce a biopic based upon his life. Get More »
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" has been pulling out the big guns lately - er knives, in the case of Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling and sledgehammers with Jennifer Aniston. Why all the madness? Well, he's the new kid on the block at the 11:35 p.m. time slot - the place where David Letterman and Jay Leno have been duking it out for ratings generations. The competition is stiff. 'Nuff said.
So last night, Matt Damon took over the program by gagging and binding Kimmel, dubbing it "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks," and ushering in a slew of celebrity cameos. Damon, of course, had been the punchline for many a "JKL" episode, with Kimmel repeatedly saying he'd just run out of time for Matt Damon to guest on it. This long-lived rivalry, Damon explained, stemmed from nothing more than pure jealousy. Get More »